Employment

Wanted: Employees with Compassion, Vision and Talent

As a recognized leader in the field of developmental disabilities for more than 60 years, we’re growing rapidly and invite you to explore career opportunities with us. The Arc of Washington County is also one of the area’s top ten employers, with over 600 employees providing services to nearly 900 individuals! We are looking for dedicated, compassionate and caring individuals to join our team.

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Title TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL IV – MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL – STEPPING STONES
Position Type: Part Time: 20 hrs per week; Mon-Wed – flexible hours.
Position Summary:

SALARIED BASED ON 20 HOURS PER WEEK – Flesible Hours.

Provision and coordination of clinical services such as individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy and consultation for the Stepping Stones program participants. The Stepping Stones Program offers services to children and young adults between the ages of 6 and 21 with Autism and mental health issues. The program is designed to facilitate the development of independent living skills, social skills, self care skills, communication skills and work skills. The program frequently incorporates the use of a “sensory room” into its after-school, weekend and summer care programs.

Qualification Requirements

Master’s Degree in Psychology from an accredited college or university OR Licensed Graduate Social Worker OR Certified Professional Counselor or other Licensed Mental Health Professional OR master’s or Doctorate Degree in Special Education or related field with five (5) years experience provided training or consultation on Autism Spectrum Disorder.. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have the capability to safely transport persons served. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to implement proper restraint techniques.

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Title General Application
Position Summary:

We accept general applications if you are interested in multiple positions at The Arc. Fill out a general application here. To search and apply for specific positions, please review the list below.

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Title Professional Support I – SEP – Career Counselor
Position Type: Full time: 35 hours weekly – Sun-Sat. Must be flexible; morning and evening shifts, rotating weekends.
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff is to assist individuals with work assignments in a community setting and to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs. .

Qualification Requirements

This entry-level position requires no experience although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population preferred. HS diploma or GED required.  Must possess a valid driver license and have capability to safely transport persons served and provide direct care services. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to implement proper restraint techniques to ensure person served safety

Job Specific Competencies

Will assist persons served in the completion of any/all of their job duties that are necessary for the maintenance of adequate production levels
Will insure clear communication between persons served and employers in matters relative to the person served’s employment
Will be responsible in the procurement of career opportunities under the supervision of the designee
Will be responsible for off-site work crews as needed to promote community integration
Will provide persons served with on-going job/module training and follow-up as assigned to promote vocational rehabilitation to the maximum potential of their desire (i.e. social skills, budgeting, mobility training)
Will create or rewrite task analysis based upon person served’s needs and employer requirements at the discretion of the supervisor
Will complete necessary documentation relative to persons served vocational training and progress
Will assist each person served in the development of learning aides and/or adaptive equipment determinant for performance of his/her job duties
Will maintain quality control for all contracts and meet deadlines within time allotted
Will assist with the completion of time studies according to DOL guidelines
Will be responsible for the physical maintenance of the assigned work areas and vehicles, reporting needed maintenance to the SEP Program Manager
Act as an advocate for individual during the IP process and provide supporting documentation

Other duties as assigned.

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Title LPN II – HOME BASED – RESIDENTIAL SERVICES PRN
Position Type: Non-Exempt: PRN
Position Summary:

Will practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in compliance with the COMAR regulations including the Nurse Practice Act and the Developmental Disabilities regulations.  Must be licensed to practice in Maryland.  One year of clinical nursing experience preferred; one year of working with developmental disabilities or similar population preferred.    Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience.    Position requires lifting,
transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety

Qualification Requirements

Must be licensed to practice in  Maryland.   Must have two years of clinical nursing experience or six months experience as an LPN I.  One year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population preferred.

