Careers at The Arc

The Arc is the largest nonprofit, community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).


At The Arc, we are driven by the mission of a more inclusive world for everyone. Fulfilling this vision requires passion and a diversity of skills and background. Think you have what it takes? Help us make a difference and join us in the fight for inclusion!

Community Skills Advisor - taking applications

Job Description of

Community Skills Advisor

for The Arc of Calhoun County


Purpose of position: The Community Skills Advisor will provide support and interventions to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, so that they can successfully participate in their community through skill building opportunities. The Community Skills Advisor will accompany adults with disabilities (participants) to each site, in doing so the Community Skills Advisor will model appropriate behaviors, create awareness of social skills that impact community involvement and track the participant’s progress, as applicable.


Scope: The Community Skills Advisor will work with the team to ensure that the participants are being served in the most inclusive way possible. A Community Skills Advisor will assist in the implementation of opportunities of growth. The Community Skills Advisor will report to the Community Coordinator.



*Perform on-site skill building opportunities and ongoing support to participants

*Ability to provide or assist with minimal personal care to participants while in the care of The Arc

*Teach, model, and review the appropriate work behavior and skills with participants

*Match participants with tasks they can learn or ones they already know, or may want to learn

*Foster and maintain professional relationships with site employers in order to ensure a positive experience for all involved

*Empower, encourage and support the participants to be independent

*Complete all required paperwork daily and within assigned deadlines, including but not limited to, Incident Reports, Time Sheets, Case Notes, Behavior Reports, etc.

*Accurately and completely assist in the data collection of the program

*Review all participant treatment information

*Maintain The Arc’s vehicles by ensuring they are properly cared for, cleaned, and fueled

*Transport participants to and from sites or designated areas

*Complete Transportation Logs as required

*Attend trainings and other meetings as assigned

*Facilitates discussions to promote social/life/adaptive skills

*Adherence to confidentiality procedures

*Answer agency telephone calls when other agency staff are unable

*Some lifting may be required, up to 50 lbs. as well as the ability to stand for long periods

*Ability to work in environments with chemicals, animals, in outdoor weather with variable climates, etc.

*Promote The Arc of Calhoun County’s Mission

*Complete any other duties as assigned by the Community Coordinator or the Executive Director



*Relates well to diverse populations and comfortable in a variety of environments

*Ability to professionally communicate and express a professional appearance


*Ability to follow through with tasks and detail oriented

*Exhibits punctuality to work, meetings, trainings, and other assigned duties

*Ability to problem solve and maintain work place safety

*High sense of integrity, optimistic, committed, driven, and motivated to make positive change

*Must have a valid Driver’s License and Insurance, clear driving record

*Effective communication, verbally and written

  1. *Must exhibit recovery-based, person-centered, and culturally competent practices





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Application Process


Applications are accepted through email or mail. The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.


When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing.


Collaborative, diverse, and exciting – at The Arc, we know great ideas can come from anyone. As part of our team, you’ll work across departments to create the best possible results.


Our offices are located at 44 West Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek Michigan.


We offer exceptional health coverage, generous 403b contribution, PTO, and paid holidays – and, a birthday holiday!