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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Open Competitive - You must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment.
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Transfer Opportunity You must be a New York State employee with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer;
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You must be a New York State employee eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, you must have one year of permanent status in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service.
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Direct Support Assistant Trainee is a continuous recruitment examination. The minimum qualifications are High School Diploma, GED or a Direct Support Professional Certification from an accredited public or private organization and a valid Drivers License. If you are not on the current eligible list please mail a NYS-APP#4, 20-149 & 20-150 ( to register for an upcoming examination. You can view the complete examination announcement here :
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Office for People With Developmental Disabilities priority is the health and safety of the statewide 128,000 individuals with developmental disabilities receiving agencys support. As a Direct Support Assistant Trainee or Direct Support Assistant, you would help individuals with developmental disabilities lead richer lives. Under supervision these positions will;
Provide supports and services which involve advocating for.
Encourage, guide and teach individuals in expressing personal choice.
Ensure community integration.
Assist individuals with personal hygiene care, toileting, dining, dressing, meal preparation, lifts and transfers.
Help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs.
Coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills.
Provide a clean safe and comfortable environment.
Work with other staff to carry out and record care plans.
Administer medication in accordance with special instructions.
To learn more about what direct professionals do on the job every day, go to;

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