Freedom Co-op is a non-profit agency that provides personal care attendants for people with disabilities in the Memphis area. Our employees support our individuals in their daily activities in their homes and in the community while their families work. We have immediate part – time job openings Mondays through Fridays in the Cordova area.

Qualifications:
Must be 18 years old
Must have a high school diploma/GED
Must have or be willing to get CPR/First Aid certified
Must pass a fingerprint/background check
Must have computer skills
Must have a valid driver license
Must have a good working car
Valid car insurance
Must be willing to drive the individual around in the community in your car

Applications will be taken by appointments ONLY

For more information and set up an appointment to fill out an application please contact:

Suzanne Colsey
Freedom Co-op Executive Director
901/603/5864 cell/text
pftennwest@aol.com

Executive Director
Autism Tennessee

Current Posting Expires: 7/31/2015

Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:

The Executive Director (ED) of Autism Tennessee functions as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.  As such, the ED is responsible for all aspects of daily operations, the strategic implementation of new programs and policies, and the oversight of all financial, programmatic, strategic, administrative, and public affairs activities of Autism Tennessee.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Board and staff in strategic planning efforts to further the mission of Autism Tennessee
  • Ensure sound fiscal management through the adherence of ethical & legal standards and nonprofit accounting principles
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including families, community organizations, media partners, donors, state agencies, universities, etc.
  • Monitor legislation and regulations that might impact the autism community, directing the Board and community members on recommended actions, and advocating with appropriate decision makers
  • Represent Autism Tennessee in the community and participate in advocacy councils and task forces as requested
  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for Autism Tennessee in all public matters, including radio, television, and print media interviews
  • Manage all financial activities of a $250,000 organization including budget drafting, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Provide assistance to the Board in recruiting and training new Board members, and provide timely information to the Board needed to make decisions regarding policies and programs
  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all Autism Tennessee programs, including increasing number and effectiveness of services offered
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient office operations
  • Expand and maintain funding through grant applications and other fundraising activities
  • Design and deliver all publications and communications to appropriate markets, including press releases, newsletters, marketing collateral, and website updates
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise employees to create a productive work environment
  • Recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers to ensure positive and professional representation of the organization
  • Offer caring and compassionate support to families living with autism

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years related experience in a nonprofit setting – including supervisory experience
  • Competence in planning and organizing work and developing and implementing business plans and strategies
  • Sound judgement and the ability to utilize sound reasoning to analyze situations, resolve problems, and reach decisions.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, within state
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • A demonstrated strong commitment to the autism and/ or disability community

Reports to:     Board of Directors

Status:             Full-time

Salary:             Negotiable with experience

Job Type: Full-time

Job Categories:

  • Executive Director/CEO

Contact Information and Procedure:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to admin@autismtn.org.
Email: admin@autismtn.org
Website: http://autismtn.org/

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Summer Camp Staff – Arc Mid-South

Are you a compassionate care giver? Does dependable, self-motivated, full of energy describe you?

The Arc Mid-South is hiring Direct Support Professionals to serve individuals with disabilities (3:1 ratio) at our 8 day, overnight Summer Camp Pinecrest Retreat Center in Moscow, TN July 22 – 29, 2015

Campers enjoy a variety of recreational activities including water fun, arts and crafts, entertainment, making tie-dye items, volleyball, dancing, Zumba, swimming, hiking, learning to be more independent, making s’mores, and much more. And they make life-long friends! This is a great opportunity for Direct Care Professionals, college students and persons specializing in therapy, psychology, special education, nursing, and other social & human service fields. For more information contact The Arc Mid-South at info@thearcmidsouth.org 901.327.2473 http://www.thearcmidsouth.org/

Are you a compassionate care giver? Does dependable, self-motivated, full of energy describe you? Join The Fun!

DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATE

Disability Rights Tennessee is seeking an advocate for the agency’s Memphis office. This position is to promote the educational rights of students with disabilities.

Minimum requirements include BA/BS in education, psychology, social science, or related human service field with two years experience as a special education advocate, special education teacher, or other related professional position.  MA/MS/M.Ed preferred.  Bilingual skills helpful.

Must possess excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and case-work skills.  Frequent travel required. Persons with disabilities and members of racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please submit resume, letter of intent, and writing sample by June 15, 2015 to:

Gina Brady at ginab@disabilityrightstn.org

 

 

Freedom Co-op is a non profit agency that provides personal care attendants  for people with disabilities in the Memphis area. Our employees support our individuals in their daily activities while their families work. We have immediate job openings for mornings and afternoons shifts.

Qualifications:

Must be 18 years old

Must have a high school diploma/GED

Must have or be willing to get CPR/First Aid certified

Must pass a fingerprint/background check

Must have computer skills

Must have a  valid driver license

Must have a good working car

Valid car insurance

Must be willing to drive the individual around in the community in your car

Applications will be taken  by appointments ONLY

For more information and set up an appointment to fill out an application please contact:

Suzanne Colsey, Freedom Co-op  Executive Director

901-603-5864 cell – pftennwest@aol.com

The Arc Mid-South is hiring Direct Support Professionals to serve individuals with disabilities at our 2 day overnight Weekend Retreat.

Locations:

Service Over Self / 2505 Poplar Avenue / Memphis, TN

Nelson Wood / 3932 West Union Road / Millington, TN

St. Columba / 4577 Billy Maher Road / Memphis, TN

Stephen Olford / 4000 Riverdale Road / Memphis, TN

 

Retreat Dates 2015:

(Time: Friday 6pm – Sunday 12 noon)

• February 20th- 22nd

• March 27th-29th

• April 17th-19th

• May 8th-10th

The Arc Mid-South has provided Respite Weekend Retreats for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 30 years. Formatted to be “mini-camps”, the weekend retreats are staffed with a ratio of 3:1 and offer social, recreational, and educational activities to participants while helping campers achieve greater independence.

Attendees will enjoy a variety of recreational activities including games, arts & crafts, entertainment, making tie-dye items, volleyball, nature walks, dancing, movies and learning to be more independent. And they make lifelong friends!

This is a great opportunity for seniors, retirees, or college students specializing in social work, special education, therapy, psychology, nursing, and other social and human service fields.

If you are interested in working as a Direct Support Professional at The Arc Mid-South, apply online at http://www.thearcmidsouth.org/employment.htm or apply in person at:

The Arc Mid-South

3485 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210

Memphis, TN 38111

The Arc Mid-South is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

 

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop