WELLLIFE NETWORK Direct Support Professional (Brooklyn) Salary in the United States

How much does an Direct Support Professional (Brooklyn) make at companies like WELLLIFE NETWORK in the United States? The average salary for Direct Support Professional (Brooklyn) at companies like WELLLIFE NETWORK in the United States is $60,399 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $53,649 and $67,149. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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WellLife Network has a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • 401k with employer match.
  • Health insurance packages from Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Dental insurance packages from Guardian
  • Life Insurance/STD/LTD
  • AFLAC/Transit Check
  • FSA/DCA
  • 20+ days of paid time off holidays as well as Summer Fridays.
Union employees are entitled to a Union funded Pension plan, plus the benefits listed above.

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide all aspects of care to program participants to enable them to become independent and productive. Some knowledge of computers is needed.
 
Essential Accountabilities:
  • Each DSP must be able to perform the following functions in order to ensure the life safety, care and well-being of the people served by WellLife Network.
  • Ensures that all activities enhance and support each person’s social responsibility, independence, dignity and continued growth.
  • Implements goals designed to maximize each person served with a level of independence, as determined by the IDT, including but not limited to: budgeting, grooming, nutritional planning, use of public transportation, and use of community resources, shopping and housekeeping.  
  • Must successfully complete and perform all techniques required in AMAP, SCIP, CPR and First Aid.  Employment is conditional upon passing the exams for each course.
  • Coordinates evacuation and ensures safety in actual emergencies and fire drills.  Essential functions of this duty include: the ability to climb and descend fire escapes and assist others to do the same.  This may include both verbal and physical prompting and the ability to perform first aid for the people served.
  • Administers medication and/or monitors self-administration of medication as a certified AMAP.  This includes documentation of the computerized EMAR (Electronic Medication Administration Record) system, where applicable.  (This may not apply to relief staff).
  • Responsible for crisis intervention and incident reporting procedures.
  • Responsible for monitoring and recording progress on daily checklists, any behavior contracts, quarterly summaries, monthly goal forms and progress notes, family contact log, monthly and daily recreation reports, clothing and personal effects inventory.  
  • Required to display proficiency while entering person served data documentation in the electronic data system. 
  •   Communicates relevant information to other staff and supervisor(s), verbally and in writing, (i.e., daily communication log, telephone log, incident reports, medication and behavior incident reports).
  • Meets routinely with people served and the management team to review goal progress, identify participant needs and update program plans. Assists person in researching and obtaining community resources appropriate and applicable to their needs and goals.
  • Assists person in planning and follow through on or escorts person evening and weekend recreational activities.  Participates in moderate physical activities as part of recreation program.
  • Assists in planning of daily activities and events.  
  • Provides training in ADL and other areas, performs these functions for people served requiring total support (diaper changing, ambulation, G-Tube, feeding, transferring from bed to chair using Hoyer lift), specifically staff will perform all aspects of the task i.e., showering, shaving, toileting, hand washing, mouth care. 
  • Attends all scheduled staff meetings, mandatory in-service training sessions, and assigned annual meetings within the residence and day program.
  • Acts as a role model for people served in various settings/situations.
  • Follows-up on any aftercare/recommendations for treatment.  Escorts/accompanies people served as needed on appointments (medical, psychiatric, etc.).

Qualifications: 
  • High School Diploma or equivalency diploma required. 
  • A valid NYS Driver's License with 2 years experience required,.
  • Must be comfortable operating a large vehicle. 
  • Experience working with adults with intellectual/developmental or other behavioral health disabilities preferred.
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Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

$53,649
$67,149
$60,399
The chart shows total cash compensation for the WELLLIFE NETWORK Direct Support Professional (Brooklyn) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $53,649 to $67,149 with an average total cash compensation of $60,399. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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