Careers

Arc Palm Beach County began when a group of volunteers came together to advocate for the rights and needs of people with developmental disabilities. We have programs that offer a continuum of care for people for a lifetime. We are proud to serve the 2,800 families which we serve every year and hope to continue to grow that number.

Are you also passionate about the needs and rights of our clients? Do you want to make a difference in your community one day at a time? Are you looking to work with an organization that cares, listens and gets you involved? If you answered “Yes” then please see our list of open positions below and click on each for more information.

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Current Open Positions:

AmeriCorps Team Manager

The Arc of Palm Beach County—We are changing the conversation around disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities and improving the lives of the people we serve, their families and our community.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate and facilitate community and center-based activities which promote an inclusive environment for
  • individuals, families and community partners.
  • Establish collaborations with individuals and businesses for community inclusive opportunities
  • Assist with the coordination of in-service workshops as well as team and volunteer meetings
  • Conduct center based and in-home intakes with families when needed, and ensure linkage to community resources.
  • Assist with the completion of agency reports and data requirements for funders and grants.
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of services to team members and AmeriCorps members.
  • Recruits, hires and supervises Members working with adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Develops and implements an annual training plan for AmeriCorps Members and encourages a culture of continuous
  • learning and teamwork.
  • Develops and implements tools for progress monitoring.
  • Attends AmeriCorps conferences and trainings as required, as well as other professional or program development
  • opportunities as feasible. Encourage continuous personal growth and performance improvement among program
  • staff and members.
  • Supervise per diem direct care providers including performance evaluations.
  • Assist with maintaining data systems for tracking/billing
  • Represent the Arc at community advisory and interdisciplinary meetings.
  • Receive and calculate timesheets and mileage for team members and AmeriCorps Members.
  • Maintain departmental rosters and databases as required by all funders and in accordance with agency procedures.
  • Maintain participant files including bills, chronicles, service authorizations, support plans and profiles.
  • Assist with direct care of adult and child participants in center based programs as necessary
  • Market events and activities with regards to flyers, calendars and correspondence to members, participants and their guardian(s) and/or families.
AmeriCorp Team Member

Position Description

  • Support Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) with creating independent living goals and track of progress
  • Develop and implement customized independent living activities that provide training for vocational skills, appropriate work behaviors, job skills and pre-employment and daily living skills
  • Provide education and coaching in vocational skills, appropriate work behaviors, job skills, pre-employment, self-advocacy and daily living skills.
  • Design and facilitate customized activities that enhance vocational and daily life skills.
  • Provide up to 1 hour of one-on- one employment support weekly to individual mentees
  • Provide one-on-one and small group social mentoring
  • Provide education and coaching in vocational skills, appropriate work behaviors, job skills, pre-employment, self-advocacy and daily living skills
  • Plan and coordinate activities that engage Ind. With I/DD in the local community- community inclusion
  • Develop and implement social activities and provide social mentoring (i.e., friendship mentoring, relationship mentoring, exploring interests and hobbies)
  • Plan and coordinate activities that engage Ind. With I/DD in the local community- community inclusion
  • Provide mentoring to individuals with developmental disabilities, in health and wellness using the Health Matters Curriculum.
  • Provide mentoring with individuals with I/DD in health topics such as stress management, healthy lifestyle choices and food safety.
  • Meet with Site Supervisor weekly to provide individuals progress and member performance
  • Collaborate with daytime AmeriCorps members to provide updates on individuals progress in Financial Literacy, Wellness, and Employment knowledge
  • Prepare reports and compile data for all mentoring activities to be submitted to On-Site Supervisor and AmeriCorps Program Manager quarterly
  • Attend mandatory AmeriCorps monthly meetings
  • Attend mandatory National Days of Service-September 11th, MLK Day
  • Abide by all service site policies and procedures as well as adhere to all AmeriCorps policies per the AmeriCorps handbook
  • Provide customized services to ind. with I/DD at other locations/programs of The Arc of Palm Beach County as needed
  • AmeriCorps members should generally be providing service directly to the people and in the communities where they serve rather than performing service remotely. Therefore, teleservice should be limited to certain situations. Teleservice—like all service—should have appropriate documentation, supervision and oversight.
  1. A grantee may determine that teleservice is appropriate based on the situation (e.g., COVID-19 public health emergency) and type of service being delivered (e.g., tutoring via telephonic or video conference). Teleservice is appropriate only when the activity can be meaningfully supervised and the hours verified independently. If a grantee or subgrantee determines that its AmeriCorps members will be allowed to teleserve, the grantee must establish or update an existing policy to address the following:
  2. Expectations of the communication requirements between supervisors and teleserving members
  3. Mitigation of the increased risk of time and attendance abuse
  4. Appropriate supervision including validation of the activities to be performed (and accompaniment, as necessary), and
  5. Verification of hours claimed.

