Adult Programs and Services


Adult Program, Waiver, and Supported Employment

Adult Developmental Day Treatment Clinic

Our adult program focuses on independent living and work skills for clients with developmental disabilities. Through work contracts with local factories and a fully operational greenhouse, we provide job training that can lead to community employment. Below are some of the programs offered at the Adult Day Treatment Clinic. Nursing, PT, OT, and Speech therapy available if indicated.

Mamo Van

WELLNESS PROGRAM

We offer a wellness program presented by our nursing staff entitled “Health Matters.” Clients will learn about illnesses, proper hygiene, and anything health related. Our goal is to.

They have included:
  • Partners for Inclusive
  • Communities
  • Police and Fire
  • Departments
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Cook Smart- Eat Smart
  • US Postal Services
  • Retired Teachers

GUEST SPEAKERS

Speakers are invited to come and talk to our clients.

They have included:
  • Partners for Inclusive
  • Communities
  • Police and Fire
  • Departments
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Cook Smart- Eat Smart
  • US Postal Services
  • Retired Teachers
Guest Speaker Officer
Stage Show

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Special events are held throughout the year.     

We host many things and have an open door policy in which family members are invited to come in and see our center at any time. For example: at Thanksgiving, we prepare a feast for our clients and their families. We have a very successful turnout and enjoy a wonderful fellowship with everyone. There are many other holidays that we celebrate throughout the rest of the year. We like to have fun too! Sometimes we will spend leisurely time on Friday in our PJ’s! We may watch a movie and eat popcorn and just relax!

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

We have trips to our local community center to swim, play basketball, and walk. We work on our reading skills with a retired teacher who volunteers her time. We offer a computer lab. There are many opportunities to work on social skills in our community. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Work and volunteer opportunities are encouraged through a person-centered planning process. We may help out at a local animal shelter, or volunteer to clean a local church or small business. We assist our clients in finding employment that matches their skills and interest in the community.

Community Lawn Care

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Arkansas

Special Olympics are a big part of our Center. We participate in basketball tournaments in Russellville, softball tournaments, bowling, bocce, and track & field events held at our local Cabot High School.

Special Olympics Racers Special Olympics Group Special Olympics Group in Basketball Court

Supported Employment

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LEDC has partnered with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services to offer supported employment services. Supported employment services help individuals with the most significant disabilities get and keep jobs in the workforce. As part of this process, our job coach will seek out potential employers that are willing to hire individuals with disabilities.

The focus is to develop competitive jobs that allow individuals ( with Developmental disabilities )to earn an income, pay taxes and work in an environment alongside others in the community

The Supported Employment Department supports individuals in every aspect of work from vocational assessment and job development, to on-the-job training and follow-along support as needed.

The Employer must be willing to hire a qualified individual for a position in their organization that pays at least minimum wage and provides at least 15 hours of work per week and provides orientation to the individual along with clear expectations of the job duties.

The job coach will initially be present during any work hours to support the individual in learning how to do the job, determine if the individual has any support needs in order to perform the job, educate the employer about any support needs, and assist the individual meet the demands of the workplace. Over a period of time, the job coach will begin fading their assistance. Ready - Willing - Able to WORK

Community and Employment Services Waiver Program

The Medicaid Waiver Program is designed to provide Medicaid recipients an alternative to institutionalization or placement in an Intermediate Care Facility. Certain limitations of Medicaid are “waived” so that individuals who are developmentally disabled can live in the community as independently as possible. Services include: Under Waiver:

  • *Supportive Living
  • *Adaptive Equipment
  • *Specialized Medical Supplies
  • *Consultation
  • *Respite
  • *Crisis intervention
  • *Supported Employment
  • *Supplemental Supports
  • *Community Living-Residential
  • *Non-medical transportation

PRET Teacher

Part time position to receive no more than 25 hours per week.  High school diploma, GED and have a minimum of one year of relevant, supervised work experience with a public health, human services or other community service agency, OR have a minimum of two years verifiable experience with individuals with developmental disabilities may be used in lieu of aforementioned qualifications AND/OR have two years of verifiable successful history with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Current Arkansas driver’s license and auto liability insurance & registration; driving record approved by BBDCS’s insurance carrier; and be physically able to drive to various locations in Arkansas. Satisfactorily pass drug screens, criminal background check, adult & child maltreatment check, FBI checks as required by BBDCS and other licensing agencies;
Send resume to BBDCS HR Dept, PO BOX 980 Lonoke, AR 72186, Fax 501-676-0697 or email to jrippeto@buildingbridgesar.org

Preschool Direct Support Substitute- Cabot

Qualifications: A high school degree or GED or Alternative Compliance, One year experience in working with developmentally disabled, Satisfactorily pass a criminal background check and adult and child maltreatment registry check,  Satisfactorily complete a drug screen prior to employment in accordance with BBDCS policies and procedures.

Job Duties:  Interacts well with consumer, staff and parent/guardian to promote a positive environment.  Assist classroom technicians in working with consumer to achieve progress in the specific goals and objectives set for each individual.  Must have a comprehensive knowledge of behavior modification methods, the ability to analyze consumer problems and behaviors, and understanding of operational procedures and the ability to help consumers work through problem solving. Complete application below. 

FULL TIME LPN-CABOT 
Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, we are a day treatment facility for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Experience in working with developmental disabilities preferred.    Please apply on-line below or send resume to BBDCS HR Dept PO BOX 980 , Lonoke- 72186, Fax 501-676-0697 or email jrippeto@buildingbridgesar.org 

PART TIME SPEECH-LANPATHOLGUAGE OGIST: - CABOT/LONOKE AREA
AS NEEDED: We are looking for that valued team member with character and caring nature to meet our consumers with a smile and focus on their needs.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and license to practice in this state; eligible to enroll with AR Medicaid Provider Enrollment and pass a pre-employment drug test and background checks; preferred experience in working with developmentally disabled children & adults. Complete application below. 

CLASS C-CDL DRIVER
Class C-CDL/passenger endorsement for AM/PM routes in the Lonoke/Cabot area for Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services, a day treatment facility for individuals (preschool & adults) with developmental disabilities. Looking for an opportunity to enhance the lives of others? BBDCS offers a good work environment. We are looking for that valued team member with character and caring nature to meet our consumers with a smile and focus on their needs. Diploma/GED required.  Complete application below.

WAIVER DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)

Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services is searching for caring individuals to work in our Waiver Supportive Living Program. Prior experience with IDD and/or behavioral health. Must have HS diploma/GED, valid AR driver’s license, pass a criminal background check & drug screen test. Contact: Building Bridges at 501-843-0030; fax 501-628-006; e-mail jrippeto@buildingbridgesar.org; 8/4, M/F, 

Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services is looking to hire an In-Home Direct Support Professional for our Waiver Services Department. Selected applicant must be able to lift and assist with transfers for client care. A background in CNA or other caregiving is preferred. Serious applicants can contact Jackie at 501-843-0030 for more information. This position includes working with those who have disabilities, in helping them live a more independent life. Must be able to transfer and lift as required. Must have high school diploma/GED, valid AR driver’s license, be able to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen test. If you are looking for a career that is rewarding please contact us. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Notice of Nondiscrimination

Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc., complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal equal opportunity laws and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability, in admission or access to and treatment in programs and activities, as well as the center’s hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the center’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Compliance Office, PO Box 980, Lonoke, Arkansas 72086, phone 501-676-2786, or the following email address: jsexton@buildingbridgesar.org

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape, and in Braille.