We Are Coaches & Teachers

We Are Problem Solvers

We Are Passionate Advocates

We Empower Independence

Heroes of our operation

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), or Residential Instructors as they are sometimes called at Able2, are the members of our team working directly with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a daily basis. They provide person-centered support services with a strong emphasis on personal choice for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Patient & Empathetic
Team Player

If you’re looking for meaningful employment, we would love to have you join our DSP team. 

With competitive pay and benefits, challenging and fulfilling work, highly flexible schedules, and job-security, you will be well taken care of at Able2.

What We Do

We Empower

Our goal is to empower individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible within their community.

We Support

We support individuals with disabilities where they want to be living: in their homes helping take care of them and administer medication, at work, school, church, the local grocery store, movie theater, with friends and more.

We Advocate

As advocates for those we serve, we teach essential life skills that help individuals with disabilities address personal needs, reach personal goals, and feel as though they have a voice in their community.

We Care

We are natural-born caretakers who value those we support, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times and helping them reach their full potential.

We Educate

Education is key to living a fulfilling life; we teach personal care, nutrition, domestic skills, money management and maintenance of adaptive and technological devices.

We Work as a Team

To best help those we support, we need to be team-players; participating in staff meetings, sharing stories, observations, challenges, exercises, and notes all help us be the best DSPs possible.

We Solve Problems

To allow the individuals we support to live the most fulfilling lives possible, we teach and guide on problem-solving skills and help guide on healthy decision-making.

We Engage

We help our individuals engage within their community, allowing them to connect with and be supported by other people, organizations, and services that can help them live fulfilling, independent lives.

We Cook & Clean

We teach and assist in the maintenance, upkeep, housekeeping and cleanliness of the residence including keeping ramps and walkways free of debris and snow.

We Document

Keeping notes and documents well organized is a must. We submit paperwork related to our activities and expenses for billing purposes.

We Drive

As DSPs, we can do a lot of driving at times whether it be going with the individuals we support to personal or community activities and events, or attend social, educational, vocational, and recreation activities.

We Train

DSPs receive top-class certification training to set them up for success in their roles. Trainings include: Strategies in Crisis Intervention & Prevention; First Aid & CPR; Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP) Training to help DSPs learn how to administer medication.

Our Working Hours & Locations

Able2 supervises residences in the communities of Elmira and Horseheads, New York. Between 3 – 12 people with intellectual/developmental disabilities live in each residence.  DSPs work flexible schedules, in and out of these homes, including evening and weekends, to ensure support and a variety of opportunities for these individuals.

30 - 40 hours/week
20 - 29 hours/week
Hourly work

Competitive, flexible, accommodating.

At Able2, we depend on our employees to provide individuals with the highest quality healthcare and support services. In return, we believe it’s equally essential to give our employees the support, benefits, and programs providing family support that they need and deserve. We’re committed to the principle of an equal employment opportunity workplace for all employees and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

$15 per hour

Pay starts at $15/hour

On the job training

Bring your experience to us, or let us pay you to train on the job.

Excellent Benefits


On-the-job Training


Paid Time Off

Retirement Plan

Vision, medical, and dental insurance to keep you protected and covered. 

Certification trainings in Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention; Medication Certification; First Aid & CPR; Training on Administering Medication and more. 

Free employee and family resources and employee assistance program (EAP) counseling programs to help support your personal and familial needs.

Paid time off to help you value your personal life, holidays, and vacation time.  

401K Retirement Plans to help you invest for your future retirement.

Employment Criteria

Wondering if you have what it takes to become a successful employee at Able2? To be considered for our employment opportunities, you must meet all of the following criteria:

18 Years of age or older
Be eligible to Work in the United States
Pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting

Why you’ll love working
at Able2


Because you deserve to feel apart of a family – at Able2, you will be supported, heard, challenged, and empowered. 


Because you deserve to feel rewarded, to see the impact of your work, and to feel a deep sense of accomplishment. And, yes, also competitive pay and excellent benefits!


Because you deserve to not have to worry about your job. Able2 is here to take care of you, support you, and help you grow into the career it is you deserve. 


Because Leisa Alger, our Executive Director, has a 100% approval rating on Glassdoor and is bound to make you smile and feel proud of the work you do! 

Hear what the team has to say

Annette, DSP

“The people we support are like a friend and family, and they appreciate you!” 


“The reward is what keeps you in a job like this.”

Kevin, DSP

“Being able to see the resident’s personal growth alongside your own is super rewarding.”

Shannon, DSP

“The people I take care of take your heart, and to be honest, it’s very rewarding.”


“I’m here because of the people’s lives I have touched and the people who have touched my life. Both the people we support and my coworkers.” 

Thinking about becomming a DSP? Apply today!

Have questions? Contact us today and we will be in touch.  

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