Position Requirements:

  • At a minimum, members must 17 years old with a high school diploma, GED recipients, working toward attaining a high school diploma or GED during their term of service. Members must agree to obtain either a diploma or GED before using an education award.
  • Member must pass a National Criminal History Background check- to include a drug screen, an FBI background check via fingerprints, a local background check, and their name run through the National Sex Offender database (nsopw.gov). This is contingent on any member beginning their service year.
  • Member must be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.

Position Benefits: 

  • Education Awards Contingent on Completion of service
  • Estimated Bi-Weekly Living Allowances
  • Student loan forbearance and interest payments, if the member qualifies
Speech Language Pathologist

Are you a Speech and Language Pathologist with a passion for your work and a desire to see continuous progress in your clients? Do you love working with a team of professionals who share the same passion? Would you enjoy a small caseload with consistent hours? Then this may be the job for you.

The Arc of Palm Beach County is searching for a Speech/Language Pathologist to join our team serving children PreK to the 8th grade with special needs and developmental delays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
➢ Provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative interventions to all Potentials School students as indicated on the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
➢ Awareness of individual client records
➢ Provide consistent services.
➢ Keep teachers informed of students’ individual progress and offer goals/activities/materials to facilitate the child’s progress in the areas addressed by the speech language pathologist.
➢ Keep families informed of their child’s individual progress and develop a program for the child’s family to implement independently that will facilitate the child’s development and increase the families understanding of their child’s specific needs.
➢ Assist the school’s special educator in the development of all aspects of the classrooms address and stimulate the use verbal, non-verbal and augmentative/alternative communication for all subject areas.
➢ Incorporate academic goals developed by the special educator into therapeutic interventions.
➢ Plan staff development in the communication area as requested by the Potentials Principal
➢ Keep open lines of communication with parents of students and any authorized professional serving the parent/child.
➢ Write end-of–the year summaries on all students served demonstrating each child’s achievement of individualized goals.
➢ Supervise speech therapy interns and staff speech therapy assistants as assigned by the Potentials Principal.
➢ Maintain a wish list of material and supplies.
➢ Make appropriate referrals to best serve the needs of the children and their families.
➢ Participate in staff and parent meetings/study teams/evaluations, providing feedback in regards to the child’s skills in the area of communication and feeding development and recommend interventions for the child’s present and future needs.
➢ Acquire a Medicaid provider number (if not already in possession).
➢ Prepare and work with Potentials Principal and Administrative Assistant to keep Plans of Care current for student receiving Medicaid services.
➢ Work on special projects as delegated by the Potentials Principal.
➢ Keep current with the latest innovations in the field of speech language pathology and augmentative communication.
➢ Maintain the ability to meet the physical requirements of this position as related to duties at all times.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree from an accredited university

Licensed by the State of Florida and meet state requirements in the healing arts field of communication disorders.

