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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Our residential programs located throughout Warren & Washington Counties have a variety of Direct Support Professional (DSP) positions available. We have Full-Time, Part-Time, and Per Diem! There are many shifts available: Days, Evenings, Weekends, Overnight Awake, Overnight Sleep, some you can even make your own schedule!

The DSP pay rate is $16.00 per hour with multiple shift differentials ranging from $.75 – $3.00 depending on the hours and program site. This is a non-exempt hourly position, and should you be interested – overtime is available. DSPs support and provide direct care for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This can include but is not limited to assisting the people with getting ready for the day or going to bed, cooking, cleaning, medication assistance, and participating in social/recreational activities in the community – and just plain having fun while making a difference!

Want to be a WWAARC DSP and join our Team? Our DSPs are required to be 18 years of age and we prefer them to have a valid driver’s license, and High School Diploma or equivalent, but these are not required. No Experience necessary and we provide extensive paid training. Shift Differentials and a DSP Sign-on Bonus (for Full-Time 40 hour/Part-Time & 30-hour DSPs) are available for some programs/locations/positions. Some positions have the potential to make your own schedule.

What’s in it for You? You will work where you AND the work you do are valued. We are an Albany Times Union Top Workplace for two consecutive years! And a Top USA Workplace 2022. We offer a positive work environment, focused on quality, professional growth, and development. A partial list of what we have to offer; generous planned time off, sick time, group health & dental insurance, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available.

Ready to Apply/Transfer? To apply a completed WWAARC application is required. Applications can be submitted through our website at or contact to have the application emailed/mailed to you. For current WWAARC team members email a transfer request form to Human Resources.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer WWAARC will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristic protected under applicable law. WWAARC is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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