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Saratoga Bridges Jr. DSP (Junior Direct Support Professional) in Ballston Spa, New York

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Job Name: Jr. DSP (Junior Direct Support Professional)

We’re hiring Jr. DSPs (Junior Direct Support Professionals) Looking for a job? This is a paid opportunity at Saratoga Bridges, for high school students, ages 16 and older. Saratoga Bridges provides supports to people with a diagnosis of an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability within Saratoga County. As a Jr DSPs, you will receive paid training on how to work with people with developmental disabilities as well as strategies to help you be successful in the workplace.

Jr DSP will focus on recreational activities, socialization, and community outings. Some examples of these activities are leading a game, helping with an art activity, or helping someone stay with the group, while on a walk at a park with a co-worker. The Jr DSP will also work on cultivating communication between the individuals they are working with and those around them. The Jr DSP would be assigned a Mentor who will work with them. Following a week by week outline the Jr DSP will learn new skills with support from their Mentor Each week will end with a feedback session. Upon completion, the Jr DSP would be able to take a more leading role in activities and outings while working with their Mentor.

What we hope develops out of this program; • We hope Jr DSP’s will gain an understanding of what it is like to work with people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities • Exposure to more career paths, whether you decide to work after high school or go to college

This is a part-time position during the school year, under 28 hours per week. Hours may be available to work longer hours during the summer and school breaks.

If you’re over 18 and graduating, we have jobs for you too. Apply online at: https://www.saratogabridges.org/careers

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