RN/LPN Team Manager

Do you want to lead an amazing team of nurses and direct care staff? The Arc of the Ozarks is looking for a Team Manager for our Medically Fragile Team.  

In 1959, a small group of parents recognized the need for services for children with developmental disabilities. A support network was built for these children and their families resulting in the 1964 establishment of The Arc.

Today, The Arc serves individuals with a variety of disabilities. Services include residential, education, dual diagnosis, medically fragile, day habilitation, therapeutic recreation, advocacy, autism services, employment and psychological counseling.

In this position, you would have the opportunity to work in two different settings: a Group Home that serves up to 8 individuals (where you also have the assistance of 3 Medical Support Professionals), and an individualized supported living (ISL) location where the ratio is 1:1.

With this decreased census, you have the chance to form relationships with individuals and truly change their lives (and we think you’ll find that they’ll change yours as well).

Some of your responsibilities would include:

  • Providing management and supervision of a Medically Fragile setting; making frequent checks in the assigned areas, making works assignments, inspecting and evaluating the work of subordinates, reviewing and instructing personnel in the treatment of individuals served; scheduling staff within the program sites.

  • Observing, reporting, and assisting in recording changes in the physical, emotional, and behavioral status of persons served and documenting progress on the outcomes listed in personal plans.

  • Supervising Licensed Practical Nurses and/or Registered Nurses and Direct Support Professional and preparing performance evaluations in accordance with established agency policy.

If all that doesn’t draw your attention, take a look at our excellent benefits package:

  • A salary well above the Springfield, MO average for nurses

  • Eligibility for Cox Medical Insurance after a 30-day waiting period

  • Eligibility for Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance after a 30-day waiting period

  • Option to enroll in our 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 4% after a year of service

  • Sick and vacation accrual as well as 6-paid holidays a year and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday

  • Discounts on your phone bill if you use Verizon or AT&T

  • Discounted Cox Fitness Center membership if you are Full-Time

  • Paid Training

  • Use of a fleet vehicle or paid mileage for using your vehicle

  • Opportunities for advancement

The Arc of the Ozarks values you and the skills you bring to the table. We care about you as an individual, and want to give you the support you need to do what you love. Join our team today!

Minimum Experience Required: Diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent.  One year experience providing medical care & treatment and habilitation in the human service field.  Experience in the provision of medical care and  treatment and habilitation to individuals who have other developmental disabilities and is a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse is preferred.  Has demonstrated abilities to motivate and supervise others.

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Behavioral Support Technician - Kansas City Division

This is an entry level human services position providing desired supports to persons with disabilities, in a residential setting, so that they may achieve the highest level of independent living possible within their community.

 An employee in this class provides training and supports to assigned persons served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, and other activities of daily living.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with the purchasing of groceries, training in food preparation, administering medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  This employee assists in the implementation of personal plans; contributes to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment; and establishes effective interpersonal relationships with each person served, their parents and/or guardians, and other members of the support team.

 Work involves responsibility for observing and reporting information concerning the physical, mental, and behavioral condition of the persons served and for assisting in the maintenance of necessary records and reports to document these observations.  Close supervision and direction is received from the Team Manager, the Program Supervisor, and/or other staff members who review work through reports and direct observations.

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Lead Janitor-Joplin

The Lead Janitor is responsible for maintaining the Joplin office building and grounds in appearance and cleanliness.  This individual serves in the capacity of general cleaning duties, sanitation detail, and other tasks that will maintain a clean, safe, and healthy environment. The Lead Janitor may be responsible for opening and/or locking up the building if all other employees have left.  Additionally, the Lead Janitor will direct members of the custodial team in day-to-day duties including verifying cleanliness and ensuring quality standards.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Performs general cleaning duties required to maintain a neat, clean, and healthy environment.

  2. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms/locker rooms using established practices and procedure.

  3. Cleans, dusts, and wipes furniture, sweeps, mops, or vacuums floors; empties/cleans wastebaskets and trash containers; empties and cleans smoking area and cigarette urns; replaces light bulbs; refills restroom dispensers.

