The Arc of Anchorage is seeking Direct Support Professionals to provide weekend relief to staff in providing support for individuals to assist them in pursuing goals related to community activities, social interactions, essential life skills and personal hygiene tasks. This position works independently but maintains close contact with the assigned supervisor and the team. Must be skilled to work with a range of individuals from severe behaviors to medically fragile. The job atmosphere is based on the individual needs and may be in an agency facility or community setting. This position completes note charting and other documentation, administers or assists the individual in monitoring their medications and health care needs, may transport and accompany the individual to medical and other appointments, may be required to accurately manage finances for the individual or program, and attends all required meetings, trainings and other events.
Must be at least 18 years old. High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Extensive experience in social services and direct support of individuals experiencing disabilities required.
Valid Alaska Driver’s license, auto insurance, clean driving record, TB test, background check, First Aid, CPR, and Crisis intervention required. An Arc application must be filled out to be considered for any position.
Hours: Weekends (Fri-Sun), schedules vary.Job Type:
The Arc of AnchorageCompany Description:
To encourage and celebrate the potential of people who experience disabilities.
Management/Employee Communication Philosophy:
We believe that happy, motivated, caring employees are the key to providing quality service, and therefore the key to a successful consumer centered operation. Management is committed to making The Arc of Anchorage a good place to work. There is a commitment to open communication, and a participative management style that encourages employee discussion and involvement in decisions.
Every employee is responsible for meeting or exceeding the agency’s consumer service standards, being helpful and friendly to co-workers, and being an active team player in the agency. Employees are expected to ask questions, make suggestions, and look for better ways to operate.
In return, employees can expect that The Arc’s managers will be fair; will reward
them for their hard work and commitment to our consumers; will encourage open discussion and creative problem solving; will give them opportunities to develop new skills and abilities; will keep them informed, and will provide them with the training, resources, and support they need to deliver excellent service.
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