Careers

Careers2023-01-20T17:51:51-05:00
Arc employment recruiter talking with folks at Arc community event

The Arc of the Piedmont is a wonderful, rewarding place to work. Our staff are the heart of what we do. We employ and maintain quality staff, provide a safe and positive workplace, and offer opportunities for skill enhancement. We work with our staff members to help them realize their full potential. What benefits our staff benefits the people we serve.

The Arc offers career opportunities in residential support, in-home support, sponsored residential, program management, and administration.

We offer full-time, part-time, and PRN employment in the city of Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson. We provide an attractive benefits package to employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week.

Staff Benefits

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As an Arc staff member, you will receive a valuable benefits package in addition to your salary or hourly compensation. The Arc contributes to Health coverage for all full-time staff, with additional coverage available for dependents. The Arc also contributes to the premiums of Dental and Vision insurance. The Arc pays for 100% of Life insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance, and Long-Term Disability insurance. Short-Term Disability insurance is also available, though this is optional and paid for by the staff person.

The Arc also provides staff with Paid Leave for both full-time and part-time staff, accrued per hour worked.

In addition, The Arc also contracts for Employee Assistance Program services through the University of Virginia Faculty and Staff Employee Assistance Program. This is a valuable resource to staff for assistance in resolving major life issues, as well as for professional support.

Staff Training for all employees includes:

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  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Medication Administration Certification
  • Human Rights Training and Certification
  • Positive Behavioral Support Training and Certification

….and many more available!

Please check out our job opportunities below, or feel free to contact Yuki Weaver, Recruiter:
yweaver@arcpva.org
(434) 977-4002 x124

Job Vacancies

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Direct Support Professional – In-Home Services2024-02-05T10:13:27-05:00

POSITION TITLE:              In Home Direct Support Professional

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The In Home Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Service Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The In Home DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing environment for individuals.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part- or full- time.  The incumbent reports to the In Home/Sponsored Program Manager.

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Full-time, 30 hours per week, Mon-Fri 1p-6p
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  1. Implements the Individual Support Plan (ISP) by effectively supporting the individual in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlines in the plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive, and person-centered approaches in providing individualized supports.
  2. Maintains a positive working relationship with the individual’s family and communicates clearly on a regular basis to ensure a continuum of care.
  3. Observes the participation and progress of the individual in meeting his/her goals and objectives of the ISP.  Assists the Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet the individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  4. Assures a caring, supportive home environment while initiating projects with the involvement of the individual in all day-to-day activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.  Provides recommendations to the Program Manager for any program changes.
  5. Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and his/her progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  6. Assists individual(s) with medication administration and assures its accuracy.  Monitors individual(s) to assess for medication effectiveness and side effects and reports observations and/or medical concerns/issues to the appropriate family member(s) as well as the Program Manager for follow-up.   Notes and reports all errors in medication administration errors.
  7. Supports individual to plans and initiates a variety of in-home and community- based recreational activities that incorporates the individual’s preferences, skills, and financial resources while incorporating the concepts of self-determination and community integration.
  8. Understands and demonstrates competency; assures the rights of individuals; makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation in accordance with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ (DBHDS) Office of Human Rights.  Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  9. Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) to include integration and full access to the community as well as individual rights to privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  10. Assures the safety of the individual(s) and makes reasonable efforts to protect the individual(s) from harm, abuse and exploitation.  Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  11. Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the individual including contacting emergency services and/or local police as needed.
  12. Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  13. Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts).
  14. Attends regularly scheduled meetings with the Residential Manager and other required trainings/meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities; concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury or injury to the individual(s). Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Crozet Full-time, 40 hours, Mon-Fri 2p-10p2023-10-30T20:48:53-04:00
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) for The Arc of the Piedmont is responsible for the implementation of person-centered plans through teaching and assisting the people we support in a community based residential setting, or in one of our Adult Activity Program settings. DSP’s maintain required documentation and reporting, assist with personal care as needed, foster a warm and caring home environment and initiate in-home and community based recreation activities. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and, as always, we seek creative innovative individuals with an eye towards providing the greatest quality of life possible for the people we support.
  • Location: Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week. Mon-Fri 2p-10p
  • $16-$18/hour
JOB DUTIES:
  • Implements the Individual Service/Program Plans by effectively teaching and supporting individuals as outlined in the plan. Applies positive, non-aversive approaches (i.e. Safety-Care, Positive Behavior Supports) to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in meeting Individual Service or Program Plan’s goals and objectives. Assists the Day Support Manager in the development and/or revision of Plans to better meet each individual’s needs.
  • Assures a caring, stimulating program environment. Initiates projects that create a supportive program environment, involving individuals in this process to the furthest extent possible for each individual. Provides recommendations to the Day Support Manager for program changes.
  • Maintains daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs and their progress. Maintains required documentation within specified timeframes. Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration to assure accuracy. Monitors clients to assess medication effectiveness, side effects and reports observations to Day Support Manager for follow up. Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • Plans and initiates a variety of on-site and community-based recreation activities, which incorporate individual preferences and skills as well as concepts of self- direction, interpersonal competence, and community engagement.
  • Assures the safety of individuals and makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of clients, as well as protects oneself from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Assures the program facility is safe and secure. Immediately reports any safety concerns identified and takes action to address any concerns. Utilizes and contacts emergency services including local law enforcement as needed.
  • Provides safe transportation to clients when necessary for daily commuting, employment, healthcare needs, and functions of community life.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled Attends other trainings and meetings as required to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Provides residential day support to homebound Adult Activity Center participants when the Adult Activity Center is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
  • May involve, as required, personal care which may include some or all of the following: toileting, changing briefs, bathing and feeding.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Crozet Full-time, 36 hours2023-08-30T16:19:21-04:00

