Direct Support Professional
We are looking for dynamic individuals to help promote independence, self-esteem and community integration in people's lives. DSP- (Residential Counselors) work with adults with developmental disabilities living in community residences. Assist with daily living skills, helping to prepare meals, transporting and other activities. This is a direct care position. In this position, you would work at one of our many locations in Saratoga, Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer County. Residential programs are open 24/7 so all shifts are needed for relief/per diem assistance. The shift may include an overnight. Orientation and Trainings include: 1 week for orientation which are full days, and 3 full days of SCIP. We are offering all day Saturday trainings once a month as well.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Medication Administration based on program need, First-Aid and CPR certification or eligibility for certification. SCIP/PROMOTE certification based on program need. A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check process.