Description of Agency positions are as follows:


Direct Support Professionals:

Receive up to a $2000 Sign on Bonus!!!!
Head Injury Association is seeking full-time and part-time Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to provide direct care to individuals supported in our residential programs which are located throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Providing “hands-on” assistance with activities of daily living (i.e., bathing, showering, feeding, toileting, and transporting to appointments), protective oversight with community integration, recreation for the developmentally disable individuals.
– Days, Weekends, Overnights, Evening shifts Available!!!


  • 1 year of prior experience working with a Special Needs Population
  • High School Diploma/GED Required
  • Valid New York Driver’s License

Preference is given to those applicants with:

  • PCA Certification.
  • CNA Certification.
  • MAP/SCIP/CPR Certification.
  • Prior Hospital/Nursing Home Experience.

Salary: $16.25 -$17.50/hour
Weekend Differential Pay: $21.00 – 22.75/ hour!!!

Residential Program Manager:

Head Injury Association is seeking experienced Residential Program Managers, under guidance of the Residential Directors, the Program Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Residential Home and ensuring the safety and well-being of the Individuals we support.

Job Description:

  • Overseeing the safety and well-being of the individuals served
  • Supervising and providing guidance to staff
  • Ensuring the program follows OPWDD regulations
  • Setting goals and deadlines for their assigned site and preparing reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Maintaining PNA, ISP’s/Life Plans and goal plans/staff action plans
  • Training of new staff
  • Completion of regular staff evaluations

***This is an on-call position***

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of group home supervisory experience and 2 years of Direct Support Professional experience working in a Group Home with a Special Needs Population
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Valid New York Driver’s License in good standing

Salary: $58-$60k annually

Residential Assistant Manager:

The Residential Assistant Program Manager will assist the Program Manager in ensuring the program follows OPWDD regulations, ensure the facility meets environmental, health, and security standards, provide guidance and assistance to staff and monitor the site to ensure that it remains safe, secure and well-maintained. This position maintains the weekly staff schedule, audits and approves staff notes, and is a back up to other administrative functions in the absence of the Program Manager. The primary responsibility of this position is to supervise the medical counselor and the administration of all aspects of the medical, health, and psychiatric care of the Individuals we care for with the support of the Nursing Department and the Program Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the direct supervision of DCC staff and all daily functions of the shift.
  • Monitor time and attendance of DCC.
  • Ensure adequate staff for shifts.
  • Review funds, MAR, BM, ensuring Res Habilitation notes are completed and all other documentation on shift.
  • Conducts trainings for DCC as needed.
  • Works closely with PM to ensure appropriate activities are planned and implemented for individuals, as well as participate in Life Plan meetings for persons receiving services.
  • Works closely with Med Counselor to ensure appointments are scheduled and completed.
  • Ensure all fire drills are completed and documented.
  • Ensure initial orientation of all new staff to the home.
  • Responsible for assisting with the oversight of the personal environment.
  • Review and sign communication book daily.
  • Ensure homes are sufficiently stocked with food and supplies including PPE on a daily basis.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of supervisory experience working with a Special Needs Population or 2 years’ experience as a Direct Support Professional with Special Needs Population.
  • High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s Preferred
  • SCIP, AMAP and CPR/First Aid a Plus
  • Valid New York Driver’s License in Good Standing

Salary: $19/hr

Day Habilitation Specialists:

Receive up to $1,000 Sign on Bonus!!!!
Head Injury Association is seeking full-time Day Habilitation Specialist to provide direct care to individuals supported in our day program located in Hauppauge.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring health, wellness and safety and providing appropriate supervision of people supported.
  • Building positive relationships with individuals supported as well as fellow co-workers
  • Using effective communication and time management skills
  • Completing mandatory trainings
  • Adhering to HIA’s policies, procedures and regulations
  • Transporting and escorting people we support on recreational activities, and community outings, etc.
  • Helping the individuals we support achieve their goals

Available Shifts: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM- 8:30 PM or 9AM-4PM


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must have a valid NYS license
  • Experience preferred but not required

Salary: $16/hour

Quality Assurance Coordinator (QA):

The Head Injury Association is looking for a Quality Assurance Coordinator who will work with each program to provide support and assistance in implementation of the recommendations based upon the outcome of each survey. The QA Coordinator will serve as an agency resource regarding OPWDD and DOH regulations and provide clarification in the interpretation and application of regulations as related to program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Must possess the knowledge, skills and disciplines essential to perform documentation reviews, audits and other quality initiatives;
  • Knowledge of OPWDD regulations, along with other Federal and State regulations, requirements, standards, and policies;
  • Strong communication, written, and analytical skills; ability to work effectively with all levels of management and staff;
  • Highly organized and detail oriented; Strict confidentiality a must;
  • Perform regularly scheduled internal reviews to ensure regulatory compliance, oversee and monitor implementation of plans of corrective action;
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and document information to support audit/documentation review findings;
  • Maintain agency records of all programmatic reviews/audits;
  • Provide assistance to individual programs to analyze and resolve identified problems;
  • Facilitate and ensure all proper documentation is present for external audits

