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Program Advisors/Direct Support Professional - Full Time -Shippensburg

Company: The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties
Location: Shippensburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties in Shippensburg, PA is seeking to hire a full-time entry-level Direct Support Professional (DSP) to provide direct care for the individuals we serve with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Would you like to support individuals with disabilities to lead self-directed, meaningful lives? Do you thrive as part of a dedicated and motivated team? Are you considering a human services career where you can really make a difference? If so, keep reading about this DSP position!

Our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) earn a competitive wage of $14.27/hour plus an additional $1/hour shift differential. You would also be eligible for our generous benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance for full-time staff at NO COST for the employee-only coverage. Our passionate team members also enjoy 3 weeks of paid vacation during the first year of employment, life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement plan, and other voluntary benefits. If this sounds like the entry-level opportunity in human services that you've been looking for, apply today!


The lack of services for people with disabilities led a group of parents to band together in 1953 to form The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (CPARC). For decades, children and adults with disabilities were systematically denied educational opportunities, vocational training jobs, housing, and almost every other right and service that people without disabilities took for granted. Today, our staff continues to advocate for people with disabilities; offer tools and training to help families; and ensure that individuals live, work, and play in their community.

We would not be able to achieve our mission to empower, inspire, and educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community without our staff. Here at CPARC, we have a team-oriented culture where we work together and treat each other like family. Because we value the input of each employee, we have an open-door policy. We also offer top compensation and benefits.


As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you support people with disabilities to live their best lives as independently as possible. You assist with activities of daily living such as household maintenance, transportation, administration of medications, grocery shopping, meal preparation, personal care, and more. While supporting people with disabilities, you build strong relationships while learning their individual differences in ability, personality, interests, learning, motivation, likes, and dislikes. This helps you to provide the best care. In this position, you find the work of supporting people with disabilities to live amazing lives according to their own needs and desires extremely rewarding!


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle during working hours

Are you punctual and reliable? Can you keep track of multiple tasks and prioritize effectively? Do you have good interpersonal and communication skills? Are you flexible and patient? Are you respectful, discreet with confidential information, and honest? Do you enjoy helping people? If so, you may be perfect for this entry-level human services position!


This is a full-time 40 hours/week position with flexible hours.


If you feel that you are the right fit for this entry-level position in human services, complete our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to hearing from you!

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Keywords: The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties, Ellicott City , Program Advisors/Direct Support Professional - Full Time -Shippensburg, Other , Shippensburg, Maryland

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