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All applicants must satisfactorily pass drug screens, criminal background checks, adult & child maltreatment checks, FBI checks as required by BBDCS, DDS & DHS, and also adhere to the BBDCS’s HIPAA Policy and Procedure regarding privacy and the security of protected health information (PHI).

LPN- CABOT AND LONOKE  Qualifications: Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred Responsibilities: Administer medication to individuals receiving services as prescribed by licensed M.D. and document appropriately. Administer emergency first aid as needed and ensure that the Center’s policies and procedures are observed; document all services rendered. Take and record blood pressure and pulse, temperature, etc. of persons as needed. Assist in isolating persons who are potentially contagious from contact with other people. Assist with service recipients’ special needs, including tube feeding, specialized feeding, and other self-care assistance which may be required. Please download or complete the application below.

AUTISM WAIVER COORDINATOR Complete assessment of a child with Autism using the ABLLS and other appropriate assessments, Develop a therapeutic treatment plan based on the appropriate assessments and developmental guidelines, Assessment and development of treatment plan must be completed in no more than 23 hours per year.
Develop in conjunction with the lead therapist, line staff, and caregivers, programs appropriate to the current and future needs of clients. Developing programming: creating new programs, moving targets forward, making procedural changes when and if needed, preparing program materials. Analyze program data to ensure appropriate progress and effectiveness. Coordinate the collection, summarizing, and analysis of data related to individual program goals and behavioral goals. Provide ongoing program implementation & monitoring up to 5.5 hours per month. Enter assessment and program data as specified in AAP (Arkansas Autism Partnership) database.
Communicate with parents, guardians, or other caregivers regarding behavioral concerns and programming.
Consult with Clinical and Therapeutic Services Consultant through the state of Arkansas as needed. Please download or complete the application below.

AUTISM COORDINATOR, LEAD THERAPIST  Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Special Education, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or related field, 120 hours of Autism Specific Training with UA Autism Certificate, two years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: Lead Therapists are responsible for supervision of the implementation of the Autism Waiver treatment plan, progressing programs, documenting in AAP (Arkansas Autism Partnership) database and training line therapists. Design, implement and teach line staff to implement behavior observation systems, support plans and behavior intervention guidelines. Consult with line therapy staff, caregivers and consultants to ensure programming is adequate to meet the needs of the client. Analyze program data to ensure appropriate progress and effectiveness. Coordinate collection, summarization and analysis of data related to individual program goals and behavioral plans. Communicate with parents, guardians or other caregivers regarding behavioral concerns and programming. Provide initial and ongoing training for line staff. Enter required documentation in AAP (Arkansas Autism Partnership) database. Please download or complete the application below.


PHYSICAL THERAPIST    Qualifications: Holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy, Licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy (holds a valid current license), evaluates consumers by review of files, observation and evaluation. Prepare appropriate treatment plan, written evaluation reports, and goals/objectives if indicated by evaluation results, written documentation must be available within BBDCS time frames, responsible for documenting daily the following: each consumer's units of therapy provided on billing log and timesheet, document time in/out in therapy on classroom daily documentation form and initial, and daily note documenting date, therapeutic activities performed, time in/out for therapy, data on objectives, and therapy signature and credentials. Supervise treatment of consumers, re-evaluates consumer's performance at least annually, Adheres to set standards from DDS, First Connections, Medicaid, and Department of Education, DHS-Daycare License and BBDCS regarding documentation and time frames as it pertains to therapy. Informs, counsels, and consults with the consumer's family. Prepares quarterly progress reports within the given timelines, Responsible for individual therapy schedule. Recommends appropriate adaptive equipment for consumers and assists families in ordering equipment, promotes community awareness of physical therapy and its role in the center. Please download or complete the application below.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST  Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree with a major in occupational therapy from an institution accredited jointly by the AMA and NBCOT. Certified and registered by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. Licensed by the State of Arkansas. Eligible to enroll with Arkansas Medicaid Provider program. Responsibilities: Screen and observe referred customers. Evaluates consumers. Formulate treatment plans. Responsible for documenting attendance, consumers treated, evaluated and other duties or activities performed with consumers. Evaluates consumer's developmental and perceptual motor function and determines the therapeutic program to stimulate maturation. Participates in monthly treatment team meetings and attends Public School transition meetings upon request. Adhere to all DDS, Medicaid and Due Process guidelines as it pertains to therapy. Informs, counsels and consults with consumer's family and other health care workers to obtain cooperation and continuation of in therapy services. Prepares monthly and quarterly progress reports within given timelines. Responsible for individual therapy schedule. Please download or complete the application below.

