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Interested in a rewarding position that directly contributes to the community? Apply with The Arc of the Peninsulas (“The Arc”)! The Arc is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities [IDD].

FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCLUDE
PAID HOLIDAYS | MEDICAL & DENTAL | RETIREMENT BENEFITS | VACATION & SICK LEAVE
Community Inclusion Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

Want to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing IDD? Become a Community Inclusion Specialist! Activities are client-identified, and can include going for 2-5 mile runs, bike riding, visiting downtown Bremerton, playing board games, volunteering to go grocery store shopping for home-bound seniors, hiking on Bainbridge Island, and more! Staff entrance fees for activities are provided by The Arc, as is mileage reimbursement when driving clients to and from activities. If you share our vision that people with IDD should have and embrace the opportunity to work, have relationships, contribute to their communities, and live life to the fullest, join us in making that possible!

Community Inclusion
The Arc’s Community Inclusion Specialist provides skills training to individuals who live independently or with their family in Kitsap and Mason counties. This position uses person-centered planning approaches to develop daily living skills such as budgeting, housekeeping, shopping and food preparation, socialization, recreation, and transportation. They work in community settings with a high degree of flexibility and creativity to support the needs of the individual with IDD.

 

Please note: there is some flexibility with the position’s hours: full-time positions are available, but The Arc is also able to hire several part-time individuals. This is a great position for people who are in school and need flexible employment!
 

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Possess good organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work as a part of a team and to manage time independently, be creative, and a good problem solver.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality and protect private information

  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor

  • Follow a trainer guide to lead group instruction

  • Maintain accurate and complete client records.

  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment. 

  • Enforce agency Code of Conduct

  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Effective oral and written writing skills.

  • Strong communicator and problem-solving.

  • Able to work positively and effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.

  • Tactful, yet also assertive when necessary.

  • Excellent project management skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Use spreadsheets, charts, and other tools to develop and track action plans.

  • Strong work ethic / willing and able to 'go the extra mile' when needed.

  • Able to work positively and effectively with a variety of personalities and work styles.

  • Experience and familiarity with managing a budget preferred. 

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual and development disabilities preferred, must be willing and able to work positively with adults with I/dd.

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

PHYSICAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance meeting Washington legal requirements (including designation as a business vehicle), reliable transportation and have a good driving record.

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. 

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

  • Must Report any suspected abuse, abandonment, neglect, or financial exploitation.

 

REPORTS TO

  • Program Manager.

HOURS AND COMPENSATION

  • $17.50-$20.29/per hour, based on qualifications. 

  • Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits: Medical/Dental; 403b Retirement; Vacation leave; paid holidays. 

The Arc of the Peninsulas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.