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The Arc Tennessee

Community Resource Specialist II

The Arc Tennessee

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Job Summary

STATEMENT OF JOB

Community Resource Specialist II provides special education technical assistance, information and referral, and training for people/students with disabilities, their families, and educators; Medicaid Waiver advocacy; and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

General

  • Uphold the mission, positions and values of the agency (The Arc of Tennessee)
  • Possess a general knowledge of The Arc as a national, state, and local organization
  • Comply with fiscal, legal, and agency requirements
  • Role model behaviors of trust, competence, vision, and inspiration
  • Involve others in planning and problem solving
  • Expand knowledge and skills through on-the-job, program sponsored, and outside educational opportunities
  • Seek out opportunities that expand the scope of services offered by The Arc Tennessee

Job Responsibilities

Specific Job Duties 

  • Provide information, referral, and support to assist those we serve in connecting with resources
  • Provide individual advocacy services and technical assistance as appropriate to individuals seeking support to navigate disability-related service systems including but not limited to early intervention, education, Vocational Rehabilitation; Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (including Medicaid Waiver as well as the Katie Beckett Waiver); TennCare; Tennessee Department of Human Services; Tennessee Department of Children’s Services; Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse; Area Agency on Aging and Disability; and the Social Security Administration and Social Security Insurance systems; and others
  • Provide training on various disability-related topics including but not limited to special education; secondary transition; person-centered planning and supports; self-determination; self-advocacy, self-direction; conservatorship and alternatives; future planning; person-first language; navigating the adult service system; and other topics
  • Actively promote self-determination and self-advocacy for people with disabilities
  • Provide services for students referred through the Vocational Rehabilitation Pre-Employment Transition Services Program contract
  • Support the activities of the Family Engagement Project
  • Provide informational services for people referred through the Employment and Community First Choices Program contract
  • Support the activities of People First of Tennessee
  • Participate in meetings and trainings
  • Support activities of the agency including family meetings, board committees, conferences, work groups, state task forces, and others
  • Complete and maintain documentation of activities as required
  • Perform other duties as requested

Reporting and Documentation

  • Complete monthly reports
  • Complete time sheets and expense reports as required
  • Other documentation upon request

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma and experience may be substituted)
  • At least two years’ experience (professional or personal) working with disability systems navigation as a person with a disability, family member, or professional
  • Ability to work independently
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication
  • Team player
  • Computer use background including Microsoft Office
  • Reliable transportation

Additional Information

Benefits

The Arc Tennessee offers a generous benefits package to all of its full-time employees.

How to Apply

Apply via email including cover letter and resume to Heather Henderson at hhenderson@thearctn.org.

Details

  • Date Posted: March 19, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 04/15/2021
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk