Summer Instructor

Your Future starts here!

Looking for a summer job? Are you available between May 17-September 5? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Join our team as a Summer Instructor!

Summer Instructors (Direct Support Professionals) provide support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Earn $14/hr., with an additional $4/hr. weekend differential for hours worked on Saturday and Sunday. Summer Instructors are eligible for a Summer Retention Bonus - the more you work, the greater your bonus:

Work 250 hours, earn a $250 bonus
Work 350 hours, earn a $400 bonus
Work 450 hours, earn a $550 bonus
Work 550 hours, earn an $800 bonus!

That's a total possible Summer Retention Bonus of up to $2000 based on total hours worked!

Learn to support individuals with intellectual disabilities to help them live as independently as possible. Responsibilities may include assisting with activities of daily living, cleaning, meals, and participating in group outings, and vary based on shift. Paid training is provided.


Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma/G.E.D.

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License

  • Basic computer ability

  • Ability to lift 20lbs and occasionally lift up to 50lbs


Why Area Residential Care? We are a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community. Join a team of employees that are passionate about the work we do and the individuals we support!


Area Residential Care provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

All candidates for employment must pass a criminal background check as required by the State of Iowa Department of Human Services and a pre-employment drug screen.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $14.00 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.