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Housing Coordinator Position (Tallahassee, FL)

November 24, 2014

The Arc of Florida is seeking a full-time Housing Coordinator to provide services throughout the state of Florida. This position will oversee the implementation of a variety of new and existing housing opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, I/DD.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University in a related subject, ability to pass a Level II background screening, a minimum of two years of working in the I/DD field in a statewide capacity and experience in grant writing. Proficiency is required in Word, Excel, email and internet.

Desired skills include proven skills in managing a statewide program(s) and experience in affordable housing. This position requires extensive statewide travel and is grant funded for a definitive period.

The Arc of Florida is an EOE employer.

When applying for this position, please include a resume, and email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please, no phone inquiries.

Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

 
New Training Event Announced

November 20, 2014

The Arc of Florida Presents:

"A Series of Evening Board Training Opportunities"

The Arc of Florida is pleased to announce a series of board training opportunities available during evening hours.  The series will be offered via Webinar for all current and prospective board members of our local Arc Chapters and colleague members.  Prior registration is required.  Board members may register individually or as a group allowing members to watch via the convenience of their home, office or in a boardroom setting with other board members.  A Question and Answer period will be held at the end of each Webinar.  Each session will be recorded.  This is being offered as a free member service.

The Events

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 -- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  "The Legal Roles and Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board Member"

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  "Who Are Your Stakeholders and What is Your Responsibility To Them?"

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 -- 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  "Protecting Yourself - General Liability for Board Members"

Presenter

Frank P. Rainer, Esq., Broad and Cassel

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Mr. Rainer is Of Counsel in the Tallahassee office of Broad and Cassel.  He is a member of the Firm's Real Estate, Commercial Litigation and Health Law Practice Groups and has more than 25 years of experience in both transactional and litigation matters with primary focus in the general corporate arena and the banking, health care and real estate industries.

He assists health care organizations and Florida corporations in all areas of transactional work, including corporate organization and maintenance, financing, employment and consultant contracting, general contract work and regulatory analysis.  Mr. Rainer also has a significant amount of experience with mergers and acquisitions, serving as both lead counsel and as local Florida counsel.  He has extensive experience in health care regulatory, administrative, litigation and transactional work and represents health plans, managed care companies, trade associations, banks, real estate investment trusts, hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, social service agencies, physicians, physician groups, disability services and other ancillary health care providers.

Mr. Rainer has been a long-standing friend of "The Arc".

Ms. Deborah J. Linton, Chief Executive Officer, The Arc of Florida, will also be available for the Question and Answer period.

To register for these training events, please CLICK HERE.

 
Using Their Abilities

November 12, 2014

Individuals attending Victory Living Program in Broward County have always used their abilities to improve the lives of others in their community. Many of those who attend the program assist in delivering meals on wheels and other volunteer efforts.

Most recently, they spent two months transforming donated blankets into more than 200 car-shaped pillows and dolls to send to children in Guatemala.

It all started months ago when Bobbi Wigand, executive director of Victory Living Programs, heard about the plight of many of the children in Guatemala. "We were told they were sending newborn babies home wrapped in newspaper and the children had no toys," said Wigand.

So, she solicited the help of Victory Living Programs' Day Training Program participants and a local community partner, Foss Manufacturing, who donated 225 baby blankets and additional blankets that would be crafted into pillows and dolls. Two months later, by the end of September, the blankets, pillows and dolls were ready for shipping.

Check out the smiles on the faces of the children receiving the toys!

VLP-delivery to Guatemala-2014

 

 
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