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Highly Skilled Direct Support Professional / Personal Care Attendant

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New Iberia, LA (Waiver Program) - New Iberia, LA


Arc of Acadiana provides support services to adults with developmental disabilities. Each client has an individualized service plan that each DSP will follow. The service plans are designed to ensure quality care is provided and also promotes maximum independence for our clients based on each person's individual capabilities and supports needed.

Our team has identified individuals that require extraordinary care as “Specialized Support Individuals.” Working with these Specialized Support Individuals is slightly more demanding than others we serve because they require additional medical and/or behavioral supports.

DSP responsibilities:

  • Assisting clients with daily needs such as eating, grocery shopping, dressing, and possibly bathing.
  • Teaching clients functional daily living, working, and social skills.
  • Completing data sheets to show daily progress of client and support provided.
  • May require accompanying client to community events or doctor appointments.
  • Assisting clients with administering medication.
  • Being a positive role model for all clients.
  • Helping our clients to live in a safe healthy clean environment.



  • Experience working with the IDD population.
  • CNA certification preferred, but not required.
  • Nursing Home experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with someone on a behavior plan.
  • Ability to read and write.
  • Ability to train and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, carry, and lift light to moderate items.
  • Commitment to excellent client care
  • Must have Patience, Compassion, Positive Attitude, and be a Team Player