NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Direct Support in Massena, New York

Entry Level Careers in Human Services

Direct Support Assistants perform a wide variety of person centered supports and services with a strong emphasis on personal choice to individuals with developmental disabilities. These supports and services involve advocating for, encouraging, guiding and teaching individuals in expressing personal choice, developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring for their health and safety, and maintaining a healthy, safe home environment. The supports and services performed depend upon the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of setting where the activities are performed.

Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee (DDSCTAT) with the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Full and part time positions available; Day, evening, night and weekend work hours
Benefits include: Prescription coverage; dental, vision and health insurances; retirement plan; paid vacation; paid personal and sick leave; 12 paid holidays
Job description: You will care for people with developmental disabilities. You will assist in the care of people who live in a secure OPWDD unit. These individuals may exhibit criminal and offending behaviors, have severely deviant behaviors, and/or be dangerous to themselves and others. You will be responsible for providing these individuals with a safe and secure environment, and assisting in the implementation of their living plan. You must be able to do such things as stand, bend, stretch, lift, and participate in physical interventions.
DDSCTAT positions are only in intensive treatment units in certain facilities operated by OPWDD.