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

 

  • Location: Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 36 hours per week, Fri/Sat/Sun 8a-8p
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Crozet (overnights)2024-02-19T13:03:16-05:00
The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 30 hours per week, Sun-Tue 10:30p-8:30a
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Lovingston Full-time, 38 hours2024-02-19T16:05:59-05:00

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Lovingston, VA
  • Full-time, 38 hours per week, Sat 3p-11p, Sun 9a-5p, Mon/Tue p3-11p, Fri 9a-3p
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Day Support)2023-11-08T20:56:29-05:00

The Day Support DSP is responsible for the implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISPs) through support and development of the ability of the individual we support to acquire, retain, or improve skills necessary to build positive social behavior, employability, interpersonal competence, greater independence, and personal choice while at the activity center or in the community.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Day Support Manager.

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week. Mon – Fri 8:30a-4:30p
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES: 

  • Implements the Individual Service/Program Plans by effectively teaching and supporting individuals as outlined in the plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes the individual’s participation and progress in meeting the goals and objectives outlined in the Individual Service or Program.  Assists the Day Support Manager in the development and/or revision of plans to better meet the needs of each individual.
  • Assures a caring, stimulating program environment.  Initiates projects that create a supportive program environment while including individuals in the process to the furthest extent possible for each individual.  Provides recommendations to the Day Support Manager for program changes.
  • Maintains daily, weekly, and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring its accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects reporting observations to Day Support Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Plans and initiates a variety of on-site and community based recreational activities, which incorporate individual preferences and skills as well as concepts of self-direction, interpersonal competence, and community engagement.
  • Assures the safety of individuals and makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation.  Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals we support, as well as protecting ones self from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Assures the program facility is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address or protect the individuals including contacting emergency services or police as needed.
  • Provides safe transportation to individuals when necessary for daily commuting, employment, healthcare needs, and functions of community life.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Provides residential day support to homebound Adult Activity Center participants when the Adult Activity Center is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities; concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, self-direction, interpersonal competence, community resources, health and safety needs, independent living needs of persons with disabilities.

Skills:  safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention, positive behavioral supports, intervention and emergency responses, and documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals, teach effectively, and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

The Arc Studio, Summer Internship2024-02-28T13:37:09-05:00

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The Arc of the Piedmont’s mission is ensuring full community inclusion and participation of people with developmental disabilities through the provision of services and advocacy. The Arc Studio is a visual arts program and studio space located at The Arc of the Piedmont’s headquarters in Charlottesville. The program provides an open studio environment where adult artists with developmental disabilities can create, experiment, explore, and connect through authentic art making experiences. Through the making and sharing of artwork, Arc artists have formed meaningful relationships, developed new avenues of expression and communication, and pursued career options in the arts.

The Arc Studio Intern is responsible for assisting the Arc Studio Director in the smooth running of the art program. To be successful in this role, the intern should be well-organized, interested in the intersection between the visual arts and disability studies, and engaged in the overall mission of the organization.

The Arc Studio Intern will report to the Arc Studio Director, Amy Keenan-Amago and/or the Deputy Executive Director of Community Support Services, Karen O’Rourke.

 

DURATION:

Anticipated to be approximately 8 weeks during the summer months (~June 3rd – August 9th) with flexibility built in for summer travel.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  1. Maintain a safe, welcoming, studio space: This will involve encouraging artists to come into the studio space, supporting them as they move through the space and as they create, keeping the room safe, clean, and accessible, encouraging engagement between artists, and generally maintaining an upbeat, positive atmosphere where everyone is welcome, seen, and valued.
  2. Encourage independent participation among artists: Supporting artists in whatever ways they need (physical, emotional, creative, cognitive), but also striving to offer the “least restrictive environment” so artists can follow their unique curiosities, visions, and styles as they create original, authentic artwork.
  3. Assist and support artists as they work in the studio: This may include helping artists access materials, helping artists move through the studio, encouraging and supporting artists as they create, making sure artists have what they need, helping artists put on aprons and clean up, etc.
  4. Manage and maintain studio space: This may include taking care of art supplies, keeping supplies accessible and organized, taking inventory of art supplies (and communicating supply needs to supervisor), managing pickup/delivery of donations, light cleaning like wiping down tables, and greeting visitors and guests who may visit the studio (e.g. family members of artists, people from the community, Arc Board members, etc.).
  5. Manage artwork: This may include placing wet artwork in the drying rack, taking dry artwork out of the drying rack, storing artwork, writing names on artwork, sorting artwork, and displaying artwork.
  6. Take photographs: This may include taking photographs of artists or artwork and uploading/texting/emailing photos to folks who manage our website and social media pages.
  7. Communicate with the Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) as needed: This may include asking questions about physical or emotional needs of an artist, asking for help when needed, sharing any issues or concerns that may arise in the art studio, talking through daily schedules, etc.
  8. Provide administrative assistance: This may include writing emails, making phone calls, and setting meetings on the Arc Studio Director’s behalf.
  9. Coordinate and maintain various off-site exhibits. This may include coordinating sales and distribution of artwork, installation or removal of pieces or exhibits, and answering public inquiry about the exhibits.
  10. Collaborate with Director of Development on possible community outreach events.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

INTERNSHIP QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Candidates will bring an enthusiastic interest in learning about the intersection between Distality Studies and the visual arts. Experience studying or working with people with disabilities is a plus.
  2. Candidates will have experience with the visual arts, either through study or practice. Even without experience making art, candidates will see the value of art as a human behavior, understand the impact artmaking can have on the development of self, and believe in access to the arts for all people, regardless of background, ability, or affiliation.
  3. Candidates will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

