Employment Opportunities

Independent Living (IL) Specialist - Minority Outreach

 

Reports to: Program Manager

 

Goal 1

 

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.

 

Duties:

 

  • 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.  

 

Goal 2

 

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.   

 

Duties:

 

  • 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.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • 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 jobs@oscil.org. 

 

 

 

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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

 

Purpose:

 

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.

 

Duties:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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: jobs@oscil.org.