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Consider a Career with The Arc

Are you looking for an employer that truly cares about you? At The Arc, we care about more than just your career. We care about you

That’s why we give you the tools and resources you need to be successful doing the work you love – and the total rewards (benefits) you need to care for yourself and your family. When you join The Arc’s team, you join a community that cares about your growth, health, well-being, and success.

The Arc has Direct Support Professional, program leadership, and corporate support positions available.

At The Arc, you won’t just find a job – you’ll discover a community of passionate professionals dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live self-determined lives, innovating services, and creating more equitable and inclusive communities.

Become a Direct Support Professional today

What is a Direct Support Professional? A DSP actively supports a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect in the community. This is more than just a caregiving role – as a DSP you support people in being as independent as possible, making their own decisions, and supporting them to live the life they choose for themselves.   

At The Arc, we give you the resources you need to do the work you love. When you join The Arc as a Direct Support Professional, you have access to: 

  • Helpful technology to make recording activities and completing reports easier.
  • A company vehicle to provide safe and reliable transportation throughout the community that doesn’t put wear and tear on your personal car.
  • Supportive managers who are there for you every step of the way.
  • Paid training you need to be confident in your skills and obtain the certifications you need.
  • A $2/hour weekend differential for working weekend shifts Saturday at 12:00am to Sunday at 11:59pm. 

Community Support Assistant

Work in one of The Arc’s group homes supporting one-four people with disabilities. Starting at $20.00/hour.

Health Access Assistant

Empower independence, self-advocacy, and decision-making over medical and health related activities. Starting at $22.50/hour.

Personal Support Assistant

Support someone living in their own home to make connections in the community. Starting at $20.00/hour.

Community Coach

Work with one to five people to connect in the community. Starting at $20.00/hour.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Provide person-centered care following each person’s nursing plan. Starting at $36/hour.

Employment Advisors

Empower independence and support someone working in the community. Starting at $22.50/hour.

Join The Arc’s Team Today

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is a large, diverse enterprise that requires a variety of supporting roles to fulfill its mission and execute its day-to-day operations. As a supportive and collaborative organization, we believe connection and co-leadership are our greatest strengths. 

We are invested in every employee’s success from day one, and value what we call “work-life harmony,” the idea that work and personal life responsibilities naturally ebb and flow, and we will work with you to find creative ways to harmonize The Arc’s needs with your own well-being.

In the same way our services are person-centered for the people we support, our company culture is employee-centered with opportunities for growth, belonging, and bringing your whole, authentic self to work. Our employees report feeling a strong sense of purpose as heart-driven leaders at our fast-paced organization—and we think you will, too.


Support The Arc’s programs and the Direct Support Professionals who execute our mission every day.


Provide therapy and support services to improve people’s mental health.


From payroll to accounting, you can support the financial health of The Arc’s enterprise.

Corporate Supports

Support The Arc’s day-to-day operations through People & Culture, External Relations, and Operations.

Your Total Rewards at The Arc

We make healthcare simpler with Health at Work

On-site primary and urgent care services available to all employees and their insured dependents at our Severn and Easton locations. Skip the long wait-times, endless phone calls, and months of waiting for appointments and referrals with Health at Work, concierge-style healthcare that works for you.

We invest in your journey with Tuition & Professional Development Assistance

We support our employees’ educational and professional goals. After 6 months of employment, receive up to $2,000 each year towards your professional development goals and $3,000 each year toward tuition reimbursement for higher degrees related to your role at The Arc.

We support your future with our Retirement Plan

Our retirement savings plans are 100% vested from day one—so the money you save for retirement is always yours and accessible to you. The Arc matches your contributions dollar for dollar up to 3%, and matches fifty percent for 4% and 5% contributions.

We make healthcare affordable with our Medical Plan

We have not raised health insurance costs for employees in the last 4 years! The Arc also pays 100% of your deductible. No more personal and family limits or surprise bills in the mail—you just pay the copay, and we pay the rest of the bills that come.

We celebrate you with our Employee Recognition & Rewards

And we honor our employees who go above and beyond with bi-weekly Spotlight Series newsletter features, quarterly Employee Recognition & Rewards bonuses, annual internal awards and bonuses at Celebration Impact, annual nominations for external awards, annual Years of Service bonuses for employees of 2+ years, as well as Celebration Service, and annual event celebrating employees of 5+ years at The Arc.

We honor your wellbeing with Paid Time Off, Holidays & Paid Family Leave

Our employees are active leaders who deserve great PTO accrual rates, 12 paid holidays, and 6 weeks of Paid Family Leave. Take the time you need for yourself so you can be your best at work, at home, and in your community!

Our employees have a diverse range of needs, and we are always working to ensure our total rewards (benefits) are robust and inclusive enough to support each of our employees to live their best lives. In addition to the total rewards above, our employees also enjoy access to Pet Insurance, Dental and Vision insurance, Dependent Care Savings Accounts, and Fertility & Family Planning Support.

Career &  Professional Growth

At The Arc, we believe every employee here makes mission-critical decisions every day which enrich the lives of the people we support, improve our operations, and maintain our reputation for innovation and improvement. 

The Arc is a high-impact place with leaders at every level, and our goal is to help you grow here however we can. We strongly believe that there is something for everyone here, and as your professional goals change and life circumstances shift, we can accommodate your new skills and career goals.

Find where you fit in, where you belong, where you will be recognized for your contributions, and have the support and resources you need to be who you want to beat The Arc.

“I am so grateful to work for a company that’s so strategic, innovative, and puts employees first.”

– Employee response from our Spring 2021 DEI Survey

Interested in joining our team?

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is one of the leading providers of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland. Join our community of nearly 600 employees supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, and connect in the community.

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