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KCARC offers fulfilling careers where employees can take pride in the impact they make in their community.
KCARC offers a wide variety of employment opportunities, including Manufacturing, Sewing, Metal & Wood Working, Community Recreation & Rehabilitation, Social Work, Residential Services, Children’s Services, and Administrative positions.

Compensation & Benefits

At KCARC, we offer competitive salary for all positions with some positions including bonus opportunities and shift differential pay. We also offer annual longevity bonuses, referral bonuses (up to $1,000 for full-time referrals and $500 for part-time referrals), and bereavement pay.

Employees receive paid life insurance, as well as the option for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield major medical, dental & vision, short-term and long-term disability, supplemental and dependent life insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, and an employee assistance program. Employees are also offered a tax deferred annuity retirement plan, 100% vested upon eligibility.

A LiFe / Work Balance

At KCARC, a proper life/work balance is a very important part of being part of the KCARC family. Employees receive generous paid time off, almost three weeks after one year, along with ten paid holidays. We offer child care benefits at the Civitan Children's Center, as well as free admittance to the 1972 Community Center for you and discounted pricing for guests!
is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Including Disability and Veterans

Current Job Openings

1972 Associate

Job Description

Full-Time & Part-Time positions available

This position is responsible for carrying out day to day activities throughout the facility based on customer needs and wants. They will work closely with Direct Support Professionals (DSP) and Day Programming Coordinator to ensure proper care and safety of individuals. The 1972 Associate will facilitate and assist with activities at 1972 for individuals with disabilities.

Education Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent preferred. Repetitive motion required: lifting, bending, twisting, turning and being on their feet the majority of their shift.

Benefits

Our full time positions include a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Administrative Assistant - CCC

Job Description

Housed at our Children's Civitan Center. All child enrollment procedures, answer phones, assist/work hand in hand with director.

Education Requirements/ Skills

H.S. diploma- minimum prefer CDS/Associate. Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel; typing.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

To be considered you must complete an official application at www.knoxcountyarc.com and click Join Our Team.

KCARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Including Disability and Veterans

Behavior Clinician

Job Description

Responsible for supervising, planning and implementation of behavioral services for assigned waiver individuals in Residential Services, Adult Day Services, and Manufacturing Services. Must carry a minimum caseload for Behavior Management Services. Meets budgetary and clinical objectives for all services. As a Behavior Clinician (BC), shall be responsible for provision of behavioral support services for appropriate waivers. Includes working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their team, parents or guardians to develop and ensure proper implementation of behavior support plans. The BC will be responsible for instructing direct support staff in the effective implementation of the individuals' behavior support plan in accordance with KCARC policies/procedures, plus any applicable state and federal regulations. Ensures that all professional services provide optimal growth for the individuals served, is based on a person centered philosophy, meets all state/federal requirements, and preserves each individual’s dignity and self-worth. This position requires an individual who can act independently and make decisions without supervision or prior approval.

Education Requirements

Master's degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or another applied health service area of psychology, special education, social work, or counseling; or be a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed mental health counselor, or have a master’s degree in a human services field and be able to demonstrate to state behavior management committee that the applicant has coursework in or five years of experience in devising, implementing and monitoring behavior support plans.

Three years of experience supporting people with developmental disabilities.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Classroom Teacher

Job description

Our Classroom Teacher position is full time, working Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm and is located in our Civitan Children’s Center.

The Classroom Teacher is responsible for planning, implementing and supervising all areas with his/her designated classroom in a manner which is reflective of KCARC's mission. Teacher is responsible for attending IEP meetings and modifying lesson plans as needed to meet the needs of all children. Classroom Teacher must be able to direct assists and manage multiple tasks at one time.

Pay is based on experience.

Education Requirements

This position requires a degree and Indiana certification in Special Education is preferred. Experience working with children, other educations that will be considered are CDA, or degree in education.

This position requires staff to alternate from a sitting position to a standing position frequently. Repetitive motion required. Lifting, bending, twisting, and turning are other frequent movements.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

To be considered you must complete an official application at www.knoxcountyarc.com and click Join Our Team.

KCARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Including Disability and Veterans

Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Evening & Overnight Hours

Job Description

The Direct Support Professional position is available in full and part-time positions.  

This position is responsible for helping promote and provide self-help skills to individuals assigned to them. They also help provide direct care to the individuals, and assist in the development and implementation of training and leisure activities.  This role can take place in our Adult Day Program, Life Services Instructional Program, Residential Living Program or our Respite Care Program.

Education Requirements

A High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred and previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred, but not required. Lifting, bending, twisting will be required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record.

Benefits

Our full time positions include a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Direct Support Professional (DSP)- Adult Day Program

Job Description

The Direct Support Professional position is available in full and part-time positions.  

