The Arc is the world’s largest nonprofit, community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). At The Arc of East Central Iowa, we’re driven by the mission to create a more inclusive world for everyone.

Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Want to be part of something big? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!

Working at The Arc

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Current Openings

Part-time Job Coach

We are seeking a part-time Job Coach to support individuals with barriers to employment. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who wants to play a key role in fulfilling our mission of making a difference in the lives of those with intellectual and related disabilities. The qualified candidate must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to represent The Arc of East Central Iowa in a professional manner at all times while developing and maintaining relationships with businesses in the community.

Desired candidate will have experience; working with individuals with intellectual and related disabilities, person centered planning, and can bring advocacy and teaching skills to support the individuals’ needs in community employment settings. Successfully mentoring individuals in the workplace, or customer service desired. Prior experience job coaching is a plus. 

This position is part-time. Hours vary to meet the needs of the individual’s work schedule.

Apply online.


Service & Support Coordinator

We are looking for a Service and Support Coordinator to provide oversight and coordination of services and supports to the individuals we serve. This position collaborates with internal and external resources to ensure timely and accurate service delivery in accordance with regulatory guidelines.

The qualified individual will be responsible for conducting intakes, managing use of available services, and providing guidance and support to participants, families, and Direct Support Professionals. This person will act as a liaison between case management, participants, families, and staff to deliver outstanding service, including participating in interdisciplinary team meetings for planning and goal setting purposes.

A degree in Human Services or other related field preferred, or commensurate experience. The ideal candidate will have two years’ experience working with people with disabilities and be proficient in MS Office, Windows and use of the internet. Attention to detail and effective communication skills (written and oral) are a must as well as the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to travel within a 7 county area including Linn county. Supervisory experience preferred.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position including PTO, health, vision, and dental insurance.

Apply online.


 

Quality Assurance Specialist

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist to assure all documentation and forms are in compliance with industry standards. This positions reviews all service documentation and communicates necessary revisions to Direct Service Providers. The Quality Assurance Specialist interacts with Direct Service Providers, Program Coordinators and Managers to provide training and guidance on service documentation and quality improvement needs of the agency. 

The ideal candidate for this position has strong attention to detail and effective written and verbal communication skills. Experience providing direct care with subsequent documentation a plus. High School Diploma or GED required; Associates Degree or commensurate work experience preferred. Proficient in MS Word and Excel, Windows, and internet navigation required.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position including PTO, health, vision, and dental insurance.

Apply online.


Client Database Coordinator

We are seeking a FT Database Coordinator to manage our client database.

The database houses client profiles and service documentation, as well as payroll and billing records. This position will manage system configurations, user access, reporting, software testing, as well creating and maintaining user documentation and training.

The requirements for this position include an associate’s degree in Business, Management Information Systems or related job experience. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience managing database applications, proficiency with SQL and serve as a liaison between technical development teams and the end user. Strong knowledge of Windows, Outlook, and Excel required. Experience working in an environment that serves individuals with intellectual disabilities is a plus.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position including a PTO, health, vision, and dental insurance.

Apply online.


Community Integration Program Specialist

We are seeking a Community Integration Program Specialist to be responsible for the coordination and delivery of Arc services to participants in the Day Habilitation Program. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordination of group activities, ongoing communication and documentation with participants and their service team, providing skilled training to participants in numerous areas, including socialization and community involvement. Finally, this position will serve as a role model for participants in a variety of community settings.

Applicants should possess a High School Diploma and one year experience working with persons with disabilities. AA or BA in Human Services or related field a plus. Candidates should have effective problem solving skills, leadership qualities and strong written/verbal communication skills and the ability to teach program participants daily living skills and competencies.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position offering PTO, health, vision, and dental insurance.

Apply online.


Full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP)

We are looking for a full-time DSP that would be responsible for providing Supported Community Living and Habilitation services to clients throughout The Arc’s service area. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a fast-paced service-oriented team in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through advocacy, inclusion, and skill training. Candidates must have reliable transportation and be able to work a variable schedule including 2nd shift and weekend availability.

Duties include, but are not limited to: providing direct supervision and care, maintaining communication and documentation with consumers and their service team, provide skill training to clients in numerous areas, including socialization, self-help, communication, self-care, self-advocacy, leisure and other areas defined in the client’s individualized care plan.

The minimum requirements for this position include high school diploma and one year experience working with persons with disabilities. Associates degree in human services or other relevant field of study a plus. Candidates should possess effective problem solving skills, leadership and strong written/verbal communication skills.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position offering PTO, health, vision, and dental insurance. 

Apply online.


Daycare & Summer Program Staff

We have open positions for our Before and After School Daycare Program and Summer Program. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who want to play a key role in fulfilling our mission of making a difference in the lives of those with intellectual and related disabilities. The desired candidate has experience working with people with intellectual and related disabilities. 

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • providing direct supervision
  • adherence to clients care plan including personal needs
  • ongoing communication with clients, caregivers, and service team
  • timely and accurate documentation of services provided.

Must be at least 18 years of age. Candidates should possess effective problem solving skills, leadership and strong written/verbal communication skills.

Hours: Before/After School Mon – Fri 6 AM – 8:30 AM and 2 PM – 6 PM and Summer Mon – Fri 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM.

Pay is $10.50 – $12.25 per hour.

Apply online.


Part-Time Direct Service Provider (DSP) Positions

Do you have the experience or do you have a desire to work with people with intellectual or related disabilities? Want to work flexible hours providing a variety of services?

Download a DSP job description [PDF] to learn if you qualify, and apply online.


Referral Bonus for Current Employees

We know our best source of referrals come from the staff who understand what it means to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. If you’re a current employee, you can receive a $250 referral bonus when you refer friends, family members, or other people in your network to work as a Direct Service Provider — and the person you referred receives a $250 retention bonus, as well.

To receive the bonus:

  • Your name must be listed on the application as the person who referred the applicant
  • You must be the first person to refer the applicant
  • You must be an active employee (excluding senior and leadership staff)
  • You must be in good standing with no active disciplinary warnings

The referred employee must:

  • Get hired after 11/1/18
  • Work for The Arc for 6 months
  • Be in good standing
  • Work an average of 15 hours per week during their 4th, 5th, and 6th month of employment

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Arc of East Central Iowa is an equal opportunity. The Arc considers applicants for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy, and to provide equal opportunities to disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, other veterans, and individuals with a disability, and any other characteristics protected by federal, state and local law. All employees of The Arc of East Central Iowa are considered “at will”.