Job Specific Competencies
Will   work under the direct supervision of the RN Case Manager or designee for all   nursing responsibilities
Ensures   that individuals receive appropriate medical services (medical, dental and   psychiatric appointments; lab and diagnostic studies; medical and dental   procedures, etc.) in a timely manner.
Provides   nursing care to assigned persons served. Observes the condition of the   individual and reports significant changes to the RN Case Manager.
Ensures   the Authorization for Use of Mechanical Supports are completed annually and   when there is a change in supports used; ensuring that Instructions for Use   of Mechanical Supports remain current.
Completes   annual reviews for individuals prior to annual IP including the Annual   Nursing Summary of the individual’s history during the past year.
Ensures   that 90-day authorizations for restraints/sedation for medical purposes are   completed.
Ensures   that nursing recommendations for over-the-counter topical products are   completed by the RN.
Completes   documentation of the assessments to ensure that completed assessments are   available in the home within two (2) weeks of the assessment date.
Ability   to work extended hours including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Ability   to work independently .
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Title Professional Support III – Day Services – TRANSPORTATION – BUS DRIVER
Position Type: HOURLY – PT – 27.5 hrs/wk
Position Summary:

M-F – 7:00 – 9:30 AM and 2:00-5:00 PM

HS Diploma/GED required.  CLD-P and current DOT physical required.  This position requires seven (7) years of driving experience. This entry-level position requires no experience, although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred.

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Title PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT I – AWAKENINGS FT & PRN
Position Type: FT & PRN
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff I is to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs. This entry-level position requires a HS Diploma/GED; one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety.

Qualification Requirements

High School Diploma Required. Experience with persons with disabilities, mental health problems, adjustment disorders and/or juveniles with legal involvement is preferred.

Job Specific Competencies

Shows initiative and creativity to keep individuals time structured with a variety of activities to meet individual goals and program goals
Knowledge of and follows the needs of the individual as outlined in Annual Plan (OT, PT, Sensory, Education, Motor Skills, Community, Communication, Activities of Daily Living, Vocation)
Thorough knowledge of Behavioral Support Plans/Behavioral Guidelines and follows procedures accordingly
Facilitates individual choices in community integration and social interaction
Aware of and assists individuals with spending limits, purchases and budgeting their money accordingly as well as reports to supervisors when individual is in need of more money
Will work to assure that the individual’s support services/day programming/work are a reflection of their likes, desires, and needs
Reports environmental/vehicle/equipment issues to supervisor effectively and in a timely manner to ensure a safe environment that is in good repair
Knowledge of individuals dietary restrictions and needs and adheres to their protocol
Maintains and respects agency property, individual property and cleanliness of environment
Assists and completes recycling, green house, gardening, market stand, and other ventures as scheduled
Other duties as assigned.

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Title PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT I – CSLA – FT, PT & PRN
Position Type: Full Time, Part Time, & PRN positions available
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff I is to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs.

Part time positions available. Shifts to include afternoons into evenings, overnights and weekends. For example: Thursday 10p-8a, Friday and Saturday 10p-9a OR Tuesday thru Friday 2p-9p and Saturday 9a-9p OR work a straight thru shift with sleep time. Numerous schedules that are easy to work with.

Qualification Requirements

This entry-level position requires no experience although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety.

Job Specific Competencies

Assist with household purchases with respect to the needs of individuals and the budget
Assist with purchases for individuals with respect to their needs and available funds
Will assist with all individual monthly spend downs
Will work to assure that the individual’s home is a reflection of their likes, desires, and needs
Completes work orders promptly to ensure a safe environment that is in good repair
Prepare and serve meals as ordered by the physician and in accordance with the prepared menu
Maintains and respects the individual’s personal belongings
Maintain on-sight records in the homes
Responsible for medication administration
Assist with assuring that licensing requirements are met within the individual’s home
Other duties as assigned.

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Title Professional Support I – Residential -FT, PT & PRN
Position Type: FULL TIME, PART TIME & PRN POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff I is to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs.

Full and part time positions available. Shifts to include afternoons into evenings, overnights and weekends. For example: Thursday 10p-8a, Friday and Saturday 10p-9a OR Tuesday thru Friday 2p-9p and Saturday 9a-9p OR work a straight thru shift with sleep time. Numerous schedules that are easy to work with.

Qualification Requirements

This entry-level position requires no experience although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety.

Job Specific Competencies

Assist with household purchases with respect to the needs of individuals and the budget
Assist with purchases for individuals with respect to their needs and available funds
Will assist with all individual monthly spend downs
Will work to assure that the individual’s home is a reflection of their likes, desires, and needs
Completes work orders promptly to ensure a safe environment that is in good repair
Prepare and serve meals as ordered by the physician and in accordance with the prepared menu
Maintains and respects the individual’s personal belongings
Maintain on-sight records in the homes
Responsible for medication administration
Assist with assuring that licensing requirements are met within the individual’s home
Other duties as assigned.

