Direct Care Workers’ Interviews To Be Held In Niagara County

For additional information, contact:
Elizabeth Cardamone, Director of Communication and Development                                        Office: (716) 297-0798, ext. 173, Cell: (773) 430-9499

TOWN OF NIAGARA, N.Y., January 8, 2018 – Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will host job fairs for direct care positions at several Niagara County locations in the month of January.  Dates, times and locations are as follows:

Wednesday, January 10, 12-2 p.m., North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Dr., North Tonawanda, N.Y. 14120

Thursday, January 11, 12-4 p.m., across from Nike and Body Shop, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, 1900 Military Rd., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14304

Tuesday, January 16, 12-2 p.m., Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport, N.Y. 14094

Prospective job seekers may also apply in person at Empower’s administrative offices, located at 9812 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY  14304 or apply online at:

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are dedicated to helping individuals with developmental disabilities live safe, fulfilling lives.  Individuals with developmental disabilities are reliant on DSPs for basic care, getting out into the community and ensuring their choices and needs are met.  It is hands on and rewarding work in which DSPs and the people they serve get to know one another well, and become close.

“If you have a caring nature and are looking to make a difference, come join our team,” says Empower CEO Jeff Paterson.  “DSPs do important work.  They are the first-line caregivers to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and ensure that we as an agency are fulfilling our mission to help people to live their best lives.”

With 300 employees and a $14 million budget, Empower is one of Western New York’s 60 largest nonprofit organizations. The administrative offices, preschool, community clinic and service coordination program are located on Lockport Road in the Town of Niagara. The job training and day programs division is based in Niagara Falls, while residential facilities are located throughout Niagara County. Licensed by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the New York State Education Department, Empower is an affiliate of the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State.