Arc of Monroe

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Direct Support Professional - Residential

at Arc of Monroe

Posted: 11/23/2017
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 952

Job Description

Direct Support Professional Openings Available!

Starting Rate $12.00 per hour


SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE! The Arc of Monroe County is looking for compassionate individuals who are dedicated to empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling and independent lives.  As a Direct Support Professional, you will feel rewarded by enhancing the day-to-day experiences of those we support.


No experience needed, just the desire to have fun, build relationships, and enrich the lives of people with disabilities!  We provide all education and training.


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! 


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
  • $500.00 sign-on bonus for all Direct Support Professionals hired ($250 upon completion of  6 months of successful employment, and $250 upon completion of one year of successful employment).

Required Skills


  • Be a friend and advocate
  • Help people find fun activities that interest them
  • Reinforce the importance of making safe and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Grow positive relationships with families or guardians, and be their go-to contact
  • Provide exemplary support in hygiene guidance, enjoying meals, as well as maintaining appointments and schedules
  • Assist with 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.

View the video below to see why people work for The Arc of Monroe as a Direct Support Professional.