Join Our Team2021-07-07T11:09:40-04:00

The Arc Jacksonville provides many exciting opportunities for employment. We match talented, energetic, enthusiastic people with rewarding jobs giving you the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental differences.

A well-established agency with over 50 years of service, The Arc Jacksonville is a leader among nonprofit organizations in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

Applications must be submitted online here.

Employment applications are reviewed to ensure that you meet minimum qualifications. They are then provided to hiring managers who will contact applicants directly if they choose to arrange interviews.

Current Opportunities

President & CEO2021-07-08T16:22:32-04:00

The Arc Jacksonville has been championing the inclusion of persons with intellectual and developmental differences since 1965. Beginning as a grassroots movement to provide educational opportunities, The Arc Jacksonville has been an innovative leader and pioneer of new approaches for 54 years, advocating for and serving individuals and their families. Today, The Arc Jacksonville serves more than 600 adults each day, helping to answer, “What’s Next?” Program participants are empowered to take their next step in education, employment, independent living, recreation, and community involvement. Through innovative programs, The Arc Jacksonville is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental differences and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities.

Nationally recognized, the programs of The Arc Jacksonville include: adult day training, mental health services, STEM high school prep, community employment, independent and residential living, college experience programs for young adults, nutrition, personal care, recreational and social skill building.

Our mission – The Arc Jacksonville serves and advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life.

Our vision – Individuals of all abilities enrich their communities and have quality options on how they live, learn, work, and play.

The Arc Jacksonville has a $10 million annual operating budget, a team of 120 dynamic and diverse staff members, including 24 AmeriCorps members and six VISTA members, and a 22-person board of directors.

The Arc Jacksonville is seeking a visionary leader who will continue to expand its rich history and who deeply believes in and acts in accordance with our values:

  • People First – We value the individual strengths and abilities of all people.
  • Collaboration – We believe united efforts achieve more success.
  • Innovation – We continuously explore needs and seek possibilities with open minds and flexibility.
  • Advocacy – We change and impact individual lives and our community through our shared passion and commitment in the work that we do every day.
  • Integrity – We do the right thing with respect and honesty.
  • Sustainability- We strive for long-term viability and success.
  • The President & CEO will be responsible for the following:

The President & CEO will be responsible for the following:

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will set and implement the organization’s strategic plan while ensuring program and fiscal accountability.
  • Provide direct oversight, leadership, and foster a collaborative relationship with the Board of Directors.
  • Engage and participate in Board committees.
  • Keep the Board President and the Board of Directors fully informed as to the condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for the financial, operational, administrative, legal aspects, and long-term strategic management of the organization. This includes sound management of all fiscal resources, fund development, public relations and marketing, supervision of an established program staff, and business operations.
  • Serve as the liaison to national, state, regional, and local organizations and coordinates the contributions of diverse board members, donors, staff, volunteers, community groups, and program participants.
  • Serve as a spokesperson, while also encouraging and developing other voices to speak for the organization.
  • Participate in advocacy for individuals with intellectual or developmental differences.

VISIONARY AND STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

  • High impact, dynamic leader utilizing a collaborative leadership style. • Ability to engage, organize and motivate employees at all levels.
  • Promotes an equitable and inclusive organizational culture.
  • Builds a cohesive team that supports and works towards fulfilling the mission of the organization. • Capable of projecting stability in volatile and quickly changing circumstances. • A clear, concise, and persuasive communicator with an ability to reach a broad internal and external audience.
  • Effective in utilizing quantitative measures – metrics – to drive organizational performance. • Understands and is sensitive to customer, management, and regulator needs.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with local and state legislators and key personnel to promote and advocate for funding and policies.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Oversees the development of and effective management of an annual organizational budget.
  • Oversees planning and implementation of fee-for-service revenue opportunities.
  • Obtains and maintains a deep understanding of the priorities, changes, and requirements of key funding sources.
  • Communicates with the Board of Directors on a regular and timely basis to inform them of the financial position and any changes.

FUND DEVELOPMENT

  • Oversees a comprehensive fundraising plan for the organization that includes varied forms of fundraising opportunities.
  • Develops relationships with individual and institutional donors and demonstrates that their gifts are used well.

POSITIONS SUPERVISED

  • All organization Vice Presidents, Building and Safety Manager, Education Services Director of the On Campus Transition College Program.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Previous experience with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in senior level administrative management and professional background and experience in nonprofit service.
  • Experience should include financial management responsibilities including ability to read/interpret financial statements and/or management of a financial officer.