This position is responsible for helping promote and provide self-help skills to individuals assigned to them. They also help provide direct care to the individuals, and assist in the development and implementation of training and leisure activities.  This role can take place in our Adult Day Program, Life Services Instructional Program, Residential Living Program or our Respite Care Program.

Education Requirements

A High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred and previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred, but not required. Lifting, bending, twisting will be required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record.

Benefits

Our full time positions include a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Direct Support Professional (DSP)- Respite- Day & Evening Hours

Job Description

The Direct Support Professional position is available in full and part-time positions.  

This position is responsible for helping promote and provide self-help skills to individuals assigned to them. They also help provide direct care to the individuals, and assist in the development and implementation of training and leisure activities.  This role can take place in our Adult Day Program, Life Services Instructional Program, Residential Living Program or our Respite Care Program.

Education Requirements

A High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred and previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred, but not required. Lifting, bending, twisting will be required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record.

Benefits

Our full time positions include a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Janitorial Worker

Job Description

Janitorial and basic maintenance needs for 1972.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Medical Care Transporter

Job Description

The Medical Care & Transporter is responsible for transportation to therapy, mental, medical, vision, and dental appointments, and maintaining medical records and communication of medical appointments and information to appropriate individuals.

Education Requirements

Must have a valid drivers license with a clean driving record. High school diploma or equivalent required, Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Must obtain Medication Administration: Core A and Core B, as well as CPR/FA.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Music Therapist

Job Description

Our Music Therapist position is a full-time position located in our Residential Division.  

The Music Therapist position will develop and implement a systematic application of music in the treatment of physiological and psychosocial aspects of a participant’s disability. Focus on the acquisition of non-musical skills and behaviors will be a key element in the program for the participants.

Education Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy, Music Education or related field is required and the successful candidate will be required to maintain certification by the National Association of Music Therapists.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.


Packing and Clipping Associate

Job Description

The Packing and Clipping Associate is full-time, first shift hours (ending at 3:30 p.m. most days) with occasional overtime and flex schedules required. Position is located in our manufacturing plant in Loogootee, Indiana.

This position will be responsible for inspecting finished product for flaws and/or defects, clipping all loose threads from finished products, select supplies such as stamps and tags for products according to contract requirement, folding and packaging products in accordance with work instruction and maintain a clean and safe working environment.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required. Applicant should also have the ability to lift 50 pounds frequently.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Physical Therapist Tech

Job Description

Execute prescribed PT/OT therapy for individuals served as well as sensory diet needs as requested. Provide staff on the job training and other required trainings around physical therapy, occupational therapy and sensory diets. Utilize and maintain necessary equipment used for PT/OT/Sensory.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent is required. One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred. Driving is required.

Benefits

Our full time positions include a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Recruiter and Marketing Coordinator

Job Description

The Recruiter will research, develop, and implement effective recruiting and staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization. In addition, the Recruiter is responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for the organization. The Recruiter will provide support for all services, departments, and divisions of KCARC.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree preferred. Prefer degree in Recruiting, Marketing and/or Public Relations. Experience in recruiting and marketing is a must.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic including most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

To be considered you must complete an official application at www.knoxcountyarc.com and click Join Our Team.

KCARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Including Disability and Veterans

Sewing Machine Operator 1

Job Description

Sewing Machine Operator 1 positions are full-time, work day shift hours (ending at 3:30 p.m. most days) with occasional overtime and flex schedules required.

Operators are part of a team creating multiple final products including garments, totes, belts and more that meets specified standards. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and on-the-job training is provided.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Sewing Machine Operator 2

Job Description

Sewing Machine Operator 2 positions are full-time, work day shift hours (ending at 3:30 p.m. most days) with occasional overtime and flex schedules required.

Operators are part of a team creating multiple final products including garments, totes, belts and more that meets specified standards. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and on-the-job training is provided.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Teacher Assistant - Full-Time

Job Description

Assisting in implementing all components of children services in the classroom. Assist the classroom teacher in maintaining a developmentally appropriate and language rich classroom setting.

Education Requirements

High school diploma or GED required. Lifting, bending, cleaning, sitting. Repetitive motion required. Maintaining a clean and organized classroom environment.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC has an excellent retirement plan and an Employee Assistance Program. Employees have access to the Wellness Clinic and most medications and labs at NO CHARGE if they participate in the health insurance plan. Generous paid time off (almost 3 weeks after the first year), employee referral bonuses, longevity pay and more.

Teacher Assistant- Part-Time

Job Description

Assisting in implementing all components of children services in the classroom. Assist the classroom teacher in maintaining a developmentally appropriate and language rich classroom setting.

Education Requirements

High school diploma or GED required. Lifting, bending, cleaning, sitting. Repetitive motion required. Maintaining a clean and organized classroom environment.

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