Join The Arc Jacksonville’s Team
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 difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A well-established agency with over 50 years of service, The Arc Jacksonville is a leader among nonprofit organizations in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
Complete application and submit to us:
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: The Arc Jacksonville – HR
1050 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6808
- Fax: (904) 355-9616
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.
LocationThe Arc Jacksonville Village
Job DescriptionThe Arc Jacksonville lifestyle encourages independent living, socializing and sharing among community members and promotes community engagement to enjoy the educational, employment and recreational opportunities found throughout the thriving metropolitan Jacksonville area. We are currently looking for a part time (evenings and weekends included) person with a passion to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to join our team. Assist in the design, implementation, management and continuously enhance recreational and social opportunities for the community. Responsible for implementation of resident physical fitness, nutrition, personal health management, and socio-emotional growth and development programming activities. Provide mentorship to residents.
EducationHigh school diploma or GED required. Associates degree with a major in public administration, public health, nutrition, education, or any related human services field preferred.
QualificationsA minimum of one year of direct experience in recreational and social programs. Prior experience serving people with intellectual and developmental differences preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of holistic wellness programming (physical fitness, nutritional diet, personal health, and socio-emotional) and teamwork principles desired. Must have valid Florida driver's license with good driving record and at least three years of driving experience. Must have reliable, insured transportation. Must be able to pass a DOT physical and be capable of and willing to drive agency vehicles.
Job DescriptionTo provide supervision of individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting to ensure safety, comfort, and protection of individual rights. Provide direction, assistance and support for all aspects of self-care and daily living activities. Assist in dealing with medical, behavioral, and emotional issues. Assist in meal preparation, laundry and housekeeping chores. Complete required documentation and paperwork.
EducationHigh School Diploma or GED
QualificationsMinimum of one year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is required. Must have good communication skills and be energetic, reliable, patient, and responsible. Must have valid Florida driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation. Must be able to pass a DOT physical and be capable and willing to drive agency vehicles.
AmeriCorps members provide service to adults with disabilities at our Downtown, Westside, Southside and UNF locations. Members work one-on-one and in small groups with students/clients with intellectual disabilities in the following positions:
- Independent Living Mentor- Uses creativity to facilitate a variety of activities to build skills and enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities while promoting community inclusion.
- Work Readiness Mentor- Facilitates training courses which prepare individuals with disabilities to enter the workforce. Assists students in securing internships on UNF campus.
- Wellness Mentor – Assists individuals with disabilities in living more healthful lives, from nutrition, to fitness, to stress management, etc.
- Academic Advisor – Tutors individuals with disabilities in basic reading, math and language skills; Pre-GED coursework; provides in class support.
- Financial Literacy Mentor – Provides critical assistance in improving the understanding of budgeting and basic money management.
- Volunteer Recruiter – Networks and engages the community to volunteer within the agency.
Members are required to attend monthly meetings, all required training, and community service projects as scheduled.
A demonstrated record of leadership and community service is required. A 12 month commitment is required. Candidates must pass a drug screening, as well as local and federal background screenings.
AmeriCorps service begins early August with a mandatory 2 week orientation & training. Service is completed at the end of July the following year.
Part Time members serve an average of 20 hours/week and receive a biweekly stipend of $250. Upon successful completion of service a $2,750 Education Award is granted.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
LocationAll Locations of The Arc Jacksonville
Job DescriptionThe Arc Jacksonville is recruiting VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Members to serve in the Jacksonville, Florida community expanding The Arc Jacksonville’s capacity to serve Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (Autism, Prader Willie, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disabilities). This is not an employment position, however VISTA members do receive a living stipend every two weeks during their year of service (aprox. $11,200 for the year) At the end of the year they qualify for an education award of $5,200. They receive a health benefit, life insurance and some other benefits during their service. For additional information about VISTA service: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp
EducationBachelor’s degree desired
QualificationsExperience working in the field of developmental disabilities with knowledge of supports and services available to the disabled community. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience working in all Microsoft Office software and presentation software. Valid Florida Driver’s License with reliable, insured transportation.
** Education may be waived at the discretion of the agency.