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After School Program Coordinator for George Miller Center (GMC) After School Program

Plans, organizes, and conducts a social, recreational and educational after school activities program for children and young adults with special needs. Other related work as required.  Position coordinates and supervises the operations of an after school program for special needs and/or developmentally disabled students between the ages of 11 and 22.  Position is assigned to programs at the George Miller Centers in Richmond and Concord.

Responsibilities:
Similar to those of the Program Coordinator for Adult Development Day Program (
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Minimum Qualification:
Possession of a valid California Driver's License
Education: AA Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in early childhood education, child development, recreation, social welfare, nursing, psychology, sociology, home economics, education, or a closely related field. Course work must have included completion of one course (three semester units or 4.5 quarter units) in administration and one course (three semester units or 4.5 quarter units) in early childhood education or child development.
Experience:  Two years of full-time experience or equivalent as a teacher in habilitation or rehabilitation program for developmentally disabled or special needs children.  Can substitute on a year for year basis with semester or quarter units in qualifying fields.  Ask Director for details.
Other Requirements:  Physical Exam, fingerprint, and tuberculosis clearance prior to hire, in addition obtain CPR and First Aid certificate within six months of employment.

Full time position, exempt.
a year and benefits
Location: Concord and Richmond

To apply: No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator for Adult Day Program for GMC-Richmond

The Adult Development Program funded through RegionalCenter of the East Bay (RCEB) provides services to adults with severe and multiple disabilities.  Each individual's program is tailored to help the individual actively participate in his or her community.  We provide community awareness training, (use of public facilities like the post office, the library, shopping, dining at restaurants, using public transportation), recreation and leisure skills development, domestic skills, and a vocational program. 

Overall Responsibility: In accordance with agency and program philosophy and under the supervision of the Director of the Community Access Services, this position is responsible for daily operation of the Adult Development Program in Richmond at the GeorgeMillerCenter. 

Program Development: Responsible for coordination and effectiveness of consumer services in the community and at the center.  Advocates for consumers and services.

Personnel:  Assists Program Director in hiring Direct Service Staff.  Provides orientation and training to new staff. Supervises designated staff. Conducts personnel reviews.

General:  Ensures and maintains compliance with regulatory agency requirements and assures safety of center.  Anticipates the varying, potential needs of the program's funding sources and monitoring agencies. Displays appreciation for the organizational structure while working constructively with all involved parties. 

Qualifications:
We are looking for an individual who will bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission at Contra Costa ARC and the goals of the individuals we serve.  The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and sensitive manner.  He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the consumers and present a positive image for the agency.  Teambuilding and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position.  An individual who is interested in growing professionally with our Agency is very desirable. 

A successful Program Coordinator may meet the above required qualifications in the following way: A Bachelor's degree in a related field. Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills.  One year of personnel supervisory experience and extensive experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Additional experience may be substituted for education.   

Driver's License and use of vehicle required.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:30pm (exempt position)
Compensation:  a year plus excellent benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator for Work Activity Program at CSS Antioch

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit community organization, which exists to enhance and enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Toward that end we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency. We provide a full spectrum of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. We are the largest employer of people with developmental disabilities in the county, and one of the largest providers of service to people with developmental disabilities in California.
Among other programs, we operate our own assembly, packaging and direct mail business through our Commercial Support Services, providing work for 250 adults with developmental disabilities in 3 locations throughout the county.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least three years work experience in the habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities. Experience must include at least one year of personnel supervision. Additional experience over and above basic experiential requirements may be substituted for education.
Knowledge of developmental disabilities. Knowledge of and experience in current trends and practices in the assessment and training of individuals with developmental disabilities, including the administration of programs for this purpose. Experience must be in vocational programs. Must have ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, strong organizational, management, administrative and interpersonal skills.

Rehabilitation duties include:

  1. Ensures habilitation activities are carried out following guidelines determined by CARF.
  2. Ensures that each client's individual program plan is pertinent and effective, enabling the client to develop to his/her least restrictive level of functioning. Organizes and oversees all aspects of IPP process and related record keeping.
  3. Assists Program Director in design and development of programs.
  4. Completes initial intake evaluation and coordinates assessments for all clients.
  5. Maintains relationships with families, case managers of clients served, staff and outside agencies/organizations/businesses involved in client program, both facility based and off-site.

Personnel duties include:

Assists Program Director in hiring staff. Provides orientation to new staff and training to all staff. Supervises designated staff. Conducts personnel reviews.

General duties include:

Ensures and maintains compliance with regulatory agency requirements and assuring safety of center.
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm
 a year and benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Wraparound Facilitator/Family Partner for Lynn Center

The Lynn Center's mental health services include a Wraparound approach to provide intensive support for families of young children with severe behavioral and/or emotional problems.  Wraparound services are family focused, strength based and especially designed to help parents develop individualized plans to solve their immediate problems through a wraparound team composed of their own friends, family and professionals involved with their child.

Lynn Center's Wraparound program is looking for support staff to guide team development and oversee the process and tasks of the team in order to develop a comprehensive plan. This position will work closely with program design and wraparound staff to increase the involvement of parents in planning, services design and evaluation, considering the parent/family perspective.   

Location:  Covers Central and East Contra Costa County.

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8am to 2pm with some flexibility required.

An applicant can qualify for this position in one of two ways:

As a Wraparound Facilitator

1)  Bachelors degree in psychology, social work or other human services field. Master's degree or coursework towards a Master's preferred.  Work experience in a human services agency leading groups and/or chairing meetings. Experience coordinating services among or with the major public child-serving agencies:  Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Health (Mental Health/Public Health/Substance Abuse)

OR

As a Wraparound Family Partner

2) Parent/Caregiver of a special needs child(ren) with personal knowledge of and experience with the needs, problems and issues encountered by parents/caregivers of children with serious mental health concerns and developmental disabilities. 

All applicants must:

  • Possess a current and valid California Driver's License.
  • Meet state licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. 
  • Comply with state medical requirements (MediCal billing)
  • Comply with mandating reporting laws.
  • Possess the ability to think creatively, flexibly and systemically.
  • Have excellent organizational skills, including money management.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to unite people with different points of view around a common mission and the ability to negotiate disputes and mediate conflict. 
  • Have a positive attitude and a natural inclination to focus on strengths.
  • Bilingual preferred.

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator Assistant for ARC Inroads

Have you often wondered where you could find a job where you could excel professionally and feel GREAT about what you do?  Are you a leader who likes to feel like part of a team that is really making a difference in people's lives.

Contra Costa ARC is looking for a leader and a team player.

Our community based program, ARC Inroads is in need of a Program Coordinator Assistant.  ARC Inroads is a unique option developed by Contra Costa ARC in response to requests by individuals and their families. Inroads provides entirely community based services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The program provides the participants with access to the community and allows individuals to plan and participate in activities according to their interests and goals while promoting self-determination and independence.

The Program Coordinator Assistant is an essential aspect of this program's ability to maintain the smooth delivery of services. As a PC Assistant you will act as a substitute direct care staff, a trainer of new employees and an assistant to the Program Coordinator.  As a substitute direct care staff person, you will plan and implement services for ARC Inroads consumers in the community.  In addition, the PC Assistant orients and trains new employees in their position.

Require: Driver's license, good DMV, strong written and spoken communication skills, and basic math skills. Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities including goal writing, and a BA/BS in Social Services field ideal.

Hours:  M-F 8am-3:30pm (37.5 paid hrs/week) Compensation:  /hr.+benefits.

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Lead Unit Supervisor- Commercial Support Services (CSS)

Do you have a knack for figuring out the simplest and best way to get a job done?  Do you thrive on helping others complete a job well?

Commercial Support Services (CSS) is currently recruiting for a Lead Service Unit Supervisor to provide individualized training and support to adults with developmental disabilities and lead production jobs within our Concord production facility.

CSS is a division of Contra Costa ARC that provides employment skills training, workplace support, and employment to adults with developmental disabilities.

CSS operates three production facilities within Contra Costa County that employ over 250 adults with developmental disabilities. Each production facility is capable of completing large orders from community businesses that include assembly, packaging, and mailings. The individuals are coached on production tasks and workplace social skills such as: attire, interactions with co-workers and supervisors, when to take breaks, etc.

Responsibilities include all those associated with a Unit Supervisor position: training the individuals on each job according to the specifications of the customer, this may in some cases include breaking the job into smaller steps or coming up with creative ways for individuals to complete the job, monitoring individuals' work for quality control, keeping track of production for each individual, and working with individuals on workplace social skills. A Unit Supervisor will work with each individual to assist him/her in achieving his/her employment goals. 

