Join the NYS Workforce
As a Direct Support Assistant (DSA)!
Salary Range: $31,691 to $43,443
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking to fill Direct Support Assistant (DSA) positions statewide.
- DSAs perform a wide variety of person-centered supports and services for people with developmental disabilities, which include advocating for, encouraging, guiding, and teaching individuals to express personal choice, developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring their health and safety, and maintaining a healthy, safe home environment.
- The supports and services DSAs perform depend upon the specific abilities of the person(s) being served and the nature of the setting where the activities are performed.
The minimum qualifications are taking a Civil Service exam, possessing a High School Diploma or GED, and a having a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State and to meet physical, medical, and agility standards.
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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988.
The Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office is a New York State agency (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the seven counties of Western New York: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans.
Location/Region: Fredonia, NY (US)