The amount of time a staff accrues depends on the number of hours worked per week and the type of job that it is. Staff accrues Paid Time Off every two weeks in their pay check.
For example: a Direct Support Professional working in a Day Habilitation site, 37.5 hours per week will get: 23 days off your first year, PLUS your birthday off, PLUS a paid day off to volunteer, PLUS 10 Holidays
They change their policies almost yearly.
Answered - Day Habilitation Counselor Trainer (Former Employee) - Hudson, NY
If you are a full time direct support professional you receive 7 hours of PTO every paycheck. Which equals out to 14 hours a month usually. You must use PTO if you ever need to miss work unexpectedly since there is no "sick time". If you are requesting to use PTO in advance, you must give your manager at least 2 weeks notice but they can deny your request for any reason if they choose to. You can not use more PTO hours then you have banked up or you will get written up. There is no "golden rule" to how much PTO you must always have saved, but most managers prefer you always have a minimum of 40 hours saved at all times incase you need emergency time off.
Answered - Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) - Mellenville, NY