Direct Support INTERN

Our Residential and Day Habilitation programs located in Queensbury, NY currently have Direct Support Intern–Per Diem Direct Support Professional positions available. The pay rate for this position is $15.00 hour. The Direct Support Intern will only have supervised and restricted access to the people WWAARC supports and will work while in the presence, and under the direct supervision, of fully qualified staff at all times.

The Direct Support Intern is part of a team responsible for the daily well-being and safety of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in a residential community home or day habilitation setting. When available or interested in doing so, act as an “ambassador” at job fairs and recruitment events.

Upon meeting the requirements of being 16-18 years of age and still in high school OR 16-17 years old and a high school graduate, the Direct Support Intern is expected to complete all clearance requirements, mandatory training and will be required to submit a transfer request to remain employed by WWAARC.


Anticipated Shifts:

Various shifts depending on program needs

The Direct Support Intern is also expected to be available to work during school breaks and/or holidays.

What’s in it for You? You will work where you AND the work you do are valued. We are an Albany Times Union Top Workplace for two consecutive years! And a Top USA Workplace 2022.  We offer a positive work environment, focused on quality, professional growth, and development. A partial list of what we have to offer; generous planned time off, sick time, group health & dental insurance, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available.

Ready to Apply? To apply a completed WWAARC application is required. Applications can be submitted through our website at or contact to have the application emailed/mailed to you. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer WWAARC will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristic protected under applicable law. WWAARC is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

  • High school graduates who are 16/17 years old or current high school students who are 16/17/18 years old
  • NYS working papers are required for 16/17 years old.
  • Experience or interest in working with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities is required.
  • Must communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Must successfully complete all pre-screening and training requirements required by regulation