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!

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.

Summer DSP Openings

Summer DSP

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

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Full Time DSP Openings

Day Habilitation DSP

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

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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.

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Daycare DSP

  • Location: The Arc’s Downtown Location
  • Location: Kirkwood Community College Campus
  • Hours: Weekdays Before and After School
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A group setting providing daily recreational activities emphasizing social and interpersonal opportunities with a focus on community inclusion.

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Group Activity 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.

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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.

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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”.