In addition the Lead Service Unit Supervisor maintains oversight of production jobs assigned and works with the Unit Supervisor to ensure a timely and successful completion.  The Lead Service Unit Supervisor works closely with the Production Manager to coordinate the effective and smooth operation of all production and rehabilitation efforts.

Minimum requirements: High School Diploma or GED, good communication skills (written and spoken) and basic, detail-oriented math skills, valid Driver's License, and good driving record.  1 year of experience training individuals on production ideal.

Hours: M-F 8am-3:30pm (37.5 paid hrs/week)
Compensation: per hour+ benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Administrative Coordinator (Office Manager) for George Miller Center (GMC) in Richmond

This is a great opportunity for a person that is self-motivated and enjoys working independently, but also enjoys working closely with a great group of people. Individual must be pro-active and take pride in their work.

Qualifications: BA in related field.  Minimum of 2 years administrative/clerical experience. Combination of additional work experience and education beyond high school may be substituted for the BA.  Extensive knowledge of business English, basic math and current office practices and procedures.  Advanced MS Word and Intermediate Excel and Internet skills required; Database management skills required. Strong written and verbal communication.  Ability to develop and implement administrative procedures. Ability to complete projects with minimum supervision. Strong organizational ability and professional presentation.  California Drivers License, car and good driving record.

Responsibilities:  Will perform typical administrative assistant functions including phones, mail processing, ordering supplies, office equipment procurement and maintenance, files and data administration etc. The duties include broader responsibility in one or more areas (program support)  and strong emphasis on coordination of functions and information.  Will be responsible for general/operational office management. Must work effectively with minimal supervision.  May supervise the work of one or more Administrative or Clerical Assistants.

Hours: Monday - Friday,  8:00am  – 3:30pm  (37.5 hour workweek)
/hour and benefits

Location: Richmond (close to Hilltop-mall)

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Recruiting

Great opportunity for individual with interest in the non-profit sector, staff recruitment and general Human Resources.

ARC of Contra Costa is a non-profit human services agency that has been serving people with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other developmental disabilities since 1965.

Responsibilities are to assist in recruiting and other pre-employment, new hire and orientation functions.  The position will function out of our administrative office in Martinez, CA.

The primary functions identified for the position include:

  • Supporting in-house human resource and recruiting activities
  • Participating in general recruiting, including resume and applicant sourcing
  • Conducting pre-screening or first interviews
  • Assisting in scheduling in-person interviews
  • Checking references and providing general administrative support for HR
  • Processing paperwork related to hiring
  • Coordination of the two-part new staff orientation
  • Enrolling new staff in medical, dental, and other benefits plans

Qualifications and Requirements include: 

Candidates must be detail oriented and possess the ability to problem solve, multi-task and work within a team environment, with a strong commitment to excellence in the delivery of quality HR services to the organization. Exceptional data management and clerical skills required. Strong organizational and follow-through skills required. Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

Bachelors degree. A minimum of one year experience working in HR or recruiting strongly preferred, as well as hands-on experience in general recruiting and administrative support.  Experience in Staffing Industry preferred. A general understanding of State and Federal employment regulations, basic employment laws and EEOC practices preferred. Intermediate Microsoft Office usage skills including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as internet research experience is required.

Drivers License, good driving record and use of vehicle required.

Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 4:30pm (37.5 hours per week)
Compensation: annually and excellent benefits

TO APPLY: No openings at this time.

Family Support Assistant

DESCRIPTION:    The Family Support Assistant will support CARE's parent-to-parent and resource referral services.  S/he will be the first point-of-contact for parents and professionals contacting the office.  As such, this position will represent the program to the community.  The Family Support Assistant will respond to inquiries by phone, mail, or email.  The position is responsible for maintenance of the program database and mailing list to facilitate efficient communication with parents and the community.  The Family Support Assistant will assist with production of the newsletter and other written materials, and will participate in parent training activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  1. Act as the primary point-of-contact and responds to requests for information about CARE's services.  Compiles and mails packets when requested.  Handles routine email inquiries to general program email address.
  2. Responds sensitively to parents calling for the first time, providing encouragement and support.  Initiates intake and refers to other staff for more intensive follow-up as needed.
  3. Assists with maintenance of written program materials, updating in collaboration with other program staff.
  4. Prepares newsletter for mailing including formatting, mailing labels, and delivery to CSS for bulk mail preparation.
  5. Updates mailing list and database.
  6. Assists with arrangements for parent and professional trainings including preparation and mailing of flyers, registration, and on-site support as assigned.
  7. Assists Program Director with projects as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS include:

Parent or primary caregiver of child with disabilities. Excellent oral communication skills; able to listen carefully. Able to work independently as well as part of a team. Well-organized and able to prioritize. Good computer skills, Knowledge of Microsoft Word. High School Diploma. Access to a car; clean DMV.

/hour and benefits, 30 hours/week, Office in Martinez

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator for CSS Richmond - Supported Employment Program

Qualifications:

We are looking for an individual who will bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission at Contra Costa ARC and the goals of the individuals we serve.  The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and sensitive manner.  He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the consumers. He or she must present a positive image for the agency and build positive working relationships with our community partners. Team building and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position.  An individual who is interested in growing professionally with Contra Costa ARC is very desirable. 

A successful Program Coordinator may meet the above required qualifications in the following way:   A Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least three years work experience in the habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities. One year of personnel supervisory experience and extensive experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Additional experience may be substituted for education. Knowledge of developmental disabilities. Knowledge of and experience in current trends and practices in the assessment and training of individuals with developmental disabilities, including the administration of programs for this purpose. Experience in vocational programs with an emphasis in community employment strongly preferred. Must have ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing. Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills.

Rehabilitation duties include:

  1. Ensures habilitation activities are carried out following guidelines determined by CARF.
  2. Ensures that each client's individual program plan is pertinent and effective, enabling the client to develop to his/her least restrictive level of functioning. Organizes and oversees all aspects of IHC (IPP) process and related record keeping.
  3. Assists Director in design and development of programs.
  4. Completes initial intake evaluation and coordinates assessments for all clients.
  5. Maintains relationships with families, case managers of clients served, staff and outside agencies/organizations and businesses with whom we work.

 Personnel duties include:

Assists in hiring staff. Provides orientation to new staff and training to all staff. Supervises designated staff. Conducts personnel reviews.

General duties include:

Ensures and maintains compliance with regulatory agency requirements and assuring safety of center and community job sites.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–3:30pm (exempt position)
a year and benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Job Developer/Employment Specialist

Assist individuals to transition from public aid to the work force through Supported Employment WORKs, a project of Cal WORKs. Office in Martinez, focus area is Central/East Contra Costa County. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: calling potential employers, matching abilities of individuals with opportunities, preparing individuals for the process of applying and interviewing for a job, discussing the role of SE WORKs with employers, provide support as needed to ensure individuals maintain employment, correctly complete documentation, reports and paperwork.

Qualifications: HS Diploma, strong communication, basic math, MS Word and internet research skills, CDL, car w/insurance, clean DMV.  /yr. plus benefits. Base hours M-F 8am – 3:30pm. Some flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the individuals you are assisting.

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Driver - split shift, Concord area.

Transport adults with disabilities from their homes to day program locations. Monday -Friday, split shift. 1st shift: 7:15am – 9:45am. 2nd shift: 2:30pm – 5pm, approx. 25 hr/week.

Requirements include:
Class C California Driver's license + clean record. Must be punctual and reliable. Ability to read maps required. HS Diploma or GED required. /hr.

To apply: No openings at this time.

Credentialed teacher for Lynn Center in Pittsburg
Teach children with autism, developmental delays or children with behavioral problems in an Early Intervention pre-school.

Minimum Requirements:
California credential, preferable
special  education, early intervention or early childhood. Individuals with a Bachelor's degree, CBEST and emergency credential with willingness to complete credential program will be considered. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.
Must have driver's license, car, and clean driving record.

Location: Pittsburg
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am -2pm
To apply:
No openings at this time.

Child and Family Therapist for The Lynn Center in Pittsburg, CA

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to serving children at risk, and children and adults with developmental disabilities. The Lynn Center is Contra Costa Arc's Early Intervention Program and Preschool for children with special needs from birth to six years of age. Each child's program is family-centered and developed to meet the whole family's needs. Some of the many services Lynn Center provides include family support, parent counseling and parent education, speech and language development, fine and gross motor development, sensory integration, social development, self-help skills development, and play-therapy. Our programs are home and community based as well as center based.

