Advocates is a local nonprofit that serves approximately 1,000 people of all ages with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. We have over 1,100 dedicated staff members currently and are looking for additional people to act as Mentors (Direct Support Professionals) for the people we support.
We are increasing our workforce and looking for people who are interested in joining a team dedicated to providing supports for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Our goal is to help build a person’s level of independence and creating opportunities that enhance and enrich their life.
Requirements for the position are to have great interpersonal skills, be a New York State resident, be at least 18 years of age, and have a valid NYS driver’s license. While previous experience working with people with disabilities is a plus, it is not necessary to be considered for a position.
No two days are exactly alike for our Mentors, so there’s great diversity in their week! But better than that, our Mentors have tremendous job satisfaction in knowing they’ve made a true, lasting impact by empowering people to become more independent and live meaningful, self-directed lives.
In addition to offering a higher wage than the industry average, we offer comprehensive benefits, flexible scheduling, and perhaps best of all, an inclusive workplace and culture that cares as much about its employees as it does the families it serves.