Job Openings

DSP-Community Hab and/or Family Respite Schenectady County
Job Type
Part Time
Job Category
Direct Support Professional
Department
Community Support
Location
Schenectady, NY

Responsibilities

We are looking for people to work part time in our Community Hab and/or Family Respite. The positions below are in Schenectady County. Family Respite Responsibilities: Do you like having fun? Do you want to work with children or young adults? Through your work, you could forge lasting friendships while inspiring and acting as a role model. We are looking for sociable, caring, dynamic individuals to provide support to families. In this program, you would be carefully matched with a family whose child has similar interests to your own and lives close by. In a given week, most staff work 5-15 hours, depending on their availability and the needs of the family. A normal shift typically consists of guiding an individual through a routine, such as homework or dinner time and/or spending some downtime with leisure activities all the while promoting the development of social skills and providing companionship.Community Hab Responsibilities: Would you like to help enhance growth and community interaction of an individual with neurological impairments, learning disabilities, or autism? Are you a sociable, caring person who enjoys community and recreational activities? Community habilitation may be the perfect fit for you. In community habilitation, you would work one-on-one in the individual’s home and in the community to achieve a variety of meaningful life skills including social, recreational, and other activities of daily living. A typical schedule would be about 5-15 hours per week. During shifts, individuals may want to go to the movies, grocery shopping, sport events, work on social skills, and do other healthy activities.  

Qualifications

Family Respite Qualifications: NYS license and access to own vehicle depending on family need. High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Community Hab Qualifications: NYS license and access to own vehicle. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
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