Qualifications for the Child and Family Therapist

LCSW, MFT or applicants working toward licensure.  Strong preference for the candidate to be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Staff person must have the ability and be willing to provide clinical in-home assessment and intervention services, and have experience working with children under the age of six with behavioral and emotional problems, with an emphasis on family work. Work history should include case management, family work in the natural environment, outpatient individual play therapy, family counseling, and group work experience.  The ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to interact effectively with other agencies and physicians, is also required.  Must be a flexible team player with strong organizational skills. Experience with medi-cal notes preferred.

Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  Driver's license, good driving record and use of a vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).

Hours: Monday – Friday, 30- 35 hours per week
Location: Office in Pittsburg, Serving children in East Contra Costa County

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator Assistant for Arc Access – 2 openings -  Alameda and Contra Costa

ARC Access is designed to provide services to individuals with severe disabilities and Restricted Health Conditions whose needs cannot be met in a traditional day program.  Many of these individuals are entering the community after residing at Agnews Developmental Center.  The Community Access Specialist will perform the direct care services for this program. 

Overall Responsibility  Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the PC Assistant functions as a substitute direct care staff, a trainer of new employees and an assistant to the Program Coordinator, as needed.  As a substitute direct care staff person, he/she plans and implements services for consumers in all curriculum areas.  In addition, the PC Assistant orients and trains new employees in their position.  Finally, the PC Assistant acts on behalf of the PC in her absence, establishing and maintaining quality program services to the consumers, and assuring that all regulatory requirements are met such that services can be maintained until the PC returns.

Qualifications include:  Required personal characteristics and skills:  Demonstrated success in leadership and teambuilding abilities with coworkers and consumers in the absence of direct supervision. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in consumer-centered services and a high level of enthusiasm for the agency's mission.
Knowledge of: Individuals with developmental disabilities and evaluation assessment methods including individual differences in abilities, personality and interests; learning and motivation.  Case planning and program plan development.
Ability to: Interact in a positive and effective manner with coworkers, consumers, case managers, families and other individuals.  Communicate well orally and in writing. Complete basic math. Other requirements include: Use of car (mileage reimbursement provided), California driver's license and good driving record.  Must pass Criminal Record clearance.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a related health field such as developmental disabilities, adult habilitation/rehabilitation, and/or adaptive learning situations.
Preferred Experience: Two(2) years of consistent, proven reliable experience providing direct services to persons with developmental disabilities within an educational and/or activity setting.  Additional experience may be substituted for education.

$15.25 per hour and benefits
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Day to day hours will vary, but will typically be Monday-Friday between 8am and 4:30pm
Location: 2 openings

  • serving Contra Costa County
  • serving Alameda County                           

No openings at this time.

Contra Costa ARC is hiring a Program Coordinator to manage services to adults with autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other developmental disabilities in Antioch.

Program Coordinator for Community Access Program (CAP) in Antioch

CAP is our program for adults with severe and multiple developmental  disabilities. CAP tailors individual programs to help participants actively participate in their own communities.  CAP provides community awareness training (use of public facilities like the post office, the library, shopping, dining at restaurants, using public transportation), recreation and leisure  skills development, domestic skills, and a vocational program. Under the  supervision of the Director of Community Access Services the Program Coordinator is responsible for daily operation of the Adult Development Program.  Responsible for coordination and effectiveness of consumer services in the community and at the center in accordance with agency and  program philosophy.  Advocates for consumers and services. Assists in hiring staff. Provides orientation to new staff and training to all staff. Supervises designated staff. Conducts personnel reviews. Preferred experiential requirements for this position includes: day services for adults with disabilities, long term rehabilitation, senior care, skilled nursing care, or healthcare related fields.

Qualifications

We are looking for an individual who will  bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of Contra Costa ARC and the goals of the individuals we serve.  The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and sensitive manner.  He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the consumers. He or she must present a positive image for the agency and build positive working relationships with our community  partners.  Teambuilding and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position.  An individual who is interested in growing professionally with Contra Costa ARC is very desirable. 

A successful Program Coordinator may meet the above required qualifications in the following way:  A Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least three years work experience in the habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities.  One year of personnel supervisory experience required.  Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred, but experience with individuals with special needs in general is required.  Additional experience may be substituted for education.  Knowledge of and experience in current trends and practices in the assessment and training of individuals with developmental disabilities, including the administration of programs for this purpose.
Must have ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing. Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:30pm (exempt position)
Compensation:  $37,600 a year and benefits
To apply: 
No openings at this time.

HR Recruiter/ Generalist for non-profit organization

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is committed to excellence with an interest in the non-profit sector, staff recruitment and general Human Resources.
ARC of Contra Costa is a mission-driven, non-profit human services agency that has been serving people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy since 1965.

This is a generalist role, with a strong emphasis in recruiting and on-boarding staff members. The position has a broad range of responsibilities and works closely with the Director of Human Resources. With over 350 staff, the primary responsibilities for the HR Recruiter/Generalist are to assist in recruiting and other pre-employment, new hire and orientation functions.  This position will also assist the Director of HR in other aspects of Human Resources, such as:  leaves of absence, benefits administration and workers' compensation. The position will function out of our administrative office in Martinez, CA.

The primary functions/responsibilities identified for the position include:

  • Complete entire recruitment process: including job postings and ads, screening resumes, candidate tracking and follow up.
  • Conduct phone screens and in-person interviews.
  • Complete reference checks.
  • Oversee and maintain the applicant tracking database, including training new users.
  • Coordinate and conduct two-part new staff orientation.
  • Process all new hire paperwork, including enrolling new staff in medical, dental, and other benefits plans.
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources with administration of leaves of absence including FMLA, CFRA, PDL PFL and STD.
  • Assist the Director of Human Resources with benefits administration, including acting as a benefits expert and point of contact for escalated benefit issues.
  • Assist with workers' compensation administration as needed.

Qualifications and requirements include:
Bachelors degree required.  A minimum of three years experience, with increasing responsibility in recruiting and HR, including hands-on experience in recruiting/selection and administrative support.  Experience in staffing industry helpful. Must have knowledge and experience of current recruiting trends, including Internet recruiting.

A general understanding of State and Federal employment regulations, basic employment laws and EEOC practices preferred. Knowledge and/or experience in current HR practices preferred. Intermediate Microsoft Office usage skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as Internet research experience is required.

Candidates must be detail oriented, respond well to direction and possess the ability to problem solve, multi-task and work within a team environment. He/she must have a recognition of the importance of HR to Contra Costa ARC's mission and a strong commitment to excellence in the quality of HR services to the organization.

The successful candidate will be passionate about her/his work, with proven organizational and follow-through skills, and the ability to balance priorities as well as deal with ambiguity effectively.
Exceptional data management, interpersonal and administrative skills required.
Ability to communicate proficiently in professional English, both orally and in writing, required. Basic math skills required.
Proven ability to handle highly confidential matters and manage multiple priorities effectively, required.
S/he must be a quick learner and have an appetite for responsibility.
Dependable attendance record required.
Flexibility in this position is key and a sense of humor a plus!

Drivers license, good driving record and use of a vehicle for work purposes required.
Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 4:30pm (37.5 hours per week)
Compensation: $42,000-$48,000 annually and excellent benefits

TO APPLY: No openings at this time.

PART-TIME  Crew Supervisor for CSS-Richmond.

The Crew Supervisor trains and supervises a janitorial crew at a site in Richmond Hilltop area.

Location: Richmond Hilltop
Hours:   Monday-Friday, 5 hours per day (25 hours per week—benefits eligible), afternoon hours 

Compensation: Full-time - $12.40/hr and benefits OR Full-time or part-time with NO benefits - $14.30/hr
To apply: 
No openings at this time.

Production Foreman at CSS-Richmond

The Production Foreman assists the Production Manager (PM) in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient production operations within the facility by insuring job specifications are carried out including job set-up, material flow, scheduling and quality control.  May assist PM in making bids to customers and completing necessary documentation.  This position may direct and supervise the work of the unit staff and substitute for the PM in his or her absence. 

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in services and a high level of enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission.  Demonstrated success in understanding complex production tasks, staying organized and maintaining close attention to detail in the absence of direct supervision.  Ability to take initiative and complete assigned tasks.  Ability to communicate proactively with the staff of the production facility and individuals participating in paid work in the program, and to complete production math effectively.  Ability to use the computer software including mailing programs, and MS Excel and Word. Knowledge of developmental disabilities and business writing skills for purposes of marketing and sales strongly preferred.

