Direct Support Professional

Posted: 02/02/2024

NYSARC INC - Direct Support Professional (

Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

Direct Support Professionals - Albany County


WWAARC currently has Full-time and Part-Time Direct Support Professional positions available in our Residential and Day Habilitation programs.  Our Day Habilitation is located in Slingerlands, NY and is a  Monday - Friday work week.  Day Habilitation shifts are 7:00 am - 3:30pm, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm or  8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Our Residential programs have availability throughout Albany County and shifts can be: days, evenings, weekends, overnights (sleep or awake). The DSP rate of pay is $17.00 per hour plus differentials. This is an hourly position, and should you be interested – overtime is available. DSPs support and 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 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.