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pdfPINBALL WIZARDRY: Art and Pinball Come Together for a Cause

No tokens needed for this night of pinball, photography, nostalgia, and lots of fun. On Thursday, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Arc of Palm Beach County is taking over the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach, located at 19 NE 3rd Avenue. Fans of the vintage arcade game are invited to take part in the youthful excitement of this event.

The museum was created by Rob Ilvento whose daughter was diagnosed with autism. Years ago, Rob discovered that playing pinball brought his daughter so much joy. So he founded the first Silverball Museum in New Jersey, and opened a second location in Delray Beach a few years later. The venue serves not only as a place for the young at heart to enjoy their favorite childhood games, but also as a space that can be used for charitable events like this one.

For $15, guests will be able to play as much pinball as they want, while also learning more about The Arc. For 60 years, the nonprofit has helped children and adults with developmental disabilities live fulfilling lives.

“We are so appreciative to benefit from this fun night out at the Silverball Museum. It isn’t every day that you meet someone with this much passion for pinball, and the dedication to bringing a smile to their daughter’s face. It is a true testament of commitment to bringing joy to all, especially people with disabilities. We all look forward to a great night of sharing the life-changing services that we offer, while having a blast playing classic pinball, arcade games and, one of my favorites, Skee-Ball. We hope everyone comes out for the fun and games,” said Kimberly McCarten, CEO and president of The Arc of Palm Beach County.

Guests will also have the opportunity to view a photo exhibition titled “Pinball Wizardry.” Photographer Craig Gordon created a vibrant collection of abstract photographs after visiting the Delray Beach hot spot. Gordon will donate 10% of purchases from the “Pinball Wizardry” series, and the Silverball Museum will donate a portion of the proceeds to The Arc.

About The Arc of Palm Beach County
The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education, and advocacy since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm Beach County that reach more than 2,800 families each year.

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Current Open Positions:

Respite Caregiver

Per diem positions available at $11.00 per hour. This position requires flexibility to accept assignments that will include a variety of locations, shifts and days of the week. Requirements are High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and minimum of one year experience working in a supervised children's program; CPR; and First Aid certification. A valid Florida Driver's License is required, and vehicle owners must have current auto insurance. Reliable transportation and telephone service for scheduling is necessary. All employees must meet Level II background screening standards, Drug Free Workplace standards and training requirements, and must maintain the ability to meet physical requirements of the position.

Direct Care Providers

Per Diem Opportunities available in several programs working non-traditional and flexible schedules based upon the temporary needs of various programs. Possibilities include a variety of locations, shifts and days of the week at $11.00 per hour. Requirements include: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a minimum of one (1) year experience working in a medical, nursing, psychiatric, supervised childcare setting or working with persons with developmental disabilities. 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 and vehicle owners must have current auto insurance. Reliable transportation and telephone service for scheduling is necessary. All employees must meet Level II background screening standards, training requirements, and must maintain ability to meet physical requirements of the position. Types of per diem assignments include: Respite (in-home care and center based), Residential, Potentials, and Recreation.

Residential Habilitation Coach

Full-time and part-time positions available in a residential setting to provide all aspects of care and support to adults with intellectual/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. Requirements include HS Diploma/GED and a minimum of one 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.

Residence Supervisor

Full time position is available to manage a licensed group home for individuals with developmental disabilities in West Palm Beach.   This person provides case management and medication management for up to ten adults with developmental disabilities living in an APD licensed group home. Job duties include: taking residents to all medical and dental appointments; scheduling and planning of house activities to promote social integration of residents in the community;  development of resident goals in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team; fiscal management of house budget including billing, shopping for food and program supplies;  oversight of client’s personal accounts; and completion of required reports.  The Residence Supervisor will supervise up to 8 team members including scheduling training, team development and performance. This person reports directly to the Director of Residential Programs.

Minimum requirements:

A minimum of three years’ experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or childcare setting or working with persons who have a developmental disability. A year of college or vocational/technical training can substitute for each year of the required experience.    A valid Class “E” Florida Driver’s license and current insurance for vehicle owners is required.

Additional requirements: Knowledge of Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) Med Waiver programs, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; the ability manage teams

Potentials Special Educator

Are you a Special Educator 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? Then this may be the job for you.

The Arc of Palm Beach County is searching for a Special Educator to join our team serving children Pre-K to the 8th grade with special needs and developmental delays. Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor's degree in Special Education and a current Florida's Teaching Certification (ESE K-12). All employees must be able to pass a Level II background screening and meet Drug Free workplace standards. They must also maintain the ability to meet the physical requirements of the position. Additional job details and requirements are available.