A Bachelor's Degree and three years of paid work experience ideally in a field related to the position of Production Foreman.  Experience may be substituted for education requirement. Valid California driver's license, good driving record and a vehicle to use for work purposes with valid insurance.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 3:30pm

$16/hour and benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Client Plan Coordinator (Assistant to Program Coordinator)

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit community organization, which exists to enhance and enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Toward that end we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency. We provide a full spectrum of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. We are the largest employer of people with developmental disabilities in the county, and one of the largest providers of services to people with developmental disabilities in California.

Among other programs, we operate our own assembly, packaging and direct mail business through our Commercial Support Services (CSS), providing work for 250 adults with developmental disabilities in 3 locations throughout the county.

Our CSS Program in Concord Is Hiring a Client Plan Coordinator

Responsibilities include: Plan and chair the annual and semi-annual meetings in order to develop the goals for the program participants (clients) in the production center (work training center) and their families. Complete all annual and semi-annual paperwork related to client program plans as required being sure to meet the deadlines for all people served (caseload of ~85-90). Part of the team that provides direct client intervention; including problem solving to support clients in meeting their goals, crisis intervention and advocacy.
Minimum requirements: Demonstrated commitment to excellence in client-centered services and a high level of enthusiasm for the agency's mission.  Demonstrated success in leadership, teambuilding and problem solving skills with coworkers and consumers in the absence of direct supervision.  Ability to take initiative and complete assigned tasks, independently.  Bachelor's degree in related field, 2 years related experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Experience must include report writing. Experience may be substituted for educational requirement. Position requires valid California driver's license; car and good driving record.
Compensation: $15.25/hour+ benefits
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 3:30pm (37.5 hour workweek)

To apply: No openings at this time.

Production Site Manager for Commercial Support Services in Antioch

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The Production Site Manager must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a thorough and detailed manner with staff, consumers and customers.  A proactive, collaborative organized approach for both the production work and the support provided to the individuals served is vital to success in this position.

At least 2 years experience in light production, including job set-up, production work flow, quality control, customer relations and proficient computer skills including MS Excel, MS Word and Internet.  Experience must include at least one year of personnel supervision. Bachelor's degree is preferred.  Additional experience over and above the basic experiential requirements may be substituted for education. Knowledge of developmental disabilities and other handicapping conditions a plus. Valid California Driver's License, clean DMV and a vehicle, with insurance, to use for work purposes. Willingness to work additional hours to complete duties.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY: Under the supervision of the Director of Production, this position is responsible for maintaining an efficient and effective production operation within CSS.  Must also ensure compliance with regulatory requirements including but not limited to CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), US DOL (Department of Labor), State Wage and Hour, Health and Safety.  Responsibilities and duties fall within the areas of production, personnel and general.  Below are brief summaries of each area.

PRODUCTION: Maintains production jobs, once procured.  Includes records, reports and customer relations.  Responsible for job set up, scheduling and quality control.  Ensures equipment and vehicles are maintained.  Assigns work, utilizes personnel effectively.  Conducts time studies.  Completes invoicing. Willing and able to learn how to operate a box truck and forklift.

PERSONNEL: Assists Director in hiring production personnel.  Provides orientation and training to new staff in production duties and safety.  Supervises designated staff in production activities.  Conducts personnel reviews, disciplinary actions. 

GENERAL: In cooperation with Program Coordinator, insures the effective relationship between production and rehabilitation functions, work distribution and scheduling.  Assists with building and vehicle maintenance and security. Conducts tours.  Provides intervention for consumers as needed. 

Salary: $37,600- $44,000 per year (depending on education and experience) includes benefits
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 3:30pm, Exempt

TO APPLY: No openings at this time.

Part-time Administrative Assistant for Arc Access in Castro Valley

The Administrative Assistant is called upon to perform many varied duties throughout the afternoon.  Duties will include the following: Oversee safety program; Ensure vehicle inspections are done; Coordinate Caltrans grant management; Payroll; Monthly billing to Regional Center; Update and file case files; Manage keys and telephones; Order office and program supplies; Complete purchase orders and pay bills; Maintain staff roster; Monthly population report; Monthly program evaluation report; Meeting reminders; Create packets for intake; ISP and satisfaction surveys.

Minimum qualifications include: An interest in services to people with developmental disabilities and enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission.  Extensive knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, and current office practices and procedures.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational ability, and detail oriented with a professional presentation. Solid computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Internet, with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed. Ability to complete projects with minimum supervision.  Must have a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize while maintaining a personable and cooperative attitude. This position is called upon often to make good judgment calls, and adapt and be flexible to the situation presenting itself.

Education: 2 years of college, business school, or specialized training preferred.

Experience: 3 years of relevant administrative experience, including experience in data entry, MS Word, Excel, and Internet skills.

Licensing/Training: Valid California Driver's license and good driving record with a car that can be used for work purposes.  Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:30pm – 3:30pm or 12:30pm - 4:30pm (3 or 4 hours per day)

Compensation: $13.35 per hour

To apply: No openings at this time.

Lynn Center provides early intervention and preschool services for children with special needs. This is a newly created position for our Pittsburg location. If you love children, enjoy working in a very busy environment, and are a master at multi-tasking, this may be the position for you.

The Administrative Assistant is called upon to perform many varied duties throughout the day at our extremely lively center. Duties will include the following: answering heavy phone calls; greeting family members and other guests with enthusiasm and confidence; providing backup to Administrative Coordinator; data entry for monthly billings and general clerical duties. The AA is expected to listen to the needs of the family members and assist, when possible, either with direct aid or referral.

Minimum qualifications include: An interest in services to children with special needs and enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission. Extensive knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, and current office practices and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational ability, and detail oriented with a professional presentation. Solid computer skills including MS Word and Excel with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed. Ability to multi-task and complete projects with minimum supervision. Must have a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize while maintaining a personable and cooperative attitude. This position is called upon often to make good judgment calls, and adapt and be flexible to the situation presenting itself.

Education: 2 years of college, business school, or specialized training preferred.

Experience: 3 years of relevant administrative experience, including experience in data entry, MS Word, Excel, and Internet skills.

Licensing/Training: Valid California Driver's license and good driving record with a car that can be used for work purposes (mileage reimbursement provided). Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Hours: Monday -- Friday, 7:30 - 3pm or 8 - 3:30pm, 37.5 paid hours per week

Compensation: $13.35 per hour and good benefits.

To apply
No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator for Supported Employment Program - Antioch

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit community organization which exists to enhance and enrich the lives of children at risk and adults with developmental disabilities. Toward that end we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency. We provide a full spectrum of opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. We are the largest employer of people with developmental disabilities in the county, and one of the largest providers of service to people with developmental disabilities in California.

Among other programs, we operate a Supported/Community Employment Program that supports 120 individuals with employment in the community. This position will manage services in East and Central Contra Costa County.

Qualifications:
The right candidate will bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission at Contra Costa ARC and the goals of the individuals we serve. The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and professional manner. He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the consumers. He or she must present a positive image for the agency and build positive working relationships with our community partners. Teambuilding and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position.

Applicants meet the qualifications in the following ways:
• A Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least three years work experience in the habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities, additional experience may be substituted for education.
• One year of personnel supervisory experience.
• Experience and knowledge of Supported/Community Employment programs with respect to procuring community work opportunities for individuals served.
• Knowledge of and experience in current trends and practices in the assessment and training of individuals with developmental disabilities, including the administration of programs for this purpose.
• Must have ability to communicate proficiently both verbally and in writing.
• Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to utilize MS Word, Excel, the Internet and email to enhance the quality and efficiency of services provided.
• Valid, CA Driver's license, good driving record with a vehicle with insurance that can be used for work purposes.

Rehabilitation duties include:
• Ensures and maintains compliance with all outside agency's regulatory requirements, i.e. CARF, Safety, DOL, State Wage and Hour.
• Ensures that each client's individual program plan is pertinent and effective, enabling the client to develop to his/her least restrictive level of functioning.
• Organizes and oversees all aspects of IHSP (IPP) process and related record keeping, with regard to all RCEB requirements.
• Assists Director in design and development of programs.
• Assists with initial intake evaluation and coordinates assessments for all clients.
• Develops and maintains relationships with families, case managers of clients served, staff and outside agencies/organizations and businesses with whom we work.
• Assures the highest quality of services is being provided to individuals served.

Personnel duties include:
• Assists in interviewing/hiring staff.
• Provides orientation to new staff and training to all staff.
• Supervises designated staff.
• Conducts personnel reviews.
• May assist with other personnel matters.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:30pm (exempt position) sometimes required to work varied hours and shifts - $37,600 a year and benefits

To apply: No openings at this time.

Early Childhood Special Education teacher (ECSE) for Lynn Center in Oakley

Lynn Center is an early intervention program and preschool for children with developmental delays and those on the autism spectrum.  We serve children from 0 - 6 years of age, in small groups, using a team approach. The Lynn Center operates 12 months a year.

