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Launch your career today and join our team of Direct Support Professionals!  Here at The Arc of Cape May County we have increased our starting rate of pay for Direct Support Professionals.  Direct Support Professionals earn $20.50 per hour after completion of all training and submission of the training packet.  Training is at $16.07 per hour.

Are you tired of going from job to job, looking to establish a year-round career in Cape May County? Are you looking for a new position that is more fulfilling? Are you a caring person that enjoys assisting others? Do you take pride in helping others reach their goals? If you answered “yes” to these questions, and you are self-motivated and energetic, then you are who we’re looking for to become a full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP)! Our DSPs have the great experience of supporting individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live their most successful lives.

Apply today! You need a valid driver’s license and a good driving record, a High School Diploma or GED, and a desire to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities!! We will provide paid training once you join our team!!

Benefits of working at The Arc of Cape May County include:

  • Rewarding Career
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Shift Work
  • Year-Round Employment
  • Paid Vacation Time and Sick Time
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Retirement Plan

The Arc of Cape May County is a non-profit agency serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Cape May County. We are supportive of their goals and assist with their needs. Our goal is to provide quality assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities and to help them to become as independent as possible.

We are seeking full-time Direct Support Professionals to join our team and provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities. The successful DSP candidates will be responsible for assisting individuals with daily activities, providing emotional support, and helping them to reach their goals. These DSP positions require compassionate individuals who are patient, understanding, and able to work with a diverse population in our home or apartment settings. Direct Support Professionals must also have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with individuals served. Direct Support Professionals assist with:

  • Meeting individuals’ needs and develop an effective support relationship
  • Providing person-centered supports that recognize the rights of each individual and encourage individuals supported to live the life they choose
  • Assisting with daily personal care tasks, including bathing, toileting, and dressing
  • Collaborating with families and support team to provide the best opportunities
  • Supporting basic housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming, washing dishes, and tidying
  • Helping plan appointments and organize a schedule
  • Assisting individuals with shopping for groceries and preparing meals
  • Assisting with participation in social and recreational activities
  • Ensuring that required documentation is complete and in compliance with regulations and standards
  • Transporting and accompany individuals on a variety of community activities

Once you join our team as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you’ll have paid training and orientation sessions to gain skills in areas pertaining to developmental disabilities, medication dispensing, CPR/FA, crisis management, behavior support, documentation, and other job-related topics.

The typical shifts for these entry-level full-time positions are either 3pm-11pm or 11pm-9am in our residential programs. These positions are full-time (40 hours per week) and include weekends. Advancement opportunities are also available.

Watch this short video for a preview of what it’s like to do the work of a Direct Support Professional: DSP JOB PREVIEW

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, or disability.


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