Independent Living Coordinator

January 7, 2019 Sue Rorke

We are seeking a full-time Independent Living Coordinator to provide the five core services of Independent Living to individuals with disabilities who are either living in the community, or are in a period of transition towards independent living.

Responsibilities

  • Assessment of an individual’s ability and service needs to live independently
  • Provision of the 5 core services of independent living: information and referral, IL skills training, peer counseling, advocacy, and transition.
  • Coordination of services with state and community-based agencies.
  • Participation in community outreach and advocacy representation activities of the center.
  • Documentation of work through narrative and web-based data management programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement service delivery systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with diverse populations.
  • Personal knowledge of disability issues preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Bi-lingual skills a definite plus.
  • Ability to make home visits where physical access may be problematic.
  • Must have own reliable transportation and current MA driver’s license.

Experience and Education

  • Direct service: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s (Required)