PART-TIME PRETS TEACHER- CABOT Qualifications: High school diploma, GED or Alternative Compliance, and one year minimum of relevant, supervised work experience with a public health, human services or other community service agency, or a minimum of two years verifiable experience with individuals with developmental disabilities. Work in local high school settings in collaboration with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services to provide vocational training to high school students ages 16 to 20 years old. Will work with the schools for the first semester and assist with one-on-one job skills at individual worksites. Responsibilities: Daily travel, working from a remote site and the ability to work flexible hours are required. Provide career exploration, counseling and coaching. Develop and coordinate work-based learning experiences. Deliver work readiness, social skills support, as well as self-advocacy training and support. Coordinate activities and services with partners. Please download or complete the application below.

CERTIFIED TEACHER- CABOT Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required and Arkansas Special Education Teaching Certificate or work towards Additional Licensure Plan, as well as training or experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team for assigned Consumers' conferences and programming. Assist in the preparation of precise lesson plans that reflect the activities and exercises to be engaged by all students for the total programming period, based on the IPP. Evaluates consumer performance and updates plans and methods at prescribed intervals as well as gives evaluations to students to meet DDS guidelines. Maintains data collection, daily notes and observational to prepare monthly or quarterly progress notes. Maintains or requests adequate teaching materials. Responsible for maintaining a daily log of problems, special situations or behaviors. Participates, as necessary as a vehicle operator, assistant vehicle operator or extended care person. Please download or complete the application below.

PRESCHOOL DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL - DSP /CABOT and LONOKE Qualifications: High school diploma, GED, or Alternative Compliance, and one year preferred of experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: Interacts well with consumers, staff and parent/guardians to promote a positive environment. Assist classroom technicians in working with consumers to achieve progress in the specific goals and objectives set for each individual. Must have a comprehensive knowledge of behavior modification methods, the ability to analyze consumer problems and behaviors, an understanding of operational procedures and the ability to help consumers work through problem-solving.  Please download or complete the application below.

AFTER CARE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL- CABOT Qualifications: High school diploma, GED or Alternative Compliance and one year preferred of experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: Interacts well with consumers, staff and parents/guardians to promote a positive environment. Assists classroom technicians in working with consumers to achieve progress in the specific goals and objectives set for each individual. Must have a comprehensive knowledge of behavior modification methods, the ability to analyze consumer problems and behaviors and understanding of operational procedure and the ability to help consumers work through problem-solvingPlease download or complete the application below.

FOOD SERVICE STAFF- CABOT Qualifications: High school diploma, GED or Alternative compliance and one year experience in related professional job. Preferred experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: Prepares morning meal, noon meal and afternoon snack for consumers as well as noon meals for staff. Transports, sets up and serves meal at the Cabot Adult Center. Responsible for cleaning up and returning service trays and utensils to the Preschool center for cleaning and sanitizing. Prepares in advance for the next day. Responsible for keeping the kitchen area clean and organized at all times.  Please download or complete the application below.

PART-TIME  CDL DRIVER WITH CLASS C or NON-CDL VAN DRIVER  Class C-CDL/passenger endorsement for AM/PM routes in the Lonoke/Cabot area. The driver will operate a center vehicle for a twice daily bus route and maintain a travel log. Please download or complete the application below.

BUS RIDER  Riders are responsible for the safety and comfort of the consumers. Assist in transferring consumers from car seats, loading and unloading. The rider will be prompt and ready at the scheduled pick-up point twice-daily bus route.  Please download or complete the application below.  

HOME and COMMUNITY WAIVER SERVICES - DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)  *(Day, Night and Weekend Shifts Available) Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services is searching for caring individuals to work in our Waiver Supportive Living Program. BBDCS is looking to hire an In-Home Direct Support Professional for our Waiver Services Department. Selected applicant must be able to lift and assist with transfers for client care. A background in CNA or other caregiving is preferred. This position works with those who have disabilities in their home, helping them live a more independent life.  Please download or complete application below.

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc., complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal equal opportunity laws and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability, in admission or access to and treatment in programs and activities, as well as the center's hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the center's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Compliance Office, PO Box 980, Lonoke, Arkansas 72086, phone 501-676-2786, or the following email address: jsexton@buildingbridgesar.org.

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