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Direct support professional
First Shift

Your Future Starts Here

Area Residential Care is seeking a Direct Support Professional that wants to make a difference in peoples' lives. We support individuals with intellectual disabilities, direct care staff play a role in making sure those individuals live as independently as possible. We have residential homes in Dubuque, IA, homes in Dyersville, IA, as well as a main building used for day habilitation activities. As a part of the Area Residential Care team. First shift staff will start at a home, transport the clients to the main building for day hab, and interact with the clients throughout the day. 

A highly qualified candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma/ G.E.D

  • Six months consistent work experience

  • A passion for helping others

  • A valid driver's license

Why Area Residential Care? Area Residential Care is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to fulfilling the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities and guiding them to achieve their highest quality of life! We value the lives and well-being of both the individuals we serve as well as our employees. Area Residential Care is a place to learn, have fun, build relationships and grow into a well-rounded direct support professional. Full-time staff are eligible to receive health, dental, life and vision insurance, as well as accrue PTO. Area Residential Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ARC is now offering a $4/hour weekend shift differential!


  • 1st shift full-time staff are required to work 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on a schedule of Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday each week.

  • Part-time hours range from 8-30 hours per week.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


Salary: $15.50 - $16.45 per hour

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.

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