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Last Update:
October 19, 2016

All positions open until filled.

Contra Costa ARC currently operates with over 350 staff members at agency and community locations throughout Contra Costa County.

Our mission is to enhance and enrich the lives of children at risk, children with developmental delays and adults with developmental disabilities. To accomplish our mission we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving  their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency.

We welcome your participation in this effort.  Qualified individuals with a sincere interest in supporting individuals with disabilities to live successful lives in the community are encouraged to apply.

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Contra Costa ARC's benefits package includes: Medical, Dental, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, Vacation, Sick Days, and 11 paid holidays plus a paid "holiday" on the employee's birthday.

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Accounting Assistant I

Description of Position: The Accounting Assistant 1 will process vendor and employee expense reimbursements on a weekly basis, bank deposits and monthly reconciliations. The right candidate needs to be good with numbers, have great attention to detail and good communication skills.

Responsibilities include:
  • Prepare vouchers for invoices as necessary.

  • Review invoices for appropriate documentation and approvals.

  • Coordinate and communicate with other departments to obtain necessary approvals.

  • Accurately enter invoices into our ERP system.

  • Process invoices in a timely manner.

  • Investigate and resolve problem invoices.

  • Prepare daily bank deposits.

  • Match and reconcile credit card bills.

  • Update spreadsheets for expense allocations.

  • Assist with other projects as needed.

  • Back-up for office support functions.

Requirements include:

  • Knowledge of accounting.

  • 3 years of accounting experience or AA degree in accounting plus one year accounting experience.

  • Strong computer skills with a high level of proficiency in Excel.

  • Experience with computerized accounting software.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Research and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.

  • Good DMV, car that can be used for work purposes, mileage reimbursement provided.

Compensation: $15-$17 per hour, depending on relevant experience and education. Benefits included.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (37.5 hour workweek)

Location: Martinez

To Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume or fax: 925-370-2048. Include in subject line: Accounting Assistant 1 for Admin. Only those that follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Contra Costa ARC is now hiring for staff positions to provide services to adults at our Community Access Programs

Instructor I

Provides direct services and personal care to adults with developmental disabilities in areas of domestic, leisure, vocational and community awareness skills.

Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma and at least one year related experience preferable working with persons with developmental disabilities or multiple handicaps. Experience providing personal care for adults are required. Good written and verbal communication skills.

Applicants must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. California Driver License and good driving record required.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–3:30 pm (Concord hours may be 8:30 am–4:00 pm)
Location: Concord (no Richmond or Antioch openings at this time, check back soon!)
Compensation: $12.00 per hour plus excellent benefits.

To Apply: Click here for instructions

We are now hiring for ARC Access. This program is designed to provide services to individuals with severe disabilities and Restricted Health Conditions whose needs cannot be met in a traditional day program. Many of these individuals are entering the community after residing at Agnews Developmental Center. The Community Access Specialist will perform the direct care services for this program.


ARC Access provides services to individuals in-home and in some cases, community settings. The Community Access Specialist implements these services as developed by the Interdisciplinary team designed to encourage growth and development in the areas of recreation, education, community access and health. The Community Access Specialist completes extensive personal care in a thorough and professional manner.

Responsibilities for Community Access Specialist: Handles individual's medical and personal care needs in accordance with licensing guidelines. Develops a supportive, goal-oriented relationship with individuals served. Provides low ratio interaction that is designed to provide stimulation, joy and interest for the individual served.

Primary Duties include: Develop plan and goals for individual served. Implement services. Explore and utilize any and all available resources. Document progress and complete all necessary reports and records.


Required personal characteristics and skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in services and high enthusiasm for the mission of the agency. Good writing and basic math skills. The ability to self-start, work autonomously and with a team is critical. Nursing care experience and knowledge is preferred. Driver's license and good driving record required.

Preferred Education: C.N.A. or equivalent education. Additional experience may be substituted for education.