Minimum Requirements for the credentialed teacher position:
Level 11 credential preferred or Level 1 credential (or currently working towards level 1). Supervision by Level 11 ECSE teacher will be provided. Experience working with children birth to pre-kindergarden. Good written and verbal communication skills. Must be flexible and a team player. Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. Must have driver's license, car and good driving record.

Location: Oakley
Hours: Monday to Friday, 32.5 – 37.5 hours per week
Up to $60, 000 a year depending on level of qualification and experience. Good benefits, including 4 weeks of vacation.

To apply: No openings at this time.

Do you want to use your experience in the working world to train individuals with disabilities as they are successfully employed? Contribute your knowledge and skills about your experiences being a valuable employee, to others while maintaining stable employment for yourself.

We are currently seeking a crew supervisor to train and supervise a janitorial crew at a site in the Richmond Marina area.

Minimum Requirements include: High School diploma or GED, solid verifiable work history, good written and verbal skills, and good math skills. California driver's license with good driving record and a vehicle to use for work purposes with insurance.

Location: Richmond Marina area
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, 20 hours a week.
Compensation: $12.75/hr with applicable benefits (vacation, sick and holidays) or $14.75/hr without benefits

To apply:  No openings at this time.

Administrative Assistant for Contra Costa ARC's Administrative office in Martinez

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community. The administrative office in Martinez is a small, friendly office that supports 20 programs throughout Contra Costa County.

The Administrative Assistant for Contra Costa ARC's Administrative office in Martinez is instrumental in ensuring the office runs smoothly and effectively.  The AA is called upon to perform many varied duties throughout the day.  He or she answers all incoming calls from community members, staff, and colleagues, with enthusiasm and confidence, as well as greets people when they visit the administrative office.  The Administrative Assistant is expected to listen to the needs of the individuals contacting us and assist, when possible, either with direct aid or referral.  He or she processes all incoming and outgoing mail, distributions, photocopies, etc.  Also, maintains all office equipment and supplies, and the professional appearance and tidiness of the office. 

This position will provide extensive administrative support to Human Resources. In addition, the Administrative Assistant maintains smooth and efficient work progress on varied projects given by the Administrative Coordinator and/or Executive Director.  These projects can range from creating databases to compile and analyze data, to formatting letters and flyers for the community.  In depth use of the computer, and any appropriate software, is needed for these projects.  The AA must have the ability to maintain confidentiality when working on these projects and business conducted throughout the office. 

The Administrative Assistant also works closely with all departments at the admin office whenever additional help is needed in a particular area; therefore, he or she must be flexible and willing and able to work with many different people.

Minimum qualifications include An interest in services to people with developmental disabilities and enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission.  Extensive knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, and current office practices and procedures.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational ability, and detail oriented with a professional presentation.  Solid computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Internet, with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed.  Ability to complete projects with minimum supervision.  Must have a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize while maintaining a personable and cooperative attitude.  This position is called upon often to make good judgment calls, and adapt and be flexible to the situation presenting itself. 

Education:  2 years of college, business school, or specialized training preferred.

Experience:  3 years of relevant administrative experience, including experience in data entry, MS Word, Excel, and Internet skills.

Licensing/Training:  Valid CA Driver's license and good driving record with a car that can be used for work purposes. 

Location:  Martinez

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, 37.5 paid hours per week

$13.75 per hour and good benefits. 

No openings at this time.

OT or COTA

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit human service agency that exists to enhance and enrich the lives of children at risk, and children and adults with developmental disabilities. We provide Early Intervention and Preschool services for children with special needs from birth to five years of age. These services are offered at the Lynn Center (Oakley & Pittsburg) and George Miller Centers (Concord & Richmond).

Each child's program is family-centered and developed to meet the whole family's needs. Some of the many services Lynn Center provides include family support, parent counseling and parent education, speech and language development, fine and gross motor development, sensory integration, social development, self-help skills development, and play-therapy.

We are currently hiring an Occupational Therapist or COTA for our early intervention preschool in Concord and Richmond.

Minimum Requirements include: Occupational Therapist or COTA. Pediatric experience preferred. Flexible work hours and friendly work environment.
Must have drivers license, car and good driving record.

Part-Time 15 – 20 hours a week

No openings at this time.

Early Intervention Specialist for Lynn Center in Pittsburg to carry out Home Based Intervention for Children 0 - 3.

Minimum Requirements include:
Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist or COTA
or Masters Degree in Child Development or Bachelors Degree in Child Development with substantial experience. Pediatric experience preferred.
Part -Time or Full -Time opportunities.
Must have Driver's License, car and good driving record. Spanish speaking a plus.

Location: The Early Intervention Specialist serves families in Central and/or East Contra Costa County.
Hours: Flexible work hours, great benefits and friendly work environment.
To apply: 
No openings at this time.

Instructor II in Antioch
Plans and implements direct services for consumers in the areas of domestic, leisure, vocational and community awareness skills.  Works effectively with other Instructors, Instructional Aides and Program Coordinator to assure good coordination, team work and excellence in consumer services.

Qualifications:

Required personal characteristics and skills: Demonstrated leadership and teambuilding abilities; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in services and high enthusiasm. Good written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in related health/education field such as developmental disabilities, adult habilitation/rehabilitation, and/or adaptive learning situations. Additional experience may be substituted for education.

Preferred Experience: A minimum of two years experience providing direct services to persons with developmental disabilities within an education and/or activity setting. Preference given to applicants with experience in case planning and program plan development. Experience in development of Individual Service Plans and implementation of behavioral plans for individuals with developmental disabilities. Knowledge of evaluation assessment methods. Knowledge of developmental disabilities.

$13.75 per hour and benefits

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:00 pm (37.5 hour workweek)

Applicants must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  Driver's license and good driving record required.

To apply: No openings at this time.

Part-time Janitorial Crew Supervisor for adults with disabilities

Do you want to use your experience in the working world to train individuals with developmental disabilities as they are successfully employed? Become a hands-on team lead and run a janitorial crew that provides janitorial services at a facility in Richmond Hilltop area.

Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or GED, basic math and good communication skills. Solid verifiable work history, car, insurance, California driver's license with a good driving record. Must be able to pass criminal background check.

Location: Richmond, Hilltop area
Hours: Monday-Friday, 5 hours per day (25 hours per week—benefits eligible),12:30 - 5:30

Compensation:
Part-time $12.75/hr and benefits OR part-time with NO benefits - $14.75/hr
To apply:
No openings at this time.

Program Coordinator 

ARC of Contra Costa, a non-profit human services agency, is hiring a Program Coordinator for Arc Access to manage day program services to adults with severe and multiple developmental disabilities. ARC Access is a mobile day program that primarily serves participants in their homes and in the community. The program serves 30 participants residing in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. In accordance with agency policies and program philosophy and under the supervision of the Program Director, this position is responsible for the daily operation of ARC Access.

Program Development: Responsible for coordination and effectiveness of services for program participants in their homes and when applicable in the community.  Advocates for program participants and services.

Personnel: Assists Director in hiring direct service staff.  Provides orientation and training to new staff.  Supervises designated staff.   Heavy emphasis on daily scheduling changes in staffing. Conducts personnel reviews.

General: Ensures and maintains compliance with regulatory agency requirements and ensures quality and safety of services provided.  Anticipates the varying, potential needs of the program's funding sources and monitoring agencies. Ensures the quality of all services provided to participants. Respects individuals served, the home they reside in, their families, funding sources and the organizational structure while working constructively with all involved parties.  Mediates any conflicts between the home and ARC Access. Attends semi-annual and annual interdisciplinary team meetings and accomplishes required reporting.

Qualifications: We are looking for an individual who will bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of Contra Costa ARC and the personal goals of the individuals we serve.  The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and sensitive manner.  He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the participants and present a positive image for the agency. Teambuilding and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position.  An individual who is interested in growing professionally with our agency is very desirable. 

A successful candidate will also meet the following requirements:  A Bachelor's degree in a related field.  Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills.  One year of personnel supervisory experience and extensive experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Additional experience may be substituted for education. Basic math skills. Computer skills to include, basic MS Word, basic MS Excel, basic email and internet use.   

Office located in Castro Valley and serving participants throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Program Coordinator is expected to travel throughout both counties using own vehicle. Mileage reimbursement provided.

Hours: Monday to Friday daytime hours

$38,728 a year and benefits (exempt position)

To apply: No openings at this time.