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Title PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT STAFF I – CNA – FT/PT/PRN
Position Type: FT/PT/PRN
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff I is to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs.

Full Time, part time, & PRN positions available. Shifts to include afternoons into evenings, overnights and weekends. For example: Thursday 10p-8a, Friday and Saturday 10p-9a OR Tuesday thru Friday 2p-9p and Saturday 9a-9p OR work a straight thru shift with sleep time. Numerous schedules that are easy to work with.

Qualification Requirements

This entry-level position requires no experience although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires CNA certification valid in Maryland or certified in another state and eligible to be certified in Maryland; lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety.

Job Specific Competencies

Assist with household purchases with respect to the needs of individuals and the budget
Assist with purchases for individuals with respect to their needs and available funds
Will assist with all individual monthly spend downs
Will work to assure that the individual’s home is a reflection of their likes, desires, and needs
Completes work orders promptly to ensure a safe environment that is in good repair
Prepare and serve meals as ordered by the physician and in accordance with the prepared menu
Maintains and respects the individual’s personal belongings
Maintain on-sight records in the homes
Responsible for medication administration
Assist with assuring that licensing requirements are met within the individual’s home
Other duties as assigned.

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Title PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT VII – TRANSPORTATION – PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Position Type: Non-Exempt: FT, M-F
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support VII- Transportation Program Coordinator is to serve as a hands-on team member providing programmatic scheduling and management of the Day Services vehicles, and transportation needs. This Coordinator will actively monitor and coordinate bus routes, vehicle maintenance and upkeep, and day-to-day transportation for individuals served in Day Services. The Program Coordinator must be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently and monitor programs consistent with the standards set forth by DDA regulations. Types of support may include, but are not limited to: safely transport individuals with disabilities in a vehicle that accommodates 15 persons or more throughout the Washington County region, support in the community, job coaching and training, personal care, support with health and wellness, support to reach outcomes and goals.  This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the needs of persons served.

Qualification Requirements

AA degree required plus one (1) year direct care experience OR HS Diploma and two (2) years direct care experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license along with current DOT physical and seven (7) years of driving experience.  Must possess a valid CDL as required by the Department of Transportation and have the capability to safely transport persons served.

Job Specific Competencies

Will be responsible for the coordination of Day Services vehicles, including maintenance and scheduling.
Operates the bus within the guidelines of the Maryland commercial driver’s license handbook which includes proper pre-trip inspection, mechanical failure reports, and vehicle cleanliness.
Coordinates services times with persons served, families and other programs or agencies, and other related parties
Prepares correspondence to persons served, families programs or agencies in a timely and professional manner.
Responsible for and available to monitor the timely arrival and departure times for all drivers and persons receiving services
Responsible for assuring that all vehicles meet DOT standards, state and local licensing requirements and other regulations
Will conduct or delegate safe driving training in service for all new hires
Will be responsible for participating in the development, implementation, documentation, and monitoring of safety procedures and protocols within the ARC-WC
Will perform other duties assigned by supervisor
Recognizes the responsibility to report any suspected abuse and or neglect of individuals
Actively participate in staff meetings, take leadership role, and provide agenda items concerning  transportation
Assumes a leadership role in the workplace under the direction of supervisor
Take leadership role under the direction of the supervisor  in orienting, training and mentoring of new employees
Provides assistance to supervisor as requested
Will demonstrate consistent leadership within department
Will demonstrate leadership throughout the agency
Takes an active role in weekly supervision meetings
Provide support to individuals in the community, in order to meet their needs, desires and preferences
Provide individualized support and programming according to the needs of the individual
Participates in training related to program or individual needs
Completes hourly timesheets, cost codes and any other pertinent documentation for individuals in a timely fashion
Provide positive behavioral support to individuals per IP recommendations

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Title TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL II – HR COORDINATOR
Position Type: FULL TIME, HOURLY
Position Summary:

Provides assistance in a wide variety of HR activities including recruiting, benefits administration, FMLA, Workers Comp, drug-free workplace program, etc.  Assists with employee communications, including employee newsletter, benefits presentations, as well as other HR communications.

