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Work With The Arc of North Carolina

Passionate about supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

Consider a career with The Arc of North Carolina.

The Arc of North Carolina is Hiring!

Founded in 1953, we are one of the oldest and largest IDD advocacy and service organizations in the state. The Arc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Support Associate (Direct Care Staff)

These positions are available in all regions across the state.

Do you want to make a difference in a person’s life? The Arc of North Carolina seeks passionate, compassionate, hard-working individuals to support people of all ages with I/DD throughout North Carolina.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED

Responsibilities: providing breaks for caregivers, assistance with personal care, teaching skills to increase independence, promoting inclusion in the community. Related experience in direct care or special education is preferred but not required. Creativity, progressive thinking, strong advocacy skills, and knowledge of community resources are highly desirable. Qualified applicants must be 18 or older, current driver’s license, and pass background checks.

Applicants may fill out an online application to the following regions of interest:

 

The Following Positions Are Not Region Specific and
are Available Across the State

Senior Care Manager

Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Statewide

The Senior Care Manager provides direct support and supervision for Care Managers and team members, and oversight for comprehensive care management to ensure integrated, whole person care for the individuals served. The Senior Care Manager must be highly organized and possess excellent oral and written communication and leadership skills. This position interfaces with many local and state-wide partners and requires the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a number of external entities and professional disciplines, such as psychiatry, psychology, medicine, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, teaching, and direct support professionals for the benefit of the individuals supported. The Senior Care Manager must use professional judgment in conducting assessments of work performance and services provided and providing supportive guidance and mentoring for care management staff. The Senior Care Manager must be able to advocate on behalf of the individual in an assertive manner.

Reports to: This position will be under the direct supervision of the Regional Director

Minimum Requirements:

Senior Care Managers serving members with I/DD or TBI must qualify as a Qualified Professional (QP) in North Carolina and have one of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master's Degree highly preferred. A bachelor's degree required in a field related to health, psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, or another relevant human services area, and: 
  • Five years of experience providing care management, case management, or care coordination to complex individuals with I/DD or TBI.

or

  • A master's degree in a field related to health, psychology, sociology, social work (e.g., LCSW), nursing, or other relevant human services area, or licensure as an RN, and:
  • Three years of experience providing care management, case management, or care coordination to complex individuals with an I/DD or a TBI.

Must possess a strong working knowledge of the state and federal service delivery system and funding streams, good communication skills - verbal and written and be proficient with computers and EHR. Must have a valid NC driver's license and current automobile liability insurance.

Care Manager

Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Statewide

The Care Manager provides comprehensive care management to ensure integrated, whole person care for the individuals we serve. The Care Manager must be highly organized and possess excellent leadership skills. This position interfaces with many local and state-wide partners and requires the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a number of Tailored Plans and professional disciplines, such as psychiatry, psychology, medicine, social work, and occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, teaching, and direct support professionals for the benefit of the individuals being supported. The Care Manager must use professional judgment in conducting in-depth individual assessments and providing supportive counseling and guidance. The Care Manager will serve as the primary advocate for the person within the service system(s) and the community.

Reports to: This position will be under the direct supervision of the Senior Care Manager 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Care Managers serving members with I/DD or TBI must qualify as a Qualified Professional (QP) in North Carolina and have one of the following minimum qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to health, psychology, sociology, social work, nursing, or another relevant human services area, or licensure as a registered nurse (RN); and
  • Two years of experience working directly with individuals with IDD, TBI and/or dual diagnoses of IDD and MI; and
  • For care managers serving members with long-term support needs: two years of prior long-term support and/or Home and Community-based Services coordination, care delivery monitoring, and care management experience, in addition to the requirements cited above. (This experience may be concurrent with the two years of experience working directly with individuals with IDD, TBI, or dual diagnoses outlined above.)

Must possess a strong working knowledge of the service delivery system and funding streams, good communication skills - verbal and written and proficient with computers and EHR. Must have a valid NC driver's license and current automobile liability insurance.

Resource Advocate - Care Manager Extender for Tailored Care Management

Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Statewide

The Resource Advocate serves as the Extender role in Tailored Care Management in North Carolina. The Resource Advocate assists in the coordination necessary to carry out integrated, whole person care for the individuals served, and assists with contacting people receiving care management or eligible for care management, gathering assessment and evaluation information for each person, coordinating appointments and transportation, and providing information, education and needed resource connections. The Resource Advocate must be highly organized and possess excellent communication skills and be an advocate for the person within the service system(s) and the community.

Reports to: This position will be under the direct supervision of the Care Manager 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Is at least 18 years of age and has a high school diploma or GED. And meets one of the below requirements:
  • Be a person with lived experience with an I/DD or a TBI with demonstrated knowledge of and direct personal experience navigating the North Carolina Medicaid delivery system.
  • Or a person with lived experience with a behavioral health condition who is a Certified Peer Support Specialist.
  • Or a parent or guardian of an individual with an I/DD or a TBI or a behavioral health condition and has at least two years of direct experience providing care for and navigating the Medicaid delivery system on behalf of that individual (parent/guardian cannot serve as an extender for their family member).
  • Has two years of paid experience performing the types of functions described above, with at least one year of paid experience working directly with the IDD population.

The Resource Advocate serves as the Extender role in Tailored Care Management in North Carolina. The Resource Advocate assists in the coordination necessary to carry out integrated, whole-person care for the individuals served, and assists with contacting people receiving care management or eligible for care management, gathering assessment and evaluation information for each person, coordinating appointments and transportation, and providing information, education and needed resource connections. The Resource Advocate must be highly organized and possess excellent communication skills and be an advocate for the person within the service system(s) and the community. Must have a valid NC driver's license and be proficient with computers and EHR.


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