Direct Support Professional

Catholic Charities is an organization that values helping others at any stage in their life, regardless of race, creed, or lifestyle. We place a special emphasis on helping those who are economically poor and the vulnerable. Catholic Charities is made up of multiple geographic and service-specific agencies. We are privileged to make a difference and love what we do. We value work-life balance and offer an extensive benefit package.

We are currently hiring for a Direct Support Professional, to work within our Catholic Charities Disabilities Services agency. As a Direct Support Professional, you would be responsible for:

  • Assisting, providing and promoting independence in individuals’ daily treatment, care and services
  • Administering medications accurately and in accordance with agency policy and procedures
  • Maintaining a current knowledge base of the population served by the agency’s mission and their physical, health and emotional related needs.
  • This position is expected to respect the individual’s personal choice, lifestyles and their dignity to make decisions for themselves.

Direct Support Professional Minimum Salary: $14.80/ hour or $15.80/hour *starting rate is determined by program assigned*

Direct Support Professional Maximum Salary: $16/hour or $17/hour *once all required trainings have been completed* Direct Support Professional

Schedule: Full-time and part-time, morning, evening, and awake overnight shifts available

*The training requirements are 5 days of Orientation, SCIP CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration Certification, including successful completion of medication pours. All of these trainings are paid and hosted by Catholic Charities Disabilities Services.


  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • All employees must consent to a full criminal background check and fingerprinting


  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • Retirement planning options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Time Off (as an eligible employee, you will accrue up to 23 days off in your first year, based on your standard work day)
  • Employee Discounts (movie tickets, hotels, flights, amusement parks, etc.)
  • Monthly Employer Funded HRA
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Law:

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)