CNA Certified Nursing Assistant / Consumer Counselor

Richmond, Virginia 23227


  • Full time 
  • Part time
  • $Depends on skills and experience/per hour

Job Description

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  • Provides Agency with support of persons with disabilities attending ARC programming.



  • Employment for individual who is responsible for assisting with coordination of staff and client involvement in day-to-day program activities.



  • Delivers purposeful age appropriate activities and supports for clients.
  • Implements activities, using specified training techniques and interventions, related to, but not limited to, developing client social interaction skills, personal hygiene training, motor skill coordination, and activities etc.
  • Receives clients on summer camp and respite check in days as assigned; verifies Emergency Contact information on each client in designated group.
  • Provides clients with personal care/hygiene support as needed.
  • Provides direct training, supervision and support to clients during all activities when assigned staff is absent or need additional assistance.
  • Encourages, through coaching of staff and positive behavioral client support the active and/or partial participation of the clients in all daily routines and activities.
  • Accompanies assigned clients on group activities/outings and provides transportation either in private vehicle or Agency vehicle when required.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment/supplies used and notifies supervisor when ordering is necessary.
  • Completes all documentation for assigned consumers in a timely manner.
  • Identifies program problem areas and recommends solutions to program Supervisor.
  • Completes all assigned tasks related to program objectives, as defined by Supervisor.
  • Attends all training sessions and staff meetings as may be required.
  • Assures compliance with Agency policies and procedures related to safety, discrimination/harassment, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the agency’s Human Rights plan.
  • Obtains and maintains certifications in CPR/First Aid and TOVA throughout employment.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.  



  • Requires programming skills and the ability to supervise clients enrolled in the program and to guide staff.
  • Ability to implement individualized client training plans and supervise individual and group client activities.
  • Awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities, with the ability to apply positive behavioral support in meeting their needs.
  • Ability to complete all required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.  



  • High School / GED graduation required. One year of experience working with persons with disabilities required. Job-related college coursework, disability-specific training, or medical training such as CNA license may be combined with related work experience and substituted for the 1 year of required experience. Team leadership experience a plus. 


Benefits information for this position is located here (full-time positions only):

EO/AA Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories
Drug-Free Workplace

About Greater Richmond ARC

In 1954, a small, dedicated group of Richmond area families started a grassroots organization – the Richmond Area Association for Retarded Citizens – that is today known as The Greater Richmond ARC. We are an organization created by families, for families – an organization that has grown to provide a continuum of programs and services for individuals with disabilities across the lifespan, helping each person achieve his or her potential and improving the quality of life for everyone in the community.

We hire people from diverse backgrounds, and roles at the agency vary greatly. Yet ask any ARC employee what he or she loves about working here, and you'll get surprisingly similar answers:


  • They believe in the mission of the ARC; they know their hard work helps people with disabilities live as full a life as possible.
  • Every victory—small or large—is rewarding.
  • They are focused on helping individuals achieve tangible outcomes and on meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations.

Some of our positions are targeted for people with disabilities under the AbilityOne Program, providing employment for people with severe disabilities through federally contracted job projects.

Full-time positions offer medical and dental benefits, time-off plans and retirement plans. Part-time positions provide flexible options in our programs.

To apply, a completed application is required.  

All new employees are required to submit official transcripts or a copy of their diploma or degree, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States on their date of hire.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Greater Richmond ARC. All qualified applicants will be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted by ARC for the next step in the selection process. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide application status updates. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification but their application will remain on file for 90 days and may be considered for similar vacancies should they occur.


The Greater Richmond ARC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All hiring decisions are based on non-discriminatory factors without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era, special disabled, other covered, or newly separated veteran. In addition, the Greater Richmond ARC engages in affirmative action efforts, where appropriate, to employ, train and promote qualified minorities, women, the disabled, and Vietnam Era, special disabled, other covered, or newly separated veterans.

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Richmond, VA, United States

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