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • The salary range is competitive and will be commensurate with experience as outlined in the required qualifications.
  • The Arc Jacksonville provides health care coverage, a 403b program with a company match, and a retirement program.
  • The Arc Jacksonville provides paid holidays, sick days and vacation days that accrue based on years of service.


DIVERSITY EQUITY & INCLUSION
The Arc Jacksonville is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

HOW TO APPLY
The Arc Jacksonville has retained Catalyst Consulting Services to conduct this search on their behalf. Michelle Turman is leading this search. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE
[email protected]
813.839.2282 direct

Director of Resident Services2021-07-07T11:01:09-04:00

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement the strategic vision regarding resident programs and services in collaboration with the Vice President.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Village department leaders to collaborate on shared strategic goals for The Village.
  • Provide department updates on a consistent basis to Vice President for both internal and external stockholders.
  • Identification with and commitment to the agency’s core values, and the rights of people with intellectual differences to control their own lives and integrate into the community as fully as possible.
  • Oversee the hiring process, orientation and training for the supported living team.
  • Ensure employee compliance with agency procedures; investigate escalated complaints or performance concerns; and implement disciplinary actions as needed and in consultation with appointed authority and Human Resources.
  • Develop performance expectations and ensure the implementation of Annual Service Plan meetings that are developed and facilitated by the Service Coordinator.
  • Meet with residents in collaboration with the Service Coordinator to offer referral resources for community resources. Ensure residents have assistance, as required, to fill out applications for services and other programs and provide advocacy assistance.
  • Collaborate with other The Arc Jacksonville’s departments (i.e., Advocacy, Employment Services, Xplore, etc.) to ensure all supports and resources are exhausted on behalf of Village residents.
  • Track the overall progress of all residents, identifying and addressing regression in ability or behavior concerns.
  • Collaborate with community partners to implement individual or group services that address resident needs.
  • Address escalated resident-related incidents with resolution-based strategies to ensure positive outcomes. Provide informal resident counseling and guidance to residents without services, as well as crisis management, as needed.
  • Manage the onboarding process from potential resident interest to move in. Foster relations with applicants while navigating the process to determine eligibility, determine resident eligibility, & manage the active potential resident internal and external waiting lists.
  • Recognize safety concerns and to take the appropriate action to address them.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Perform required responsibilities in all settings without direct supervision.
  • Possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including effective leadership in times of medical and behavioral crises.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Organization Standards:

  • Emulate The Arc Jacksonville’s Vision, Mission and Values in all daily interactions with participants, family members, guardians, and co-workers.
  • Responsibly supervise individuals to ensure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance skills
  • Electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required. View and utilize organization assigned email and other electronic databases on a regular basis to ensure accurate documentation and adequate communication is maintained.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves.
  • Communicate clearly, respectfully and effectively to others through verbal and written methods, including appropriate content, tone and demeanor. Able to listen to and understand others.
  • Immediately address and report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person. Practices and promotes safe work habits and identifies areas to improve work environment.
  • Review and comply with all organizational policies, procedures, handbook and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources. Understand function, requirements, tools and processes of their position and how they fit into department/organization workflow.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the organization’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for individuals.

Qualifications

  • Formal Education – Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree with preferred major in social services or similar field.
  • Skills
    • Problem spotting
    • Analytics and Strategist
    • Cross functional collaboration
    • Resourcefulness
    • Critical thinker and Outspoken
    • Diplomacy and Advocacy
    • Champion of change
    • Growth Mindset
    • Time Management
    • Dynamic participatory leader
    • Multi tasking & project management
    • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and relational databases and software
    • Public speaking
  • Experience: A minimum of two years experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental differences is required. A minimum of two years experience in a supervisory role is required. Familiarity with industry regulations, quality standards, and community resources preferred. Must be passionate and service oriented. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate a 24/7 operation.
  • Other
    • Florida driver’s license and good driving record
    • Automobile liability insurance as required by Florida statutes
    • Must be able to pass FDOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles
    • Must be able to pass background clearance checks
    • CPR and Basic First Aid Certification
Direct Support Professional (General)2021-07-07T10:58:28-04:00

Organization Standards:

  • Emulate The Arc Jacksonville’s Vision, Mission and Values in all daily interactions with participants, family members, guardians, and co-workers.
  • Responsibly supervise individuals to ensure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance skills.
  • Electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required. View and utilize organization assigned email and other electronic databases on a regular basis to ensure accurate documentation and adequate communication is maintained.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves.
  • Communicate clearly, respectfully and effectively to others through verbal and written methods, including appropriate content, tone and demeanor. Able to listen to and understand others.
  • Immediately address and report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person. Practices and promotes safe work habits and identifies areas to improve work environment.
  • Review and comply with all organizational policies, procedures, handbook and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources. Understand function, requirements, tools and processes of their position and how they fit into department/organization workflow.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the organization’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for individuals.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision. Interact with consumers in a pleasant, respectful manner.
  • Provide training according to the directions given with the implementation plan, reporting any relevant information about progress and changes needed to the Program Assistant.
  • Document training, support and/or behavioral plans on a daily basis, accurately and independently. Report problems and barriers of note appropriately to the Program Assistant or Program Manager.
  • Plan lessons, facility and community based actives, and develop or make use of creative training/support techniques with people receiving services.
  • Provide special training, such as leading discussions, leading exercise groups, or providing computer training, as assigned.
  • Keep accurate records of attendance. Document transportation/attendance sheet accurately when assigned.
  • Reliably supervise assigned areas during special times, such as lunch or break, to ensure consumer safety.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral crises to assure the safety of consumers and staff. Recognize and report immediately any potential safety or health hazards. Complete unusual incident reports as required and submit to Program Manager.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a cooperative work environment. Assist co-workers as needed. Make positive, creative suggestions for any necessary improvements.
  • Communicate with Support Coordinators, family members, providers and others in a manner that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves. Refer them to the Program Manager or the Community Living Consultant when appropriate.
  • Reliably work scheduled hours, being willing to be flexible occasionally if needed.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Manager

Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired.
  • Good communication and writing skills are required.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license with good driving record, be able to pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screening.
Program Assistant – Community Integration2021-07-07T10:56:10-04:00

Position Objective

Provide the support necessary for people with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their desired lifestyles and increased levels of independence, productivity, and social/physical integration in their community. Schedule, coordinate, facilitate and participate in on-site training opportunities and community-based activities for individuals. Requires use of natural supports, social interaction, volunteerism and recreational/leisure activities such as going to museums, performances, movies, bowling, shopping, etc. Requires positive interactions with community partners and potential partners. Appropriate development and documentation of services provided, such as progress toward service-related goals.

***This position is funded by grant. Ongoing employment beyond the original grant period is contingent upon continued funding.***

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision. Interact with consumers in a pleasant, respectful manner.
  • Work with program participants to identify places and activities in the community that they are interested in visiting and exploring. Provide pre/post training and education regarding these activities to promote positive and informed experiences.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize and facilitate volunteer opportunities, trips into the community and on-site group training for participants to enhance their independence. Research and seek out new community inclusion and related activities to maintain high level of interest and involvement.
  • Transport participants to and from community settings; accompany, supervise and engage with them while they are participating in activities.
  • Coordinate activity schedule/calendar with other Program Assistants and agency staff members.
  • Promote positive community growth through collaboration with community partners, networking in the community and utilizing community resources to assist participants.
  • Document training, support and/or service plans on a daily basis, accurately and independently. As directed, contribute to and conduct Implementation Plans, Quarterly Summary Reports and Annual Reviews. Report problems and barriers of note appropriately to the Assistant
  • Manager or Program Manager.
  • Interact professionally and collaboratively with people receiving services, supervisors, coworkers, and other agency representatives within and outside of the agency.
  • Provide responsible supervision of people receiving services to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumer and policies of each distinct program setting, including community outings and on-site activities.
  • Assist people receiving services in making purchases, if necessary, and returning change and receipts to management.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Assistant Manager or Program Manager.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired. Good communication and writing skills required.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license with a good driving record. Must be able to pass DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screening.
Mental Health Counselor2021-07-07T10:54:50-04:00

Position Objective

Provide and oversee various services that support and promote emotional stability, growth and development for clients. Direct provision of individual therapy services, group therapy services, and psychoeducational groups. Additionally, this position provides direct counseling support in times of need or emotional distress. Conduct regular assessments, interviews and treatment plans as assigned.

Recruits and supervises interns and assists in fostering relationships with institutions of higher education.

This position trains other staff members in identifying potential stressors and responds to referrals from other staff members. This position is responsible for tracking performance measures and service effectiveness.

