Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc.



Career Opportunities

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  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.


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.

AUTISM LINE THERAPIST Qualifications: High school diploma and 2 years experience working with children with autism. 80 hours of autism-specific training required. Responsibilities: Use the principles of a behavioral approach and evidence-based practice for children with autism within a family-centered environment. Carry out programs and activities designed to improve the lives of children with autism and their families. Support and work with the child in a variety of ways, which may include 1:1 intensive teaching grounded in the principles of applied behavior analysis. Promote and safeguard the welfare of children. Promote family involvement, advocacy and support family decisions through involvement and provision of family training. Using a family-centered model, work mostly within natural environments and build an appropriate and professional relationship with children and families. Work with the child, family and other team members in the home as prescribed by the treatment plan. Implement a plan of treatment developed by the Consultant. Document the nature and scope of the services provided during each session with the child. Provide observations and input about clients and programs in staff and team meetings. Complete program and stimuli development tasks. Collect data daily and keep accurate and up-to-date summary data. The Line Therapist is expected to commit to six months of service for each family on their caseload. Due to the nature of this position, schedules and hours may vary. 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.

ADULT DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must be able to work with people of differing backgrounds, occupations, skills, income and educational levels. Be self-motivated with organizational skills. Characteristics desired are empathetic, tolerant, cooperative, supportive, creative, flexible and able to think critically. Must maintain confidentiality and discreteness. Experience in retail, preferably management. Responsibilities: An Adult Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for participating with a team for their assigned consumer's Person Centered Plan and Individual Habilitation Plan (IHP), preparing and carrying out plans on the annual IHP, evaluating the consumer's performance, work with consumers to achieve progress towards specific and individual goals and objectives, coordinates activities and opportunities for objectives to be met, initiate or implement programs to motivate consumers to achieve goals. An Adult DSP is responsible for collecting data reports on consumers, gathering needed materials and supplies for social and prevocational training projects, carries out behavior modification policies established by the supervising teacher. The Adult Direct Support Professional also coordinates with a work activity supervisor to assign consumers' work schedules, inspect contract work for quality and helps with contract work as requested, provides opportunities that prepare consumers for transition to supported employment. The Adult DSP must supervise and monitor assigned consumers at all times, follow the daily schedule and interact well with consumers, staff and parents/guardians. An Adult DSP should also let the Director of Adult Services know of any material or supply shortages, assist with getting consumers to their transportation and participate in the Transportation Program as a driver or rider as required. 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. 

FOOD SERVICE STAFF Qualifications: One year experience in a related professional job and experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Responsibilities: Prepare breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks for clients and lunch for staff. Transports, sets up and serves meals at the Cabot Adult Center. Preparing in advance for the next day. Keep kitchen area clean and organized at all times. 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.

RESALE SHOP ASSOCIATE Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a high school diploma or GED equivalent. This person is also able to work with people of differing backgrounds, occupations, skills, incomes and educational levels. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with organizational skills. Desired characteristics are empathetic, tolerant, cooperative, supportive, creative, flexible and the ability to think critically. The person would also be able to maintain confidentiality and discreteness. The ideal candidate has experience in retail. Responsibilities: The Resale Shop Associate is responsible for overseeing the resale shop, supporting the mission of BBDCS, ensuring policies and procedures are followed and keeping the shop running smoothly. The candidate would be responsible for maintaining records of all money. The Resale Shop Associate should maintain a clean, attractive and well-merchandised store presence at all times. The associate would be responsible for training and supervising volunteers. The associate should make all customers and donors feel welcomed and thanked for their support. The staff member would be responsible for marketing to donors and customers. Please download or complete the 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.

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape, and in Braille.