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The Arc of Blackstone Valley hires staff who work directly with adults with disabilities in our day and residential programs.

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Direct Support Professionals

What The Arc of Blackstone Valley offers:

  • Excellent benefit package for most employees including health, dental, retirement, paid holidays, generous time off
  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community
  • A team that recognizes that individuals perform best when treated with respect and dignity
  • A profession that enhances meaning and satisfaction in the lives of those we serve by providing an array of activities and service choices
  • Flexible hours
  • On-the-job trainings
  • Career development

Direct Support Professional Criteria

To be eligible for employment as a Direct Support Professional, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have reliable, insured transportation and be willing to use your vehicle at work.
  • Must have a safe driving record (no more than two traffic violations and/or at fault accidents over a three year period).
  • Must have no serious traffic convictions such as DUI, driving to endanger, racing, leaving the scene of an accident, etc. within the last 3 years.
  • Must have an acceptable Criminal Background Check (BCI). Obtained only if offered employment.
  • Please Note: most positions include evening and/or weekend shifts.

If you do not meet all of the above mentioned requirements, you do not qualify for a Direct Support Professional position.

Direct Support Professional Application

To learn more about Direct Support Professional positions at the Arc of Blackstone Valley, please watch this brief video.

Please note, the starting salary for a Direct Support Professional position is $18.00 per hour. Click Apply Now to complete and submit an employment application. 

Management and Degree Positions

The Arc of Blackstone Valley occasionally has openings for management or positions that require degrees, including nurses, service coordinators and program directors. To apply for one of these positions please e-mail a cover letter and resume to 

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