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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, 403B retirement plan, Vacation, Sick Days, and 10 paid holidays plus a paid "holiday" on the employee's birthday.

Note: Because Contra Costa ARC is primarily funded by the State of California, we are also subject to 4 unpaid furlough days each year.  Employees have the option of using vacation time on these 4 days.

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Community Support Specialists for Arc Inroads
Work with program participants to develop services designed to assure self-determination and maximum independence and self-sufficiency in the community. Implement direct support services for participants in community settings. Assist participants to design activities that will assure achievement of each individual's personal goals and objectives.

Primary Duties include:

  1. Develops contacts and collaborative arrangements with community agencies, services, businesses and individuals as needed to meet participants goals and objectives.
  2. Provides support for community activities and job coaching at job sites as needed.
  3. Provides mobility training and may transport consumers.
  4. Serves as participant advocate.
  5. Completes records and reports.
  6. Assists in obtaining and developing community job sites.
  7. Develops, reviews, and evaluates individual program plans.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in allied health/education field such as developmental disabilities, adult habilitation/rehabilitation, and/or adaptive learning situations. A minimum of two years' experience providing direct services to persons with developmental disabilities. Additional experience may be substituted for education. Knowledge of developmental disabilities. Good written and verbal communication skills required. Driver's license and good driving record required.

Location: Richmond and Antioch
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 3:30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Compensation: 14.75/hr, non-exempt and benefits
To Apply:
Click here for instructions.

The Children's Mental Health Specialist will be working as a preschool teacher for young children (ages 2.5 to 5) with social-emotional and behavioral needs. The Specialist will also prepare the children academically and socially for pre-school and Kindergarten.

Minimum Requirements:

Master's Degree and 2 years experience in mental health setting; or Bachelor's Degree and 4 years experience in mental health setting; or Associate's Degree and 6 years experience in mental health setting. Good written and verbal communication skills. Solid, verifiable work history.

Experience with medi-cal documentation.

Successful applicants will have knowledge of strength-based, non-punitive approach and will highlight positives behaviors. Must be supportive and nurturing in disposition.

Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance, meaning no criminal record. Driver's license and good driving record required.

Location: Pittsburg

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8AM – 3:30PM (37.5 hour workweek)

Compensation: $15.75 per hour plus generous benefits.

To Apply: Click here for instructions.

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community. The Administrative Assistant for the George Miller Center (GMC) in Concord is called upon to perform many varied duties throughout the day in an extremely busy environment. Duties will include the following: answering heavy phone calls; greeting participants, staff, family members and other guests with enthusiasm and confidence; providing backup to Administrative Coordinator, including a large variety of general clerical duties. The Administrative Assistant will also summarize timesheets to submit to payroll as well as unload and/or distribute food bank boxes and other deliveries.

Minimum qualifications include an interest in services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and children with special needs and enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission. Extensive knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, and current office practices and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational ability, attention to detail and professional presentation. Ability to multi-task and complete projects with minimum supervision. Solid computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Internet, with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed. Must have a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize while maintaining a personable and cooperative attitude. This position is called upon often to make good judgment calls and to adapt and be flexible to the situation presenting itself.

Education: 2 years of college, business school, or specialized training preferred.

Experience: 3 years of relevant administrative experience, including experience in data entry, MS Word, extremely strong Excel, and Internet skills. MS Publisher skills and the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed will be very helpful.

Licensing/Training: Valid California Driver's license and good driving record with a car that can be used for work purposes (mileage reimbursement provided). Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Location: Concord
Hours: Monday -- Friday, 8:30am-4pm or 8am - 3:30pm, 37.5 paid hours per week
Compensation: $13.75 per hour and good benefits.

To apply: Please forward a COVER LETTER AND RESUME to
aaresumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925-370-2048. Specify in subject line of email or fax: "Administrative Assistant at GMC - Concord." Only those who follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to serving children at risk, and children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Lynn Center is Contra Costa Arc's Early Intervention Program and Preschool for children with special needs from birth to six years of age. New Beginnings is our program that provides services to children with significant social-emotional and/or behavioral concerns.

We are hiring an English/Spanish bi-lingual Child and Family Therapist

Qualifications include: LCSW, MFT or applicants working toward licensure (applicant must have completed all of their supervised, clinical hours).  Candidate must be bilingual in English and Spanish.  

The therapist must have the ability and be willing to provide clinical assessment and intervention services in clinic or in the natural environment (home or school). Must have experience working with children under the age of six who may have experienced trauma, behavioral, and emotional problems. Must be open to a variety of treatment modalities tailored to meet the needs of the individual child/parents/family involved.  Work history should include case management, family work in the natural environment, outpatient individual play therapy, trauma, attachment, parenting skills, family counseling, and group work experience.

The therapist must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to interact collaboratively with other agencies and physicians.  Strong organizational skills.  Must be a flexible team player, willing to work as part of a treatment team utilizing support from the greater community.  Experience with Medi-Cal paperwork preferred.  

Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  California Driver's license, good driving record and use of a vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided). 

Hours: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Location: office in Pittsburg and caseload will be in East and Far East Contra Costa County

Compensation:  $20 - $25 per hour depending on experience and licensure status. Benefits offered.

To apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to
MHresumes@arcofcc.org or fax (925) 370-2048
Specify position title in subject line.

