The Arc Knox County wants you to join our growing team today! If you’re seeking a meaningful job that directly impacts the lives of others, this organization is for you! Our staff are the core of our organization and make a difference in people’s lives daily.


Direct Support Staff

We have both Full Time and Part Time Positions Open! The position may be either in a 10 person group home or a 3 person supported living setting. 

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide the maximum level of supervision at all times to each individual served, according to their Individual Support Plan.
  • Plan and provide input into the activities (educational and recreational) that are designed for the residents, including specific outings requested by the individual residents.
  • Document the distribution of all medications given to the clients. This includes: prescribed medication, non-prescription over-the-counter medications, PRN medications (as circumstances may require), and monitoring medication reactions.
  • Provide transportation for all the residents to their daily activities or appointments.
  • Assist with Sunshine Leisure Services activities as requested by the Residential Services Director and/or the Leisure Services Director. Responsibilities include promoting the goals of the leisure program such as independence, decision making, problem solving interpersonal relationships, etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of meals and the cleaning of the home (including debris/trash on the outside grounds).
  • Provide instruction and any necessary assistance to the residents in basic living areas such as hygiene, toileting, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and laundry and social/recreational/leisure skills.

Education Requirements: A high school diploma or GED with a minimum of at least (1) year previous work-related experience with developmentally disabled Adults in a related field is preferred. This requirement can be waived or modified to allow the highest qualified individual to be hired for this position.

Position Requirements: Complete certification classes for Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel. Complete all required DIDD training (CPR, First Aid, Title VI, Universal Precautions, support training) in a timely manner. Maintain certifications and complete refresher training annually. Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and be insurable by the agency insurance company.

Early Intervention Specialist

General responsibilities of the Early Intervention Specialist will be:

  • Maintain a caseload as assigned by the program director.
  • Provide weekly home or community visits to provide family training or special instruction for each child, following the plan set up on each child’s Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP).
  • Participate as a team member on the IFSP team for each child, including service provision, developmental assessments, attending meetings, and providing information to the child’s service coordinator and other professionals working with the child.
  • Work closely with parents in working toward IFSP goals.
  • Record daily service log notes on Tennessee’s Early Intervention Data System within 3 working days of visits.
  • Maintain complete and accurate files in accordance with licensing regulations.
  • Assist other EI Specialists with assessments or lesson plans as necessary.
  • Attend seminars, workshops and in-service training each year to enhance professional growth. (42 hours per year for full time; 21 hours per year ½ time; 10.5 hours per year ¼ time)
  • Responsible for own transportation to home visits including following relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation.
  • Some evening hours may be required

Education Requirements: Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Child and Family Studies, Speech and Language Pathology or related field. Preference will be given to those individuals with previous work experience with developmentally disabled preschool-aged children. Degree and qualifications must be approved by the Department of Education.

Position Requirements: Complete all required TEIS and DIDD training in a timely manner. Maintain certifications and complete refresher training annually. Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Tennessee driver’s license in good standing, be insurable by the agency insurance company and have a dependable vehicle.


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