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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/13/22

Applications Due10/15/22

Vacancy ID108320

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDirect Support Assistant

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $42419 to $46103 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Ontario

Street Address Finger Lakes DDSOO Human Resources Office

620 Westfall Road

City Rochester


Zip Code14620

Minimum Qualifications Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications (Open to the Public)

• You must have a High School Diploma, GED or a Direct Support Professional Certification from an accredited public or private organization and a valid Driver’s License.

• If you are not on the current eligible list for DSA, please complete and mail a NYS-APP#4, 20-149 ( to the DDSOO(s) that you are interested in working at. The Human Resources Staff at the DDSOO(s) you are interested in employment at will contact you with information related to this job opportunity.

Or for Transfer Opportunity

• Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Direct Support Assistant and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, you must have one year of permanent service in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service.

Duties Description The Direct Support Assistant duties may include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Provide direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of programs (residential, day program, work environments, community outings) attending to their personal daily living needs such as personal hygiene, bathing, dental care and meal preparation;
• Taking care of the home individuals reside in ensuring cleanliness and safety, including the individuals in these tasks as much as possible in a teaching/assistive manner;
• Support people with goals whether it be habilitative and/or employment related. Planning and assisting people with participation in social events within their communities. Assisting with money management and shopping. Building and maintain relationships with friends and family;
• Ensure community integration;
• Encourage, guide and teach individuals in expressing personal choice;
• Administer medication and basic treatments not required by a licensed nursing staff. Monitor and report any significant health care changes or concerns;
• 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 and record care plans.

To learn more about what direct professionals do on the job every day, go to

Additional Comments Please note:

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.

• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.

• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.

• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit

• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.


Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Finger Lakes DDSOO Human Resources Office

Telephone 585-461-8800

Fax 585-461-8952

Email Address


Street Finger Lakes DDSOO Human Resources Office

620 Westfall Road

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14620


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