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Job Path Direct Support Professional - Artistic Mentor in Brooklyn, New York

Job Path supports people with developmental disabilities as they make choices about their lives and play valued roles in their communities. Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys. Whether it?s finding a job, making a contribution in a volunteer role, establishing a home, or being part of the community, the goal is to assist the person to lead a full and active life. We work one-on-one with people using a true person centered approach in order to foster relationships between people and their communities.

We are seeking a creative, flexible and easy- going artist to provide one-on-one support for a man who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is looking for an artist who can assist him in developing his artistic skills by introducing him to a variety of mediums and methods. He specializes in animated characters having a great interest in The Muppets.

The best candidate would have a gentle energy and be able to introduce alternative artistic modalities, while imaginatively integrating these new skills with his subject of interest.

The shift would be on Saturdays for 3 hours.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following tasks:

  • Supporting him in his artistic endeavors

  • Proposing different methods and materials to deepen his craft

  • Help individual make artistic connections within his community

  • Assist him to prepare for the activity and then debrief afterwards

  • Assisting him by helping him to meet new people and create new friendships within the art world

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. We are seeking candidates who enjoy active, "people-oriented" work and are sensitive to the needs and preferences of people with disabilities.

Salary: $18.00/hr, non-exempt

Benefits: Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP), ability to contribute to pre-tax commuter and medical FSA plans, 403b pension with employer match after two years of employment. Health, dental, and enhanced short term disability insurance available to employees who average 28 hours of work per week after a six month measurement period.

To Apply: Job Path seriously reviews all application materials with an emphasis on the content of the cover letter. In your cover letter, please detail how your personal and professional experience will help you to accomplish the responsibilities in the job description above.

Please submit your resume, availability, and cover letter via our jobs board:

or send via fax to 212-921-5342 or mail to:

Job Path Attn: Deborah Hardin 256 West 38th St 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018