Direct Care Staff - The Arc of Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod - Wareham, MA

We are a nonprofit organization that has helped people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for more than 50years. The Arc of Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod empowers and supports people with disabilities and their families to belong, contribute, and thrive.

We are currently looking for Full-Time Direct Care Support staff for to support individuals we serve whom live in an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) home. This home is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, working some holidays is a requirement for employment.

Establishing positive, professional, objective, and supportive working relationships with individuals being served
Engaging in activities with individuals that assist them in living independently in their community
Depending on an individual’s service plan (ISP), support may include companionship, assistance with personal hygiene, functional mobility, and/or coaching on life skills for living as independently as possible.
Transport and provide direct support on community outings.
Assist in light household tasks as meal preparation, laundry & shopping.


Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and for The Arc’s mission statement.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Proven success developing positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Staff are required to complete appropriate documentation to ensure services are being delivered.

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or Equivalent
Valid driver’s license with clean driving record and must be able to pass criminal background checks.
CPR/First Aide (Training will be provided)
MAP (Training will be provided)
Availability to attend required three day orientation that takes place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 9am-3pm

Physical Effort:

Ability to stand, walk, bend, kneel, sit, reach, and climb stairs. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds using proper lifting techniques or the use of two-person lift. Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment such as a copier & printer. Ability to assist persons served with tasks of daily living.

$500 Sign-On Bonus Criteria

Only Full Time hires (30+ hours/week) are eligible for this sign on bonus.

$250 awarded upon successful completion of 30 days; $250 awarded upon successful completion of the 90-day orientation period.

The Arc of Plymouth and Upper Cape Cod is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time

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