This Thursday, September 23, a state job fair will be held to alleviate the severe shortage of staff that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
AHRC NYC, the largest chapter in the state, and the other chapters seek to fill nearly 4,000 jobs as Direct Support Professionals (DSP), who provide care for people with disabilities.
The salary range for direct support professionals is $ 28,000 to $ 34,000 per year.
AHRC NYC will host a job fair on Thursday, September 23 from 10 am to 1 pm in three boroughs of the city:
AHRC NYC Headquarters
83 Maiden Lane New York, NY
AHRC NYC’s Bloomberg Apts.
89-02 162nd St. Queens, NY
AHRC NYC’s Staten Island EBS
25 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, NY
The Arc New York and its chapters across the state face a growing staffing crisis that threatens support services for the state’s most vulnerable citizens. Across all chapters, the vacancy rate of nearly 25% represents nearly 4,000 jobs available to direct support professionals who provide care and opportunities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The essential work that DSPs do every day around the clock has had a major impact during the pandemic and they have been the backbone of care for people with disabilities who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
“Our DSPs are on the front lines of supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of their lives,” said Marco Damiani, executive director of AHRC New York City. “If you are committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities, we will provide you with the training and on-the-job support to set you up for success.”
Visit https://www.ahrcnyc.org/about/careers/ to view available vacancies.