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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.

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).