If you are longing for a career that leaves you satisfied at the end of the day, consider the work of IRI. As we work with individuals with developmental disabilities, day by day, we help turn dreams into reality.

Ready for a Meaningful Career?

Our team is dedicated to the families and individuals who come through our doors looking for solutions for a more fulfilling life. To do work that is challenging and ultimately satisfying requires a very supportive work culture, and that is what defines IRI.

It’s not a stretch to say that IRI employees are passionate about their work. And passion is what serves the mission of helping nearly 2,000 people annually achieve their potential.

We look forward to getting to know you and talking about the many rewards of a career in the direct support field.

Why Join IRI?


Comprehensive Medical and Paid Time Off Program

  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care benefits with premiums substantially paid by IRI  for employees, employee families and domestic partners
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs providing confidential help at times of need
  • Retirement Savings Plan 403B tax deferred with a company contribution
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick time and personal time off benefits
  • Short Term Disability and Workers Compensation benefits
  • Family Leave Program to care for a new born, your own illness or for employee “family care giver”


Rewards and Incentives

  • Employee discounts on merchandise and entertainment purchases
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Employee Performance Appraisal Program
  • Annual “Merit” pay increases
  • Employee Recognition Awards
  • Employee of the Month Award
  • Extra Mile Award
  • IRI Vision Award
  • 110% Club Award
  • Employee of the Year Award
  • Transit Check discount commutation assistance
  • Comprehensive Employee Handbook
  • Annual Employee Family and Consumer Picnic


Learning Programs

  • Comprehensive five day orientation
  • Ongoing Training and Development Team
  • College of Direct Support Career Development Program
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics Training
  • Professional Skills Training – First Aid, CPR, AMAP, SCIP
  • Hi-P Supervisor Development Program
  • Quarterly Agency-Wide Management Forums
  • “New Manager” Orientation Program

Activities & Events

    2019 DSP Appreciation Week

    IRI's commitment to being a preferred employer begins by appreciating our team members for their dedication and tireless efforts in ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live the best lives that they are able with whatever supports are needed. These supports begin and end with our Direct Support Professionals without whom we could not achieve our mission and goals. We thank these team members who are the backbone of IRI and appreciate them for what they do every day. But this month we (the board of directors at IRI and the leadership team) took special care to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of our DSPs with a series of events throughout the week of September 8-14. Our DSPs were invited to participate in special breakfasts, relaxation massages, raffles and our grand DSP recognition event. We specially celebrated 16 people whose work anniversary with IRI ranged between 27 years and 15 years by having an incredible extravaganza where all our Direct Support Staff were truly the stars. We laughed, we ate, we danced and played games; and had a good time with each other. Again, thank you for all you do every day. We are proud to be your team members. Pictures are worth a thousand words, take a look.

Innovative Resources for Independence is formerly Independence Residences, Inc.

112-40 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11429
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