Area Guardianship Specialist

The Arc of North Carolina
The Arc of North Carolina
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Position Code: AGS-ASH- 20170823

Position Status:  Full- Time

Location:  Serving Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Allegheny, Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga Counties

Education Requirements:  Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in the field of psychology, social work, special education, or other field related to disabilities, the elderly or substance abuse, or graduation from a four-year college of university in an unrelated field and two years’ experience in special education, social work, psychology, or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Experience Requirements:  Candidate must have professional experience in the field of I/DD and or Mental Health. Candidate must have some knowledge of social work principles, techniques, practices, and their application to individual needs and challenges. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and written, and plan and execute work effectively.

The Arc of NC is seeking an Area Guardianship Specialist. Candidate must be a motivated team player, flexible, creative and hardworking, as well as have excellent problems solving and communication skills.

Responsibilities:  An Area Guardianship Specialist provides guardianship support and services in compliance with the NC General Statute Chapter 35A. It requires substitute decision making, assisting individuals with informed decisions, advocating, monitoring, reporting, service record maintenance, relationship building, liaison activities and sometimes the ability to mediate challenging positions. Candidate will be required to travel to residential facilities, home of wards, other settings and requires the ability to work independently.


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