Recreation Direct Support Professional


To provide after school and weekend recreation supports for children, teens, and adults. Activities include, but are not limited to art therapy, expressive play, movies, swimming, day trips, etc. 

  • ·After School Recreation: provide respite support services to school aged children. To assist with the development of skills and socialization with peers. 
  • ·Gap Program/Free Play: provide daytime support to school aged children. Provide support, engagement, and participate in scheduled activities with school aged children. 
  • ·Friday Night Owls: program provides staff support to work on physical, emotional, social, financial, and creative wellness skills to teens and adults. 
  • ·Saturday Recreation: provide support to teens and adults while working together during a variety of social activities. 

 Essential Functions: 

  • To promote maximum independence and self-worth, while facilitating recreational opportunities.
  • To provide for, ensure the safety of the people receiving supports/services and to adhere to any medical or other needs.
  • To assist with activities of daily living.
  • To independently transport multiple participants to designated recreation sites. 
  • To operate, agency/own vehicles in compliance with agency policies/procedures, and traffic laws.
  • To maintain courteous and professional conduct at all times while on duty.
  • To attend any trainings, meetings, updates medical requirements necessary/required. To acquire and maintain all required certifications in accordance with agency policy.
  • Any and all other duties requested by supervisor.

Hourly pay rates starting at $16/hr up to $20/hr. Additional incentives may be available.

Responsible to: Assistant Director of Community Habilitation and Respite Services/Designee

Part-time and Full-time positions available. 

Status: Non-Exempt 



  • High School diploma/GED is preferred 
  • Valid NYS Drivers License acceptable to agency insurance standards (Valid insurance card and registration necessary if using own vehicle)
  • Ability to exhibit/maintain a professional, kind, courteous and patient manner at all times. 
  • Ability to work independently, organizational skills, reliability in decision making. 
  • CPR/First AID Certification (training provided)

Physical/Cognitive Requirements:

  • Lifting/transferring minimum of 50lbs
  • Bending/reaching/pushing/pulling
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to facilitate the personal outcomes of those receiving services. 
  • Adherence to the agency policies, including attendance policy. 
Salary Description
$16.00 to $20.00 per hour