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The Arc’s DSPs Start New Year With a Raise

January 28, 2023
DSP walking with person they support

As people throughout the community continue to deal with the effects of an uncertain economy and workforce, The Arc is actively focusing on hiring and retaining quality employees.

In January 2023, The Arc increased Direct Support Professionals starting hourly wage to $17.25/hour. The rate increase took effect Sunday, January 29, and DSP hourly wages increased by an average of 4.83%. The Arc announced additional COLA increases are expected organization-wide in July.

“While The Arc has done a great deal to increase DSP pay, expand employee benefits, and make health care more affordable – it is our ongoing priority to do more,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO. “DSPs are the backbone of The Arc’s work. Every day I am humbled by the tireless work our DSPs do to ensure quality services for the people we support.”

The Arc’s continued rapid growth means the organization is actively hiring for a variety of DSP roles. To keep pace with new people coming into services, The Arc hires an average of 30 DSPs monthly.

“We have a great team here. People know that and want to be a part of it,” said Joan Green, Director of Talent Acquisition.

With the market rate increase for DSPs and total rewards package – which includes zero-deductible healthcare, 13 paid holidays, and numerous other benefits – The Arc continues to invest in its people. More information on The Arc’s benefits can be found here.

How do you become a DSP? 

You can become a DSP today by applying online here.

The Arc also offers a referral bonus program for current employees referring new candidates. For more information on the program, contact People & Culture here.

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