Independent Living (IL) Specialist - Minority Outreach
Reports to: Program Manager
Outreach into the Spanish speaking community to assist with increased access to Independent Living Services and assist with direct service provision that supports individual goals related to increased independence.
- Provide language assistance to enable consumer to access Center services, including Information & Referral, Peer Support, Advocacy, Independent Skills Training, and Transition services in consumers’ homes, at OSCIL offices or other locations as necessary.
- Assist in the development of Center informational materials in Spanish.
- Identify appropriate publications to target underserved populations.
- Participate in informational displays, presentations and exhibits at community centers, senior citizens centers and other locations serving minority populations.
To establish and work with consumers to address personal goals for increased independence, including assisting with housing goals, i.e., new locations and/or maintaining independence in their current residential setting.
- Evaluate/assess the independent living needs of persons with disabilities who contact OSCIL, and set priorities for service provision.
- Work with consumers to address independent living goals; i.e., search for accessible, affordable housing, as well as provide coordination of services to keep people in the home of their choice.
- Provide program assistance to OSCIL’s Home Access Program.
- Provide monthly and quarterly reports to the Program Manager.
- Other duties as indicated by the Program Manager or Executive Director.
- Bilingual – Spanish
- AA Degree in Human Services field preferred
- Minimum of 2 to 3 years work experience in minority outreach capacity.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel statewide.
- Should possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Be able to work independently and have ability to set priorities for task accomplishment.
- Basic understanding of the laws and issues that affect persons having disability helpful.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We currently have 2 open positions:
- Independent Living Specialist - Minority Outreach
- Independent Living Specialist - Deaf Services
Independent Living Specialist - Deaf Services (Part-time position)
Reports to: Program Manager
To establish and work with consumers on personal goals for independence, including advocating for, and the coordination of, appropriate services for increased independence in the home and community.
- Assess the independent living needs of persons with disability who contact OSCIL for assistance and set priorities for service provision.
- Provide direct IL services to consumers, in consumer’s homes and at the OSCIL office (Information and Referral, Direct Skills Training, Advocacy and Peer Support).
- Assist consumers with connection to community resources, transportation and housing options, and assist with the acquisition of assistive technology, as indicated in the consumer’s IL Plan.
- May be required to work as a team with other OSCIL staff in the provision of services, assisting with communication clarification.
- Advocate for and coordinate appropriate services for increased independence in home and community.
- Regularly document all activity into agency’s data management
- System and provide monthly or quarterly reports to the Program Manager, as requested.
- May be required to provide crisis intervention.
- Other duties as indicated by the Program Manager.
- Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and have an understanding of Deaf culture.
- Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Human Services field. Will consider candidate without degree with relevant work experience.
- Must have prior experience working with the Deaf community.
- Two or more years’ experience in addressing the needs of people with disabilities.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to consumer homes to provide service. (OSCIL serves state-wide)
- Must possess excellent written communication skills, and be comfortable speaking in front of small groups.
- Must be able to work independently and under pressure and possess skills at setting priority for task accomplishment.
- Possess an understanding of the laws that effect persons with disability is helpful, but not required.
- Must be able to pass a BCI check.
Hours: Part-time position: 21 hours per week
Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to: email@example.com.