A great career means different things to different people. For some, it’s the opportunity to do extraordinary work or to develop challenging new skill sets. For others, it’s the ability to make a difference in people’s lives or to take on growing levels of responsibility and leadership.

However you define your professional goals, at The Arc of Shelby, you have the opportunity to achieve them. Please send a cover letter, your resume and references to jobs@thearcofshelby.org.

Open Positions

DIRECT SERVICE PROFESSIONAL – DAY & RESIDENTIAL (Direct Care Position – need for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts)

Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Direct Service Professional is responsible for supervision and coaching/training of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Provides necessary guidance to individuals with developmental disabilities to assist in progress toward reaching of life goals.  Assists in designing instruction methods based on measurable objectives, maintains records of participant progress.  May travel to, and work with clients in community, program sites, or in their homes.  Responsible for providing a range of services to adults with developmental disabilities that could include but not be limited to:

  • Volunteer Work instruction
  • Mobility Training
  • Community Activities
  • Life Skills instruction
  • Personal Care Assistance

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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Provides general nursing care to individuals served by The Arc of Shelby County in Arc facilities.

  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques and Department of Mental Health requirements.
  • Maintains current medication file records, including Medication Administration Record for each individual.
  • Observes individuals, records significant conditions and reactions and notifies supervisor of condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of participants as needed.
  • Serves on an on-call basis as well as availability during standard working hours.
  • Responds to life-saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures and protocol.
  • Assists with medical appointments as needed.
  • Prepares monthly MAR sheets for all participants receiving medications.
  • Documents receipt and disbursement of medications as needed for all residential participants.
  • Maintains inventory of medications.
  • Keeps current medication schedules of all participants.
  • Assures proper storage of medications.
  • Completes purchases of medical supplies as needed.

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Administrative Assistant – New Visions Day Habilitation (Calera, AL)

Under the direct supervision of the Program Director, this position provides administrative and clerical support for The Arc of Shelby County. In addition, acts as a receptionist and performs a variety of complex and responsible duties requiring confidentiality and a thorough knowledge of the organization’s policies and procedures. Performs filing tasks, typing, scanning, proofing, copying, binding, and database entry.

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