Empowering Choice, Creating Opportunities

Innovative Resources for Independence

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?

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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”

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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

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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

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Innovative Resources for Independence is formerly Independence Residences, Inc.

112-40 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens Village, NY 11429
P: 718.805.6796 :: F: 718.805.6798 :: info@in-res.org