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Direct Support Professional Roles at The Arc

Make a career of making an impact.

If you’re searching for a rewarding and stable career where your work has meaning, look no further than joining The Arc Tampa Bay as a Direct Support Professional. Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) provide compassionate care to individuals with developmental disabilities, assisting in all aspects of daily living. You’ll wear many hats here at The Arc - from teacher to helper to student to friend - and each role you play empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to live a dignified and more independent life. Choose a career worth earning. Choose The Arc.

Are you the right fit?

DSP’s start each day with an open mind, listening ears and the ability to leave preconceived notions behind.

DSP’s are care providers of good moral character who bring patience and compassion in every interaction.

DSP’s are continuous learners, completing and understanding the required training that is provided.

We invest in you.

At The Arc, we know that the most valuable asset is our people. That’s why we ensure that when you join the team, you’re well taken care of. As a mission based, non-profit organization, we’ve established ourselves nationally as leaders in our industry, attracting the best and brightest heart centered professionals from our administration to our DSP’s. In the Tampa Bay area, we have grown to over 18 homes and 3 day programs, offering you a wide variety of shifts to meet your needs. Here’s what you can expect as a Direct Support Professional at The Arc.

  • Paid time off after 90 days of employment.

  • Annual raffles and fun giveaways.

  • Paid medical, dental and life insurance for full-time team members.

  • Paid growth opportunities for mandatory trainings and screenings.

  • Optional tax-sheltered retirement plan with match after 1 year of employment.

  • Ongoing team member recognition and team member milestone celebrations.

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