After-School Program Teacher for the George Miller Center (GMC) in Concord

Job Description:
Part time position, hours vary during the year according to public school schedule.  With direction from the Coordinator, plans, organizes, and conducts a social, recreational and educational after school activities program for children and young adults with special needs, aged 11-22.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:
Completion of 12 Semester or 18 quarter units in early childhood education, child development, recreation, social welfare, nursing, psychology, sociology, home economics, education, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.

Must have drivers license and good driving record.

Must be willing to substitute at Richmond location.

Hours: Part-time Monday – Friday: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Fulltime hours during summer months. Also possible fulltime teaching positions available year round.

Compensation: per hour (depending on experience and education) and benefits

To apply: No openings at this time.

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR FOR CONTRA COSTA ARC, MARTINEZ

Are you tired of being stuck in Bay Area traffic day after day?
Are you anxious wondering when BART will strike again?
Here is an opportunity for you to work close to home AND make a difference in the lives of others.

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to children with special needs and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community. With a dedicated staff of 425 employees, we serve 1,000 children and adults every day.

We are seeking an Administrative Coordinator with integrity, exceptional talents and organizational skills for our administrative office in Martinez. This position functions as the key link for administrative responsibilities throughout our multiple operations in Contra Costa County.

This is a great opportunity for a person who is self-motivated and enjoys working independently, but also enjoys working closely with a great group of people. The ideal applicant must demonstrate leadership abilities, have superior communication skills, take pride in meaningful work and be unwavering to the mission of Contra Costa ARC. They must be a fast thinker with a "roll up your sleeves" attitude.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • General/operational office management 
  • Basic administrative responsibilities including high volume of filing, phones, mail processing, ordering supplies, managing document storage, office equipment procurement and maintenance, data administration, etc.
  • The duties include broader responsibility in one or more areas as well as a strong emphasis on coordination of functions and information
  • Meeting and event planning
  • May supervise the work of clerical assistant

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated superior abilities to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions, and competing priorities with minimum supervision
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel and clientele, maintaining a high level of poise, tact and diplomacy
  • Outstanding and consistent attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials
  • Develop and implement administrative procedures
  • Professional, dependable and positive demeanor with a sense of humor
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and writing composition skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations
  • Database management skills
  • Ability to create flyers using graphics
  • Advanced user in 2003 Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. MS Publisher a plus
  • Typing speed: 60WPM
  • California Driver License with good driving record and car

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5+ years demonstrating progressive responsibilities in an administrative role

HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM (37.5 hour work week)

COMPENSATION:

  • $20 per hour
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package including medical, dental, employee life insurance, employer matching 403(b), long term disability insurance, employee referral bonuses, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

To apply:

No openings at this time. State in subject line: Administrative Coordinator in Martinez. In addition, please answer the following three questions (no more than 150 words for each question):

  1. What differentiates you from others with similar experiences who are applying for this job?
  2. What are the first five things you would do in this role if hired?
  3. Name three companies/organizations you admire or would want to work for and why.

Only those that follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Those applicants that move forward in our process will be asked to submit:

  1. DMV printout of driving record
  2. Recent test scores for typing and 2003 versions of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Car Wash Crew Supervisor

Best outdoor job ever! Need hands-on supervisor to wash cars with small crew at the Richmond Marina police department. Responsible for working with, training & supervising adults with developmental disabilities while having fun in the sun! Car wash experience is a big plus. Requirements include: Good communication, basic math, CLEAN DMV, CA drivers license + car; HS grad/GED. Must be able to pass criminal background check. Part Time hours Monday to Friday 9:00am -2:30pm. $12.75/hr with benefits, $14.75/hr without benefits.

No openings at this time.

Administrative Coordinator for growing non-profit program

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community.

We are seeking an Administrative Coordinator with exceptional talents and organizational skills. This is a great opportunity for a person that is self-motivated and enjoys working independently, but also enjoys working closely with a great group of people. Individual must be pro-active and take pride in their work.

More about the Administrative Coordinator opportunity:

Qualifications: BA in related field.  Minimum of 2 years administrative/clerical experience. Combination of additional work experience and education beyond high school may be substituted for the BA.  Extensive knowledge of business English, basic math and current office practices and procedures.  Advanced MS Word and Intermediate Excel and Internet skills required; Database management skills required. Strong written and verbal communication.  Ability to develop and implement administrative procedures. Ability to complete projects with minimum supervision. Strong organizational ability and professional presentation.  California Drivers License, car and good driving record.

Responsibilities:  Will perform typical administrative assistant functions including phones, mail processing, ordering supplies, office equipment procurement and maintenance, files and data administration etc. The duties include broader responsibility in one or more areas (program support) and strong emphasis on coordination of functions and information. Will be responsible for general/operational office management. Must work effectively with minimal supervision.  May supervise the work of one or more Administrative or Clerical Assistants.

Hours: Monday  - Friday, 8:00am – 3:30pm (37.5 hour workweek) $15.75 - $17.75 per hour (depending on experience and education) and benefits

Location: Richmond (close to Hilltop-mall)

To apply: No openings at this time.

Payroll Specialist

The Payroll and Benefits Specialist is solely responsible for semi-monthly payroll for over 400 staff and over 300 trainees. This position maintains all current payroll related data and is responsible for benefits enrollments/terminations and reconciliations, along with many related functions.

Responsibilities fall in 2 areas:

1. PAYROLL

  • Has sole responsibility for processing our semi-monthly payroll using ADP's ProBusiness software.
  • Responsible for accurate data entry of new hires, changes and terminations.
  • Manage garnishments and wage withholding orders from FTB, IRS, County Sherriff, etc.
  • Distribute semimonthly payroll reports to Directors.
  • Liaison with ADP representative to maintain payroll system and settings.
  • Issue manual payroll checks for terminations, lost checks, or any special reason.
  • Process 403(b) enrollments, terminations, loans, and online payments.
  • Respond to employment verifications and social security earning requests.
  • Completion and coordination of EDD benefits, specifically SDI and PFL.
  • Assist management and staff with payroll related questions and resolve any problems.
  • Audit and distribute W2's at year end.
  • Perform additional tasks as requested.

2. BENEFITS

  • Review and reconcile all employee benefit invoices. Continuously monitor all enrollments, deletions and changes in benefits coverage.
  • Liaison with account representatives for enrollments and eligibilities.
  • Process benefit enrollments and terminations.
  • Process open enrollment new entries and changes.
  • Process COBRA enrollments and terminations,
  • Assist management and staff with questions regarding benefits.
  • Track COBRA and LOA participants.
  • Contact COBRA enrollees when accounts are past due or changing.

Requirements include:

  • 5+ years of recent payroll experience. Experience must be high-volume and with electronic systems, preferably with ADP's ProBusiness.
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor laws and regulations.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Certified Payroll Professional certification preferred.
  • Experience using Report Writer a plus.
  • Department of Justice clearance required (Contra Costa ARC will arrange).
  • California Driver's license and clean driving record.

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • Extreme attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Commitment to meeting strict deadlines on a mandatory regular schedule.
  • Ability to assure full confidentiality of sensitive and privileged employee information.
  • Ability to successfully manage and resolve a wide variety of questions and concerns with employees and vendors.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Careful attention to documentation for strong audit trail on all transactions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English. Spanish speaking helpful. Basic proficiency in MS Word and email.
  • Strong personal responsibility and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work independently.

Salary level: $22 - $25 per hour and benefits
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (37.5 hour workweek)
Office in Martinez

To apply: No openings at this time. Send cover letter and resume to payrollresumes@arcofcc.org of fax to 925.370.2048. Only those that follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community. The Administrative Assistant for the George Miller Center (GMC) in Concord is called upon to perform many varied duties throughout the day in an extremely busy environment. Duties will include the following: answering heavy phone calls; greeting participants, staff, family members and other guests with enthusiasm and confidence; providing backup to Administrative Coordinator, including a large variety of general clerical duties. The Administrative Assistant will also summarize timesheets to submit to payroll as well as unload and/or distribute food bank boxes and other deliveries.

Minimum qualifications include an interest in services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and children with special needs and enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission. Extensive knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation, arithmetic, and current office practices and procedures. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational ability, attention to detail and professional presentation. Ability to multi-task and complete projects with minimum supervision. Solid computer skills including MS Word, Excel, and Internet, with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed. Must have a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize while maintaining a personable and cooperative attitude. This position is called upon often to make good judgment calls and to adapt and be flexible to the situation presenting itself.

Education: 2 years of college, business school, or specialized training preferred.

Experience: 3 years of relevant administrative experience, including experience in data entry, MS Word, extremely strong Excel, and Internet skills. MS Publisher skills and the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed will be very helpful.

