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AHRC New York City Substitute Community Support Professional in Bronx, New York


Do you have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives?

AHRC NYC is a family-governed organization committed to encouraging people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives and have valued social roles as defined by each person while supported by dedicated families, staff, and community partners.

Position Description:

Substitute Community Support Professionals (CSP’s) work in community-based settings and support people with various talents, gifts, interests and support needs.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supports individual with disabilities in becoming valued members of their communities.

  • Supports behavior that enhances inclusion in their communities.

  • Provide direct training and support in individuals’ home and/or community.

  • Empowers individual and their family by providing the support and information necessary to make informed choices and decisions.

  • Helps build the self–esteem and assertiveness necessary to lead a self-determining life.

  • Use formal and informal methods to learn about the needs, interests and desires of individual.

  • Assists individual in identifying the formal and informal supports available in his/her community, family and social network and works with the individual to develop and sustain relationships with friends, family and community members.

  • Assists the individual in managing every day aspects of life by utilizing habilitative strategies and providing supports in a manner that builds on individual strengths and capabilities and maximizes choices.

  • Pursues opportunities for professional growth and shares knowledge and resources with others.

  • Assists the individual to overcome challenges through effective advocacy and the facilitation of self-advocacy.

  • Uses appropriate and safe strategies for crisis prevention, intervention and follow up.

  • Actively contributes to advancing the mission, goals and organizational life of AHRC, as well as individual he/she supports.

  • Completes necessary documentation in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Ensures that program remains in compliance with OPWDD regulations, agency philosophies, and policies.

  • Facilitates effective communication with employees and outside agencies for ongoing development of community opportunities.

  • Participates in any special case conference, staff and parent meetings as appropriate.

The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed:

  • Understanding of Person Centered Planning.

  • Reasonable flexibility in work hours and ability to respond to the scheduling needs of the individual. May include early morning, evening and/or weekend hours.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a working relationship with program participants, families, staff and community agencies.

  • Ability to communicate both orally and in written form in English.

  • Ability to organize work with self and others.


  • Salary: $15.00 an hour

  • Monday - Friday work week.

  • Hours are flexible between 8:00am and 6:00pm (6 hours a day).

  • Chance for a full time regular position with benefits.

We are seeking creative, energetic, active, reliable, mature, responsible, and flexible people to work with people we support in all five Boroughs!




  • High School or better



  • Working with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)