Arc of Onondaga
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Relief

Relief Direct Support Professional

Relief Openings

Arc of Onondaga is currently seeking Relief Direct Support Professionals to join our team. Direct Support Professionals are responsible for providing support, guidance and assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities served by Arc of Onondaga. For those looking to turn disability into ability, we have full-time, part-time and relief openings. This position awaits the right candidate who is dedicated and has a passion for helping people. 

Current Openings:

  1. Day Habilitation: Community Habilitation relief opportunities on evenings/weekends
  2. Community Residential: 24/7 support within the agency owned and operated homes. Relief openings available during the daytime, evenings, overnights and weekends.


  • Provide hands-on assistance, instruction, guidance, training and supervision on an individual, small or large group basis to individuals with developmental disabilities in various settings.
  • Support the emotional, physical, and personal well-being of the individuals receiving support.
  • Assists program participants with personal care and hygiene needs as needed, including but not limited to: toileting, dining, showering, dressing, and grooming. Demonstrates appropriate techniques in all physical interactions or interventions including lifting, transferring, positioning or restraining.
  • Plans, coordinates and participates in social, recreational, and community activities.
  • Assists in providing a safe environment for the individuals served, through timely reporting of facility or equipment maintenance or replacement needs, as well as participating in building evacuation or fire drills.  Helps maintain a sanitary environment of assigned unit, by performing cleaning responsibilities, and routine practice of infection control procedures. 
  • Meets all record keeping and documentation requirements.
  • Respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people you support. Recognize each person you support as valuable and help others understand their value.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of related experience
  • NYS Driver License required

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

Work requires routine physical exertion equivalent to lifting between 25 and 50 pounds, for approximately 75% of their workday, while assisting individuals, moving materials and/or operating equipment.  Incumbents have moderate exposure to undesirable or adverse environmental conditions.  Position requirements for physical stamina, endurance, and physical manipulation are significant.  Accountabilities require sustained amounts of time sitting, walking and/or standing.  The use of safety equipment and/or specific precautions is required.


Arc of Onondaga is a smoke free workplace 

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