Direct Support Professional Exams

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OPWDD employs almostĀ 20,000 people statewide in more thanĀ 1,000 worksites in every county in New York. If you are looking for a job that is both challenging and rewarding -- every minute of every day -- then a position as a Direct Support Professional at OPWDD may be just the job for you.

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Overview of the Job
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide a wide variety of person-centered supports and services to people with developmental disabilities. As a DSP you will assist and inspire the people you support to attend to their personal daily living needs and to develop the vocational, nutritional, social and personal skills necessary to achieve their highest possible level of independence in the least-restrictive environment as possible.
In-Person Exams Temporarily Suspended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person exams are temporarily suspended. We are still hiring during this time. Please contact your local human resources office to apply.