Direct Support Aide
The Arc of San Diego - San Diego, CA

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The Arc of San Diego, a private, not-for-profit Corporation, is one of the region's largest human-service agencies. Founded in 1951 by a determined group of people who felt they had to "do something" for children with development disabilities, Arc blends a long history of service with a national reputation for success. Today, we are guided by the same sense of purpose and dedication that inspired those parents over fifty-five years ago.

The Arc of San Diego is committed to its employees by offering an outstanding work environment, which affords them every opportunity to thrive and grow both professionally and personally.


Assists the Direct Support Professional(s) with group and individual instruction to consumers to gain his/her fullest potential and meet Individual Program Plan goals and objectives. Provides individual consumer assistance in areas of self-care, toileting, feeding, and mobility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assists in classroom preparation.

Assists with daily lesson plans.

Assists in the provision of group instruction at center and/or in the community.

Assists with maintaining records and documentation of progress, follow-up and completes data collection on a regular basis as required by supervisor and funding sources.

Assists with the consumer’s assessment, planning and evaluation process.

Assists consumers with their self-help needs, including support in the areas of grooming, hygiene, toileting, feeding and mobility.

Maintains consumer and program confidentiality.

Assists with attendance records and all required documentation and reports per organization procedures.

Demonstrates on a daily bases the organization’s Vision, Mission and Core Values.

Ensures safety and welfare of staff and consumers and follows adopted procedures in order to report accidents, hazards, incidents, or unsafe conditions to immediate supervisor. Is a mandated reporter of suspected abuse and will follow all guidelines established to meet this requirement.

Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must possess a current CPR/First Aid certification throughout the duration of employment. Must have a valid California Driver’s license, have 24 months of driving experience, and be able to transport consumers in an Arc vehicle. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Good written and verbal communication skills. Good written and verbal communication skills.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic hands-on experience with MS Office/email.

Base salary is $8.51/hr

The Arc of San Diego Offers an excellent benefits package.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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