The Beacon Group began providing clinical services to the I/DD community in 1992 through a partnership with Staten Island Hospital. In the early years, the business was predominately focused on providing clinical services to Article 16 programs, in residential and early childhood, and Head Start programs in New York City. As the landscape and support for I/DD clinical services evolved over the ensuing decades, the Beacon Group expanded to meet the growing need of our agency partners.
Today we work with a large number of agencies, supplementing their direct care workforce, providing training, management consulting, recruiting and clinical services.
Our motto is simple – if you need something to support your agency – let us know. Your business is our business. Just as we began sending nurses into group homes because a program manager asked us to, we are here to support your agency and we are always looking to meet a new challenge.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Beacon Group does ongoing recruitment for Nursing, Direct Support Professionals, Speech – Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists. We get requests for workers in all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island. If you are dependable, compassionate, patient and empathic towards those with special needs, we have a place for you on the Beacon team.
Direct Support Professional
DSP help with activities of daily living, communication, personal care, feeding, transportation and socialization. The goal is to help the person with special needs live their best life by helping them acquire, maintain, and improve skills needed for them to stay in a safe environment and to participate in activities that are meaningful to the individual.
Nurses provide specialized care to individuals with I/DD and special needs. They manage chronic conditions, coordinate medical appointments, manage medication, and other health/behavioral health interventions and personal care activities. They are part of the interdisciplinary care team and ensure that individuals receive culturally competent and effective health care.
A case manager is a human service professional who is responsible for assessing, coordinating, administering, and implementing services within an individual’s plan of care. Case managers work in a variety of settings and use their expertise to bridge gaps in services and to ensure that clients receive the resources and support they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.