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The Arc of Monroe Direct Support Professional in Rochester, New York

Direct Support Professional

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Direct Support Professional Openings Available!

SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE! Be You, Be the Arc. Bring your kindness, bring your compassion, bring your diversity. Create a rewarding career at The Arc of Monroe by empowering and supporting people with I/DD to live fulfilling lives and create opportunities for independence and inclusion.

We have 30 different residential homes where we have immediate openings for full-time, part-time and per diem staff. We are located on the East, West, North and South sides of Rochester, so we have the right location for you!

NYS Driver's License REQUIRED, along with the desire to have fun, build relationships, and enrich the lives of people with disabilities! We provide all education and training.

We have immediate openings for all full-time and part-time shifts in our residential homes. Our “right fit” hiring practice ensures that we work together to find the right placement for you. We have 30 residential homes on the East, West, North and South sides of Rochester and Monroe County, so we have the right location for you!

Direct Support Professional Benefits Offered*

  • Health Insurance with agency contribution

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • Advancement opportunities available with DSP Credentialing course

  • Employer Paid term life insurance

  • Retirement plan with Agency match

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Employee Referral Bonus

  • College loan forgiveness

  • $500.00 sign on bonus for all Direct Support Professional’s hired into Residential ($250 upon completion of 6 months of successful employment, and $250 upon completion of one year of successful employment).

    *Benefits vary based on hours worked

Required Skills

  • Empower people to make their own choices while providing as little support as necessary to create opportunities for independence

  • Guide people through their morning & nighttime routine (varied based on level of support)

  • Assist with personal care, hygiene, and daily living skills

  • Play basketball, go for a walk, challenge someone to a game of cards

  • Explore parks, museums, concerts, sporting events within the community

  • Prepare a favorite meal together, making consistency modifications if necessary

  • Be a role model for making safe and healthy lifestyle choices

  • Grow positive relationships with families or guardians, and be their go-to contact

  • Attend to medical needs, including transportation to and from doctor’s appointments

Required Experience

  • High School diploma/G.E.D.

  • Valid NYS driver’s license with reliable transportation to and from work

  • Excellent communications skills

  • History of smiling, helping and actively supporting people in and out of wheelchairs or transportation

You would be a good fit if your background includes Human Services, Teaching Assistant, Paraprofessional, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Customer Service, being collaborative, empathetic and caring.

Job Location

Rochester, New York, United States

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