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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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Administrative Assistant for George Miller Center (GMC) in Richmond

The Administrative Assistant 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. Will also pack away and/or distribute food bank boxes and other deliveries.

Minimum qualifications include: An interest in services to adults with 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, and detail oriented with a professional presentation.  Solid computer skills including MS Word and Excel with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed.  Ability to multi-task and complete projects with minimum supervision. 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 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, strong MS Excel, and Internet skills. MS Publisher will be helpful.

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

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8am – 3:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 8am – 1pm, 32.5 paid hours per week
Compensation: $13.75 per hour and benefits

To apply:
Please forward a resume to
aaresumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925-370-2048. State in subject line of email or fax: "Administrative Assistant at GMC - Richmond." In addition, please answer the following question: What differentiates you from others with similar experiences who are applying for this job? Only those who follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Family Partner for Wraparound Services-Lynn Center (Pittsburg-Leland)

Wraparound services provide intensive support for families of young children with complex needs. The young child may have severe behavioral and/or emotional difficulties, mental health needs, or developmental delays.  Support includes a team composed of family, friends, and professionals involved in the child's life that works to identify the family's strengths and set goals to meet the family's needs.  This is called the Wraparound team. The Wraparound team works with the family to minimize and resolve problems and achieve goals that are important to family members for a more stable and balanced family life.

The Family Partner is an integral member of the Wraparound team.  The person in this position has a unique ability to provide support to the family because of their experience as a primary caregiver to a child with special needs. The Family Partner acts as a liaison between the family of the child served and other families.  Services are provided to families across all socioeconomic levels, at their home, the clinic and in the community, as is needed by the family.

Minimum qualifications include:

A commitment to excellence in children-centered services and a high level of enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission with a strong interest in Wraparound services to families.  Ability to take initiative and complete assigned tasks. The Family Partner must have knowledge of the needs, problems, and issues encountered by parents/caregivers of children with serious mental health concerns and developmental disabilities, and be able to accept the family where they are in an easy and nonjudgmental manner.  Must be able to communicate well orally and in writing, in English.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Must have experience as a parent or primary caregiver of a child with defined needs in at least one area, though ideally in multiple areas of service. The service areas include: education/special education, Mental Health, Regional Center, Juvenile Justice and fragile medical needs. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with those services in a team setting.

Licensing/Training: Valid CA Driver's license with a good driving record and a car to use for work purposes. Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Hours:  Monday–Friday, 30–37.5 hours per week, depending on program need. Benefits offered.
Compensation: $18–20/hour depending on experience and education.
Location: providing services in East Contra Costa County, with office in Pittsburg

To apply:
All interested, forward a resume or work history, with dates of employment, and a letter if interest outlining relevant experience to HR:
Fax: 925-370-2048 or Email:
resumes@arcofcc.org Specify in subject line of email or fax: Family Partner.

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 Richmond, that would also provide coverage in our Concord program when needed. THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION WITH BENEFITS. During scheduled school district breaks, 7.5 hour shifts are required. With direction from the Program Director this position 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: Email resume or letter of interest that includes details of work experience to
resumes@arcofcc.org or fax to (925) 370-2048. Please include "After School Program Teacher" in the subject line.

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.

Child and Family Therapist for Lynn Center

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. Lynn Center also provides therapeutic services for families with children up to age 18.

This position will work primarily with clients in our "Next Steps" program.   Next Steps is one of our Lynn Center children's mental health services, and its core clinical methodology will include dyadic, individual and group therapy. The Next Steps program provides services for children and their parents participating in residential or outpatient substance abuse treatment services. A Lynn Center therapist and family partner team will provide services throughout Contra Costa County. In addition, the team will provide intensive follow-up and after-care services to the family for up to 18 months. The team will provide services in the family's home, treatment facilities, or other agreed upon community location. Service delivery will also involve collaboration and collateral consultation with all important individuals who have influence in the child's life, including parents, relatives, caregivers, substance abuse program staff, behavioral health services, First 5 Contra Costs, Children and Family Services and community organizations. The position also requires providing similar services to families and children who are in the Family Stabilization program and may not have substance abuse issues. 

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

We strive to promote healthier patterns of behavior in children, parents and families whose lives have been affected by substance abuse with a special focus on the children.  Therapist must have the ability and be willing to provide clinical assessment and intervention services in residential treatment or outpatient settings and/or in home and community settings.  Experience working with children under the age of six with behavioral and emotional problems, with an emphasis on family work preferred. Experience working with children 6-12 and teenagers is also desirable. Must be able to recognize how addiction affects the entire family emphasizing the needs of the child/parents/child bond/family relationship. 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, family counseling, and group work experience. Therapist must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to interact effectively 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 DOJ clearance. Driver's license, good driving record and use of a vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).

Hours: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week
Location: services will be provided throughout Contra Costa County, office in Pittsburg
Compensation:  $23.50 - $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. Please include in cover letter your theoretical approach to therapy and 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 Antioch and Concord (no openings in Richmond at this time)
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, Livermore, El Cerrito, Pleasant Hill, & Richmond openings at this time.)

Hours: M-F, Daytime Hours, Part-time 9AM–1PM, 20 hrs. per week.
$14.75 per hour plus full benefit

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, Pittsburg, and Concord (No openings in Richmond at this time.)
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, 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 (No openings in Concord and 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:
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: 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: (No openings in Brentwood, 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: 
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:  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.

To apply:  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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