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1st Shift Direct Support Professional Dubuque

Area Residential Care

10 Positions

ID: 33841

Posted On 06/06/2023

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About the job: Area Residential Care is seeking a Direct Support Professional that wants to make a difference in peoples' lives. We support individuals with intellectual disabilities and direct care staff play a role in making sure those individuals live as independently as possible. We have residential homes in Dubuque & Dyersville, IA, as well as a main building in Dubuque used for day habilitation activities. As a part of the Area Residential Care team, the 1st shift direct care staff will work in one or more residential homes, as well as in our main building assisting with daily skills and program activities of five to eight individuals served in home settings. They will also participate in group outings and activities.
Wage: $15.50 - $16.45 per hour
ARC is now offering:  A retention bonus up to $1500.00
                                            $4/hour weekend shift differential!
Job Type: Full-time 7am -3pm
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401k Match up to 5%)
  • Dental, vision, and medical insurance
  • Life Insurance (Paid by employer)
  • Health savings account
  • Disability Leave
  • 4.64 hours of accrued PTO every 2 weeks in first 5 years of employment
  • Free employee assistance programs (stress, financial, legal, caregiving, substance abuse, professional development)
  • Referral program
A highly qualified candidate will have:
  • A high school diploma/ G.E.D
  • Six months consistent work experience
  • Ability to life 20 lbs regularly and occasionally 50 lbs
  • A valid driver's license.
Why Area Residential Care? We are a private non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community. Join a team of employees that are passionate about the work we do and the individuals we support!
Area Residential Care provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
COVID-19 considerations:
Candidates for employment must provide evidence of their first COVID-19 vaccine prior to the start of employment, or successfully request a medical or religious exemption to this requirement. The second vaccine is required within 30 days unless exempted.
Location: 3355 Kennedy Circle, Dubuque, IA 52002.

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Who We Are

Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, created in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. Its mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life. From its inception, Area Residential Care’s purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the past 40 years to serve an average of 250-275 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in Dubuque and Dyersville communities.

Through a variety of community-based residential and vocational programs, Area Residential Care helps people with disabilities become active, participating members of the community. Giving people with disabilities choices about where and how they live, work and socialize with their non-disabled peers is the essence of Area Residential Care’s purpose.


It is the vision of Area Residential Care that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community.


It is the mission of Area Residential Care to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.


Area Residential Care is committed to the following values that support our vision and mission statement.

  • Every person has rights and the responsibilities associated with them.
  • Every person is to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Every person has unique needs and preferences that influence the choices he or she makes about his or her life and services.
  • Every person is to be provided the opportunity to live, work and participate in recreational activities in the community as the natural environment.
  • Every person is to be provided with encouragement, opportunity and supports to live life to the fullest.
  • Every person is to be given the opportunity to provide direct feedback on his or her satisfaction with services, and given a prompt response to concerns.