  4. Assists with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, events, etc. Assists with the putting down and taking up of mats in the gym.

  5. Strips, cleans, buffs and applies floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets.

  6. Uses and maintains assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.

  7. Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.

  8. Locks and unlocks assigned buildings; secures building when facilities are not in use, sets security alarm, turns off lights.

  9. Follows instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Mixes water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions according to specifications. Uses as directed.

  10. Assist the Director of Recreation and Education in the care and upkeep of the swimming pool and pool area.

  11. Performs cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks, stairs, and ramps within sixteen feet of the building.

  12. Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis.

  13. Washes accessible interior and exterior windows. Cleans blinds. Launders cleaning rags and dust mops.

  14. Attends to emergencies when necessary.

  15. Takes classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products.

  16. Handles recycling materials.

  17. Completes work orders concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.

  18. Assists with inventory control and security of all cleaning supplies, materials and equipment utilized by Activities Center Custodial staff.

  19. Assists with the maintenance of all job-related equipment.

  20. Takes initiative to problem solve when issues arise or consults a supervisor for the best course of action.

  21. Maintains confidentiality regarding program participants, etc. according to the Arc policies.

  22. Maintains a professional stance with coworkers, program participants, supervisors, etc.

  23. Abides by the personnel policies and procedures of The Arc of the Ozarks as a condition of employment.

  24. Completes other job duties as assigned by the Janitorial Supervisor, Director of Maintenance or the assigned designee.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Basic knowledge and understanding regarding sanitation, cleaning products, and health and safety.

  2. Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  3. The ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  4. The ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

  5. The ability to work effectively with others as a team.

  6. The ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  7. Good client/customer service skills.

  8. The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

  9. The ability to maintain a record of punctuality and attendance.

  10. The ability to lift, push, or pull weights up to 75 lbs.

Minimum Experience and Training Qualifications

  1. Possession of a High School diploma or GED.

  2. Six months or more of previous janitorial experience is preferred.

  3. Valid Missouri drivers license and proof of vehicle insurance.

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Teacher Assistant

The Teacher Assistant is responsible for implementing the individualized instructional program that guides and encourages students to develop language, academic and appropriate social and behavioral skills.  Teacher Assistants are responsible for the day to day implementation of academic lesson plans, circle time, discrete trail training, social skill lessons, independent play, activities scheduled, self-help skills, motor lab, sensory exercises, classroom electives, and taking data on the aforementioned areas.  A Teacher Assistant works with students at Rivendale Center for Autism and/or Institute of Learning.  Students in these areas are prone to exhibiting physical aggression, as well as sensory and/or communication challenges.

Minimum Experience:

High School Diploma from an accredited school, Experience working with Special Education Populations

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Licensed Psychologist

This position is partially responsible for developing, implementing, and training employees to implement intervention techniques predicted by specific issues Arc of the Ozarks' clients present with. 

The Licensed Psychologist will conduct annual psychological evaluations on referred clients.  The Licensed Psychologist will also assist with intervention and therapeutic program evaluations.  Out-patient and In-home counseling services will also be conducted.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS

Six years of professional experience in working with persons with intellectual disabilities or mental illness. Specific experience with individuals with psychiatric disorders is required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Doctoral Degree with a specialization in one of the following: special education, early childhood education, psychology, social work, sociology, or counseling. Ability to obtain and maintain licensure as a Licensed Psychologist.

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Residential Direct Support Professional--Marshfield

Now Hiring for the Marshfield Area!

What is this job all about?

In this position, you will change lives.  Your goal is to be an encourager and mentor to adults with developmental disabilities as they decide how they want to live their lives, spend their time, and develop their talents.  The level of support varies from individual to individual, but the mission is the same: serve others so they can direct their own lives as independent, valued members of their community.

That’s nice, but what will I actually be doing?

