About Us

About Us2023-04-01T16:51:58+00:00

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

Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred however, Beacon offers the necessary training so that you can gain the skills and knowledge needed to begin your career as a Direct Support Professional.

We have shifts available for day, evening and overnight assignments.  You can work one shift or several, depending on your availability and preference.  Our scheduling department will assist you in getting the assignments that best accommodates you and your unique situation.

Beacon clinicians must have the necessary credentials for their field of practice and have an active license issued from the New York State Department of Education.

You will be enrolled in our mandatory training class for new DSP as part of the onboarding process. Once you successfully complete these trainings and are cleared to work by OPWDD, you will work with one of our schedulers to orient you to our company protocols around shift acceptance and assignments.

All DSP must be able to speak English in addition to having basic reading and writing skills.

All applicants will undergo the OPWDD required background checks and may not begin to work with Beacon before this process is complete.

Many of our DSP attend classes and are able to work their schedules around their classes and other responsibilities. There is great flexibility in working for a temporary staffing company such as Beacon.

Open Positions

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.

Case Manager

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.

Positions on Indeed

Please visit our listings on Indeed for additional job opportunities with The Beacon Group.

If you have any other questions, please contact us

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