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Direct Support Professional / Personal Care Attendant / Caregiver

Job Details

Lafayette, LA (Residential Program) - Lafayette, 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.

Starting Pay Rate:

$10.50/$10.75 Day/Evening

$9.50/$10.75 Night

Full-time and Part-time Available – Day, Evening and Night Shifts

Eligible employees enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes paid time off, bonuses, health, dental and vision insurance, short-term disability insurance, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, rewards and recognition programs, etc.

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.


  • No experience necessary. Will provide on-the-job training for some positions.
  • Ability to read and write
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License or State ID
  • 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