Respite Caregiver

Overview

Work in a wonderful team setting to provide care and support to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. The position requires a valid Florida Driver's License, current insurance for vehicle owners, ability to successfully complete Level II background screening, ability to meet DOT physical requirements, and maintain the ability to meet all physical requirements of the position.

Responsibilities

  •  Assist in all aspects of in-home care of participants assigned, including feeding, dressing, diapering, toileting, comforting, providing recreational activities, ensuring the safety of, and otherwise providing for all physical, emotional and recreational needs of respite program participants and their siblings.
  •  Follow child’s daily schedule as set by child’s parent and be sensitive and responsive to consumer’s needs.
  •  Assist in keeping respite participants clean and changed into clean clothing if necessary at all times.
  •  Work cooperatively with the child’s parents and family members, as well as the Director of Community Inclusion Services.
  •  Attend additional in-service trainings or staff meetings as required by the Director of Community Inclusion Services.
  •  Provide consistency of service and arrive on time to all assignments.
  •  Maintain awareness of individual client records and knowledge of disabilities, special diets, medication, etc. of individuals.
  •  Respect families’ religious and cultural differences.
  •  Maintain available transportation to assigned respite sites throughout the county.
  •  Effective communication in verbal and written English
  •  Maintain telephone service for scheduling.
  •  Maintain the ability to meet the physical requirements of this position as related to duties at all times.:

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent (GED) 

(1) year of supervised direct care experience working with individuals who have a development disability, or working in a medical, Psychiatric, nursing or childcare setting. College or vocational/technical training equal to 30 semester hours, 45 one-quarter hours or 750 classroom hours can substitute for the required experience. All employees must meet Level II background screening standards, and complete the in-home respite caretaker training provided by The Arc.

 

Full Time Residence Supervisor

Full-time Residence Supervisor position available in a residential setting. Work in a wonderful team setting to provide care and support to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Duties include assisting residents with daily living skills including bathing, dressing and toileting; training toward independent living; medication administration; participating in community outings; meal preparation and household maintenance. Residence Supervisor is responsible for staff scheduling, resident’s medical appointments and staff supervision. Nights and weekends may be required. Requirements include HS Diploma/GED and a minimum of three year of experience in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting OR related experience working with persons with disabilities. The position requires a valid Florida Driver's License, current insurance for vehicle owners, ability to successfully complete Level II background screening, ability to meet DOT physical requirements, and maintain the ability to meet all physical requirements of the position.

Residential Habilitation Coach

Overview

Work in a wonderful team setting to provide care and support to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. The position requires a valid Florida Driver's License, current insurance for vehicle owners, ability to successfully complete Level II background screening, ability to meet DOT physical requirements, and maintain the ability to meet all physical requirements of the position.

