The Support Professional's Spot



Click here to see current openings. This spreadsheet will be updated Tuesday and Friday!



To RSVP email Eileen in HR (click here) 

Increasing Your Cultural Competency

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm, Chapel Hill Office

What is Cultural Competency and how to does it apply to the work that we do?

Selected Online Training Sessions We’ve heard your requests for online training! This year we will offer a selection of classes through our Direct Course program. You can complete two hours’ worth of lessons and that will count for one of your Quarterly Trainings for the year. If interested, please email Eileen Patrick to receive a course listing.

Community Training Options Looking for additional topics? If you find an educational opportunity in the community and would like to receive credit for attending, please speak to your supervisor for approval.

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) 2019 Community Talk Series is always a valuable experience. These sessions are pre-approved for Quarterly Training credit, but you must RSVP to both the CIDD (click here) AND The Arc (as described above) to receive credit.


Fourth Quarter 2019 Winners

Margaret “Macy” Emery


Ed “Remille” Shipman

Honorable mention: Maggie Hart

Every quarter an outstanding support professional is selected at EOTQ. Nominees will be co-nominated by participant/family member and that employee’s direct supervisor.

Winners will be notified by their supervisor and receive $75!


  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Great relationship with the participant and family
  • Must be up to date on all trainings & mandatory certifications

Looking for something to do in the community with your participant in the Chapel Hill area?

FRIDAY FUN DAY August Schedule

  • 8/2/19; 12:30pm-2:00pm
  • Triangle Self-Advocacy Network - Topic: Alternatives to Guardianship
  • Location: Carrboro Fire Station #1, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro
  • Reminders: Bring your own lunch 


  • 8/9/19; 12:30pm- 2:00pm
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Location: 170 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
  • Price: Free
  • Information: There will be a call box located outside the gate of our facility. Press the red button on the call box and let the operator know you are here for a tour. They will open the gate and you will follow the driveway to the right and park in our parking lot. Enter the facility through the double doors.


  • 8/16/19; 12:00pm-2:00pm        
  • Bingo
  • Location: PNC Bank: 101 E. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill
  • Price: Free
  • Information: Please enter through the front door of the bank. Bingo will be held downstairs in the conference room. Grab your bingo chips and be sure to wear your lucky socks…. We have PRIZES!
  • RSVP By:August 13 Courtney Owens at or 919-942-5119 x111


  • 8/23/19; 12:00pm (pizza); 1:00pm (bowling)
  • Pizza & Bowling
  • Location: Amante Gourmet Pizza, 6209 Falconbridge Road, Chapel Hill 27514
  • Mardi Gras Bowling 6118 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill
  • Price: Pizza- $6-$10 average cost; Bowling; $8.00 for 2 games (shoe rental included); 3 lanes reserved


  • 8/30/19; 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Activity: Defy Gravity
  • Location: 4300 Emperor Blvd #250, Durham
  • Price: $5.00 for 2 hours. Let them know you are with The Arc of the Triangle to get the discount!
  • Information: DefyGravity is a Trampoline Sports Arena; part entertainment venue and part sports gym. DefyGravity has wall-to-wall steel-frame trampolines including the world-famous Angled Wall Trampolines, an expansive Olympic Foam Pit and one of the largest Trampoline Dodgeball cages in America. *You must fill out a waiver to participate:

Want to connect with other Support Professionals that work for The Arc?

We have a CLOSED group on facebook just for Arc Support Professionals. (We check to ensure you are a current employee before we add you).

  • Get to know your co-workers.
  • Share things to do in the area with your participant.
  • Share your personal ideas for self-care.
  • Talk to more seasoned SP's who can provide guidance with notes, etc.
  • Hear about new ways to enhance skill building.

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Your notes need to be done by midnight the day after your shift.  That means SIGNING them too!! :)