Program Coordinator
Contra Costa ARC, a non-profit human services agency, is hiring a Program Coordinator in Antioch to manage day program services to adults with autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other developmental disabilities.
Community Access Program (CAP) is a program for adults with severe and multiple developmental disabilities. The CAP Antioch program currently serves approx. 40 participants who are working toward greater independence and self-sufficiency. CAP tailors individual programs to help participants actively participate in their own communities. CAP provides community awareness training (use of public facilities like the post office, the library, shopping, dining at restaurants, using public transportation), recreation and leisure skills development, domestic skills, and a vocational program.

Overall Responsibility: In accordance with agency policies and program philosophy and under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Coordinator postion is responsible for the daily operations of the Adult Development Program in Antioch.

Program Development: Responsible for coordination and effectiveness of consumer services in the community and at the center. Advocates for program participants and services.

Personnel: Assists Director in hiring direct service staff.  Provides orientation and training to new staff.  Supervises designated staff.  Conducts personnel reviews.

General: Ensures and maintains compliance with regulatory agency requirements and assures safety of center.  Anticipates the varying, potential needs of the program's funding sources and monitoring agencies. Assures the quality of all services provided to consumers. Respects individuals served, their families and the organizational structure while working constructively with all involved parties.

Qualifications:
We are looking for an individual who will bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of Contra Costa ARC and the personal goals of the individuals we serve.  The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and sensitive manner.  He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the consumers and present a positive image for the agency. Teambuilding and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position. An individual who is interested in growing professionally with our agency is very desirable.

A successful candidate will also meet the following requirements: A Bachelor's degree in a related field.  Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills. One year of personnel supervisory experience and extensive experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Additional experience may be substituted for education. Basic math skills. Computer skills to include, basic MS Word, basic MS Excel, basic email and internet use.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:30pm (exempt position)
$38, 728 a year and benefits

To apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume to PCresumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925-370-2048. State in the subject line Program Coordinator in Antioch. 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 in Antioch, Concord and Richmond.

Instructor I Positions in Antioch, Concord and Richmond
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.
$10.75–11.75 per hour (depending on experience and education) and excellent benefits.
Applicants must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  Driver's license and good driving record required
Hours
Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–3:30 pm

To apply:  Click here for instructions.

We are now hiring for our newest program, 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. 

COMMUNITY ACCESS SPECIALIST.    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. 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY ACCESS SPECIALIST:

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 required. 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:   Pleasant Hill, Antioch, Livermore, Fremont, Union City, Hayward, El Cerrito & Richmond (No El Cerrito openings at this time.)

Hours:  M-F, Daytime Hours, Full- or Part-time
$14.75 per hour plus full benefits (Pleasant Hill: M-F 12:30pm-4:30pm, Antioch: M-F 11:30am-3:30pm) (Richmond: Flexible Hours, 4 hours everyday anytime between 9AM–4PM. You choose your hours!  20 hrs. a week with great benefits!) (El Cerrito: 9AM–1PM)

To apply: Click here for instructions.

Early Intervention Assistants (Teacher Assistants) for Lynn Center in Brentwood and 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.

Location: Brentwood
(No openings in Pittsburg, Richmond or Concord at this time. Check back soon!)
Hours: Monday–Friday 8am–2pm, 30 hour workweek.

Compensation: $10.75–11.75/hr depending on experience and education, non-exempt and benefits
To apply:
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Service Unit Supervisor/Work Skills Coach for Commercial Support Services (CSS) in 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: Concord and Antioch
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-3: 30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Compensation: $10.75-11.75/hour, non-exempt and benefits
To apply:
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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 or food services may be helpful.

Location: Concord and Antioch

Standard Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-3:30pm (37.5 paid hours per week), flexibility in scheduling required.

Compensation: $12.75/hr and great benefits, or $14.75/hr without benefits.

To apply: Click here for instructions.

Early Intervention Specialist (non-credentialed teacher) for Lynn Center in Brentwood and Pittsburg and the George Miller Centers (GMC) in Richmond and Concord
Conduct classes for children in accordance with the instructional design and philosophy of the program. Evaluate each child in class and in all program activities. Prepare IPP for each child in class. Plan and implement daily activities, including class, music and lunch. Participate in parent and staff meetings. Maintain close contact with parents and/or caregivers via personal contact, telephone calls, and notebooks. Supervise the work of the teacher assistant.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Child Development or related field with experience teaching children with developmental delays. 12 Early Childhood Education units required including three units of Infant/Toddler Care. Experience working with children on autism spectrum helpful. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. Driver's license and good driving record required.  Spanish speaking a plus.

Location: Brentwood
(No openings in Richmond, Concord or Pittsburg at this time. Check back soon!)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–2pm, 30 hour workweek.

Compensation: $15.75/hr, and benefits
To apply: 
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Job Coach-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 or food services may be helpful. 

Location:  East and Central Contra Costa County

Standard Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-3:30pm (37.5 paid hours per week), extensive flexibility in scheduling required. 

Compensation: $12.75/hr and great benefits, or $14.75/hr without benefits.

No openings at this time. Check back soon!

To apply: Please submit a resume (preferred) and/or a letter of interest to Human Resources, E-mail: resumes@arcofcc.org; 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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