Community Skills Advisor for The Arc of Calhoun County

Website The Arc of Calhoun County

Advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 Job Description of Community Skills Advisor for The Arc of Calhoun County



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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.



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 Program Manager.





  1. Perform on-site skill building opportunities and ongoing support to participants
  2. Ability to provide or assist with minimal personal care to participants while in the care of The Arc
  3. Teach, model, and review the appropriate work behavior and skills with participants
  4. Match participants with tasks they can learn or ones they already know, or may want to learn
  5. Foster and maintain professional relationships with site employers in order to ensure a positive experience for all involved
  6. Empower, encourage and support the participants to be independent
  7. Complete all required paperwork daily and within assigned deadlines, including but not limited to, Incident Reports, Time Sheets, Case Notes, Behavior Reports, etc.
  8. Accurately and completely assist in the data collection of the program
  9. Review all participant treatment information
  10. Maintain The Arc’s vehicles by ensuring they are properly cared for, cleaned, and fueled
  11. Transport participants to and from sites or designated areas
  12. Complete Transportation Logs as required
  13. Attend trainings and other meetings as assigned
  14. Facilitates discussions to promote social/life/adaptive skills
  15. Adherence to confidentiality procedures
  16. Answer agency telephone calls when other agency staff are unable
  17. Some lifting may be required, up to 50 lbs. as well as the ability to stand for long periods
  18. Ability to work in environments with chemicals, animals, in outdoor weather with variable climates, etc.
  19. Promote The Arc of Calhoun County’s Mission
  20. Complete any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Executive Director




  1. Relates well to diverse populations and comfortable in a variety of environments
  2. Ability to professionally communicate and express a professional appearance
  3. Team-oriented
  4. Ability to follow through with tasks and detail oriented
  5. Exhibits punctuality to work, meetings, trainings, and other assigned duties
  6. Ability to problem solve and maintain work place safety
  7. High sense of integrity, optimistic, committed, driven, and motivated to make positive change
  8. Must have a valid Driver’s License and Insurance, clear driving record
  9. Effective communication, verbally and written
  10. Must exhibit recovery-based, person-centered, and culturally competent practices

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