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Community Support Specialist / Driver

at Northeast Arc

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 1014

Job Description

Title:Community Support Specialist / Driver
Shift:Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (option to add 6:30-9:30am route or 2:30-5:30pm route)
Job Type:Full-time
The Northeast Arc helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.
One of the most innovative agencies in the state serving children and adults with disabilities, Northeast Arc was founded in the 1950's by parents with the courage and determination to ensure their children and others with disabilities will always have every opportunity to live and thrive in the community.

Provide direct care and training for all assigned individuals,to promote the highest level of independence and satisfaction. This is a combined full-time Community Support Specialist role with the option of overtime as a Van Driver/Monitor. Earn time-and-a-half easily by adding a morning route or afternoon route to your regularly scheduled hours.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide employment, vocational support and skill training to individuals.
  • Transporting adults with developmental disabilities to and from various North Shore work sites
  • Develop adaptive strategies as needed to ensure optimal independence and success at Heritage Industries or at job sites in the community.
  • Transport individuals in your own vehicle and/or in an agency vehicle (all sizes including a wheel chair van)
  • Present information regarding any individual in a professional manner in all settings including; meetings, phone contact, daily written documentation and emails.
  • Must follow and implement Northeast Arc Policies, including Code of Conduct and Day Service Division standards as well as funding source regulations.
  • Serve as a role model for individuals in developing expected behaviors and assist in developing interactive skills. Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and in some cases physical disabilities preferred.
  • Case management responsibilities/daily documentation required.
  • Dedicated and team approach appreciated with attention to established protocol.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, stand for 1 hour uninterrupted, bend and push wheelchairs.
  • Valid MA drivers license with a minimum of 3-year good driving record. (Copy of RMV driving record required at interview- MART)
  • Employment is pending a criminal record check and a drug test.
  • Customer service skills a plus.
  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Knowledge of American Sign Language a plus!
  • Bilingual/Bi-cultural candidates encouraged to apply
Northeast Arc is one of the largest employers on the North Shore, and we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive and excellent benefits package. Please visit us at: for a more detailed explanation of benefits.