The Arc of Chemung
  • Dansville, NY, USA
  • 15.50-17.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


The START Direct Support Professional provides supports to individuals in Resource Center in accordance with individual interests/personal goals, and consistent with the individuals START Plan.

This is a 3rd shift, full time position. 




             Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Social Work or other Human Service related field, and a minimum of 2 years experience working with individual with I/DD and behavioral health needs, or, Associates Degree in Psychology, Social Work or other Human Services field, and 4 years experience working with individuals with I/DD and behavioral health needs, or, High School Diploma, experience working with individuals with I/DD and behavioral health needs (7 years experience preferred), and,

  • Excellent reading and writing skills needed to effectively complete START documentation requirements.



  1. Provide training and assistance to participants in all facets of daily living (e.g. eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, etc.).
  2. Assist individuals to develop skills and achieve personal goals, as defined by the individuals plan of support.  The plan of support is developed respective of individuals interests, personal beliefs, choices, and needs.
  3. Provide appropriate care and assistance to promote good health and to support individuals to receive appropriate medical care, as needed.
  4. Acts as an advocate on behalf of individuals supported, promoting community inclusion and acceptance.
  5. Acts as a role model and mentor, demonstrating socially acceptable (desired) behaviors and coaching individuals supported to demonstrate same.
  6. Attains and maintains required certification(s), including but not limited to: START module, Medication Administration Approved Personnel status, First Aid/CPR.
  7. Completes required initial and update trainings as determined by START and Chemung ARC.
  8. Completes all required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
  9. Maintains and adheres to ethics of confidentiality, START and Chemung ARC policies and procedures.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the WFL START Resource Center Director.



  1. Must be able to tolerate the stresses associated with multiple, simultaneous demands
  2. Regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk and frequently required to use hand and fingers
  3. Required to travel (75%)
  4. Safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license therefore
  5. Lifting:  May occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


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