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
  • Level of experience may vary based on the preference of the individual receiving services.


Paid training, flexible schedule, comprehensive health insurance, dental insurance, health expense reimbursement, paid time off (4 weeks in the first year), paid holidays, pension plan, employer paid life insurance, tuition assistance, wellness programs, and more. (Benefits are available to staff working 20 hours or more)