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The Arc of NC
East Regional Office

Contact Information and Resources

Contact Information


5041 New Centre Drive
Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28403

1315 South Glenburnie Road
Ste D-15
New Bern, NC 28561
(by appointment only)

Regional Director
Regina Johnson

Regina Johnson

Wilmington Office

New Bern Office
(by appointment only)

East Region Employment Opportunities

Area Guardianship Specialist

Position Status: Full-Time

Location: Rocky Mount/Smithfield and surrounding counties

Salary Range: $38K - $41,500K

Education Requirements:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in the field of psychology, social work, special education, or other field related to disabilities, the elderly, or substance abuse, or graduation from a four-year college or university in an unrelated field and two years’ experience in special education, social work, psychology, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience Requirements: The candidate must have professional experience in the field of I/DD and or Mental Health. The candidate must have some knowledge of social work principles, techniques, practices, and their application to individual needs and challenges. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and written, and plan and execute work effectively.

The Arc of North Carolina is looking for a committed advocate to join our Area Guardianship Team! Guardianship Specialist will support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or mental health and substance use disorders. Candidate must be a motivated team player, flexible, creative, and hardworking, as well as having excellent problem solving and communication skills.

Responsibilities: Guardianship Specialists provide guardianship support and services in compliance with the North Carolina General Statute Chapter 35A. It requires substitute decision making, advocacy, monitoring, reporting, service record maintenance, relationship building, liaison activities, and sometimes the ability to mediate challenging situations.

Position requires the ability to work independently and travel throughout the region to visit individuals in their homes and other settings. Candidate must have professional experience in the field of I/DD, mental health and/or substance use. A degree in a human service field and five years of experience in IDD /MH/SU is preferred.

Open until Filled.

Support Associate (Direct Care Staff)

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.

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