This page was last modified on: 11/27/2013
Creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities takes a dynamic, committed and top-notch workforce. The Greater Richmond ARC, an equal-opportunity employer, is always looking for good candidates to join our team. We look to hire innovative, knowledgeable, team-oriented and reliable employees to staff our many programs and locations.
We hire people from diverse backgrounds, and roles at the agency vary greatly. Yet ask any ARC employee what he or she loves about working here, and you'll get surprisingly similar answers:
- They believe in the mission of the ARC; they know their hard work helps people with disabilities live as full a life as possible.
- Every victory—small or large—is rewarding.
- They are focused on helping individuals achieve tangible outcomes and on meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations.
Some of our positions are targeted for people with disabilities under the AbilityOne Program, providing employment for people with severe disabilities through federally contracted job projects.
Full-time positions offer medical and dental benefits, time-off plans and retirement plans. Part-time positions provide flexible options in our programs.
To apply, a completed application is required.
All new employees are required to submit official transcripts or a copy of their diploma or degree, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States on their date of hire.
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Greater Richmond ARC. All qualified applicants will be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted by ARC for the next step in the selection process. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide application status updates. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification but their application will remain on file for 90 days and may be considered for similar vacancies should they occur.
We currently have the following openings :
Full time with benefits
Provides the Agency with direct training and supervision of consumers in a production setting, mobile crew or other alternative training activity.
- Implements and tracks progress toward training programs that are reflective of goals of the IWRP (Individual Written Rehabilitation Plan) for each consumer supervised, using appropriate training and behavior management techniques.
- Trains consumers in social, behavior, vocational, and life skills that are necessary for the workplace.
- Sets up and supervises production or service activities, consulting with assistant trainers, lead personnel or others to insure good workflow, cost efficiency, and quality control.
- Completes all documentation, such as time cards/payroll, daily production reporting, progress tracking of individual consumer rehab goals and incident reports.
- Works closely with rehabilitation support personnel in development of the IWRP and in ensuring that consumers’ strengths, abilities, needs, and preferences are considered.
- Adheres to all Agency policies related to safety, discrimination/ harassment, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), agency’s Human Rights plan, and all other applicable federal and state employment laws.
- Participates in team meetings and training sessions.
- Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures.
- Completes all assignments related to program objectives.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Valid driver’s license; DMV record insurable at normal rates.
- Excellent oral and written skills for positive and clear interaction with consumers/staff and for completion of documentation.
- Knowledge of developmental disabilities including mental retardation and physical disabilities.
- Knowledge of positive behavior management techniques.
- Adequate mathematical skills.
- Ability to lift 50 pounds.
- High school graduate preferred.
- Production experience preferred.
- Experience working with disabled population helpful.
Full time with benefits / Part Time / PRN
Multiple Openings / Various Shifts
The Greater Richmond ARC is seeking qualified applicants for the Saunders Ave location in Richmond, VA, and the Camp Baker location in Chesterfield, VA.
Client Counselors provide supervision and leadership to persons with disabilities. The responsibilities, not all inclusive, are:
- Provide personal care and create a safe, fun, and learning-focused environment for clients.
- Complete accurately all necessary client-related paperwork (monthly and incident reports, individual and group logs, etc.).
- Participate with program director in ISP meetings.
- Accompany assigned participants on group activities and outings.
- Provide backup support and assistance to peers as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned and according to the job description.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- High school diploma or GED required.
- Pass criminal background check.
- Experience providing support/care to disabled individuals and have experience leading meaningful activities for individuals and groups.
- Valid Virginia Driver’s License and acceptable driving record with at least 3 years of experience. Please provide a copy of your driving record with your application.
- CNA certification, CPR/First Aid and medication administration training a plus.
The Greater Richmond ARC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All hiring decisions are based on non-discriminatory factors without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era, special disabled, other covered, or newly separated veteran. In addition, the Greater Richmond ARC engages in affirmative action efforts, where appropriate, to employ, train and promote qualified minorities, women, the disabled, and Vietnam Era, special disabled, other covered, or newly separated veterans.