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DSP Full Time 3rd shift – The Arc of Bristol County – Smithfield, RI

Full time DSP needed Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, 9pm to 9am. to provide supports to adults with DD/ID.

General Description

Direct Support Professionals provide direct assistance and support services to address the needs of individuals with disabilities and/or their families. The Direct Support Professional reports directly to and receives weekly and/or as needed support and supervision from their Team Supervisor and/or supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma required

At least 18 years of age

Associates or Bachelor Degree in Human Services or related field/one year experience working with people with disabilities and their families preferred

Safe driving record, current driver’s license, personal vehicle, and current motor vehicle liability insurance required, ability to successfully pass criminal background checks

Job Responsibilities

The position includes the following responsibilities. Responsibilities are based upon the needs of the individuals and families and may vary depending on their unique needs and goals

  • Supports individuals and when appropriate their families in identifying need areas

and goals that the individual wishes to achieve

  • Supports individuals in increasing and/or maintaining their everyday

independence within their homes and communities

  • Supports individuals to participate in activities or events of their choice, to be

active members in their communities, to overcome any identified barriers to being

included in any chosen activity, to maintain and/or expand personal relationships,


  • Assists individuals to further their social and communication skills
  • Provides a sounding board for the individual’s day to day concerns, as well as,

encourages individuals to increase their own self advocacy skills surrounding

pertinent issues

  • Encourages individuals to understand and protect their Human Rights
  • Encourages and respects choice making in all areas of life and when needed

informs individual of natural consequences of choices made

  • Supports individuals in achieving and maintaining their own personal well being

and safety

  • Assists individuals with medical, dental, and other appointments as needed
  • Assists individuals with maintaining their benefits as needed
  • Assists individuals in connecting with community resources as needed
  • Provides transportation as needed
  • Maintains open communication and works with all team members
  • Completes needed documentation that may include weekly time sheet, daily

progress notes, ISP objective tracking forms, incident reports, medical and dental

forms, etc., in a timely manner

  • Provides reliable and appropriate service to individuals and families
  • Maintains necessary certifications (CPR, First Aid, Services/Supports, NCI, medication/core, etc.) and completes all required training in a timely manner in

accordance with training requirements

  • Participates in routine established for support and supervision with direct


  • Provides supports/services as directed by families who have established supports

for their family member

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.75 – $14.35 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • 12 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Required training in PPE use, infection control, hand washing


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • DD/ID support: 1 year (Preferred)


  • First Aid/CPR certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Typical start time:

Typical end time:

Company’s website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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