Sleep Aide

Rate of Pay: $9.00-$11.00

The Sleep Aide provides assistance (as needed) during the night to individuals living in community residential programs. Assistance is sometimes needed in areas such as health care and safety. The overall goal of the Sleep Aide is to ensure that individuals are safe and that needs which arise during the night are met. Sleep Aides are permitted to sleep unless people in the home need assistance. 


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  1. Should individuals awaken during the night, evaluate the situation and assist, as needed, in order for them to return to bed.
  2. Provide an environment which ensures the health and safety of the individuals; be able to physically assist individuals to safety in an emergency situation.
  3. Participate in fire drills held during the night.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of and strict adherence to The Arc Policy & Procedure including, but not limited to: areas of confidentiality, attendance, unusual incidents/incidents, documentation, abuse and restrictive procedures.
  5. Maintain a positive and cooperative relationship with individuals, co-workers, supervisors and families.
  6. Maintain ongoing communication with the immediate supervisor concerning health issues, programmatic issues, unusual situations, and potential problems.
  7. Attend and actively participate in training sessions in accordance with regulations and The Arc Policy and Procedure. Twenty-four hours of training is required annually.
  8. Attend and actively participate in staff meetings as requested by the immediate supervisor or Training Coordinator. This would only be necessary if something extremely important is being discussed that would effect this position.
  9. As necessary, meet with management at a mutually convenient time to discuss work related issues.
  10. Report to work on time and complete all shifts as scheduled. The appropriate process must be utilized to obtain schedule changes/days off.
  11. Demonstrate high professional and ethical standards in all aspects of the job.


  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Must possess a High School diploma.
  3. Must be able to physically assist individuals to safety in an emergency situation.
  4. Must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate, both receptively and expressively, with individuals and co-workers.
  5. Obtain a physical examination as required by ODP.
  6. Obtain Pennsylvania criminal history check, FBI criminal history check, and Child Abuse clearances in accordance with regulations.
  7. Demonstrated ability to adhere to the required schedule for the job.
  8. Must be able to provide/attain transportation to and from work as scheduled.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete job responsibilities.

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