Responsibilities

  • Provide physical, behavioral and/or functional training and support to clients in residential, center, and community settings, i.e., shopping, cooking, transportation, home management as outlined in the implementation plan.
  • Maintain accurate records including program plans data sheets, case notes incident/seizure reports and daily goal sheets and submit to Residence Supervisor on a monthly basis.
  • Instruct and assist all residents with all areas of self-care needed, including, but not limited to feeding, toileting, tooth-brushing, hand-washing, shaving, dressing, hair-care, and laundry.
  • Provide information for all meetings pertaining to clients.
  • Prepare meals for the residents and encourage as much resident participation as possible.
  • Supervise and assist residents with meal consumption.
  • Ensure adherence to all house rules.
  • Provide counseling and assistance to residents when problems and issues arise.
  • Supervise and be aware of the whereabouts of residents at all times.
  • Adhere to The Arc’s Emergency Procedure booklet in any emergency.
  • Provide basic first aid and CPR when necessary, and obtain any emergency medical services needed.
  • Administer all medication ordered by a physician following medication administration policies and maintain accurate documentation of it.
  • Notify Residence Supervisor when less than a 5-day supply of medication is noted.
  • Assist in the ongoing maintenance of the facility, especially cleaning and resident laundry.
  • Follow household chore list assigned by Residence Supervisor to assist residents in acquiring housekeeping skills.
  • Report needed repairs or maintenance problems to Residence Supervisor and in his/her absence Director of Residential Program.
  • Promote social integration, when required, by identifying and assisting in the utilization of community resources.
  • Assist residents in choosing appropriate leisure and recreational activities.
  • Coordinate and conduct outings.
  • Maintain accountings of resident and household monies.
  • Transport residents to and from community activities, day programs, medical appointments and other functions as assigned and maintain mileage log.
  • Maintain communication log on long distance calls.
  • Maintain open communication with Residence Supervisor, co-workers, families, and support coordinators.
  • Maintain communication logbook with reports including community activities with residents, problems with the house and/or residents and any other information including contact regarding residents with employers, family, etc.
  • Ensure each resident’s right to privacy.
  • Exhibit conduct that meets agency policies and standards at all times.
  • Maintain an objective approach to job duties, free of personal values or philosophies.
  • Understand that all participant information is confidential and not to be discussed or shared outside the agency, to include public or social settings.
  • Respect the rights and dignity of all program participants.
  • Participate in investigations in any matter related to the agency, the members of staff or people we serve.
  • Arrive on time as per the assigned schedule.
  • Ensure appearance is neat, clean, and dress is appropriate for the activities of the day.
  • Attend all training required by Residence Supervisor or Director of Residential Program.
  • Maintain the ability to meet the physical requirements of this position as related to duties at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Minimum of one year’s experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting or working with persons who have a developmental disability
  • College or vocational / technical training equal to 30 semester hours, 45 one-quarter hours or 750 classroom hours can substitute for the required experience
  • A valid Florida Driver’s license is required
  • Vehicle owners must have current auto insurance.
Potentials Special Educator

Overview

Work in a wonderful team setting to provide care and support to Adults with Developmental Disabilities. The position requires a valid Florida Driver's License, current insurance for vehicle owners, ability to successfully complete Level II background screening, ability to meet DOT physical requirements, and maintain the ability to meet all physical requirements of the position.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties

  • Directly supervise and implement a quality educational program for each student at school. Management of instructional staff is included in this requirement.
  • Develop and write Individual Education Plans (IEPs) along with school staff and therapists
  • Participate in parental/student IEP meetings
  • Develop and implement daily and weekly schedule at the school.
  • Maintain close contact with parents concerning developments at school and encourage reinforcement of educational goals at home. This includes, but is not limited to successes, problems, accidents, reinforcements, etc. and notices to parents concerning holidays and other general information.
  • Keep parents, therapists and other professionals informed of student’s individual progress and offer goals/activities/materials to facilitate child’s progress in global development.
  • Conduct individual assessments for each child and develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in accordance with the therapists and family,
  • Have complete awareness of
    • Student’s disabilities
    • Medical issues
    • Evaluations & Individual Education Plans (IEP), etc.
  • Aid staff in daily programming skills.
  • Manage fiscal and administrative needs to include petty cash, maintenance supplies, food, educational supplies, maintenance, and repair.
  • Fill out attendance/transportation forms (children and staff) daily.
  • Daily maintenance and awareness of the physical and safety needs of facility
  • Conduct individual home visits as needed and update parent(s) on child’s progress, monthly home programs, and receive family input for the child’s programming needs.
  • Attend all DOE, school district and Arc of Palm Beach County mandated trainings/meetings.
  • Participate in staff and parent meetings/child study teams/evaluations, providing feedback regarding to the child’s academic and functional goals and recommend interventions for the child’s present and future needs.
  • Provide consistent services.
  • Maintain a wish list of materials and supplies.
  • Work on special projects as directed by the Senior Director of Children and Family Services.
  • Keep current with the latest innovations in the field of special education.
  • Maintain the ability to meet the physical requirements of this position as related to duties at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Leadership Team (CEO, CFO, COO, CDO & CHRO).