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Direct Support Professional

Amherst, NY, USA ● Buffalo, NY, USA ● Cheektowaga, NY, USA ● Lackawanna, NY, USA ● Tonawanda, NY 14150, USA Req #368
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Do you want to make a positive difference in people's lives? We are looking for Direct Support Professionals to join our growing team!

Our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) assist our adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be independent in their daily lives. Our DSPs are responsible for providing support, positive direction and assistance in accordance with program policies and procedures and personal outcome measures. Our DSPs support our individuals with all areas of hygiene/support including bathing, dressing, incontinent care, feeding tubes, etc., along with supporting the individual's participation and inclusion in the community including ongoing engagement with their family.

Pay Rates:  

  • Hourly rate $18.00/hour (with a High School Diploma/GED Equivalent) 
  • Hourly rate $17.50/hour (without a High School Diploma/GED Equivalent)


What OLV Human Services has to offer you:

  • Earn up to $1,200 in longevity bonuses within your first two years of employment!
  • Paid Training
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $7,200 
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Qualifying Non-For-Profit for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness 
  • Up to $180 annual gym reimbursement
  • Casual dress code
  • && so much more!


OLV Human Services operates a total of 8 IRAs (Individualized Residential Alternative) across Western New York that are staffed with Direct Support Professionals (DSP). The 8 IRAs are made of 2 different departments: Northtowns & Southtowns.

  • Northtowns Department: Amherst (x2 houses), Buffalo, Tonawanda, Cheektowaga 
  • Southtowns Department: Lackawanna (x3 houses) (Our medical intensive site earns an extra $1/hour


Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem Schedules available! Days, Evenings and Overnights!

Additional Qualifications:

  • Valid NYS Drivers License required  

Physical Requirements:
Frequent and/or repetitive sitting, standing, walking, stair climbing, lifting at least 50 pounds, pulling and pushing (ie. wheelchairs and adaptive equipment), carrying, grasping, reaching forward and/or above shoulder level, stretching, squatting, keeling, visual acuity, color determination, head turning, speaking clearly, listening to spoken communication, keyboard typing, and driving. 

Other details

  • Job Function Essential
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Amherst, NY, USA
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Cheektowaga, NY, USA
  • Lackawanna, NY, USA
  • Tonawanda, NY 14150, USA