Share in the rewarding work of helping people with disabilities grow and learn new things.

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits

Paid Training

Opportunities for career advancement

Paid time off

Flexible schedules (part-time, per-diem)

Pre-tax commuter benefit

403(b) Retirement


Voluntary Life and Accident Insurance

Employer paid personal assistance programs

We’re Hiring!


Full-time and part-time positions available

Howard Beach, Queens

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) at NYFAC work directly with people who have developmental disabilities, providing individualized and group training and supports to enhance the lives of the individuals served. DSPs play a critical role in enriching the lives of individuals by encouraging their growth and independence. DSPs provide individuals with skill development in a variety of areas such as activities of daily living, community inclusion, exploring hobbies and interests, social skills and building relationships.

Full-time, in-person work

Howard Beach, Queens

Job Description:

  • The Behavior Clinician demonstrates and promotes 100% commitment to providing the best possible experience for individuals served and direct and indirect supports.
  • The Behavior Clinician is responsible for ensuring the Behavior Support Plans and Medication Monitoring Plans are current and in compliance with all regulations, receive Human Rights Committee approval as appropriate, and are implemented appropriately.
  • The Behavior Clinician is responsible for ensuring that Risk Assessments and Risk Management Plans are written for the appropriate individuals, updated as appropriate, brought to OPWDD Local and Statewide Risk Management Committees as appropriate, and implemented.
  • The Behavior Clinician is responsible for training of direct support staff in the implementation of Behavior Support and risk management plans and in the collection of behavior data.
  • The Behavior Clinician ensures respect for each person’s and his/her family’s life choices and individuality, facilitating quality outcomes for the people served and the community.
  • The Behavior Clinician assists in the development and implementation of appropriate skill, recreation, and support groups for the IDD population.

In this position, the Behavior Clinician will also have the following major responsibilities:

  • Inspires and promotes customer satisfaction.
  • Participates in the agency’s on call rotation
  • Participates in screening individuals for program vacancies as necessary
  • Train Direct Support Professionals on Behavior Support Plans, Medication Monitoring Plans, and Risk Management Plans
  • Obtain and review behavior data regularly
  • Attend psychiatry appointments and Life Plan meetings


  • Effective communicator
  • Possess excellent relationship building skills, as well as, organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary team including leadership teams.
  • Possess sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics
  • Ability to organize, multitask and prioritize duties and responsibilities efficiently
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literacy
  • Must maintain current license/certification/training
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, work eligibility status and have an excellent driving record


  • A Master’s degree in social work or mental health counseling with applicable license or the ability to obtain and maintain a license within a two-year period.

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