DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (D.S.P.) | Various Positions | Starting Rate at $14.60 per hour | F/T & P/T

The Arc of Anchorage
Job Description
The Arc of Anchorage is seeking several D.S.P.s to work in the community, in individual homes, and in our assisted living homes. The Direct Support Professional provides support for individuals 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. The job atmosphere is based on the individual’s needs. The work site for this job may be in a private home, school, agency facility, or community setting.

Various Scheduling Shifts Available: Evenings, Weekends, Overnights and Day Shifts (limited availability for day shift).

6 Months Customer Service Experience = Entry Level

Required: High School Diploma/GED. Six (6) months social service/life experience with individuals who experience an intellectual or developmental disability. Customer Service may be substituted for direct experience where applicable. Six (6) months experience computer proficiency. Must have continuous use of a vehicle during work shifts, valid Alaska driver license, clean driving record, proof of insurance, current TB skin test/health screening and the ability to pass a criminal background check. Must maintain CPR, First Aid, and MANDT certification.

Preferred: One (1) year experience in social services and/or direct care in areas related to individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities. One (1) year experience in computer proficiency along with Microsoft Office Software experience.


Competitive Benefits Package, see website for more information. Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, Value Village discounts.


The Arc of Anchorage is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1957 dedicated to serving children and adults who experience developmental, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues so that they can lead rich, full, satisfying lives of dignity and purpose. The Arc of Anchorage has been accredited through The Council on Quality Leadership (CQL) and CART since 2014. The Arc of Anchorage is a chapter of The Arc of the United States, a grassroots organization with more than 140,000 members who are affiliated with nearly one thousand state and local chapters across the country.


If you are interested in this position, please visit our website at and submit an online application and upload your resume.
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