Job Description

Chandler/Gilbert Arc (CGArc) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.  At CGArc, we believe that all persons should be provided the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential and are seeking a Direct Support Professional to help us achieve that belief!  Direct Support Professionals with CGArc provide support for individuals in community-based homes and are responsible for teaching them life-skills.  If you are a compassionate individual looking to enrich others’ lives, you are encouraged to apply for this position and become part of our team!   

Responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional are: 

  • Developing a rapport and cultivating supportive environments and relationships with the individuals supported.
  • Assisting individuals with personal care tasks; such as eating, bathing, toileting, and other daily living activities.
  • Assisting individuals with performing household tasks; such as cleaning, cooking, and/or laundering.
  • Promoting community inclusion and integration so the individuals supported are active members of their home and community environments.  
  • Escorting or transporting individuals to vocational or day programs, social activities, and performing household errands. When applicable, encouraging the use of public transportation. 
  • Participating in the development and implementation of Individual Support Plans (ISP) for the individuals supported and ensuring directives are followed according to state standards.
  • Completing all necessary documentation for the provision of services, complying with state and federal standards as well as company policies and procedures.

Professional Skills

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Eligible drivers must have a clean 39 month MVD report.
  • Ability to obtain a Finger Print Clearance Card and pass an extensive criminal background check.
  • Ability to obtain certifications in CPR and First Aid.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills preferred.
  • Experience working for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities is preferred.

Benefits

  • Agency-paid training.
  • Medical, dental available after 2 months of employment.
  • PTO/Sick after 3 months
  • After 1 year, agency-paid life insurance/403b.
  • $10.50 per hour for eligible drivers (21 years of age or older).

Important Notes

As a Direct Support Professional, you do not need experience caring for or supporting individuals with disabilities. We are looking for a compassionate person that enjoys working with disabled individuals. You must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Experience in a residential setting with other types of special needs population may be considered. Training will be provided.