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 – Flexible 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

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Licensed Mental Health Professional, e.g., Licensed clinical professional counselor; or a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, licensed certified social worker-clinical (LCSW-C), psychiatrist, psychologist, or psychiatric nurse practitioner who is authorized by law to practice a health occupation which includes the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems and emotional or mental conditions of individuals or groups; OR, Rehabilitation counselor who is currently certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification; or Bachelor’s prepared certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner currently certified by the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association with one (1) year Developmental Disabilities experience and a Mental Health background.  Experience providing training or consultation on Autism Spectrum Disorder preferred.  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 – Day Services- Van Driver
Position Type: Non-exempt- PT
Position Summary:

HS Diploma/GED required. This entry-level position requires no experience, although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population is preferred.

PT- 20 hours per week. Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Job Specific Competencies
Provides   safe and efficient transportation by adhering to all traffic laws, observing   all mandatory safety regulations (DOT, Arc/WC) and by maintaining a safe   environment for all passengers.
Ensures   compliance with all regulations with relation to acceptable behavior in a   vehicle.
Responsible   for documenting any incidents or accidents and submitting appropriate forms   to the Transportation Coordinator.
Maintains   an authorized assigned route schedule.
Operates   the van within the guidelines of the Maryland commercial driver’s license   handbook.  This includes proper   pre-trip inspection, mechanical failure reports, and vehicle cleanliness.
Transports   only authorized consumers and discharges consumers at authorized stops only.
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
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
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Title Professional Support I – Children Residential – PT, FT
Position Type: PT 20 hrs/wk includes weekends; FT 36 hours per week, Wed. – Fri. 2p-10p and Sat. 9a-9p
Position Summary:

The role of the Professional Support Staff 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. Must have a valid driver’s license along with three (3) years of driving experience. Position requires lifting, transferring, and the ability to implement proper restraint techniques to ensure person served safety.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: This entry-level position requires no experience although one year of working with developmental disabilities or a similar population preferred. High School Diploma/GED required; must be 21 years old.

Job Specific Competencies

Must receive/maintain 40 hours of initial and annual training that reflects the specific needs of children
Must maintain a certification and updates in Therapeutic Crises Intervention (TCI)
Must read and sign after understanding the mandatory reporting requirements in the Children’s Program Child Abuse and Neglect Policy
Complies with the annual TB screening requirement
Must maintain an understanding for specific Children’s Program policies and procedures
Responsible for the understanding and implementation of the Individual Crises Management Plan (ICMP) and any other professional support treatment plans
Actively participate in staff meetings and treatment planning
Other duties as assigned.

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Title Management Professional I – Case Manager – Foundations
Position Type: Exempt- FT position
Position Summary:

Will have responsibility of assisting with
overall operation of assigned department(s)/program(s) which includes both
people and financial resources.  Employee
must demonstrate the ability to effectively coordinate, organize, and enable
residents to access and maintain a variety of community services.   Works
under minimal supervision.  Must possess
a valid driver’s license and have the capability to safely transport
individuals served and may be required to implement proper restraint techniques
to ensure the safety of those served.   This is an exempt position.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Position requires an Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two (2) years of experience working with adolescents or young adults.   The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Specific Competencies
Will assist residents to effectively   utilize community services including:    Medical, Mental Health, Educational, and Entitlements.
Assists residents to access GED or   other educational program and ensure that the necessary educational supports   are made available, whether through community resources or through the   residence.
Assists residents to access   appropriate community vocational services.
Designs, supervises and/or implements   Individual Independent Living Skills Training programs for each resident.
Conducts group-training experiences   for residents in the areas of budgeting, shopping, using public   transportation, using community financial services, etc.
Provides input and assistance as a   member of the Executive Committee for the Foundations program.
Conducts ISP and quality monitoring   meetings for residents of Foundations.
Maintains records necessary to the   administration of training and individual service planning process.
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Title RN II – CASE MANAGER – FT
Position Type: FT 40 hrs/week; Mon. – Fri. flexible hrs
Position Summary:

Will practice as an RN in compliance with COMAR regs including the Nurse Practice Act and Developmental Disabilities regs. Serves as the Case Manager/Delegating Nurse for an assigned group of individuals, leading a team which may consist of an LPN and Medical Assistant. Will assume responsibilities of delegation to unlicensed and licensed staff providing services to assigned individuals. Will be on-call for caseload and participate in an on-call program for Healthcare Services. Also responsible for training agency staff and outside agencies in the areas of CMT and C.N.A. and other trainings as needed. Researches, develops and implements new training programs as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

Must be licensed to practice in Maryland. Must have two (2) years of clinical nursing experience or six months experience as an RN I, plus one year of working with developmental disabilities or a 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

Job Specific Competencies

Collaborates with the Director of Healthcare Services to maintain and update a system of standard educational training plans to meet the needs of the individual.

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.

Ensures that immunizations remain current for assigned individuals.

Ensures that the Authorization for Use of Mechanical Supports are completed annually and where there is a change in supports used while ensuring that Instructions for Use of Mechanical Supports remain current.

Completes documentation of the assessments to ensure that completed assessments are available in the home within two (2) weeks of the assessment date.

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 the Health Maintenance Plans address the current needs of each individual, including developing and implementing new plans for change in condition or an acute issue.

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

Responds to on-call pages in a timely manner and provides sound nursing advice

Assist the nursing team with unassigned routine duties (taking calls for other nurses, providing services to individuals that are not part of assigned caseload, vaccine clinics, assisting with pharmacy deliveries, etc.)

Assists with respite admissions and organizes and monitors pertinent records for same.

Responsible for training agency staff and outside agencies in the areas of C.N.A. and CMT, as well as other trainings as needed.

Researches, develops and implements new training programs as assigned.

Investigates and completes appropriate documentation for medication errors

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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 LPN II – HOME BASED – RESIDENTIAL SERVICES – PT, PRN
Position Type: Non-Exempt: PT, 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 I – Stepping Stones, PRP- Weekend PRN
Position Type: PRN – Weekends
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 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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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 – 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 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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