Employment Opportunities

Independent Living Coordinator – Deaf Services (Part-time)

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 are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected].