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In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Job Opportunities


This page was last modified on: 4/15/2014

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 :


Janitorial Crew Leader

Full Time
Defense Supply Center Richmond

Provides supervision and coordination of activities of janitorial workforce cleaning for the agency at off site, government contract locations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Safety: Insures compliance with all safety rules/regulations, including those related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the agency’s Human Rights plan. Maintains safe and clean work areas. Insures that safety is emphasized on a regular basis. Requests repairs and changes when required.
  • Quality: Works with Operations Manager/Supervisor to be sure that the task always meets quality standards. Promptly consults with Operations Manager/Supervisor to correct any deficiencies.
  • Operation: Consults with each employee before task commences to insure maximum quality and labor efficiency throughout entire task. Monitors daily cleaning to be sure task is being performed as scheduled. Performs work in progress inspections.
  • Supplies Requirements: Insures that all supplies are on hand before a task is started and that timely deliveries are scheduled during normal business hours. Consults with manager/supervisor promptly of any foreseen problems.
  • Costs: Fully understands the costs associated with the work and consults with manager/supervisor and employees to find improvements and develop efficiencies.
  • Documentation: Documents incidents and problems. Prepares supply list for supplies needed in a timely manner. Insures daily scheduling of each task is correct.
  • Meetings/Training: Participates in meetings and trainings as required. Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures including policies on discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Valid driver’s license; DMV record insurable at normal rates.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for positive and clear interaction with managers and employees and for completion of documentation in a timely/accurate manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to persuade and motivate others and invoke a positive work atmosphere.
  • Adequate mathematical skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to do repetitious bending at the waist and kneeling.
  • Ability to work from a 6ft. ladder.
  • Computer literate; ability to perform necessary computer tasks on current agency computer programs; ability to complete required training for new programs.

Education/Experience:

  • High school graduate or have acquired a GED preferred, but not required.
  • Janitorial experience.
  • Supervisory experience in a janitorial environment or with a work crew.

Summer Camp Nurse (RN)

Full Time
Hours: Sunday 10 am - Friday 2 pm
Chesterfield, VA

Greater Richmond ARC's Camp Baker is a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on twenty-two wooded acres in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Campers receive care and supervision in a safe, nurturing environment. Camp Baker supports children from age six through adults who have developmental disabilities so they can develop friendships and build self-esteem and achieve higher levels of independence while mastering new skills for community living.

We are looking for a qualified and licensed RN to serve as Summer Camp Nurse in the Camp Baker Health Center. He or she will live at the camp for the duration of the summer and oversee the health and safety of the campers and staff. Reporting to the Director of Camp Baker Services, the Summer Camp Nurse will have direct oversight of the Health Center and must ensure compliance with all regulations and camp policies/procedures. In addition, he or she will supervise the infirmary assistant and any other staff or volunteers assigned to the Health Center.

