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Area Guardianship Specialist

The Arc of NC

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Organization: The Arc of North Carolina

Location: Servicing Rutherford, Henderson and Cleveland counties.

Position: Full-Time

The Arc of North Carolina is looking for a committed advocate to join our Area Guardianship Team! Guardianship Specialist will support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or mental health and substance use disorders in Henderson and surrounding counties. Candidate must be a motivated team player, flexible, creative and hardworking, as well as, have excellent problem solving and communication skills.

Guardianship Specialists provide guardianship supports and services in compliance with the North Carolina General Statute Chapter 35A. It requires substitute decision making, advocacy, monitoring, reporting, service record maintenance, relationship building, liaison activities, and sometimes the ability to mediate challenging situations.

Position requires the ability to work independently and travel throughout the region to visit individuals in their homes and other settings. Candidate must have professional experience in the field of I/DD, mental health and/or substance use. A degree in a human service field and five years of experience in IDD /MH/SU is preferred.

The Arc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $38,000.00 - $41,500.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow CDC guidelines.


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • IDD/MH/SU: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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