Program Specific Functions/Standards

  • Participate in planning meetings and other activities as required to gain insight in consumer’s person-centered needs and effectively contribute in person centered planning for independent living (i.e., Annual Support Plan meetings, Implementation Plan meetings, etc.)
  • Collect information about clients and family members through interviews, observations and assessments.
  • Develop treatment plan for meeting individual and group needs and tracking progress of preventative measures or alleviation of distress in relation to treatment goals.
  • Deliver supportive services, such as individual counseling, group therapy, trainings, seminars, etc.
  • Make and review appropriate notations and records of each service specific interaction.
  • Maintain physical and digital clinical records in accordance with agency standards and relevant governing/monitoring bodies.
  • Recruit, train and manage interns to assist in providing personal enrichment services.
  • The ability to respond to consumer issues (routine and emergency) that arise without immediate supervision.
  • Make referrals for clients and or family to community resources when applicable and follow-up to assess efficacy.
  • Conduct follow-up and aftercare interviews with persons formerly receiving services, recording outcomes and plans for future follow-up.
  • The ability to assist consumers in decision making that will allow them as much control as possible over their everyday environments.
  • Ability to anticipate and plan for future services and activities in ways that efficiently make use of available work hours and minimize interference with other routines.
  • Ability to assure a high level of quality in all structured activities contracted with other companies/agencies and complete all documentation correctly and fully as required.
  • Review and comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives, as well as those issued by the, Agency for Health Care Administration, Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources.
  • Must possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for consumers.
  • The ability to advocate for consumers; respecting their rights, choices, and preferences.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on programmatic and consumer needs
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Essential Agency Funtions:

  • Ongoing, responsible supervision of residents to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of that supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumers and policies of each distinct program setting.
  • The ability to perform required responsibilities in all settings without direct supervision.
  • To educate and promote awareness of the agency’s philosophy and mission through community involvement.
  • To electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required.
  • Maintenance of appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Identification with and commitment to the agency’s values of respect and dignity for persons served, the right of people with disabilities to control their own lives as fully as possible, and the importance of integration into the community for people with disabilities.
  • Possession of positive driving record, and safe, reliable automobile for routine transportation of consumers and other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • To recognize abilities, deficits, and interests of residents and assist in developing a plan to address those matters.
  • To believe in and advocate for the right of people with disabilities to participate in community life to the fullest extent possible.
  • The ability to recognize safety concerns and to take the appropriate action to address them.
  • The ability to act responsibly at all times in assuring the safety and general welfare of persons served.
  • Must possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for consumers.

Qualifications

  • Formal Education: Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling or Social Work
  • Skills: Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective goal setting and implementation, and creative and effective problem solving skills
  • Experience: Prior experience in disability services preferred.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of community resources and services, how to address independent living needs and goals, provide individualized training to persons with disabilities, and work within a team environment.
  • Must be able to pass CFS and FDLE background clearance checks
  • Must have a valid Florida driver license with a good driving record, pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
Driver2021-07-07T10:52:51-04:00

Full-Time and Part-Time Available

Position Objective:

To transport individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to and from the day training programs safely and efficiently.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Drive agency vehicle to pick up individuals from their place of residence and transport them to the day program in the morning and transport them to their place of residence in the afternoon.
  • Document and maintain all necessary data including completing required paper and digital trip logs.
  • Provide responsible supervision of people receiving services to assure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. The levels of supervision are dictated by the needs of the consumer and policies of each distinct program setting.

Organization Standards:

  • Emulate The Arc Jacksonville’s Vision, Mission and Values in all daily interactions with participants, family members, guardians, and co-workers.
  • Responsibly supervise individuals to ensure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance skills.
  • Electronically document and record events, activities, training sessions and progress as required. View and utilize organization assigned email and other electronic databases on a regular basis to ensure accurate documentation and adequate communication is maintained.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the organization and the people it serves.
  • Communicate clearly, respectfully and effectively to others through verbal and written methods, including appropriate content, tone and demeanor. Able to listen to and understand others.
  • Immediately address and report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person. Practices and promotes safe work habits and identifies areas to improve work environment.
  • Review and comply with all organizational policies, procedures, handbook and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources. Understand function, requirements, tools and processes of their position and how they fit into department/organization workflow.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the organization’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Possess the emotional stability sufficient for performing all tasks related to the job including times of medical and behavioral crises for individuals.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired.
  • Good communication, computer and writing skills required.
  • Must have valid Florida driver’s license, pass DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screening.
Direct Support Professional — Enhanced Care2021-07-07T10:50:54-04:00

Position Objective

To provide training, support and supervision to people receiving services in a respectful manner that results in the accomplishment of their personal goals; maintenance of health and safety, as well as fostering independent choices and full participation in the general community. This position focuses on supporting people who are aging and or with increased needs in the area of personal care.

