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Promote independent living (IL) opportunities for persons with a disability by providing advocacy and independent living skills training, identifying assistive technology, coordinating community services and case management.
- Provide individual and systems advocacy to promote independent living for persons with disabilities.
- Travel to consumers’ homes or meet with them virtually if needed to complete intake assessments, identifies independent living goals and assists in development of a plan to achieve those goals.
- Provide independent living services to consumers including but not limited to IL skills trainings, equipment loan, information and referral, advocacy, coordination of services, etc.
- Develop and maintain a working knowledge of community and area resources.
- Respond to inquiries for information and provide referrals as appropriate.
- Maintain accurate case records and required reporting (this includes timely entering of activities and consumer contacts)
- IL staff are responsible for accurately recording 100% (8 hours) of your daily time in database system.
- Promote IL philosophy and disability awareness to consumers, service agencies, and the general public through presentations, awareness trainings, exhibits, etc.
- Attend trainings and conferences to increase and maintain knowledge of disability related issues and provision of IL and related services.
- May have designation or emphasis such as, accessibility, assistive technology, benefits, home modification, peer support, and youth or transition services.
- Rehabilitation-related Bachelors’ degree or two – three years’ disability related work experience. Additional education may be substituted for one year of experience.
- Knowledge of independent living philosophy and goals.
- Experience with case management and maintaining a caseload of 20 – 30 consumers
- Familiarity with community resources.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to travel independently.
Skills and Demands:
- Language skills: ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write reports. Ability to speak effectively.
- General knowledge of computer applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe, Zoom, MS Teams).
- Mathematical skills: ability to add, subtract, multiply
- Reasoning skills: ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out agency goals and follow instructions furnished in written and oral form.
- Physical demands: able to successfully perform the essential functions of their job.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $30,000.00 – $32,500.00 per year
Feel free to email your resume, application, interest letter and references to: Amanda Miller, Director of Independent Living Services at firstname.lastname@example.org