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Community Specialist I

Monday- Friday/ FT- 35 hours per week positions.


  • Provides physical and programmatic aid to program participants where they are assigned.
  • Aids in daily operation of assigned program areas.
  • Assists with supervision of program participants in assigned areas.
  • Drives agency vehicles for transportation (pickups, deliveries, community outings and medical emergencies) of program participant’s as required.
  • Performs Clerical work for assigned areas i.e. collating, folding, typing and answering telephones.
  • Provides input to Habilitation Specialists regarding program participants.
  • Responsible for health, welfare and safety of program participants both on program site and while in the community with program participants.
  • Facilitates skills development as outlined in Day Habilitation plans.
  • Collects data for written program plans as assigned i.e. behavior plans, Day Habilitation plans.
  • Provides necessary program support/Coverage.
  • Writes case notes and provides information on incidents as required.
  • Follows established classroom activity schedules.
  • Assists to personal hygiene needs of program participants, which includes toileting, changing, feeding program participants and showering as the situation warrants.
  • Administers prescribed medications to program participants after successful completion of AMAP medication administration course. 
  • Participates in scheduled in-service training programs and other assigned training.
  • Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings.
  • Performs required bus duty functions as required. Duties included traffic monitoring, paging, loading and unloading, escorting and attendance documentation.
  • Reports incidents in timely manner as required by 624 Regulations.
  • Performs related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

  • Two years of college. Preferably in the Human Services curriculum, or High School education with related experience in Human Services or Developmental disabilities field.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, Individuals and their families.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Valid driver’s license and meet Agency driving standards.
  • Must become an Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP). Certification must be completed prior to the end of the individual’s probation/orientation period.
  • Must attend other mandatory training seminars designated by the Agency.

 The Arc Rockland offers competitive salaries and a benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage, tuition assistance, generous time off policy, TDA and an agency funded pension plan.  We offer on-going training, supervision and opportunities to advance in an atmosphere where our employees are valued.

Please send your resume in confidence to  or fax (845) 267-2364.

 The Arc Rockland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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