Licensing/Training: Valid California Driver's license and good driving record with a car that can be used for work purposes (mileage reimbursement provided). Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Location: Concord
Hours: Monday -- Friday, 8:30am-4pm or 8am - 3:30pm, 37.5 paid hours per week
Compensation: $13.75 per hour and good benefits.

To apply:
No openings at this time. Please forward a COVER LETTER AND RESUME to aaresumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925-370-2048. Specify in subject line of email or fax: "Administrative Assistant at GMC - Concord." Only those who follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Program Coordinator
Contra Costa ARC, a non-profit human services agency, is hiring a Program Coordinator in Antioch to manage day program services to adults with autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other developmental disabilities.
Community Access Program (CAP) is a program for adults with severe and multiple developmental disabilities. The CAP Antioch program currently serves approx. 40 participants who are working toward greater independence and self-sufficiency. CAP tailors individual programs to help participants actively participate in their own communities. CAP provides community awareness training (use of public facilities like the post office, the library, shopping, dining at restaurants, using public transportation), recreation and leisure skills development, domestic skills, and a vocational program.

Overall Responsibility: In accordance with agency policies and program philosophy and under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Coordinator postion is responsible for the daily operations of the Adult Development Program in Antioch.

Program Development: Responsible for coordination and effectiveness of consumer services in the community and at the center. Advocates for program participants and services.

Personnel: Assists Director in hiring direct service staff.  Provides orientation and training to new staff.  Supervises designated staff.  Conducts personnel reviews.

General: Ensures and maintains compliance with regulatory agency requirements and assures safety of center.  Anticipates the varying, potential needs of the program's funding sources and monitoring agencies. Assures the quality of all services provided to consumers. Respects individuals served, their families and the organizational structure while working constructively with all involved parties.

Qualifications:
We are looking for an individual who will bring a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of Contra Costa ARC and the personal goals of the individuals we serve.  The Program Coordinator must have the ability to engage others in an articulate and sensitive manner.  He or she must be eager to promote independence and self-sufficiency for the consumers and present a positive image for the agency. Teambuilding and leadership are skills intrinsic to this position. An individual who is interested in growing professionally with our agency is very desirable.

A successful candidate will also meet the following requirements: A Bachelor's degree in a related field.  Strong management, administrative and interpersonal skills. One year of personnel supervisory experience and extensive experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Additional experience may be substituted for education. Basic math skills. Computer skills to include, basic MS Word, basic MS Excel, basic email and internet use.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:30pm (exempt position)
$38, 728 a year and benefits

To apply: No openings at this time. Please forward a cover letter and resume to PCresumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925-370-2048. State in the subject line Program Coordinator in Antioch. Only those that follow correct application procedures will be considered.

HR RECRUITER:

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is committed to excellence with an interest in the non-profit sector, staff recruitment and general Human Resources. ARC of Contra Costa is a mission-driven, non-profit human services agency, with over 350 staff, that has been serving people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy and epilepsy since 1965.

The primary responsibly of this position is recruiting and other pre-employment, new hire and orientation functions for staff members who will work in our programs throughout Contra Costa County. This position will function out of our administrative office in Martinez, CA.

The primary functions/responsibilities identified for the position include:

  • Complete entire recruitment process: including job postings and ads, screening resumes, candidate tracking and follow up.
  • Conduct phone screens and in-person interviews.
  • Complete reference checks.
  • Oversee and maintain the applicant tracking database, including training new users.
  • Coordinate and conduct two-part new staff orientation.
  • Process all new hire paperwork, including enrolling new staff in medical, dental, and other benefits plans.
  • Provide general administrative support to the HR department.

Qualifications and requirements include:

Bachelors degree required. A minimum of two years experience working in HR or recruiting strongly preferred, as well as hands-on experience in general recruiting and administrative support. Knowledge of and experience in current recruiting trends, including Internet recruiting, strongly preferred. Experience in staffing industry preferred.

A general understanding of State and Federal employment regulations, basic employment laws and EEOC practices preferred. Intermediate Microsoft Office usage skills, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as Internet research experience is required.

Candidates must be detail oriented and possess the ability to problem solve, multi-task and work in a team environment with a strong commitment to excellence in the delivery of quality HR services to the organization. Exceptional data management and clerical skills required. Strong organizational and follow-through skills required. Ability to communicate proficiently in professional English, both orally and in writing, required.

Drivers license, good driving record and use of a personal vehicle for work purposes required.

Hours: Monday - Friday - 8:30am - 4:30pm (37.5 hours per week)
Compensation: $38,000 - $42,000 annually and good benefits

TO APPLY:  No openings at this time. Please submit to HR your RESUME and answer the following four questions:
1. What do you like about being a recruiter?
2. What differentiates you from others with similar experiences who are applying for this position?
3. What are the first five things you would do in this role if hired?
4. Name three companies/organizations you admire or would want to work for and why.
Fax: 925-370-2048 or Email:
recruiter@arcofcc.org
Specify in subject line of Email or fax: Recruiter. Only those who follow correct application procedures will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Wraparound Facilitator for Lynn Center

The Lynn Center's mental health services include a Wraparound approach to provide intensive support for families of young children with severe behavioral and/or emotional problems.  Wraparound services are family focused, strength based and especially designed to help parents/caregivers develop individualized plans to solve their immediate problems through a Wraparound team composed of their own friends, family and professionals involved with their child.

Lynn Center's Wraparound program is looking for a Wraparound Facilitator to guide team development and oversee the process and tasks of the team in order to develop a comprehensive plan. This position will work closely with program design and Wraparound staff to increase the involvement of parents and caregivers in planning, services design and evaluation while honoring the parent/family/caregiver perspective.

Minimum Qualifications:
A commitment to children-centered services and a high level of enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission with a strong interest in Wraparound services to families.  Must have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to unite people with different points of view around a common mission and the ability to negotiate disputes and mediate conflict with a positive attitude and a natural inclination to focus on strengths. Good organizational skills, ability to have a flexible schedule in person and by phone. It aids this position to have natural interest in/curiosity about people from diverse cultural backgrounds (racial, ethnic, religious, class, sexual orientation, age, etc.)

Knowledge of: Major child-serving agencies:  Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Health (Mental Health/Public Health/Substance Abuse). Team building and community resources.
Ability to:  think creatively, flexibly and systematically.  Organize well.  Use a computer for basic work in Word, Excel and the internet.  Build relationships with families based on empathy and trust.  Meet the family where they are at while maintaining professional boundaries. Complete required paperwork
 in set timelines. Knowledge of Medi-Cal billing helpful.

A successful Wraparound Facilitator ideally fulfills the Required Qualifications in the following way:
Education/Training:  Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or other human services field. Master's degree or coursework towards a Master's preferred. Qualifying experience may be substituted for education.
Experience: At least 2 years of continuous, verifiable work experience in a human services agency leading groups and /or chairing meetings.
Experience must include leading groups and/or chairing meetings as well as coordinating services among or with the major public child-serving agencies:  Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Health (Mental Health/Public Health/Substance Abuse)
License/Training: Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  Valid CA driver's license with a good record and a car that can be used for work purposes.  Will participate in ongoing training required for position and program.

Location:  Central and East Contra Costa County. Services provided in community and home based. Must be willing to travel throughout region and county.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm with some flexibility required.

Pay range:  will vary depending on relevant experience and educational background.

To apply:
No openings at this time. Forward a RESUME and LETTER of INTEREST to Fax: 925-370-2048 or
Email:
wrapresumes@arcofcc.org
Mention "Wrap Facilitator" in subject line.

Family Partner for Lynn Center (Pittsburg-Leland) with emphasis on Family Partner with family member who has experience in Mental Health service system

Wraparound services provide intensive support for families of young children with complex needs. The young child may have severe behavioral and/or emotional difficulties, mental health needs, or developmental delays.  Support includes a team composed of family, friends, and professionals involved in the child's life that works to identify the family's strengths and set goals to meet the family's needs.  This is called the Wraparound team. The Wraparound team works with the family to minimize and resolve problems and achieve goals that are important to family members for a more stable and balanced family life.

The Family Partner is an integral member of the Wraparound team.  The person in this position has a unique ability to provide support to the family because of their experience as a primary caregiver to a child with special needs. The Family Partner acts as a liaison between the family of the child served and other families.  Services are provided to families across all socioeconomic levels, at their home, the clinic and in the community, as is needed by the family.

Minimum qualifications include: A commitment to excellence in children-centered services and a high level of enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission with a strong interest in Wraparound services to families. Ability to take initiative and complete assigned tasks.  The Family Partner must have knowledge of the needs, problems, and issues encountered by parents/caregivers of children with serious mental health concerns and developmental disabilities, and be able to accept the family where they are in an easy and nonjudgmental manner.  Must be able to communicate well orally and in writing, in English.

