Direct Support Assistant (Salary Grade 9: From $56219 to $60284 Annually)

  • NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
  • Nassau (Vacancy ID: 156025) and Suffolk (Vacancy ID: 156027)
  • Jun 06, 2024
Full time Customer Service

Job Description

Deadline to apply is July 15, 2024s

This position is under the NY HELPS program – you do not need to take an exam to qualify but need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must have a high school diploma or an equivalency, such as a GED or a Direct Support Professional (DSP) Certificate from an accredited public or private organization.
    • You must have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. You will be required to maintain a valid driver's license throughout your employment as a DSA.
    • You must meet physical and agility standards.

Duties Description:

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities priority is the health and safety of the statewide 128,000 individuals with developmental disabilities receiving agency’s support. As a Direct Support Assistant, you would help individuals with developmental disabilities lead richer lives. Under supervision these positions will:
• Provide supports and services.
• Advocate, encourage, guide and teach individuals in expressing personal choice.
• Ensure community integration.
• Assist individuals with personal hygiene care, toileting, dining, dressing, meal preparation, lifts and transfers.
• Help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs.
• Coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills.
• Provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.
• Work with other staff to carry out care plans and to record care plans.
• Administer medication in accordance with special instructions.