The ideal candidate for this position is a licensed RN registered in the state of Virginia with previous experience as a camp nurse at a special needs camp. He or she must have a genuine desire to work with those who are disabled, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Fluent English speaking and writing skills, empathy and the ability to listen, good time management skills, and professional dress, speech, and behavior are all required for this position.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the preseason set-up and the postseason closing of the Health Center, which includes performing an opening/closing inventory of all supplies and equipment and ordering supplies/equipment as needed and approved.
  • Helps develop and implement the camp orientation program with particular emphasis on medical policy/procedure and/or medically related material and information.
  • Helps screen and interview prospective campers and recommends admission/placement.
  • Maintains and monitors all medical and health records of campers and staff and all other Health Center documentation (log books, medications records, body checks, incident reports, seizure reports, etc.) and ensures proper confidentiality of all documentation/records.
  • Identifies pertinent camper medical needs (caution sheets, special diets, etc.) and ensures that this information is communicated with the appropriate camp staff.
  • Ensures the safe procurement, storage, dispensing, administration, and documentation of all medications.
  • Administers medications as prescribed by individual physicians and maintains the Medication Administration Record.
  • Sets and maintains standards of emergency care to minimize the possibility of accident or illness at Camp Baker and informs the Director of any patterns of illness, health hazards, injuries and/or accidents.
  • Provide for proper nursing intervention regarding camper and/or staff illness, condition, or emergency care and makes appropriate referrals and provides for follow up care as warranted.
  • Reports any suspicion of camper abuse to the Director immediately, including suspicions of abuse that may have occurred before or during a camper’s stay at Camp Baker, helps investigate any alleged abuse, and collaborates with the Director in reporting to appropriate authorities.
  • Administers immediate first aid to injured parties, performs nursing assessments, implements nursing intervention as guided by nursing judgment, refers to services as indicated, and arranges for client transport.
  • Monitors and maintains all medical insurance claims, doctor or hospital payments, etc.
  • Complies with and enforces all Department of Health and ACA regulations that are applicable at Camp Baker.
  • Complies with and enforces all guidelines of all other agencies that have regulatory jurisdiction over Camp Baker.
  • Complies with and enforces Camp Baker's Medical Policy and all other Camp Baker policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Informs Director of all staff related problems or concerns.
  • Lives at the camp from commencement of management training week until the end of the summer camp season (must be 24/7 on camp grounds from Sunday 10:00 am until Friday 2:00 pm).
  • Develops daily staff/intern/volunteer schedules, makes staff/intern/volunteer assignments, and monitors and supports implementation of schedules/assignments.
  • Contacts and addresses client concerns with case managers and parents.
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Maintains open communication with camp families.
  • Works with the CBS Office Manager to gather campers’ medical forms for summer camp and to ensure health, safety, and accreditation standards are met.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • RN License; Virginia State Registration.
  • Previous experience as a camp nurse at a special needs camp preferred.
  • Knowledge of the American Camping Association Health and Wellness standards and accreditation process.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid Waiver regulations, health department, fire department, and protective services and human rights regulations.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and competing priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Able to produce program reports and complete all required consumer and program documentation on time.
  • Computer literate and able to learn new skills and technologies.
  • Able to develop and maintain professional working relationships with consumers and their families, GRARC staff, and personnel in other agencies.
  • Able to participate in a team approach to agency and program operations.
  • Experience in a supervisory/management role a plus.
  • Genuine desire to work with the disabled.
  • Neat, clean, and professional appearance.
  • Highly professional and dependable.
  • Able to be 24/7 on camp grounds from Sunday 10:00 am until Friday 2:00 pm from commencement of management training week until end of the summer camp season.

Summer Camp Infirmary Assistant

Full Time
Chesterfield, VA

Greater Richmond ARC's Camp Baker is a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on twenty-two wooded acres in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Campers receive care and supervision in a safe, nurturing environment. Camp Baker supports children from age six through adults who have developmental disabilities so they can develop friendships and build self-esteem and achieve higher levels of independence while mastering new skills for community living.

We are looking for an up-beat, caring, and outgoing individual to serve as Summer Camp Counselor/Infirmary Assistant. He or she will live at the camp for the duration of the summer and provide individual and group supervision, personal care, and activities for clients attending our summer camp programs. Reporting to the Summer Camp Nurse and/or the Director of Camp Baker Services, he or she will lead activities and ensure that all campers have the opportunity to be involved in activities that meet individual goals and the agency's mission and will help the Nurse in the Health Center ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff.

The ideal candidate for this position has at least one to two years of college with coursework in special education, psychology, recreation, and/or therapy. Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred but not required. He or she must have a genuine desire to work with those who are disabled, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED and/or medication administration training a plus. Fluent English speaking and writing skills, empathy and the ability to listen, good time management skills, and professional dress, speech, and behavior are all required for this position.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides supervision and assistance to campers during program activities, ensuring each camper has the opportunity to be involved in activities that meet the agency’s mission and the individual’s goals.
  • Helps the Nurse with the duties of the Health Center, which includes maintaining documents and files, helping in emergencies, providing basic first aid (if certified), and other duties assigned by the Nurse.
  • Helps campers with personal hygiene and eating needs.
  • Provides support during water activities, arts and crafts, nature, recreation, and other programs.
  • Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Attends staff orientation program prior to the start of camp.
  • Complies with and enforces all safety policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to all agency policies governing safety, discrimination/harassment, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the agency’s Human Rights plan.
  • Complies with and enforces all Camp Baker policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required; one to two years of college preferred.
  • Experience in the areas of special education, psychology, recreation, and/or therapy preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid/AED and/or medication administration training a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of programs/activities provided in a summer camp environment preferred.
  • Able to complete paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Genuine desire to work with the disabled.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

Summer Camp Counselor

Full Time
Chesterfield, VA

Greater Richmond ARC's Camp Baker is a full-service, handicap-equipped retreat facility located on twenty-two wooded acres in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Campers receive care and supervision in a safe, nurturing environment. Camp Baker supports children from age six through adults who have developmental disabilities so they can develop friendships and build self-esteem and achieve higher levels of independence while mastering new skills for community living.