Education: High school diploma or GED

Experience: Must have experience as a parent or primary caregiver of a child with defined needs in at least one area, though ideally in multiple areas of service. The service areas include: education/special education, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and fragile medical needs. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with those services in a team setting.

Licensing/Training: Valid CA Driver's license with a good driving record and a car to use for work purposes. Must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 30 - 37.5 hours per week, depending on program need. Benefits offered.

Compensation: $18-20/hour depending on experience and education.

Location: providing services in East Contra Costa County, with office in Pittsburg

No openings at this time. All interested, forward a resume or work history, with dates of employment, and a letter if interest outlining relevant experience to HR.  Fax:  925-370-2048 or Email: resumes@arcofcc.org
Specify in subject line of email or fax: Family Partner.

Part-time and split shift Bus Driver needed to work split shift in Concord. Will transport adults with developmental disabilities from their homes to day program in Concord in the morning and return to program participants' homes in the afternoon.

This is a part-time and split-shift position.
Monday - Friday
1st shift: 6 - 9:30am
2nd shift: 2:30 - 4:30pm (time may vary)

Total hours per week: Approximately 27.5 hours per week.
$14.75/hr. and benefits.

Requirements include: MUST HAVE VALID CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSE and CLEAN DRIVING RECORD. MUST MEET STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS INVOLVING HEALTH SCREENING AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CLEARANCE WITH NO FELONIES OR MISDEMEANORS.

Ability to read maps, be punctual, reliable and to work various hours during the day. Experience with vehicle maintenance. Ability to complete transportation documentation accurately. Good communication skills; ability to interact in a positive and supportive manner with riders. Experience with securing wheelchairs with tie downs. Ability to maintain supervision of riders to ensure safety while in transit. High School Diploma/GED and one(1) year of continuous, verifiable experience driving for work.

To apply:
No openings at this time.
Send DMV printout of 3 year driving history AND work history or resume to: fax 925-370-2048 or scan DMV printout and email together with work history or resume to: resumes@arcofcc.org.
Please indicate in subject line "Part-Time Driver - Concord"

Administrative Assistant

Contra Costa ARC is a nonprofit community-based organization working to enhance and enrich the lives of children with special needs and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency.

The agency is hiring a full-time Administrative Assistant at the George Miller Center (GMC) in Richmond. The AA is called upon to perform many varied duties throughout the day in a busy environment. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Answering phone calls
  • Greeting participants, staff, family members and other   guests with enthusiasm and confidence
  • Providing backup to Administrative Coordinator
  • Completing a wide range of general clerical and administrative duties. Additionally, the Administrative Assistant will
  • Oversee the campus' supply inventory, place orders online, and receive/pack away/distribute incoming deliveries

This position does not require experience working directly with adults or children with disabilities, but an interest in the services we provide is preferred. Desired qualifications include:

  • Enthusiasm for Contra Costa ARC's mission
  • Knowledge of business English, including spelling and punctuation
  • Basic math skills
  • Courteous and respectful behavior
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills both on the phone and in person
  • Strong organizational ability and detail oriented with a professional presentation
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable about MS Word and Excel, with the ability to learn new programs and functions as needed
  • Ability to multi-task and complete projects with minimum supervision
  • Must have a strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize while maintaining a personable and cooperative attitude
  • Ability to make good judgment calls, and adapt and be flexible to the situation presenting itself.

Experience: Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be responsible and friendly, and have the desire to learn office functions and procedures. 1 year administrative experience preferred, but not required.

Licensing/Training: Valid California Driver's license, good driving record and car required (mileage reimbursement provided) . Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.

Hours: Monday through Friday: 8am -- 3:30pm
37.5 paid hours per week
Compensation: $13.75 per hour and benefits

To apply:
No openings at this time.

Submit the following to aaresumes@arcofcc.org or fax 925-370-2048:
A resume and answer to the following question in the body of your email or fax: What differentiates you from others with similar experiences who are applying for this job? In the subject line of the email or fax, please state: "Administrative Assistant at GMC - Richmond."

Only those who follow correct application procedures will be considered.

Those applicants who move forward in our process will be asked to submit:

1. DMV printout of driving record
2. Test on 2003 version of Excel and Word.

Administrative Coordinator—Concord

Contra Costa ARC is a non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with developmental disabilities so that they can live successful, productive lives in the community.

The Administrative Coordinator must be able to multi-task, prioritize quickly and has exceptional organizational skills. This is a great opportunity for a person who is self-motivated and enjoys working independently, but also enjoys supporting a staff of dedicated individuals. This individual must enjoy a varied daily routine and be able to handle interruptions with a positive attitude.

Qualifications:

  • BA in related field and a minimum of 2 years administrative/clerical experience. Combination of additional work experience and education beyond high school may be substituted for the BA.
  • Extensive knowledge of business English, basic math and current office practices and procedures.
  • Advanced MS Word and Intermediate Excel and Internet skills required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication.
  • Must work effectively with minimal supervision, and supervise one assistant.
  • Be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must meet State Licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance. California Drivers License, car and good driving record.

Responsibilities:

  • Greets and assists people served, families, associates, allied professionals, customers and the general public, both in person and via telephone.
  • Maintains overall oversight of the facility, arranging for repairs of facility and vehicles as needed. Acts as liaison between Facilities Manager and repair/ construction personnel and vendors. Leadership in handling emergency situations, i.e. water breaks, power outages, etc.
  • Maintains and ensures accurate attendance records and prepares monthly billings for government fee-for-service contracts.
  • Prepares wage data for computer input, filing and maintenance of department payroll records.
  • Monitors, reconciles and ensures the safekeeping of petty cash accounts.
  • Ensures payment of all invoices/statements are done accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Oversees Safety Program for all staff.
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates one Administrative Assistant.
  • Maintains confidentiality and professional image with paperwork and when speaking with families, outside personnel, and other professionals.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm or 8:30-4:00pm (37.5 hour workweek).
$18.00-$20.00 per hour (depending on experience and education) plus benefits

To Apply: No openings at this time.

Director of Behavioral Health Services for Lynn Center (Lynn Center is a division of Contra Costa ARC)

Contra Costa ARC is seeking applicants for a newly created position to manage all children's mental health and related services provided by Lynn Center.  The programs are based at our preschool/clinic in Pittsburg and are also provided in home and community settings primarily in Eastern Contra Costa County.

Lynn Center's behavioral health services include an on-site therapeutic pre-school and clinic as well as community based services such as wraparound children's mental health services, support services for community day-care providers who are working with children with mental health issues, services to children and their parents in residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment services, and services to children and their parents who are Cal-Works recipients.

Our programs primarily serve children less than 6 years of age and their families, but some services are provided to children up to age 18.  We have a staff of 30 including licensed and license-eligible professionals, parent and family partners, as well as teachers and teacher assistants in our therapeutic preschool.

The Director of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) will have overall responsibility for the optimal functioning of all aspects of Lynn Center's mental health and related programs. The DBHS will directly supervise the Program Coordinators of each program and will report to the Executive Director of Contra Costa ARC.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Assuring high quality and consistency of all services,
  • Personnel management including staff development and team building,
  • Financial management including compliance with requirements of funders,
  • Providing leadership to assure effectiveness and efficiency of all administrative and programmatic operations,
  • Maintenance of collaborative working relationships with all community partners.

Requirements include:

  • Licensed as LCSW, MFT, LPCC or Psychologist
  • At least three to five years progressively responsible non-profit program management experience, including staff development and supervision
  • Clinical experience with early childhood mental health services
  • Experience with Medi-Cal and other government billing
  • Experience assuring compliance with multiple regulatory and contractual entities
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills including e-mail, MS Word and Excel

Preference will be given to applicants with:

    • Knowledge and experience in Wraparound services
    • Knowledge and experience with Substance Abuse issues
    • Demonstrated ability in team building
    • Knowledge and experience with HR policies and practices.

Applicants must meet State licensing requirements involving health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  California Driver's license, good driving record and use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).

Hours: The work week is Monday–Friday, but some staff members occasionally provide services after hours or on weekends. The DBHS is an exempt position.

Location: Office in Pittsburg, CA

Compensation: Please indicate required salary in cover letter. Bear in mind that we are a community based non-profit organization. Salary and work hours are negotiable.  Benefits included.

To apply: No openings at this time.
Send a cover letter and resume to DBHSsearch@arcofcc.org or fax (925) 370-2048
Position open until filled.

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