Education Specialist

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About the Role: Area Residential Care is seeking a full-time Education Specialist to join our team. As an Education Specialist, the selected candidate will be responsible for all agency training to prepare our staff to be successful in their roles. The Education Specialist is constantly researching new training techniques and provides on-the-job feedback to both new and veteran staff. Other Education Specialist job duties will include:

  • Developing and administering training schedules to staff;

  • Providing pre-service training to new staff and updated training to all staff;

  • Going to different residential homes and providing direct training and feedback;

  • Becoming a certified CPR/First Aid and Nonviolent Crises Intervention instructor;

  • Tracking staffs’ training records; and 

  • Assisting in the development and teaching of adaptive intervention techniques.

This position reports to the HR Director.

About you: Qualified applicants will have:

  • An Associate’s degree in education, social work, psychology, or a related human services field;

  • Professional communication and technical skills;

  • The ability to multi-task, direct, and train staff;

  • Evidence of success in working with adult learners; and 

  • A valid driver’s license to become an agency driver.

Highly qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psychology, or a related human services field. They will also have previous experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities. The hourly wage is determined by education and relevant work experience. 


For consideration apply and upload a current resume, letter of interest, and 3-5 professional references to or mail to:

Area Residential Care
ATTN: Catherine Kutka, Human Resources Director
3355 Kennedy Circle
Dubuque, IA 52002


Why Area Residential Care? We are a private non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people with intellectual disabilities and supporting them to achieve their highest quality of life. We offer a range of benefits including health and dental insurance, life insurance, retirement savings plans, vision coverage, and paid time off. Area Residential Care serves approximately 185 persons with disabilities on an annual basis with a budget of $8,100,000. We have been continuously CARF accredited since 1999 and employ approximately 200 staff.


Pay: $18.61-$19.75