Open Positions



Direct Support Staff

The Arc Knox County wants you to join our growing team of Direct Support Professionals today! If you’re seeking a meaningful job that directly impacts the lives of others, this position is for you! DSPs are the core of our company and make a difference in people’s lives daily.

We have Part Time weekend positions open!

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide the maximum level of supervision at all times to each individual served, according to their Individual Support Plan.
  • Plan and provide input into the activities (educational and recreational) that are designed for the residents, including specific outings requested by the individual residents.
  • Document the distribution of all medications given to persons served. This includes: prescribed medication, non-prescription over-the-counter medications, PRN medications (as circumstances may require), and monitoring medication reactions.
  • Provide transportation for all the residents to their daily activities or appointments.
  • Assist with Sunshine Leisure Services activities as requested by the Residential Services Director and/or the Leisure Services Director. Responsibilities include promoting the goals of the leisure program such as independence, decision making, problem solving interpersonal relationships, etc.
  • Assist with the preparation of meals and the cleaning of the home (including debris/trash on the outside grounds).
  • Provide instruction and any necessary assistance to the residents in basic living areas such as hygiene, toileting, bathing, cooking, cleaning, and laundry and social/recreational/leisure skills.

Education Requirements: A high school diploma or GED is required. A minimum of at least (1) year previous work-related experience with developmentally disabled Adults in a related field is preferred. This requirement can be waived or modified to allow the highest qualified individual to be hired for this position.

Position Requirements: Complete certification classes for Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel. Complete all required DIDD training (CPR, First Aid, Title VI, Universal Precautions, support training) in a timely manner. Maintain certifications and complete refresher training annually. Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and be insurable by the agency insurance company.


Maintenance Associate

Part Time, Flexible Schedule

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Inspect all residential agency vehicles on a scheduled basis and correct or arrange to correct any problems. Perform or arrange for oil changes and routine maintenance.
  2. Repair or arrange for the repair of various household appliances.
  3. Replace light bulbs, emergency lights, and security lights.
  4. Paint and perform light carpentry as needed.
  5. Clean and change air conditioning and heating filters.
  6. Repair and/or replace broken fixtures, doors, locks, windows, etc.
  7. Perform any other duties at any agency site to assist in the maintenance and good condition of homes, offices, vehicles, etc.
  8. Follow the residential Maintenance request system which includes obtaining prior approval from the RSD for any work or repairs to be conducted.
  9. Make purchases, as approved by the RSD and return all receipts to RSD in a timely manner.
  10. Monitor all properties (Including ILP) when on-site and report (utilizing the residential Maintenance Request system) emerging problems directly to the Residential Director.


Independent Living Support Staff

Full Time, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Monday-Friday

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Train persons supported in all areas of independent living, with special emphasis on individual programs goals and objectives. Areas include but are not limited to cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, laundry, food shopping, health, and budgeting.
  2. Monitor food and nutrition; aid in menu planning and shopping as needed.
  3. Teach cooking skills; explore individual interests and train in safe food preparation practices.
  4. Train in housekeeping skills; monitor apartment cleanliness.
  5. Train in money management skills; assist with banking, budgeting, paying bills, etc.
  6. Transport persons supported as needed to stores, activities, appointments, etc.
  7. Counsel and train in problem-solving skills, interpersonal relationships, taking prescription/non-prescription medications, and home/travel safety.