Self-Directed Support Professional

Location: Varies, multiple cases available throughout the Capital District

Schedule: Varies depending on the individual’s needs. 

Position Description:

Self-Directed Support Professionals provide one to one, personalized supports to individual(s) with an intellectual or developmental disability according to the service plan designed by the individual receiving services.   Services are provided individually within the community and/or at home, rather than within the structure of a group program.  Due to the independent nature of this position, it is essential that staff have strong communication skills to provide on-going feedback, and be self-motivated.

The Self Directed Support Professional will assist individuals with specific valued outcomes as noted in their service plan; including, but not limited to, life enrichment, skills development related to employment opportunities, overall personal growth and independent living skills, as well as community participation and inclusion.  Duties may also include assistance with personal, activities of daily living, recreation activities and public transportation travel training.


  • Valid NYS driver’s license and reliable vehicle. 
  • Depending on the type of service within Self Direction, a High School Diploma or GED may be required
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate sound judgment, and complete necessary documentation
  • Smartphone and/or tablet for electronic record keeping
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate sound judgement, and complete necessary documentation


  • Must have capability to utilize different web applications for completing record keeping electronically.

Why Catholic Charities?

At Catholic Charities, we are privileged to make a difference and love what we do. We value work-life balance and offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer Funded HRA
  • Flexible Spending Account Option
  • Retirement Planning Options
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-going Professional Development Opportunities

*Some conditions apply

*Catholic Charities Disabilities Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer