Careers 2021

Careers at Easterseals

Easterseals Arc hires compassionate, hardworking individuals to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This brief video shows you more about the individuals we serve and the role and rewards of being a Direct Support Professional. Check it out, then read more about DSPs below or view our current job listings. Please note that all interviews are currently being done by phone to reduce risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

We have a variety of positions available, but our top needs are Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). 

  • All DPS earn $16 an hour during the week, $18 an hour on weekends! Please note this is a pay increase as of May 31, and it replaces ranges you may see on previously posted DSP job descriptions.
  • Work directly with individuals with disabilities to provide assistance and instruction
  • Support individuals as they participate in a full range of activities, both at home and in the community
  • Full- and part-time positions available with a variety of schedules

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What We Offer

Easterseals Arc offers a supportive workplace to foster your professional success as well as a benefits package to enhance your personal life. Easterseals Arc advantages include:

  • Extensive paid practical training before you begin working with consumers, plus ongoing training opportunities
  • A 24-hour call center with staff trained to answer any question you may have
  • Paid admission to events or activities you attend with your consumers
  • Vacation days, sick days and personal days
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Contributions to Health Savings Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program to provide free, confidential assistance or counseling
  • Tuition assistance for job-related coursework

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Hiring in Fort Wayne, Angola and Columbia City

In addition to openings in Fort Wayne, we also have job opportunities in Angola at Easterseals RISE and in Columbia City at Easterseals Passages. To view the Easterseals RISE or Easterseals Passages positions, visit our current job listings and search Angola or Columbia City. All positions throughout the Easterseals Arc network have the same pay and benefits as those in Fort Wayne.

To view job openings and begin the application process, please click the link below. (We recommend using Firefox or Chrome as your web browser when applying.) Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see a position with a schedule that’s perfect for you; apply for something that’s a partial fit. Our available positions change frequently, so we may be able to find a schedule that meets your needs.

A Day in the Life of a DSP

Every DSP has a unique view on what makes their job rewarding based on the individuals they support and why they choose to work at Easterseals Arc. Here are just a few of their stories.

 Elsie watches participants at a cooking class  DSP Mary Jo helps a consumer with a puzzle  Passion sits with Darrin at Arby's  Two men sit on a couch, one holds a small black and white dog
"I like the set-up. Everybody I’ve come in contact with is friendly. I’d just say they’re straight-up people. I like it when the supervisors care about the clients."
- Elsie
"There are a lot of jobs where you could make more money. If you have a DSP who’s been here a while, they’re here because they enjoy the job."
- Mary Jo
"I like the interaction. I love helping people, even if I can just put a smile on your face or make you laugh."
- Passion
"I wanted to do something where I was making a bigger impact and making more of a difference."
- Paul
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