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The Arc of Opportunity Program Coordinator of Family Supports & Recreation in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

$3500 Sign On Bonus for New Hires!

$1500 Referral Bonus for Current Employees!

Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday (10am-6pm) 40 hr/week

Join Our Dynamic Team at The Arc of Opportunity!

Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? Do you thrive in a supportive and collaborative work environment? Look no further! The Arc of Opportunity is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Family Supports and Recreation Coordinator and Navigator.

Who are we?

For over 70 years, The Arc of Opportunity has been a leading agency providing exceptional services to individuals with disabilities. We are committed to fostering an inclusive society where every person has

the opportunity to thrive. Our staff members are our greatest resource, and we value their contributions and personal growth.

What do we offer?

At The Arc, we believe in recognizing the value of our employees. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including generous paid time off for holidays, vacations, and sick leave. We are committed to creating a supportive work environment where you can grow both personally and professionally.

What is The Arc of Opportunity’s Recreation Program?

The Arc of Opportunity’s Recreation Program provides safe and secure community-based experiences for individuals with disabilities. Recreation staff work with the individuals to encourage them to choose in which new community-based experiences they want to participate. The Arc of Opportunity’s Recreation Support program not only provides people with disabilities fun activities in the community but it is also a much-needed respite for their families. While allowing families the space to recharge and take care of other commitments, we provide support by being prepared to handle the unique challenges of caring for a person with a disability.

What does the Family Supports and Recreation Coordinator and Navigator do?

The Family Supports and Recreation Coordinator and Navigator works closely with the Program Director of Family Supports and Recreation to offer and support individuals with disabilities in-community recreation and integration. The staff will oversee and facilitate the participants in weekend recreation activities including, but not limited to, theater performances, art exhibits, festivals, and sporting events. The Family Supports and Recreation Coordinator also facilitates evening events including dances and intramural leagues for bowling. This position also works with the Program Director to provide resources to families of individuals with disabilities in other capacities. The Family Support and Recreation Coordinator plans, creates, and distributes the schedule and newsletter for the program. The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. Attendance at mandatory trainings and meetings as assigned is required, as is maintaining all required certifications, including CPR and CPI. This individual will also complete other tasks as assigned by their supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Work closely with the Family Supports Program Director in delivering service standards of excellence and ensures operational compliance within the assigned program in accordance with Federal, State and agency regulations.

  • Timely and accurate coding for services into electronic medical records system for billing purposes.

  • Provides transportation for individuals to community activities, including performing safe lifts and transfers of individuals who use wheelchairs.

  • Supports individuals to increase independence while safely navigating the community.

  • Actively advocates for individuals served and demonstrates agency mission and values in all interpersonal and professional relations.

  • Conducts oneself professionally in following regulations and agency policies and adhering to confidentiality requirements in all assigned duties.

  • Provides supports, resources and case coordination for families working in conjunction with DDS.

  • Must pass background checks and pre-employment screenings including a CORI.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or 5 years relevant human services work experience, preferred

  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office, email communication, internet, ADP payroll app, Canva, additional required technology

  • Knowledgeable about community resources to better assist individuals

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate with program participants, fellow staff, community members, and families.

  • Compassionate, resourceful, and eager to learn.

  • Functional and situational reasoning to follow policy, problem solve, exercise sound judgment, prioritize multiple tasks, and manage crises.

  • Physical demands may include frequent standing, pushing, pulling, walking, stooping, lifting and/or twisting

  • Valid driver's license and reliable personal vehicles meeting state requirements.

    Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities. Apply today and be part of an organization dedicated to providing exceptional services and fostering a more inclusive


    Go to ( /hiring and apply today. We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how you can contribute to The Arc of Opportunity's mission.

    The Arc of Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and abilities.

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

40 hours/week