Direct Support Professional (Self-Directed Program)

Job Description

Direct Support Professionals work to support persons with disabilities that are in a self-directed program. Our self-directed program gives the individual supported and their family the opportunity to co-design and direct their supports. Direct Support Professionals in this role assist with household skill training/assistance, socialization opportunities and motivation, transportation to and from activities, and direct care.


Hourly Rate: $17.49 per hour

Available Schedules:
FT and PT openings

Must be able to attend 4-5 daytime trainings if hired

A HS Diploma or GED
Valid Driver's License with at least one year of non-permit driving experience.
Access to a vehicle is required for the purposes of this position.
Must be comfortable transporting individuals we support around the local community.
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Must be comfortable giving individuals direct care including assisting with personal hygiene tasks if necessary.

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The Arc of Rensselaer County

The Arc of Rensselaer County is a non-profit agency located in Troy, NY supporting individuals with disabilities and their families throughout Rensselaer County. We are an association of people with disabilities, parents, professionals and community members dedicated to building the capacity of the community to fully include persons with disabilities.

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