Community Inclusion Specialist

Community Inclusion Specialists

Want to make a difference in the lives of people experiencing IDD? Become a Community Inclusion Specialist! The Arc is seeking three positive, active individuals to join out Community Inclusion team. Activities are client-identified, and can include going for 2-5 mile runs, bike riding, visiting the Oregon Zoo, playing board games, volunteering to go grocery store shopping for home-bound seniors, hiking on Sauvie’s Island, and more! Staff entrance fees for activities are provided by The Arc, as is mileage reimbursement when driving clients to and from activities. This work is included in Priority Group 1 for Oregon’s COVID vaccination roll-out, so if you have not yet received your vaccination, you would be eligible to schedule your first dose upon being hired. If you share our vision that people with IDD should have and embrace the opportunity to work, have relationships, contribute to their communities, and live life to the fullest, join us in making that possible!

The Arc’s Community Inclusion Specialist provides skills training to individuals who live independently or with their family in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties. This position uses person-centered planning approaches to develop daily living skills such as budgeting, housekeeping, shopping and food preparation, socialization, recreation, and transportation. They work in community settings with a high degree of flexibility and creativity to support the needs of the individual with IDD.

Starting pay is $18/hour, and full-time employment includes benefits (medical/dental, retirement, and vacation/sick time). Employer will perform a drug test, background check, and DMV records check. $500 signing bonus available! 

Please note: there is some flexibility with the position’s hours: full-time positions are available, but The Arc is also able to hire several part-time individuals. This is a great position for people who are in school and need flexible employment!

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Possess good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a part of a team and to manage time independently, be creative, and a good problem solver
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and protect private information
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Follow a trainer guide to lead group instruction

Specific job skills:

  • Background and knowledge in person-centered planning practices
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance meeting Oregon legal requirements (including designation as a business vehicle), reliable transportation and have a good driving record
  • Available to work minimal evenings and/or weekends when needed
  • Degree (or equivalent training and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the IDD field)
  • Possess or have the ability to obtain a current CPR and first aid certification obtained from a recognized training agency.

To apply, please click on the “Apply Online” button below.

The Arc is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law