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The Arc of NC
West Regional Office

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Contact Information


30-D Garfield Street
Asheville, NC 28803

Regional Director
Duncan Reid

Duncan Reid

West Region Employment Opportunities

Employment Specialist

Position Status: Full Time

Location: Asheville, NC

The Arc of NC seeks a passionate, dedicated, and reliable Employment Specialist to assist adults with disabilities to gain and maintain meaningful employment in the community, meaningful competitive pay, and permanent/year-round employment.

Education Requirements: Candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, must be able to pass the background check, prefer experience working with people with developmental/intellectual disabilities in health-related or education fields and knowledge of community resources.

Responsibilities: The Employment Specialist will provide employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities through community-based evaluation and assessment of an individual’s abilities and needs, prescriptive job development, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up. Work in varied home, business, and community environments based on the assigned support list. Demonstrate the ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without direct supervision.  Communicate regularly with employees receiving employment services and their employers to ensure job satisfaction and optimal job performance.

Experience Requirements: Applicant must be able to work independently, and work a flexible schedule, nights, weekends, and holidays sometimes. Must be able to drive a vehicle for short to long periods of time during a workday. Must be able to maintain close attention to details to render complete and accurate reports and records for use by others on a regular basis.

Deadline: 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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