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Open Interviews for Direct Support Professionals

Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to feel good about what you do every day? If you want a rewarding job the Arc of Monroe may be the perfect place for you. You would be a good fit if your background includes Human Services, Teaching Assistant, Paraprofessional, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Customer Service, being collaborative, empathetic and caring. Apply ahead at arcmonroe.org/careers and/or bring your updated resume to our Open Interviews and meet with our hiring team. OPEN INTERVIEWS Every Tuesday Time: 9a-3p Location: 2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY 14623

#bfair2DirectCare

What is the #bFair2DirectCare initiative?

Advocacy

A Message from The President/ CEO of The Arc of Monroe, Barbara Wale For nearly eight years, non-profit agencies which serve New Yorkers with developmental disabilities went without a funding increase. To address this issue, #bFair2DirectCare formed and waged a statewide educational campaign to win funding for a living wage, phased in over six years. In 2017, Governor Cuomo made the commitment to a six year plan for the state to provide an increase in wages for direct support professionals. When fully implemented, the living wage for a DSP would be roughly $16.40/hour upstate. The first two years of the plan were …

A living wage for Direct Support Professionals

Advocacy

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide around-the-clock care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are professionals who are highly trained in a wide variety of critical areas that include administering medications, giving first aid and CPR, de-escalating dangerous situations, behavioral intervention, and providing for the safety of those they support. Despite the high demands of this job, these dedicated staff do not earn a living wage. Direct Support Professionals make between $10 and $13 per hour. The living wage in New York State is $15.44. What is a living wage? Families and individuals working in low-wage jobs make insufficient …