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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, 403(b) retirement plan, Vacation, Sick Days, and 11 paid holidays plus a paid "holiday" on the employee's birthday.

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Director of Behavioral Health Services for Lynn Center (Lynn Center is a division of Contra Costa ARC)

Contra Costa ARC is seeking applicants for a newly created position to manage all children's mental health and related services provided by Lynn Center.  The programs are based at our preschool/clinic in Pittsburg and are also provided in home and community settings primarily in Eastern Contra Costa County.

Lynn Center's behavioral health services include an on-site therapeutic pre-school and clinic as well as community based services such as wraparound children's mental health services, support services for community day-care providers who are working with children with mental health issues, services to children and their parents in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services, and services to children and their parents who are Cal-Works recipients.

Our programs primarily serve children less than 6 years of age and their families, but some services are provided to children up to age 18.  We have a staff of 30 including licensed and license-eligible professionals, parent and family partners, as well as teachers and teacher assistants in our therapeutic preschool.

The Director of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) will have overall responsibility for the optimal functioning of all aspects of Lynn Center's mental health and related programs. The DBHS will directly supervise the Program Coordinators of each program and will report to the Executive Director of Contra Costa ARC.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Assuring high quality and consistency of all services,
  • Personnel management including staff development and team building,
  • Financial management including compliance with requirements of funders,
  • Providing leadership to assure effectiveness and efficiency of all administrative and programmatic operations,
  • Maintenance of collaborative working relationships with all community partners.

Requirements include:

  • Licensed as LCSW, MFT, LPCC or Psychologist
  • At least three to five years progressively responsible non-profit program management experience, including staff development and supervision
  • Clinical experience with early childhood mental health services
  • Experience with Medi-Cal and other government billing
  • Experience assuring compliance with multiple regulatory and contractual entities
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills including e-mail, MS Word and Excel

Preference will be given to applicants with:

    • Knowledge and experience in Wraparound services
    • Knowledge and experience with Substance Abuse issues
    • Demonstrated ability in team building
    • Knowledge and experience with HR policies and practices.

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

Hours: The work week is Monday–Friday, but some staff members occasionally provide services after hours or on weekends. The DBHS is an exempt position.

Location: Office in Pittsburg, CA

Compensation: Please indicate required salary in cover letter. Bear in mind that we are a community based non-profit organization. Salary and work hours are negotiable.  Benefits included.

To apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to
DBHSsearch@arcofcc.org or fax (925) 370-2048
Position open until filled.

Administrative Coordinator—Concord

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community.

The Administrative Coordinator must be able to multi-task, prioritize quickly and has exceptional organizational skills. This is a great opportunity for a person who is self-motivated and enjoys working independently, but also enjoys supporting a staff of dedicated individuals. This individual must enjoy a varied daily routine and be able to handle interruptions with a positive attitude.

Qualifications:

  • BA in related field and a minimum of 2 years administrative/clerical experience. Combination of additional work experience and education beyond high school may be substituted for the BA.
  • Extensive knowledge of business English, basic math and current office practices and procedures.
  • Advanced MS Word and Intermediate Excel and Internet skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Must work effectively with minimal supervision, and supervise one assistant.
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. California Drivers License, car and good driving record.

Responsibilities:

  • Greets and assists people served, families, associates, allied professionals, customers and the general public, both in person and via telephone.
  • Maintains overall oversight of the facility, arranging for repairs of facility and vehicles as needed. Acts as liaison between Facilities Manager and repair/ construction personnel and vendors. Leadership in handling emergency situations, i.e. water breaks, power outages, etc.
  • Maintains and ensures accurate attendance records and prepares monthly billings for government fee-for-service contracts.
  • Prepares wage data for computer input, filing and maintenance of department payroll records.
  • Monitors, reconciles and ensures the safekeeping of petty cash accounts.
  • Ensures payment of all invoices/statements are done accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Oversees Safety Program for all staff.
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates one Administrative Assistant.
  • Maintains confidentiality and professional image with paperwork and when speaking with families, outside personnel, and other professionals.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm or 8:30-4:00pm (37.5 hour workweek).
$15.75-$17.75 per hour (depending on experience and education) plus benefits

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to AAresumes@arcofcc.org or fax: 925-370-2048. Indicate in subject line, "Administrative Coordinator—Concord."

Child and Family Therapist with emphasis on eligibility assessments

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to serving children at risk, and children and adults with intellectual and 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. Lynn Center also provides therapeutic services for families with children up to age 18.

Primary responsibilities will be: Completing diagnostic assessments for children 0-5 who are in the foster care system and are under a family maintenance plan. Completing intake paperwork as part of the eligibility determination process for newly mandated services. Referring children for services once eligibility has been established.     

Assessments may be conducted in a variety of settings and can include: the community, the child's home or our clinic.

Therapist can also supplement hours by providing Wraparound facilitation.

Qualifications: LCSW or MFT. Applicants must be licensed or license eligible (supervised hours completed).

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

Hours: Monday – Friday, 25-30 hours per week. Hours can increase as caseload increases.

Location: primarily East Contra Costa County, office/clinic in Pittsburg.

Compensation: $20 - $25 per hour depending on experience and licensure status. Great 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: "Child and Family Therapist with emphasis on eligibility assessments"

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.) THESE ARE PART-TIME POSITIONS WITH BENEFITS. 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 drivers license and good driving record and be able to pass a criminal background clearance.

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:
No openings at this time. Check back soon!

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.

We are hiring a Child and Family Therapist

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to serving children at risk, and children and adults with intellectual and 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.

Qualifications: LCSW, MFT or Psychologist. We strongly prefer for applicants to be licensed or license eligible (supervised hours completed).

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. Salary consistent regardless of number of clients a week.

Location: office in Pittsburg and will serve caseload from East and Far East Contra Costa County. Work will be primarily clinic based, but will include some home and community work.

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

 

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

Instructor I Positions in Richmond and Concord

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 (Concord hours may be 8:30 am–4:00 pm)

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. 

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: Current openings in Fremont, Union City, and Hayward. (No Antioch, El Cerrito, Richmond, or Pleasant Hill, openings at this time.)

Hours: M-F, Daytime Hours, part-time 9AM–1PM, 20 hrs. per week. In addition to current 20 hour position, we also have a Fremont/Malpitas opening M-F from 9am – 3pm.

Compensation: $14.75 per hour plus full benefits

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: Richmond and Concord (No openings in Brentwood or Pittsburg at this time. Check back soon!)

Hours: Richmond and Concord: 8am – 2pm (30 hours a week)
Concord: Monday from 10:30am – 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday from 8am - 4pm; Fridays from 8am – 1:30pm (35 hours a week)
Richmond: Monday to Thursday from 8am – noon and Fridays from 8am -11am

Compensation: $10.75–11.75/hr depending on experience and education, non-exempt and 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: Richmond (No openings in Brentwood, Pittsburg, or Concord at this time. Check back soon!)
Hours: M-F from 8am – 2:30pm (32.5 hours a week)

Compensation: $15.75/hr, and 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: Concord (No openings in Richmond or Antioch at this time.)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-3: 30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Compensation: $10.75-11.75/hour, non-exempt and benefits
To apply:
No openings at this time. Check back soon!

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.

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:  Concord and Antioch

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.

To apply:  Click here for instructions.

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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