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Why come to a hiring event?

YAl is recruiting for various positions to work in our programs supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are holding recruiting events at a variety of locations in New York and New Jersey that will have hiring managers conduct interviews on the spot. Come meet potential colleagues and the people we support face-to-face to get a better understanding of the work we do at YAI. 

Requirements and qualifications include:  

  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • Valid Driver's License  
  • Interested in finding creative solutions to challenges and building a more inclusive community 

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What makes YAI such a great place to work?

Working at YAI means effecting real change in people's lives. It means going home at the end of the day knowing you have helped someone accomplish a goal. If you want a career supporting others, creatively finding solutions to life's challenges, and building a more inclusive community, YAI is the place for you.


We give the same respect, inclusion, and encouragement of creativity to our employees as we do to the people we support.  

Rewarding work 

Our mission of living, loving, learning, and working speaks to our goals for the people we support but also to our YAI community, including our staff. 


Whether you have worked in human services for 20 years or are new to the field, YAI prepares you with training at every stage, from entry-level positions to senior management.


We offer flexible schedules, generous time off, and monetary and resource programs such as tuition reimbursement, the Employee Assistance Program, and employee discounts, among others.


We offer full-time, part-time, and per diem positions, to best fit our employees' scheduling needs. 

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Direct Support Professional Positions

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work closely with people of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Requirements and qualifications to be a DSP:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • A strong sense of empathy
  • Interested in finding creative solutions to challenges  and building a more inclusive community

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