Join Team ERC today! Apply online!

Make a difference in the lives of others! The Elizabeth Richardson Center is the most comprehensive provider of disability services in Northwest Arkansas. We have been enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs for over 50 years! Join Team ERC and receive competitive compensation and a generous benefits package including:

Medical Coverage

ERC provides two choices of medical coverage, both of which are considered “grandfathered” plans according to the Affordable Care Act:

Base Plan

$5000 deductible

ERC pays 99% of employee-only premium

PPO Plan

$1150 deductible

Wellness Benefit

$35 for visits to primary care physician

Pharmacy Card

ERC pays 75% of employee-only premium

Dental Coverage - ERC pays 50% of employee-only premium

Vision Coverage - ERC pays 50% of employee-only premium

Retirement Plan - 403(b)

ERC will match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% of salary for employee contributions to the plan.  The plan is cliff-vesting, which means that the ERC contributions are 0% vested with the employee until three years of employment have been completed, at which time they are 100% vested with the employee.

Career Service Bonus - After three years of continuous employment for at least 1000 hours per year, ERC contributes 1% of W-2 wages to the employee's retirement plan for each succeeding year of continuous employment.

For a complete list of job opportunities and an online application, click here. You can also apply in person at our administrative office, or download and complete the application and mail it to: 

Elizabeth Richardson Center Administrative Office
Attn: Human Resource Department
3917 S. Old Missouri Rd.
Springdale, AR 72764

If you're interested in a volunteer position, please fill out the volunteer application

For all positions with the Elizabeth Richardson Center, you must have a valid driver’s license or photo ID. Extensive background checks and drug testing will be performed. For all driving positions, you must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and a good motor vehicle record. Additionally, for all Waiver and Employment Specialist/Job Coach positions, personal vehicle insurance coverage is required. You must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more for positions working directly with adult clients. EOE

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Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Talents

ERC serves adults with disabilities at our Life Skills location in Springdale. We offer classes at this location and are always thrilled to have groups come in and offer our clients something new. Some examples are:

share your love of music by spending an hour or so playing guitar, piano, etc. for our participants

cooking classes (show our clients how to make a simple dish and then share it with them)

craft projects

exercise/dance/martial arts demonstrations (get everyone up and moving!)

put on a magic show

provide a class about healthy eating, dental hygiene, sewing, art - whatever!!

The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination and there is no way you will walk out of ERC without making at least one new friend!

Collect Toys or Diapers for the Child Development Centers

ERC operates five Child Development Centers in Northwest Arkansas that serve children from six weeks to five years of age who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. New toys and diapers are always welcome at each location to serve the needs of these children.

Coaches for Special Olympics and Unified Sports Teams

Softball, Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, Bocce and Bowling

For more information, contact Kate Lunsford at (479) 872-1800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..