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ASPIRE Direct Support Professional

Company: ARC Industries, Inc.
Location: Columbus
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: ARC Industries is a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities achieve their life goals by supporting individuals as they access the community where they live and work, and by helping them develop independence, self-advocacy, and skills important to employment and community membership.

REQ NUMBER: OPE-23-00019

OPEN DATE: 2/27/2023


SHIFT: -not applicable-


POSITION: Direct Support Professional

LOCATION: ARC - Airport Drive/Various Work Locations

CATEGORY: Open Positions


Working as an ASPIRE Direct Support Professional (DSP), you will help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they explore their greater community, identify passions/strengths and build long-lasting social networks.

ASPIRE is our community-based Adult Day Service program where we are awakening strengths, promoting includes and realizing empowerment.


Typically Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Responsibilities Include

DSP's desire to create lasting positive impacts on people's lives and enjoy coaching, mentoring, and encouraging others to celebrate their achieved outcomes.Responsibilities will include assisting participants with educational, social, and recreational resources; vocational training; transportation that is necessary to live, work and engage safely in the community.

  • Navigates the community with participants in small groups of up to four individuals.
  • Provides support to participants for community integration and membership.
  • Researches community events and plans activities.
  • Deliver services which adhere to CMS, DODD, OOD and CARF rules and standards. Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local rules and statutes.
  • Maintain an environment free of health and safety hazards, which includes maintaining and complying with all Personal Protective Equipment, Health Screening and Infectious Disease Control policies as required.
  • Uphold the rights, dignity and respect of all persons served as well as promote independence and self- advocacy skills. Teach new hard and soft skills in a variety of settings.
  • Document services provided
  • Provide assistance to each individual based on their Person-Centered ISP:
  • Provide input for participant ISPs.
  • Participate in all required meetings and staff training.
  • Perform other related duties as assignedTransportation
    • Provide transportation services for individuals to access work, program services and the community
    • Assist individuals on and off the vehicles
    • Complete daily pre and post trip vehicle inspections
    • Perform cleaning and sanitizing duties for vehicles throughout the shiftFull-Time Staff Benefits
      • $600 sign-on bonus (applies to external hires only)
      • Paid holidays and time-off (begin earning on day one!)
      • Health Insurance
      • Employer PAID Dental, Vision and Life Insurance.
      • Scholarships and Tuition Credits (Columbus State) are available

        POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience:
        • One-year experience in related field is preferred, but not required
        • Must have ability to communicate - both verbal and written
        • Must demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
        • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently
        • Must demonstrate training and organizational skills
        • Must be reliable and have a positive attitude
        • Must have the ability to represent individuals and agency in a professional manner
        • Must have the ability to safely transport individuals in Employer provided and/or employee's own vehicle

          Eligibility Qualifications:

          Requirements of Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities:
          • Must be 18 years of age or older
          • Must have High School Diploma or equivalent

            Required Licensure and Certifications:
            • Requires successful completion of a drug test and physical
            • Must pass a BCII/FBI background check, Nurses Aid & Abuser Registry checks
            • Must complete and maintain American Red Cross or equivalent first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification
            • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Ohio Driver's License
            • Meet and maintain the insurability standards of ARC and our insurance carrier to drive for company business
            • Must be able to obtain Delegated Nursing Certification upon hire and perform delegated nursing duties as directed

              Physical Demands

              The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. Individual must be able to lift, bend, push and pull up to 50 pounds.

              Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

              This is a full-time position. Individual must be able to work a flexible schedule.

              Other Duties

              Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Keywords: ARC Industries, Inc., Columbus , ASPIRE Direct Support Professional, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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