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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!

Employee Assistance Recruitment

is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Including Disability and Veterans

Current Job Openings

Employment Specialist

Job Description

The Employment Specialist position is a full-time position primarily working Monday through Friday with a flexible schedule and weekend availability required. It is located in our Dove Employment Services division.

This position will coordinate and supervise individuals in community employment services, as well as develop employment opportunities, coordinate placement, training, and on-going support necessary to maintain individuals with disabilities in competitive employment.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience preferred in rehabilitation special education, other behavioral science or closely related discipline. Successful applicant should have experience or formal training in job placement, task analysis, data keeping, job analysis and work site training. Applicant should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to complete detailed case notes for their clients.

Benefits

This is a full time position which includes a healthy benefit package of medical, dental and vision insurance as well as short and long term disability, life, accident and critical illness insurance plans. KCARC offers 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.

Assistant Secretary

Job Description

This full-time position is located in our Plant 2 Sewing Department located in Vincennes, Indiana, and will be working Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30pm. (Overtime hours 6am to 4:30pm).

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing Secretarial duties for the Manufacturing Manager and other production departments. This position will also provide support to the Clipping & Packing Department when necessary.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. Ability to communicate well, self-motivated and ability to work within a team environment or individually. Should have a flexible schedule to meet demands of the department.

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.

Metal Shop Special Projects Coordinator

Job Description

This full time position is responsible for development of new products and construct one of a kind products. They will also be responsible for developing routing and process steps on new and existing products in conjunction with quality control. Five years of experience in all phases of metal working in an industrial setting.

Education Requirements

The successful candidate would have a High School Diploma or equivalent.

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.

Kitchen Assitant

Job Description

The Kitchen Assistant position is a full-time position, working 7am to 3pm and located in our Civitan Children’s Center daycare in Vincennes, Indiana.

This position is responsible for carrying out all components of the Civitan Children’s Center food service program pertaining to food preparation, kitchen clean-up, all food services needs and all other duties as assigned.

A High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Previous experience working in food environment is preferred but not required. The successful applicant must be a team player, friendly and enjoy working around children. This position will be required to be actively moving and standing frequently. Lifting, bending, twisting, turning and repetitive motions are all 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 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 for this position you must complete an official application on our website, www.knoxcountyarc.com/careers Click on Join Our Team.

KCARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Including Disability and Veterans

Teacher

Job description

KCARC's Classroom Teacher position works, Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm, and is located at our Civitan Children’s Center.

KCARC Civitan Children's Center is an ISO 9001:2015 certified, NAEYC accredited early childhood education facility teaching students from 12 months to 5 years. Our special education program is under the instruction of a licensed Special Education Teacher. With opportunities for advancement into a teaching career, Civitan Children's Center trains applicants to become active members of our classrooms by assisting teachers and students.

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.

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.

Other Requirements

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.

Teacher Assistant

Job Description

The Teacher Assistant position is a full-time position working Monday through Friday in our Civitan Children’s Center in Vincennes.

KCARC Civitan Children's Center is an ISO 9001:2015 certified, NAEYC accredited early childhood education facility teaching students from 12 months to 5 years. Our special education program is under the instruction of a licensed Special Education Teacher. With opportunities for advancement into a teaching career, Civitan Children's Center trains applicants to become active members of our classrooms by assisting teachers and students.

This position will assist the classroom teacher in maintaining a developmentally appropriate and language-rich classroom environment. This role also requires keeping the classroom teacher, the Director of Children’s Services and all other children’s services staff informed of any issues, problems or concerns that arise. You will also provide close supervision of students at all times by keeping all students within sight and sound and ensuring attendance clipboard is present and accurate at all times. This position is also responsible for assisting with food program duties, providing leadership and classroom management during the teacher’s absence and all other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

This position requires a High School Diploma or equivalent required. Successful candidate will be required to obtain their CDA, CPR and First Aid certifications and must possess a strong desire to work with children. Lifting, bending, cleaning, sitting and repetitive motion required.

Benefits

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.

1972 Associate

Job Description

Part-Time positions available (Age 16 years and up)

This position will float between various activities as assigned. Duties include, but not limited to: Attendant for the Rock Wall, Game Room, Arts & Crafts, and Karaokeas well as relief for the Welcome Desk, Concession Stand, or any other assigned tasks.  

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be required to perform repetitive motions including but not limited to lifting, bending, twisting, turning, and being on their feet for the majority of their shift.

Sewing Machine Operator 2

Job Description

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

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or non-garment products.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Benefits

This is a full-time position that includes a healthy benefits 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.

Sewing Machine Operator 1 (Full & Part-time)

Job Description

Sewing Machine Operator 1 Full-time, Monday through Friday with flexible hours between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Must be flexible.

Operators are part of a team creating multiple final products including garments, totes, belts, and more that meet specified standards. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and on-the-job training is provided. Excellent communication skills, self-motivated and ability to work within a team environment or individually. Should have a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the department.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Benefits

The full-time position includes a healthy benefits 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.

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

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.

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