Job Description

In these current and trying times, The Arc Tampa Bay is going above and beyond to work together in providing safe and continuous care to the individuals living in our group homes.  We have 18 homes operating around Northern Pinellas County; 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.  The Arc Tampa Bay has been in business for more than 60 years, and we will continue to provide care to this most vulnerable population no matter the challenges.

The Arc Tampa Bay is seeking more Direct Support Professionals to join our team and help us keep providing these necessary services.

While no prior experience is required, we are also here for any Fellow Arc or APD employees that may be out of work due to temporary program closures.

So, if you are a caring individual in need of work, please check us out and think about applying today!  Now is the time to stand together and do our part in any we can!

Skills / Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Florida Driver License
  • At least 21 years of age per Auto insurance requirements
  • 1 year of related experience preferred but not required 
  • Local & Federal Background checks (company paid) drug screen in accordance with The Florida Drug Free Work Place Policy (company paid) - current Arc/APD/DCF employees will most likely already have the Federal Background Clearance!
  • To be considered:  a candidate can have NO criminal misdemeanor in the past 3 years and NO Felony in the last 10 years.  See the "APD Attestation of Good Moral Character" for all other automatic disqualifying criminal offenses.
  • Availability to obtain copies of current APD and other related trainings, or to be able to online train
  • Patience, compassion, dedication, reliability!!!!

Physical Requirements

  1. Strength

Heavy Lifting-Lift/transfer up to 100 pounds occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently.

  1. Movement.

Balancing-Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when performing feats of agility.

Stooping-Bending body downward and upward.  Requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Kneeling-Bending legs at knees to come to rest on either knee or knees. The ability to return to a standing position without supports.

Crouching-Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

Handling-Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hands and fingers.

Important Notes

We value our dedicated team of employees by offering a comprehensive benefits package. As a Direct Care Staff, you will enjoy:

  • Medical and Dental insurance at NO cost to employee
  • Low cost vision insurance
  • Free gym membership
  • Tax ­Sheltered retirement plan with employer match up $.75 on the dollar, up to 4% of annual salary, after 1 year of employment
  • Life Insurance at  no cost to employee
  • Full-time, steady schedule with a variety of shifts and locations to choose from
  • Large, stable organization with opportunities for growth
  • Pre screenings paid for
  • Training paid for
  • Employee Recognition gifts
  • Referal bonus