The Arc is the world’s largest nonprofit, community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At The Arc of East Central Iowa, we’re driven by the mission to create a more inclusive world for everyone.

Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Want to be part of something big? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!

* Ask about our New Hire Bonus – up TO $500 *

Working at The Arc

See what our colleagues have to say about working with our passionate team at The Arc of East Central Iowa.

What is a Direct Service Provider (DSP)

  • Responsible for direct care and supervision to individuals with disabilities.
  • Responsible for maintaining communication and documentation with clients and service teams.
  • Emphasis on skill-building, socialization, personal care, self-advocacy, recreation, and community inclusion.

Full Time DSP Openings

Day Habilitation DSP

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Mon-Fri Daytime Hours
  • Community based program focused on developing and maintaining life skills, and in participating meaningfully in the community.

Job Summary

Apply Online


Part Time DSP Openings

Home and Community DSP

  • Location: Individual homes and in the community
  • Hours: All shifts available
  • Work one on one with individuals in their homes or in the community with a variety of services that include respite and goal-based services.

Job Summary

Apply Online

Daycare DSP

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Weekdays After School
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • A group setting providing daily recreational activities emphasizing social and interpersonal opportunities with a focus on community inclusion.

Job Summary

Apply Online

Group Respite DSP

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Evenings and Weekends
  • A group setting providing socialization and age-appropriate activities, with a focus on community inclusion.

Job Summary

Apply Online

Job Coaching DSP

  • Location: Businesses in the community
  • Hours: All shifts available
  • One on one services that assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining community employment opportunities.

Job Summary

Apply Online


Full Time Administrative Openings

Program Manager

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Monday – Friday
  • Responsible for the oversight and direction the Daycare and Group Respite programs.

Job Summary

Apply Online


Part Time Administrative Opening

Maintenance Specialist

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Vary
  • Perform skilled tasks in the inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical systems, agency vehicles and general facility maintenance.

Job Summary

Apply Online

Integrated Health Home Nurse Care Coordinator

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Vary
  • Provide whole-person care coordination across medical, behavioral, and social service community systems.

Job Summary

Apply Online

Integrated Health Home Peer Support Specialist

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Vary
  • Encourage members to take control of their own health and wellness and to promote the concept of “whole-health”.

Job Summary

Apply Online

Integrated Health Home Family Peer Support Specialist

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: Vary
  • A good listener who can provide emotional support to families by supplying information about behavioral health and development, and community resources.

Job Summary

Apply Online


Summer DSP Openings

Summer DSP

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday
  • Group setting with activities on site and in the community.

Job Summary

Apply Online


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Arc of East Central Iowa is an equal opportunity. The Arc considers applicants for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy, and to provide equal opportunities to disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, other veterans, and individuals with a disability, and any other characteristics protected by federal, state and local law. All employees of The Arc of East Central Iowa are considered “at will”.