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Contra Costa ARC currently operates with over 400 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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Payroll Specialist

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is solely responsible for semi-monthly payroll for over 400 staff and over 300 trainees. This position maintains all current payroll related data and is responsible for benefits enrollments/terminations and reconciliations, along with many related functions.

Responsibilities fall in 2 areas:

1. PAYROLL

  • Has sole responsibility for processing our semi-monthly payroll using ADP's ProBusiness software.
  • Responsible for accurate data entry of new hires, changes and terminations.
  • Manage garnishments and wage withholding orders from FTB, IRS, County Sherriff, etc.
  • Distribute semimonthly payroll reports to Directors.
  • Liaison with ADP representative to maintain payroll system and settings.
  • Issue manual payroll checks for terminations, lost checks, or any special reason.
  • Process 403(b) enrollments, terminations, loans, and online payments.
  • Respond to employment verifications and social security earning requests.
  • Completion and coordination of EDD benefits, specifically SDI and PFL.
  • Assist management and staff with payroll related questions and resolve any problems.
  • Audit and distribute W2's at year end.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested.

2. BENEFITS

  • Review and reconcile all employee benefit invoices. Continuously monitor all enrollments, deletions and changes in benefits coverage.
  • Liaison with account representatives for enrollments and eligibilities.
  • Process benefit enrollments and terminations.
  • Process open enrollment new entries and changes.
  • Process COBRA enrollments and terminations,
  • Assist management and staff with questions regarding benefits.
  • Track COBRA and LOA participants.
  • Contact COBRA enrollees when accounts are past due or changing.

Requirements include:

  • 5+ years of recent payroll experience. Experience must be high-volume and with electronic systems, preferably with ADP's ProBusiness.
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor laws and regulations.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Certified Payroll Professional certification preferred.
  • Experience using Report Writer a plus.
  • Department of Justice clearance required (Contra Costa ARC will arrange).
  • California Driver's license and clean driving record.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Extreme attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Commitment to meeting strict deadlines on a mandatory regular schedule.
  • Ability to assure full confidentiality of sensitive and privileged employee information.
  • Ability to successfully manage and resolve a wide variety of questions and concerns with employees and vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Careful attention to documentation for strong audit trail on all transactions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English. Spanish speaking helpful. Basic proficiency in MS Word and email.
  • Strong personal responsibility and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work independently.

Salary level: $22 - $25 per hour and benefits
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Office in Martinez

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to payrollresumes@arcofcc.org of fax to 925.370.2048.
Only those that 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.

Early Childhood Special Education teacher (ECSE) for Lynn Center in Oakley

Lynn Center is an early intervention program and preschool for children with developmental delays and those on the autism spectrum.  We serve children from 0 - 6 years of age, in small groups, using a team approach. The Lynn Center operates 12 months a year.

Minimum Requirements for the credentialed teacher position:
Level 11 credential preferred or Level 1 credential (or currently working towards level 1). Supervision by Level 11 ECSE teacher will be provided. Experience working with children birth to pre-kindergarden. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must be flexible and a team player. Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. Must have driver's license, car and good driving record.

Location: Oakley
Hours: Monday to Friday, 32.5 – 37.5 hours per week
Up to $60, 000 a year depending on level of qualification and experience. Good benefits, including 4 weeks of vacation.

To apply: send cover letter and resume to resumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925.370.2048. Please include in subject line: "credentialed teacher search"

Contra Costa ARC is now hiring for staff positions to provide services to adults at our Community Access Programs in Concord and Richmond.

Instructor I Positions in 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 Oakley and the George Miller Center (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: Oakley, Richmond and Concord
(No openings in Pittsburg 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:
Click here for instructions.

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

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
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-3: 30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Compensation: $10.75-11.75/hour, non-exempt and 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 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: No openings at this time. Check back soon!

Early Intervention Specialist (non-credentialed teacher) for Lynn Center in Oakley and the George Miller Center (GMC) in 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: Oakley and Concord
(No openings in Richmond or Pittsburg at this time, check back soon.)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–2pm, 30 hour workweek.

Compensation: $15.75/hr, and benefits
To apply: 
No openings at this time. Check back soon!

After-School Program Teacher for the George Miller Center (GMC) in Richmond

Job Description:
Part time position, hours vary during the year according to public school schedule.  With direction from the Coordinator, plans, organizes, and conducts a social, recreational and educational after school activities program for children and young adults with special needs, aged 11-22.

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

Must have drivers license and good driving record.

Must be willing to substitute at Concord location.

Hours: Part-time Monday – Friday: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Fulltime hours during summer months. Also possible fulltime teaching positions available year round.

Compensation: per hour (depending on experience and education) and benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time. Check back soon!

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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