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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

VISTA – The Arc Jacksonville Village Volunteer and Community Partner Development

Service summary:
Implement, evaluate, and expand an Agency volunteer program by building a coalition of volunteers and developing community partnerships.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Provide trainings to staff on volunteer utilization

Conduct needs assessment for volunteer program

Recruit volunteers and train to assist with providing services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and/or mental health diagnosis.

Maintain Volunteer Data base.

Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program.

Qualifications:
Demonstrated success in achieving professional goals with the ability to meet deadlines, work efficiently and independently while handling various projects simultaneously. Must have demonstrated proficiency in a variety of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must enthusiastically embrace the notion that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued members of our community and should have an array of cutting edge and quality services and supports to choose from.

Education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred

VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Members 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).  VISTA positions are administrative full time positions.  These are full time positions. VISTA members can be students and/or have other employment during their service.  .  VISTA members will receive a living stipend every two weeks approximately  $990 per month during their year of service (aprox. $11,880) At the end of the year they qualify for an education award of approximately $5,600 (it is the amount of the Segal Education award the year you complete service).  They also receive some relocation expenses, a health benefit, life insurance, if eligible – childcare, and some other benefits during service. The VISTA Member Handbook list all benefits:  https://www.vistacampus.gov/lessons/vista-member-handbook

VISTA: Marketing and Development

Service summary:

Increase the overall perception of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) and expand their level and ease of access to services and resources by assisting with donor and volunteer communications, leading social media marketing and researching individuals/companies and best practices.

 Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Oversee all aspects of the agency social media, including but not limited to management, development, updating and tracking of all channels
  • Maintain an accurate and current database, ensuring information is input correctly and in a timely manner
  • Lead creation and production of e-newsletter
  • Attend and assist with the two signature fundraising events, and additional events as needed

Qualifications:

Demonstrated success in achieving professional goals with the ability to meet deadlines, work efficiently and independently while handling various projects simultaneously. Must have demonstrated proficiency in a variety of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must enthusiastically embrace the notion that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued members of our community and should have an array of cutting edge and quality services and supports to choose from. Reliable transportation required.

Education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred

Graphic design, photography and videography experience preferred

VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Members 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).  VISTA positions are administrative full time positions.  These are full time positions. VISTA members can be students and/or have other employment during their service.  .  VISTA members will receive a living stipend every two weeks approximately  $990 per month during their year of service (aprox. $11,880) At the end of the year they qualify for an education award of approximately $5,600 (it is the amount of the Segal Education award the year you complete service).  They also receive some relocation expenses, a health benefit, life insurance, if eligible – childcare, and some other benefits during service. The VISTA Member Handbook list all benefits:  https://www.vistacampus.gov/lessons/vista-member-handbook

Please direct inquires to Human Resources at 1050 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32209  HR@arcjacksonville.org     

Bachelor’s Level Practitioner / CBHT 

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Provide training, support and counseling to people with mental illnesses, as well as individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities, documenting progress in case notes.  Plan and lead small group activities.

EDUCATION:    Bachelors in Psychology or related human services field (preferred).

QUALIFICATIONS:      Should have at least 1,000 hours of direct service working in the field of Mental Health or Dual (MI/DD) Diagnoses. Must have certification as a Behavioral Health Technician in the state of Florida or Bachelors in Psychology or related field.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as are organizational and time management abilities.  Should be eager to expand professional knowledge and methods through training.  Must have computer experience in Word and Excel.  Must have a valid Florida Driver License and reliable transportation.

Excellent entry level position for a person interested in
utilizing leadership skills and developing administrative work experience.

Personal Enrichment Counselor

JOB DESCRIPTION:    Develop and maintain individual and group trainings and seminars for residents of The Arc Jacksonville Village and their families focused upon interpersonal relationships, transition, boundaries, sexual issues and any other potential barriers to success.  Provide direct counseling support in times of need or emotional distress.  Recruit and supervise interns and assist in fostering relationship with institutions of higher education.  Train other staff members in identifying potential stressors and respond to referrals from other staff members.  Share in managerial responsibilities for Community Center throughout the week.  Responsible for tracking performance measures and service effectiveness.

EDUCATION:    Master’s degree required. Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling preferred.  Master’s degree in Social Work or related human services field also considered.

QUALIFICATIONS:    Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills, interpersonal skills, effective goal setting and implementation, and creative and effective problem solving skills required.  Prior experience in disability services preferred.  Must have demonstrated 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 have a valid Florida driver’s license and good driving record.  Must be able to pass background clearance and pre-employment drug testing.

Supported Living Coach (Part Time)

JOB DESCRIPTON:   Assist individuals to increase independence by learning new skills within the context of their daily life (i.e. meal planning and preparation skills, money management, consumer skills, support counseling, community mobility, etc.) in order to increase independence.  Facilitate expanded participation within the community, the development of relationships with non-disabled persons, and access to natural supports.  This service includes in-home supports.

EDUCATION:  Associate’s degree* with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science and two years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science.  *Experience can be substituted for required college on a year-for-year basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, effective goal setting and implementation, and creative and effective problem solving skills.  Experience in disability services (at least one year of direct service to persons with disabilities); preferred experience in personal care giving and/or home aide services. Demonstrated 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.

Employment Specialist

LOCATION:  Based out of the Westside office

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Employment Specialist is responsible for assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all stages of the job search process. Responsibilities include helping individuals identify career goals, develop job skills, search for employment opportunities, and write and submit applications. Additional responsibilities include on-the-job training and follow along services, assisting individuals in understanding changes to benefits based on employment income and building relationships with local employers to develop employment opportunities.

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources or business administration plus a minimum of one year working in the field of employment, counseling, job placement, job coaching or related experience working with persons with disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:     Must be self-motivated and ambitious with excellent written and organizational skills and be capable of completing required paperwork as scheduled.  Must be professional, dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic, flexible and dependable.  Must be available to work nights and weekends when necessary. Must have valid Florida driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation.

Direct Support Professional 

LOCATION:  Downtown

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.

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.