The Independent Living Coordinator will provide a continuum of consumer and community/independent living services through skills training, peer support, transition, information and referral and advocacy to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties as assigned.
- Provide counseling support services to enhance living effectively with a disability.
- Provide independent living skill instruction to consumers.
- Provide transition services to individuals with disabilities.
- Work with CIL program participants in identifying and achieving their independent living goals. Where appropriate, maintain a Case Services Record and Independent Living Services Plan commensurate with Federal Standards and Indicators.
- Provide peer consultation and skill training instruction to consumers.
- Provide nursing home to community living services and support.
- Participate as a member of the Independent Living Services Team.
- Complete all reports including, but not limited to: timesheets, vacation, sick leave, compensation time, leave of absence requests, activity reports and grant applications by their respective due dates.
- Complete and maintain all Consumer Services Records in compliance with the Federal Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators. Travel required within the regional service area of the CIL and its satellites.
Employee will request direction for non-routine tasks but is expected to exercise judgment and authority consistent with procedures or routine behavior.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent or two years to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and provide information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, e-mail, or in person. Ability to write, enter, transcribe, record, store, and maintain information in written or electronic form. Ability to speak effectively before groups of consumers or employees of the organization.
Ability to solve problems and deal with variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent communication and public relations skills, independent means of travel. Aptitude for using computer tools reliably.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The work environment is generally office but travel is required.