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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

Assistant Facility Coordinator

The Assistant Facility Coordinator will assist in the facility management of KCARC's 1972 and Youth Day Programming.

This is a full time position with hours 10am - 7pm working Tuesday through Saturday.

This position will help the Facility Coordinator to maintain 1972. This will include assisting with scheduling of parties, events, and meetings, helping to maintain social media pages, assist in the management of Youth Day Programming, and help to maintain KCARC's 1972's mission.

Education

High school diploma required.

Benefits

This is a full time position that 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.

Classroom 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.

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.

Direct Support Professional (DSP)- Respite- Morning, Evening & Weekend 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.

Program Assurance Specialist

The Program Assurance Specialist will provide oversight to assigned waiver sites at KCARC. This position will ensure health, safety, and welfare of each program participant by assuring appropriate programming.

This employee will also perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms and reports, as needed, provide staff retraining as directed by Residential Services Coordinator, assist the Consultant Dietician in completing residential nutritional assessments annually, within 30 days of admission, and on an as-needed basis.  Record and submit dietary/nutritional status in quarterly progress notes. Develop menus, with assistance of the Consulting Dietician, for assigned waiver homes, work closely with 1972 Dietary Manager, KCARC Speech Therapist, and KCARC nurse to complete an initial dietary assessment and develop an appropriate dining plan on all new residential SGL or CIH waiver program participants.

Education/Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required. Experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred. The employee must be able to perform the essential duties of this job.  Be able to frequently lift 75 pounds independently and over 75 pounds with assistance. Maintain reliable transportation available for use during working hours, valid driver’s license and provide proof of automobile liability coverage.

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.

To be considered for this position you must complete an official application at www.knoxcountyarc.com and click 'Careers'.

KCARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran

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 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 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 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 2 (Loogootee)

The Sewing Machine Operator 2 position is a full time position working day shift hours for KCARC in our Loogootee manufacturing plant.

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. Applicants will need the ability to lift 50 pounds on occasion.

Educational 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 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 - Full-Time

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

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.

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