As a Direct Support Professional, you will provide training and supports to individuals served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, and other activities of daily living. You’ll assist with the purchasing of groceries, train in food preparation, administer medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  You’ll get to help implement personal plans (the story of the individual you’re serving including their history, goals, and achievements). And you’ll contribute to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment (keeping their houses happy and cozy).

What will I get out of it?

This job doesn’t feel like a job.  It feels like spending time with people you care about, helping them move toward the life they want for themselves.  It feels like making a difference every single shift, and going home at the end of the day knowing you made someone’s life better.

You’ll also get to work for a company that cares about your goals.  The Arc of the Ozarks strives to help you develop as an individual through paid-trainings, internal promotions, and the constant support of supervisors who have been in your shoes. You will have a whole team around you to work with, learn from, and grow beside. 

And at the heart of it, you get to know that the world is a better place because of you.

Okay, I’m in.  What’s the process now?

If you have more questions, call Pam McCracken at (417) 771-3700  and she can help you out.  If you’re ready to go now, click that link below to fill out the application.  Once you’ve submitted it, you’ll get a call within 48 business hours from a recruiter to hopefully get you on the path to change lives.

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Behavioral Support Technician — Joplin Division

Ongoing hiring in Joplin for people who want to make a positive change in others' lives.

This is an entry level human services position providing desired supports to persons with disabilities, in a residential setting, so that they may achieve the highest level of independent living possible within their community.

 The Joplin Team primarily supports individuals who have a dual diagnosis.  These individuals have some form of Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability as well as a Psychiatric/Behavioral Diagnosis.  These individuals are prone to exhibiting impulsive behaviors, poor decision making, and verbal/physical aggression.  Behavioral Observation and Assessment and Crisis Intervention and Prevention Skills are used on a daily basis.

 An employee in this class provides training and supports to assigned persons served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, and other activities of daily living.  Additional responsibilities include assisting with the purchasing of groceries, training in food preparation, administering medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  This employee assists in the implementation of personal plans; contributes to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment; and establishes effective interpersonal relationships with each person served, their parents and/or guardians, and other members of the support team.

 Full-Time and Part-Time openings available for day, evening, weekend and overnight shifts.

Must be 18 years old,  have high school degree or equivalent, be an insured driver with a car available for work, must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, and background checks.

 

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Residential Direct Support Professional--Bolivar

Now Hiring for the Bolivar Area!

What is this job all about?

In this position, you will change lives.  Your goal is to be an encourager and mentor to adults with developmental disabilities as they decide how they want to live their lives, spend their time, and develop their talents.  The level of support varies from individual to individual, but the mission is the same: serve others so they can direct their own lives as independent, valued members of their community.

That’s nice, but what will I actually be doing?

As a Direct Support Professional, you will provide training and supports to individuals served in dressing, bathing, personal hygiene, house cleaning, laundry, and other activities of daily living. You’ll assist with the purchasing of groceries, train in food preparation, administer medications, and assist in the management of personal funds.  You’ll get to help implement personal plans (the story of the individual you’re serving including their history, goals, and achievements). And you’ll contribute to the development and maintenance of a therapeutic environment (keeping their houses happy and cozy).

What will I get out of it?

This job doesn’t feel like a job.  It feels like spending time with people you care about, helping them move toward the life they want for themselves.  It feels like making a difference every single shift, and going home at the end of the day knowing you made someone’s life better.

You’ll also get to work for a company that cares about your goals.  The Arc of the Ozarks strives to help you develop as an individual through paid-trainings, internal promotions, and the constant support of supervisors who have been in your shoes. You will have a whole team around you to work with, learn from, and grow beside. 

And at the heart of it, you get to know that the world is a better place because of you.

Okay, I’m in.  What’s the process now?

If you have more questions, call Pam McCracken at (417) 771-3700  and she can help you out.  If you’re ready to go now, click that link below to fill out the application.  Once you’ve submitted it, you’ll get a call within 48 business hours from a recruiter to hopefully get you on the path to change lives.

Apply Online for DSP-Bolivar