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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities often are not treated equally, having been labeled by their disability and separated from the community. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for a full life in their community​, where they can live, learn, work, and socialize, while receiving the supports they need to live the life they choose.​ All of our Direct Support Professionals, regardless of program, work towards that belief.

If you would like to complete an application, you may come into our administrative office at 734 Main Street, Danville, VA or you may download an application to print and complete.  Applications may be submitted in person, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by fax to 836.5419.  Applications are kept on file for 12 months. 

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Executive Director Featured Job!
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Executive Director – The Arc of Southside

Do you believe in Equality, Inclusion, and respect for all people? Then you belong with The Arc!!

The Arc of Southside is seeking an experienced leader with a passion for serving people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and has a demonstrated track record of facilitating organizational excellence through strong leadership and oversight. The Executive Director represents The Arc to the public, leads organizational development and strategic planning in support of organizational mission and goals, optimizes financial performance, oversees program delivery, builds donor relationships and oversees personnel. This role provides leadership, direction and support to the staff and Board of Directors in developing organizational goals, attaining/allocating resources, and establishing policies. This position works closely with community agencies and national/state/local offices of The Arc.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of the function and philosophy of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, experience in non-profit administration, financial and human resource management and knowledge of non-profit funding sources. Skills in written and verbal communication, problem-solving, advocacy, marketing and analysis of technical data related to service delivery are required.  Minimum qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in human services-related field or management related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience leading a public or private organization. Master’s degree and further experience specifically related to intellectual and developmental disabilities are preferred. 

The Arc of Southside is a pro-active agency that advocates for the inclusion of people with ID/DD. In practice and support of our advocacy we manage programs empowering people to choose where and how they live and work.  We are a leader in providing services that support inclusion.

Salary Range $60,000 to $70,000; Excellent Benefit package.

Application review will begin immediately.  Position will remain open until filled.

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Community Coach DSP
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Assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to engage and become active participants within their community. Activities will include, but are not limited to, accessing community activities, socialization, exploring volunteer opportunities, etc.)

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Job Coach DSP
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Work 1:1 with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to assist them in obtaining and maintaining long-term gainful employment. Activities will include, but are not limited to, assessing work readiness, exploring work opportunities, providing on the job training in a variety of environments, acting as liaison between employee and employer, etc.

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Life Coach DSP
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Assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home and community, providing general support of daily life, while continually teaching the skills needed to increase independence. Activities may include, but are not limited to, maintaining health and safety, home care, personal finance, meal prep, personal care, access to community, socialization, etc.). Great care is taken to thoughtfully match candidates with the individual they will be supporting by taking into account personal preferences, interests and personality. The individual served has the final say in the selection of their support staff

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Transition Specialist DSP
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Assist adolescents with developmental disabilities, ages 16-22, in partnership with the student’s school, in learning and developing the skills they will need to transition to gainful employment, following graduation.

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