Preferred Experience: A minimum of two years experience providing direct services to persons with disabilities within an activity or nursing setting. Preference given to applicants with experience in goal plan development and activity planning.

Location: Must be able to work at any/all locations in the Fremont-Hayward-Newark-Union City area. (No Antioch, El Cerrito, Richmond, or Pleasant Hill openings at this time.)

Hours: Daytime hours, part-time, Mon-Fri 9am–1pm, 20 hrs. per week.

Compensation: $14.75 per hour plus benefits (paid sick, vacation and holiday time, medical, dental and 403b)

To Apply: Click here for instructions.

Early Intervention Assistants (Teacher Assistants) for Lynn Center in Pittsburg and the George Miller Centers (GMC) in Richmond and Concord

Plan and implement activities for small group, including class, music and lunch, when necessary, under direction of the Teacher. Provide input to teacher for individual children related to behavior management. Potty training, supervising of naptime and playtime.

Minimum Requirements:
HS Diploma, 12 Early Childhood Education Units, including 3 infant and toddler units, experience with infants and pre-school children (preferably children with developmental delays). Knowledge of developmental disabilities. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice Clearance. Experience working with children on autism spectrum helpful. Spanish speaking a plus.

Locations: Concord (No Richmond or Pittsburg openings at this time)
Hours: 8am – 2pm (30 hours a week)
Compensation: $12.00/hr, benefits
To Apply: Click here for instructions

Service Unit Supervisor/Work Skills Coach for Commercial Support Services (CSS) in Richmond, Concord, and Antioch

Provides instruction and supervision to adults with developmental disabilities in production work (mailing, packaging and assembly).

Minimum Requirements:
Good communication skills and basic math skills. HS Diploma/GED required. Valid driver's license and good driving record.

Location: Richmond, Concord (No Antioch openings at this time, check back soon!)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-3: 30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Compensation: $12.00/hour, benefits
To Apply: Click here for instructions.

Crew Supervisor
Use your experience in the working world to train individuals with developmental disabilities to be successful employees.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or GED, BA preferred. Basic math and computer skills and good communication skills. Solid verifiable work history, CA driver's license with good driving record and a car that can be used for work purposes.
Experience in retail, hospitality, or food services may be helpful.

Location: Must be willing to work in Central and East County and must have own car. Mileage reimbursement provided.
Standard Hours: Hours may vary from the typical 7am-2:30 pm
Compensation: $12.75/hr plus great benefits, or $14.75/hr without benefits.

To apply:  Click here for instructions.

Do you want to go bowling, to the movies or to the ball game AND get paid?

We are now hiring a teacher for our after school program in Concord. (Teacher may have to sub at Richmond location.)


During scheduled school district breaks, 7.5 hour shifts are required. With direction from the Program Director the teacher plans, organizes and conducts a social, recreational and educational after school activities program for children and young adults with special needs aged 11-22 yrs. old.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Completion of 12 Semester or 18 quarter units in early childhood education, child development, recreation, physical education, social welfare, nursing, psychology, sociology, home economics, education or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

At least 6 semester or 9 quarter units are required prior to employment.

Must have CA Driver License and good driving record and be able to pass a criminal background clearance.

Location: Concord and Richmond

Hours: Part-time Monday - Friday 2:30PM - 6:30PM. Fulltime 7.5 hrs. during school district summer, winter and spring breaks.

Compensation: $13.75 - $15.75/hr. (depending on experience and education) AND BENEFITS

To apply:  Click here for instructions.

To apply: Please submit a resume (preferred) and/or a letter of interest to Human Resources, E-mail:; FAX: 925.370.2048; Postal mail: Contra Costa ARC, 1340 Arnold Drive, Suite 127, Martinez, CA 94553. E-mail resumes are preferred.

Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.  Only those who follow correct application procedures will be considered

Please send resume as attachment (MS Word 97/Adobe Acrobat/text). No phone calls or drop-ins, please!

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