Rise Life Services Career Fair – January 19th RISE Life Services, An Aid to The Developmentally RISE Life Services, An Aid to The Developmentally 43 reviews

Rise Life Services, an Aid to the Developmentally Disabled company, is having a Winter Career Fair on January 19th, 2021 from 9am -12pm and 2pm – 4pm.

We are currently hiring Direct Support Professionals and Residential Counselors for our East End locations. We are looking for dedicated individuals who are committed to offering the highest quality of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which may include the following:

  • $1500 Sign-On Bonus (payable after a 90-day satisfactory review)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance – Premier and nationally recognized providers
  • Vacation/Personal/Sick Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Education Assistance
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Referral Bonus
  • Local company discounts
  • Professional Development & Training opportunities
  • Salary $14.14/hr to $15.66/hr

We are located at 901 East Main Street, Suite 508, Riverhead, NY 11901. All Walk-Ins welcome during the specified times.

If you cannot make the Career Fair, please submit your resume to [email protected] and provide information on which position you would like to apply for and also list your work availability.



VALID NYS Driver's License

HS Diploma or GED

Must be able to pass a criminal background check

**We will provide Safe Social Distancing**

Direct Support Professional Responsibilities:

Pay depending on Program and Location/Shift

The Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) program runs 6 residential homes that cater to adults who are diagnosed with an intellectual disability and who are unable to care for their own basic needs. Our team provides our residents with support in residential habilitation, integration into the community and activities of daily living. The main goal for this program is to encourage growth for all individuals we serve toward living more independent lives.

The Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) program operates 12 residential homes that cater to adults who are diagnosed with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. The hallmark of the IRA program is our People-Centered Approach, where the individual is the primary decision maker regarding their life and treatment. Our residents go on outings, play sports, conduct household chores, work and have fun!

Reporting to the Residential Manager, the role of the Direct Support Professional is to provide support that will enhance individual’s quality of life.

  • Assists, supervises, supports, includes, and instructs individuals in every aspect of daily living skill in order to promote independence, and to be viable, integrated, and productive individuals of their community. You must be comfortable assisting with bathing, cooking, toileting, repositioning, and dressing residents
  • Implements lifestyles programming and teach skills to achieve a sense of accomplishment and self-worth in the areas of: Behavior Management, Life safety training, Health/socialization skills training, Communication skills, Recreation and leisure skills, Home care/eating/cooking skills, Independent community living skills, Cognitive skills, Vocational/prevocational training, Problem solving skills
  • Provides transportation to appointments using the agency vehicle as needed
  • Responds to crisis or distress
  • Maintains the residence in a safe, clean and calm manner

Residential Counselor Responsibilities:

Pay depending on Location/Shift

The Mental Health program consists of 16 residential group homes where participants are independent in many areas of daily living but require support and supervision. They complete weekly training, schooling, treatment or employment. Our team aid in activities such as shopping, cooking, money management, medication management and use of community services. Our goal is to have the participants move toward more independent living.

  • Maintains professional boundaries while working with the 9 to 10 Individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness
  • Empowers, motivates, supports, and counsels Individuals in every aspect of daily living, while promoting independence
  • Encourages Individuals to be viable, integrated, and productive individuals of their community
  • Builds rapport with Individuals while demonstrating knowledge and understanding of psycho-social, psychiatric and medical assessments to better support Individuals in their recovery
  • Executes good judgement when responding to site challenges and/or crises that may arise. Able to stay calm and professional in a demanding, fast-paced, needs-driven environment disbursing attention between daily tasks, conversation/counseling, supervision, documentation, communication, appointments and recreation.
  • Safely operates a 13-passenger vehicle to provide transportation to Individuals needing to integrate the community for doctor’s appointments, recreation, grocery shopping and/or emergent needs.
  • Assists Individuals in facilitating weekly community meetings, developing ideas for meal prep, recreational outings, and discussion of weekly accomplishments.

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