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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 50 years of service, The Arc Jacksonville is a leader among nonprofit organizations assisting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

Employment Application

  1. Download and print.  (Applications that are simply completed and emailed will appear blank.)
    The Arc Employment Application.
  2. Complete application and submit to us:
    • E-Mail:
      hr@arcjacksonville.org
    • Mail:
      The Arc Jacksonville – HR
      1050 North Davis Street
      Jacksonville, FL 32209-6808
    • Fax:
      (904) 355-9616

Current Openings

On-Campus Transition Program Assistant

LOCATION:                     University of North Florida Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:       Assist in managing the day-to-day transition services of students enrolled in an innovative college program for young adults with intellectual disabilities at The University of North Florida.  Assist with program admissions and registrations, creation and maintenance of student schedules, and ensure students are receiving the correct number of instructional hours per week. Assist and direct students as needed. Prepare correspondence, data and other information for the program.  Complete various clerical and administrative tasks, including creation of an organizational system for student and participant records. Maintain directory for students, guardians, and staff. Greet visitors, answer inquiries and market the program to on and off campus community members.

EDUCATION:                  Bachelor’s degree in related field

QUALIFICATIONS:        Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills including ability to multi-task.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher.  Must have positive interpersonal skills, professional appearance and high energy.

Project Specialist (2 positions)

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Plan, develop and provide educational, pre-vocational, vocational and recreational training and support services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in accordance to new federal and state guidelines. The focus of these services is to assist in maximizing choice with regard to inclusion and integration of people with I/DD into their communities in all areas, with particular emphasis on employment. The desired outcome is to document the effectiveness of services to determine best practices for future service delivery.

This position will be responsible for collective extensive data regarding service outcomes and assessment of skills/abilities for various employment related activities.

***This position is part of a demonstration project that is currently government funded by special appropriation for one year ending June 30, 2018. The project will seek funding for a second and third year. There is no guarantee of employment beyond the scope of this demonstration project’s special appropriation funding. 

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Human Services and/or Business fields preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective goal setting and implementation, and creative and effective problem solving skills required. Skills related to business administration, strategic management and quantitative techniques preferable. Prior experience in disability services preferred.

Community Partner Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Build relationships with local companies, small businesses, nonprofit and civic organizations for partnership with project. Secure businesses to provide educational, internship and employment opportunities for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Develop and implement marketing and communications strategy to promote project to companies and to secure meetings; design presentation materials. Research and develop strategy to identify ideal prospective businesses and target market.

Assist in the planning, development and provision of these community supported services in accordance to new federal and state guidelines. The focus of these services is to assist in maximizing choice with regard to inclusion and integration of people with I/DD into their communities in all areas, with particular emphasis on employment. The desired outcome of project is to document the effectiveness of services to determine best practices for future service delivery.

***This position is part of a demonstration project that is currently government funded by special appropriation for one year ending June 30, 2018. The project will seek funding for a second and third year. There is no guarantee of employment beyond the scope of this demonstration project’s special appropriation funding. 

EDUCATION:                 Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

QUALIFICATIONS:       Preferred experience in business development, sales or marketing        

OCT Program Coordinator

LOCATION:    University of North Florida Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Assist OCT Program Director in managing the day-to-day transition services for young adults with intellectual disabilities in a post secondary transition program.  Investigate and implement strategies for OCT students to obtain experiential transitional services in an inclusive environment, implement strategies for students to increase their integration into the university community, oversee recruitment and train UNF students to become mentors. Recruit and support university professors for students to audit courses, as well as act as a liaison regarding student progress. Coordinate events, trainings, and services for students and develop/manage students’ schedules. Conduct and complete student assessments, as well as, be a liaison to parents.  Act as onsite supervisor for AmeriCorps members.  Assist with the management and supervision of summer residential program.  Perform other duties as assigned.   

EDUCATION:   Bachelor’s Degree required. MA/MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education (concentration in Disability Services) or other related fields preferred.  Florida Teaching Certificate desired.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Knowledge of behavior modification and counseling principles desired.  Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills including ability to multi-task.  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher.  Must have positive interpersonal skills, professional appearance and high energy.

Residential Manager

LOCATION:                     Bert Road

JOB DESCRIPTION:       Oversee daily operation of group home.  Schedule and supervise staff.  Ensure continuity of daily services.  Monitor medication administration.  Assist in planning and implementation of resident’s support plans.  Ensure resident’s health care needs are met. Monitor and maintain resident’s finances.  Act as liaison with resident’s families, day training staff, and support coordinators.  Assist in preparation of budget and billing information. 

EDUCATION:                  Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience working in the field of developmental disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:        Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is required.  Experience in supervising required.  Must be reliable, patient, responsible and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Must be willing to maintain 24-hour availability to meet resident and staff needs.  Must have valid Florida driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation.

Part Time Residential Facilitator

JOB DESCRIPTION: To 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.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum 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.

Direct Support Professional (Part Time)

LOCATION:  Downtown — STRIVE Program

JOB DESCRIPTION:       Provide supervision and support to a group of individuals with developmental disabilities in an educational and recreational setting.  Supervise and support individuals in improving their independent living skills and improving motor function.  This position requires the assistance of individuals with toileting, hygiene and feeding.  Maintain progress notes, events calendar and training records for individuals in the program.

EDUCATION:                  High School Diploma or GED

QUALIFICATIONS:        Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is desired.  Effective communication and writing skills required.  Must have valid Florida driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation.

AmeriCorps Members

Interested in giving back to your community?  Would an Education Award help with student debt?  The AmeriCorps Youth Transition Project has Part time positions available to start in August! (Note: At times positions become available after the August start date.  Please email the Program Director with inquiries of open positions.)

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 trainings, 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 kbrenner@arcjacksonville.org.