We are looking for up-beat, caring, and outgoing individuals to serve as Summer Camp Counselors. The Summer Camp Counselor will live at the camp for the duration of the summer and provide individual and group supervision, personal care, and activities for clients attending our summer camp programs. Reporting to the Summer Camp Coordinator and/or the Director of Camp Baker Services, he or she will lead activities and ensure that all campers have the opportunity to be involved in activities that meet individual goals and the agency's mission.

The ideal candidate for this position has at least one to two years of college with coursework in special education, psychology, recreation, and/or therapy. Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred but not required. He or she must have a genuine desire to work with those who are disabled, excellent communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills. Fluent English speaking and writing skills, empathy and the ability to listen, good time management skills, and professional dress, speech, and behavior are all required for this position.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provides supervision and assistance to campers during program activities, ensuring each camper has the opportunity to be involved in activities that meet the agency’s mission and the individual’s goals.
  • Helps campers with personal hygiene and eating needs.
  • Helps with cabin watch according to assigned schedule.
  • Provides support during water activities, arts and crafts, nature, recreation, and other programs.
  • Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.
  • Attends staff orientation program prior to the start of camp.
  • Complies with and enforces all safety policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to all agency policies governing safety, discrimination/harassment, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the agency’s Human Rights plan.
  • Complies with and enforces all Camp Baker policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required; one to two years of college preferred.
  • Experience in the areas of special education, psychology, recreation, and/or therapy preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Able to implement and support activities following lesson plans and direction from the lead counselor/specialist.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to lead small and large groups of campers.
  • Knowledge of programs/activities provided in a summer camp environment preferred.
  • Able to complete paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Genuine desire to work with the disabled.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Document Imaging Operator

Part Time
Richmond, VA

To provide clerical and scanning support to ARC Industrial Services document imaging operation

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Review, scan, and count documents to ensure information is accurately scanned into the automated system in accordance with ARC Industrial Services work standards.
  • Scan and/or process 10,500 documents as a minimum daily requirement to meet standard (scanning only).
  • Prep documents for scanning as necessary.
  • Meets all work standards and other elements when completing processing tasks, including completion of production reports.
  • Maintain accuracy standard of 95% or greater after training period, (includes document prep, document imaging and production reporting).
  • Adheres to all document imaging operating procedures.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, including those related to safety, discrimination/harassment, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Agency’s Human Rights Plan.
  • Annually submit to a background check and maintain a favorable status.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of business English, mathematics, general office procedures, office equipment, standard business forms and filing system principles.
  • Ability to collect and to organize materials for reports.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to perform high volume, repetitive manual tasks requiring attention to detail and to meet all required standards.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Education/Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Clerical experience involving the performance of various office services.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills and abilities may substitute for education/experience noted above.

Candidates with disabilities (mental, physical or other disabilities) are strongly encouraged to apply.



Document Preparation Clerk

Part Time
Richmond, VA

Part time position for persons with disabilities whose primary duties are related to learning new job skills while working on scanning and production assignments in ARC Industrial Services (AIS).

Retrieve, record, organize and prepare file contents (documents, pictures etc.) for electronic scanning; ensures all relevant documents are accurately batched.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Retrieve, record, and prepare related documents for scanning.
  • Prepares at least 6,000 pages on a daily basis, following standard document preparation procedures at 95% accuracy level.
  • Accurately measures work at the close of business each day and records measured results on production report.
  • Identifies documents included in files that may need additional prep work (torn documents, oversized, 3-D items); promptly notifies the appropriate personnel.
  • Meets all work standards and other elements when completing preparation tasks, including completion of production reports.
  • Adheres to all document prep operating procedures.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, including those related to safety, discrimination/harassment, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Agency’s Human Rights plan.
  • Annually submit to a background check and maintain a favorable status.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of business English and mathematics, office operational principles, office equipment, standard business forms.
  • Demonstrates ability to arrange work in alpha/numeric sequence.
  • Demonstrates ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform high volume, repetitive manual tasks requiring attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates skills in operating equipment applicable to the job.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Education/Experience:

  • High school graduate.
  • Office services experience involving the performance of clerical related duties.
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of the noted knowledge/skills may be substituted for requirements noted above.

Candidates with disabilities (mental, physical or other disabilities) are strongly encouraged to apply.



Counselor

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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

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