Qualification Requirements

Must possess Associate Degree in Business with HR focus (Bachelor’s preferred) and two (2) years Human Resources experience with some experience in Recruitment, Benefits, Workers’ Comp, FMLA and LOA.  Must be proficient in Publisher, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, etc.).

Job Specific Competencies
Main focus of responsibility will be   assisting with recruitment including posting and advertising open positions,   job fairs, working with universities/schools and internal transfers.
Responsible for assisting with the   development and execution of an annual comprehensive recruitment and   retention plan.
Work with hiring managers as needed   on recruiting planning meetings and interviewing and selections protocol for   open positions.
Responsible for assisting with   Benefits – from benefit analysis and selection to communication for Open Enrollment,   COBRA, etc.  Serves as backup for the   HR Specialist.
Works closely with the Recruiter in   ensure effective and timely communication with applicants and department   management.
Will assist with monthly, quarterly,   annual reports such as employee/applicant stats, exit interviews, EEO,   applicant tracking, etc.
Writes and distributes agency   newsletters as well as other communications requested by Administration.
Network with businesses, colleges,   schools, professional associations, trade groups, etc. to benefit the agency
Ensures Anniversary Cards signed by   Executive Director are sent out on a monthly basis and records are maintained   for referencing and backup.

Will perform other duties and special   projects that are assigned by supervisor.
Attends staff meetings, trainings,   and other appropriate workshops/conferences as required.
Participates in workgroups or   committees as deemed appropriate and required by licensing and accreditation,   e.g., Behavior Management, Human Rights, Peer Review, Quality Assurance,   Health & Safety, Wellness, etc.
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Title Professional Support I – Residential – FLOAT
Position Type: Full time hours available to include numerous different schedules.
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff I is to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs.

Qualification Requirements

This entry-level position requires no experience although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety. This is a non-exempt position.

Job Specific Competencies

Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, days, weekend and overnight at any location within the program or specific director.
Will be trained on all IP’s and all medical/behavioral needs specific to the individuals. Must be competent in these areas within 90 days of hire.
Assist with household purchases with respect to the needs of individuals and the budget
Assist with purchases for individuals with respect to their needs and available funds
Will assist with all individual monthly spend downs
Will work to assure that the individual’s home is a reflection of their likes, desires, and needs
Completes work orders promptly to ensure a safe environment that is in good repair
Prepare and serve meals as ordered by the physician and in accordance with the prepared menu
Maintains and respects the individual’s personal belongings
Maintain on-sight records in the homes
Responsible for medication administration
Assist with assuring that licensing requirements are met within the individual’s home
Other duties as assigned.

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Title Professional Support I – Stepping Stones, PRP- PT
Position Type: PT 20-29 hrs/week
Position Summary:

PT 20-29 hrs/week.  M-F 2:30-7:00 PM during school year.  Some Saturdays.  Summer hours FT M-F during day.

The role of the Professional Support Staff I is to help individuals with disabilities to live/work as independently as possible, reach their goals, develop skills and provide support when required. This position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the persons served needs.

Qualification Requirements

This entry-level position requires a HS Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 30 calendar days experience working with autism or related disorder. One year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure persons served health and safety.

Job Specific Competencies

Shows initiative and creativity to keep individuals time structured with a variety of activities to meet individual goals and program goals
Knowledge of and follows the needs of the individual as outlined in Annual Plan (OT, PT, Sensory, Education, Motor Skills, Community, Communication, Activities of Daily Living, Vocation)
Thorough knowledge of Behavioral Support Plans/Behavioral Guidelines and follows procedures accordingly
Facilitates individual choices in community integration and social interaction
Aware of and assists individuals with spending limits, purchases and budgeting their money accordingly as well as reports to supervisors when individual is in need of more money
Will work to assure that the individual’s support services/day programming/work are a reflection of their likes, desires, and needs
Reports environmental/vehicle/equipment issues to supervisor effectively and in a timely manner to ensure a safe environment that is in good repair
Knowledge of individuals dietary restrictions and needs and adheres to their protocol
Maintains and respects agency property, individual property and cleanliness of environment
Assists and completes recycling, green house, gardening, market stand, and other ventures as scheduled
Other duties as assigned.

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