Job Description

While much of the world was forced to close its' doors due to COVID-19, we at The Arc Tampa Bay could not, would not,  and did not.  Our mission to support and empower people with intellectual & developmental disabilities became more important than ever.  Caring for those in need has no off-season, so neither can we!

If you are someone that shares this mission with us, please apply online today to start making a true difference tomorrow!

Pay Rate: $12.02 to $12.85/hour 

When hired as a staff to work in our Residential Program at The Arc Tampa Bay, this is a position that works in a group home.  We have 4 different homes located in Dunedin.   The job responsibilities include:

  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • hygiene assistance
  • transportation using a company van
  • passing medications
  • supervision and assistance in all daily activities
  • implementing behavior plans
  • daily documentation
  • community activities and engagement
  • providing the highest level of care with dignity, respect, and compassion to ensure the highest and happiest quality of life for those we serve

The shifts we are seeking to fill are as follows:

Location 1

  1. Friday through Monday:  Friday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location 2

  1. Overnight Awake:  Friday 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., Suday 9:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  2. Weekend Marathon:  Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location 3

  1. Split Shift:  Monday to Thursday 6 to 9 a.m. AND 2 to 9 p.m.
  2. Weekend Marathon:  Friday 6 to 9 a.m. AND 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday AND Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  3. Thursday to Sunday:  Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. AND 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location 4

  1. Overnight Awake:  Friday and Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  2. Weekend Marathon:   Friday 6 to 9 a.m. AND 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday ND Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  3. Thursday to Sunday:  Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. AND 2:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  4. Monday to Friday 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

When we are looking to hire someone to work in any of our programs, the best fit for our agency will be a person that has a caretaking nature, that can successfully implement training received, and is reliable & dependable.  If you can make The Arc Tampa Bay and the people we serve a priority in your life, please apply today!

Skills / Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Florida Driver License
  • At least 21 years of age per auto insurance requirement
  • 1 year of related experience preferred but not required of all positions
  • Local & Federal Background checks (company paid) drug screen in accordance with The Florida Drug Free Work Place Policy (company paid)
  • 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 Affidavit of Good Moral Character" for all other automatic disqualifying criminal offenses.
  • Availability for 70 hours of paid, weekday/daytime training over your first 90 days
  • Availability for monthly daytime meetings and quarterly daytime in service trainings
  • 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

. New Hire Sign-On Bonus.

We want to do our best to hire additional staff to support the great work that each of you are doing! This incentive should also help you to earn your recruitment bonuses!!!

  • After 90 days employees hired on or after August 5, 2021 will receive $250 if they are actively employed and successfully completed all on-boarding requirements and the agency’s commitment contract.
  • After 6 months employees hired on or after August 5, 2021 would receive another $250 if they are actively employed complied with the agency’s commitment contract.
  • This bonus program will expire October 12, 2021.

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

  • $5,220 Annual Medical, Dental, and Life insurance benefit
  • $916 in Paid Holidays
  • $1222 in Paid vacation after 1 full year
  • Tax ­Sheltered retirement plan with $1019 average employer match
  • $1019 Paid Sick time
  • Full-time, steady schedule with a variety of shifts and locations to choose from
  • Large, stable organization with opportunities for growth