Program Specific Job Requirements:

  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of differences, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision. Interact with consumers in a pleasant, respectful manner.
  • Provide training according to the directions given with the implementation plan, reporting any relevant information about progress and changes needed to the Program Manager.
  • Document training, support and/or behavioral plans on a daily basis, accurately and independently, reporting any problems noted with the floor books to the Program Manager.
  • Develop or make use of creative training/support techniques with people receiving services. Conduct recreational/social/educational activities in a group setting.
  • Provide special training, such as leading discussions, leading exercise groups, or providing computer training, as assigned.
  • Provide necessary assistance with meal preparation, feeding, personal care, toileting and transfers.
  • Keep accurate records of attendance. Document transportation sheet accurately when assigned.
  • Reliably supervise assigned areas during lunch, breaks or on community outings to ensure consumer safety. Be alert to seizure activity or change in behavior.
  • Respond to medical and behavioral crises to assure the safety of consumers and staff. Recognize and report immediately any potential safety or health hazards. Complete unusual incident reports as required and submit to Program Manager.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a cooperative work environment. Assist co-workers as needed. Make positive, creative suggestions for any necessary improvements.
  • Communicate with Support Coordinators, family members, providers and others in a manner that promotes a positive image of the Agency and the people it serves. Refer them to the Program Manager or the Community Living Consultant when appropriate.
  • Reliably work scheduled hours, being willing to be flexible occasionally if needed.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Manager.

Agency Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrate and encourage positive, polite interactions with people receiving services in a way that does not reflect personal opinions, values or negative emotions.
  • Review available information to develop a working knowledge of each person served in regard to types of disabilities, medical and behavioral status, personal goals, as well as training/support methods, then use this information to provide effective, individualized interactions and supervision.
  • Assist people in making choices by educating them about options, discussing pros and cons of possible decisions and respecting choices made, unless it is likely to endanger the health and/or safety of an individual.
  • Consistently follow directions given for implementing and documenting training, support and/or behavioral plans without making changes based on personal preferences or style and participate in training to enhance job skills.
  • Interact with co-workers, supervisory and administrative staff in a courteous manner that encourages a positive and cooperative work environment, in addition to talking to Support Coordinators, family members, health care professionals and others in a way that promotes a positive image of the Agency and the people it serves.
  • Immediately report any emergency situations or potential safety hazards to the supervisor, as well as information obtained that may affect the health, safety and/or services for a person.
  • Review and comply with all Agency policies, procedures and directives, as well as those issued by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and other funding sources.
  • Maintain appropriate dress, good hygiene and professional behavior and conduct that reflects positively on the agency’s mission and the people it serves.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours on occasion based on program needs.
  • Possess a positive driving record and safe, reliable automobile for routine transportation of people receiving services and for other work functions, sufficient to meet all applicable legal and insurance requirements.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications
A minimum of one year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred. Experience supervising and working with individuals who have received a mental health diagnosis is desired. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and transfer non-ambulatory individuals for toileting and personal care. Good communication and writing skills required. Must have valid Florida driver’s license, pass a Department of Transportation physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.

ADT Assistant Manager2021-07-07T10:49:08-04:00

Provide case coordination for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences. Schedule and participate in meetings to develop support goals for increasing independence, vocational skills and personal growth. Develop strategies to assist individuals in meeting their goals and guide staff members in providing and documenting services toward goals. Provide regular and periodic reporting required by service regulations. Schedule and oversee scheduling of events and activities related to the service goals of individuals.

Assist in the responsibilities and supervision of Adult Day Training services and department staff members to support the Program Manager. Take lead in the absence of the Program Manager.

Qualifications
Experience working with individuals with developmental differences is desired. Excellent communication and writing skills required. Must have valid Florida driver’s license, be able to pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles. Must be able to pass background and drug screening.

Activity Coach2021-07-07T10:48:15-04:00
The Arc Jacksonville Village is an affordable, independent-living, apartment-style neighborhood designed to maximize community inclusion for adults with intellectual and developmental differences. Living at The Village, residents can realize their potential to live full, meaningful, inclusive and independent lives.

Our Community features 97 affordable one- and two-bedroom rental apartments, a community center with a great room, game and fitness rooms, theater, activity and meeting rooms, computer lab and dining room. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the community center and pool area. Additionally, a swimming pool, picnic area and recreational amenities are on site for residents to enjoy.

We are looking for a part time Activities Coach (evening and weekend hours) with a passion to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to join our team. In this role you will assist in the creation, implementation, and administration of social activities both within the Village community and in the greater Jacksonville community.

Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED required. Associates degree with a major in public administration, public health, nutrition, education, or any related human services field preferred. A minimum of one year of direct experience in recreational and social programs is required. Prior experience serving people with intellectual and developmental differences preferred.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and good driving record with a minimum of three years driving experience required. Must be able to pass a DOT physical and be willing and able to drive agency vehicles.
  • The hours for this position will be mostly evenings and weekends.
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Pay: $12.00 per hour
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