INTERNSHIP LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. The Arc Studio intern will gain experience speaking, creating, and working closely with people with developmental disabilities.
  2. The Arc Studio intern will learn about the structure and operations of arts-based community non-profits including advocacy, events, partnerships, and communication.
  3. The Arc Studio intern will learn about the creative process, the material/sensory elements of process-oriented artmaking, and the impact artmaking can have on an individual.
Direct Support Professional – Crozet Full-time, 40 hours, Tue-Sat 3p-11p2023-08-30T16:16:05-04:00
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) for The Arc of the Piedmont is responsible for the implementation of person-centered plans through teaching and assisting the people we support in a community based residential setting, or in one of our Adult Activity Program settings. DSP’s maintain required documentation and reporting, assist with personal care as needed, foster a warm and caring home environment and initiate in-home and community based recreation activities. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and, as always, we seek creative innovative individuals with an eye towards providing the greatest quality of life possible for the people we support.
  • Location: Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, Tue-Sat 3p-11p
  • $16-$18/hour
JOB DUTIES:
  • Implements the Individual Service/Program Plans by effectively teaching and supporting individuals as outlined in the plan. Applies positive, non-aversive approaches (i.e. Safety-Care, Positive Behavior Supports) to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in meeting Individual Service or Program Plan’s goals and objectives. Assists the Day Support Manager in the development and/or revision of Plans to better meet each individual’s needs.
  • Assures a caring, stimulating program environment. Initiates projects that create a supportive program environment, involving individuals in this process to the furthest extent possible for each individual. Provides recommendations to the Day Support Manager for program changes.
  • Maintains daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs and their progress. Maintains required documentation within specified timeframes. Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration to assure accuracy. Monitors clients to assess medication effectiveness, side effects and reports observations to Day Support Manager for follow up. Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • Plans and initiates a variety of on-site and community-based recreation activities, which incorporate individual preferences and skills as well as concepts of self- direction, interpersonal competence, and community engagement.
  • Assures the safety of individuals and makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of clients, as well as protects oneself from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Assures the program facility is safe and secure. Immediately reports any safety concerns identified and takes action to address any concerns. Utilizes and contacts emergency services including local law enforcement as needed.
  • Provides safe transportation to clients when necessary for daily commuting, employment, healthcare needs, and functions of community life.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled Attends other trainings and meetings as required to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Provides residential day support to homebound Adult Activity Center participants when the Adult Activity Center is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
  • May involve, as required, personal care which may include some or all of the following: toileting, changing briefs, bathing and feeding.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Tarleton program) Full-time, 40 hours2023-11-28T20:58:50-05:00

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Charlottesville (Tarleton program) Full-time, 40 hours per week. Sun 3-11, Mon 10-6, Tue and Wed 3-11, Sat 8-4
  • $16-$18/hour

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans (ISP) by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Full-time, Tue-Sat 2p-10p2023-09-26T13:33:07-04:00

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, Tue – Sat 2p-10p
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Sponsored Residential Opportunities Available2022-11-03T14:20:50-04:00

The Arc of the Piedmont is looking for Sponsored Residential providers, as well as Back-Up Sponsored Residential providers. This is a very exciting opportunity for the entire agency. The Arc of the Piedmont connects adults who have intellectual disabilities with families who take on the role of Family Sponsor. The Family Sponsor offers their home, time and support to an individual in daily living and skills that will help him or her achieve personal goals, independence and wider social supports. Sponsored Residential Providers are not direct employees of The Arc of the Piedmont; rather, they are contract employees.

 

In order to be considered for licensing to provide services, candidates must be found eligible based on criminal history background checks and Child Protective Services registry checks. Candidates must also meet requirements for minimum knowledge, skills and abilities according to their job description. For sponsored residential positions, the requirements are a total of one year direct experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, special education or related field. Completion of CPR, First Aid, College of Direct Supports within the first six months, medication administration. Training and certification are available through The Arc of the Piedmont.

 

Back-up Residential Service providers serve as the second line of support for primary Sponsored Residential providers. In the event that the primary provider cannot fully attend to the needs of the person being supported (owing to other occasional commitments, illness, work, need for time off) the Back-Up provider then provides necessary services and support. We happily pair back-up providers to primary providers.

 

Becoming a sponsored provider is a two-fold process. Both the individual who wants to become a sponsored provider and their home must meet standards. After an assessment of the candidate’s capabilities, experience and training, and financial capacity to meet expenses, and after it is determined that the home is suitable and meets requirements, the sponsored provider is licensed through the Arc of the Piedmont to provide care in their home.  Placement is contingent upon the desire of the individual who is seeking placement.

 

For more information about Sponsored Residential opportunities please contact Karen O’Rourke at 434-977-4002 ext. 131 or e-mail: korourke@arcpva.org

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