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 years’ experience with OPWDD
  • Must have valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • QA Experience preferred but not required

Salary: $55,000 annually

Registered Nurses (RN):

Flexible schedule and weekends/holidays off!
The Head Injury Association (HIA) is a not-for-profit agency located in Suffolk County with a mission to maximize the potential of Traumatic Brain Injury survivor’s and those with developmental disabilities potential by providing the necessary residential and support programs to help them achieve four valued outcomes: Individualization, Independence, Integration and Productivity. HIA offers innovative and effective solutions to many of the problems head injured survivors and their families are faced with. The following opening is a key position in our growing agency and is a terrific opportunity for the right person to make a career with us.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of medical within the assigned group home.
  • Review the administration of medication and execute medical regimen as ordered by physician according to OPWDD policies and procedures.
  • Per OPWDD regulation, being on call 24-7 and responding to all calls within 15 minutes to triage and direct staff. Provide First Aid and emergency care as needed
  • Responsible for the supervision of unlicensed direct care staff in the performance of nursing tasks and activities including medication pour documentation for AMAP certification.
  • Responsible for developing an individualized plan for nursing services for any consumer who requires nursing care, including those who require medication administration for diagnosed medical conditions. Such plans will be updated at least annually or whenever there is a significant change in the consumer’s condition.


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in New York State.
  • Valid and clean NYS Driver’s License
  • Previous OPWDD experience preferred
  • Position also requires proficient computer skills, preferably knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Salary: $42/hour

Community Habilitation Specialist (CHS)

This is a great entry-level position for recent college graduates or individuals with gaps in employment!

The Community Habilitation Program provides one-to-one individual, customized support and services to Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors and individuals with Intellectual Disabilities at the location in which they reside. This service takes place in the home, whether they live independently or with family members.

The goal of this program is to develop life management skills as well as community integration. The supports provided are based on individual needs and are person-centered. These services include, but are not limited to household management, financial management, nutritional training, shopping, recreation and self-advocacy. The frequency and duration of these services are specific to each individual’s needs. In addition, agency staff provide transportation for the individual into the community.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring safety and providing appropriate supervision of individuals supported
  • Building positive relationships and being a positive role-model and companion to the individuals supported
  • Using effective written and verbal communication
  • Adhering to HIA’s policies, procedures and regulations
  • Completing and submitting documentation via Medisked within 24 hours to ensure compliance and billing
  • Transporting individuals to recreational activities, medical appointments, home visits, community outings, etc.
  • Helping the individuals we support achieve their goals specifically daily living skills

Available Shifts:

  • Part-time and per diem shifts are available in Nassau & Suffolk

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required; college degree preferred
  • At least 1 year of work or life experience working with people with disabilities
  • Must have a valid NYS license.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Familiar with documentation software; experience with Medisked a plus.
  • Training offered in-house.

Salary: $19.50/hour

Community Integration Counselors (CIC)

Head Injury Association is seeking Community Integration Counselors to provide services to our DOH individuals. The Community Integration Counseling (CIC) is an individualized service designed to assist Traumatic Brain Injury individuals to more effectively manage the emotional difficulties associated with adjusting to and living in the community. It is a counseling service provided to a participant coping with altered abilities and skills, the need to revise long-term expectations, and changed roles in relation to significant others.


  • One year of experience providing adjustment related counseling to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families. A significant portion of the provider’s time which represents this experience must have been spent providing counseling to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families to be considered qualifying experience.
  • Must have a Valid NYS Driver’s license

Salary: $50/hour

Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST)

The primary goal is to improve the ability of the participant to live as independently as possible in the community. ILST services may include assessment, training, supervision of, assistance to an individual with issues related to self-care, medication management, task completion, communications skills, interpersonal skills, socialization, sensory/motor skills, mobility, community transportation skills, money management, problem-solving, pre-vocational and skills to maintain a household.


  • Associate’s Degree and 5 years of similar experience in the development of comprehensive treatment plans and teaching individuals with disabilities to be more functionally independent.

Salary: $21/hour

Positive Behavior Intervention Specialists (PBIS)

Head Injury Association is seeking qualified Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist (PBIS) staff to provide services individuals supported in our programs. The PBIS services are provided to Department of Health (DOH) participants who have behavioral difficulties that jeopardize their ability to remain in the community of choice due to inappropriate responses to events in the environment. The primary goal of PBIS services is to decrease the intensity or frequency of targeted behaviors and to teach more socially appropriate behaviors.


  • Bachelor’s in Psychology OR
  • Registered Professional Nurse (licensed by NYS Education Dept) OR
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist (licensed by NYS Education Dept) OR
  • Licensed Physical Therapist (licensed by NYS Education Dept) OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree and certified in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) OR
  • Individual with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Certified TBI Specialist OR
  • A certified rehabilitation Counselor (certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification)


  • Must have two years of experience developing and implementing intensive behavioral plans

Salary: $30/hr