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Direct Support Professional, Anchorage, AK

Organization: The Arc of Anchorage
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Anchorage, AK
Date Job Posted: May 25, 2023
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The Arc of Anchorage

Position Title: Direct Support Professional
Status: Part-Time and Full-Time
Salary: $19.00

$500 Hiring Bonus

This is the perfect part-time job for someone who wants to make some extra money, gain some experience, and make a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We offer a competitive wage and flexible hours. This is the perfect job for retirees, college students, military spouses, or anyone wanting to earn money with a part-time flexible schedule.

Summary of Job Functions:

Our organization strongly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential.

The Direct Support Professional provides support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to assist them in pursuing goals related to community activities, social interactions, essential life skills, and personal hygiene tasks.

This position may work independently but maintains close contact with the assigned supervisor and the team.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists, teaches, coaches, supports, and monitors the individual in activities of daily living and skill development
  • Transports and accompanies the individual to medical and other appointments
  • Accurately completes note entry and other documentation of the individual's programs and progress while participating in the development and implementation of the individual's service plan
  • Follows all policies, procedures, and guidelines of the program and the agency
  • Meets all applicable deadlines concerning incident reporting, documenting service delivery

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Be able to work effectively for and with individuals who have intellectual and behavioral disabilities
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, good communication skills, good judgment, and a willingness to listen
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One-year experience working with people who experience developmental disabilities strongly preferred


  • Background checks as defined by licensing agencies. Current TB test/clearance, valid driver's license, and proof of auto insurance may be required

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting ten to twenty-five pounds
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within the normal range
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment

Equipment Use:

  • Vehicle
  • Computer/ Tablet

The Arc of Anchorage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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