OPWDD employs almost 20,000 people statewide in more than 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.
Plan to arrive early to the test site. Bring your government-issued ID and No. 2 pencils. Try to remember to pack a snack and a beverage. You will not be allowed to use your cell phone during the exam.
You are given two-and-a-half hours to complete the written exam, and you must achieve a score at least 70 percent to pass. You will be tested in areas such as arithmetic for daily living and how you would handle certain situations you may encounter as direct support staff.
Send your completed and signed application to the OPWDD facility where you would like to take the examination. There is no application fee required to take this exam.
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.