Fulfillment Awaits You as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the Developmental Disabilities Field!

It takes a truly special person to be a great Direct Support Professional: you must be passionate about helping others, dedicated to protecting a person’s rights, and—most of all—willing to offer true, genuine friendship, through good times, bad times, laughter, and shared experiences. Far too many developmentally disabled individuals are held back by the lack of a solid support system, and as a DSP, you can change that.

DSPs should be caring, compassionate individuals with  dedication to create a better world for others, through both full-time, part-time , and per diem positions available in our  Residential programs.

As a Direct Support Professional, no two days are totally alike. But each day is sure to include the following:

Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). These include bathing, grooming, walking, and/or eating, depending on the individual(s) you support.

Support independence. Sometimes this means driving individuals to their job or helping them apply to jobs. Other times, it involves helping them learn to balance a checkbook. You can help them volunteer for their community, use public transportation, attend concerts they enjoy or cook the foods they like. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Advocate. The people we support face many challenges, and lots of prejudices. You must be the one to stand up for them. Make the difference. As a DSP, you will get to know those you support. You will get to know their family. You can change their lives for the better, in a very real way.

If you want to make a real, positive difference in people’s lives, being a DSP will allow you to do that. Everything you do as a DSP will have a major impact on those you support. If you want to see real, positive results in your work, this is your calling.

If the following descriptions sound like you, contact us:

You enjoy helping people. You like solving problems. You want your work to be valued, important, and to improve the world.

You think on your feet. When situations happen, you react quickly. You’re open to workplace situations that may constantly be changing, but respectful when an individual client needs consistency.

You’re compassionate. You’re kind. You have a warm, friendly approach. You’re also open-minded, and able to speak up for those who might not be able to speak up for themselves.

We have full-time, part-time, and per diem positions, at $15 an hour, for our Community programs (Comm Hab, Day Hab, Homecare, Respite, TBI) and our Residential (group home) programs. We want to know your story. We want to hear your passion. We want you. Apply today.

Qualifications and Requirements:

A NY/NJ Driver’s License is a must for residential positions only. A high school diploma or GED is required. If you have some background in healthcare or human services, that is a plus.


Full-time regular employees who work thirty (30) hours or more per week are eligible for Health, Life and Dental Insurance, vision, and 401K Plan.


$15.00 /hour

To Apply:

If you are interested in working for an agency that cares about its employees and working with employees who are dedicated and committed to our mission, please submit your Resume and cover letter for consideration to jobs@cfsny.org.   Please choose one method of submission.

The Center for Family Support (CFS) mission is to provide support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities. We are the first agency in New York to achieve the Council on Quality and Leadership Certification (CQL).  By achieving this certification, it shows our commitment and dedication to creating services that enhance and improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

CFS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.