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If you see a posting that interests you, forward your cover letter and resume to: or fax to 516 767 7179. Be sure to note Job title in the subject line.

Nicholas Center, Ltd. is a non profit agency offering support and services for teens and young adults with autism; offering community based experiences that include work training, community navigation, and opportunities to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Work at The Nicholas Center!


Direct Support Professionals

Pay  based on experience. Over 18 and HS Diploma Required - Additional Training Provided!


Join Us today! Nicholas Center is an innovative and growing nonprofit organization offering wonderful learning opportunities within a supportive workplace environment! Your future starts here!

We are currently looking to add to our incredible team of  support personnel; people  who are committed to helping individuals with autism and similar Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities , lead full and productive lives in the community!

Job Titles available: Direct Support Professional 


 Medical Insurance Reimbursement, Supplement Insurance (Aflac),
Paid Time Off for Federal Holidays, Vacation, Personal and Sick time, Paid Family Leave, Short/Long Term Disability,Employee Assistance Program, Online training and Professional Development, Continuing education , Bonuses for exemplary annual performance.

Position Overview: to support individual's with autism and similar I/DD , by helping them achieve their social, communication, independence , vocational and employability goals within the community.

Affiliated with Spectrum Designs Foundation; an industry leader in autism employment (As seen on Fox News,NY Times, Forbes and featured in the documentary "This Business of Autism")

Job Summary: Support individuals with autism and similar I/DD in various learning opportunities and activities; assist them to becoming contributing members to the community through volunteering; independently complete work duties at community based businesses; assist them in developing appropriate problem solving, social and communication skills; support their health and safety in the community and/or at their work place.

Essential Job Functions:

Support and assist individuals with autism in leading full and productive lives

Promote work, social and communication skills and supervise safety and quality control (individual or up to small group of 4)

Work with team to develop/implement service plans that support individuals in achieving their personal goals

Accurately document service provision, daily notes and other information as required

Provide positive behavior support to the people we support as necessary

Work in partnership with the people we support to promote their health and safety

Prevent, recognize and report abuse toward the people we support

Promote and support community involvement

Be Prompt, Organized and Respectful to your co-workers, the people you support and the members of the community

Adhere to the Organizational Core Values - People, Professionalism, Community, Innovation, Integrity (training provided)

Adhere to the organizations Code of Ethics and perform your duties satisfactory as outlined in the Core Competencies (training provided)

Complete all required trainings and maintain confidentiality

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Job Qualifications:

18 years of age or older

 High School completion is required

2 Years previous experience in related field working with developmentally disabled individuals

Must be able to bend and lift items 30 lbs or less

Must be able to multi task and stand for the majority of the day (up to 8 hours at a time)

Clean and Valid driver’s license and No infractions that preclude a person from working with members of a vulnerable population

Join us today! This is a one of a kind place, seeking one of a kind people!

Job Type: Full-time 

Interested? Email or fax your resume and cover letter to 516 767 7179