DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL - The Arc of Opportunity - Worcester, MA

Part Time
Salary Range :13.35 To 18.37 (USD) Hourly

Provides training and education in self-determination and self-advocacy to enable the participant to acquire skills to exercise control and responsibility over the services and supports they receive. Position reports directly to the Program Director or her designee and must maintain positive, professional relationships with individual(s) served, families/guardians, peers, community partners and government agencies.

Position Schedule:
20 hours a week with opportunity for additional hours

Essential Functions:

  • Occasional driving of personal motor vehicle.
  • Functional and situational reasoning to follow policy, problem solve, exercise sound judgment, prioritize multiple tasks, and crisis manage.
  • Cross functional communication skills, written and oral, which convey clear and concise information in a professional and respectful manner to individuals supported, family members/guardians, peers, government agencies, community partners and employees.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Physical demands include: Frequent standing, pushing, pulling, walking, stooping, lifting and twisting.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide transportation for individual to doctor appointments, therapy appointments, and/or other appointments related to the provision of services.
  • Assist individual(s) served in processing information received during abovementioned appointments.
  • Documents all appointments in the provider notebook, relays information to the Home Care Provider and the appointed staff supervisor and nurse supervisor.
  • Document all time worked on the appropriate timesheet.
  • Attends mandatory trainings and meetings as assigned and required. Maintains all required certifications.
  • Knowledgeable about community resources to better assist individual(s) served in achieving their goals while seeking to empower and enhance their quality of life.
  • Conducts oneself professionally, maintaining respect, following regulations and agency policies and adhering to confidentiality requirements in all assigned duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record, CORI, and Fingerprint check is required at all time during employment with The Arc of Opportunity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field; OR have at least 2 years of comparable, community based, life or work experience providing services to individuals with disabilities.

The Arc of Opportunity is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged.

The Arc of Opportunity North Central Massachusetts is a smoke free workplace and campus.

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