Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

Compensation:

  • $19 – $21 an hour (DOE)
  • Sick Leave, Vacation, and Holiday Pay
  • 100% Paid Kaiser Health Insurance (with option to choose a different health plan, if desired).
  • 403B 5% Employer Match
  • Long Term Disability, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance.

Reports To: Program Manager

Mission: The mission of RIL is to promote the socio-economic independence of persons with disabilities by providing peer-supported, consumer-directed independent living services and advocacy. The focus of RIL is that freedom to make choices and the ability to live safely in the community are basic rights all people have, regardless of disability or age.

Job Summary: In coordination with the Program Manager, responsible for the coordination, education, and implementation of emergency preparedness standards and plans for the Access and Functional Needs (AFN) communities within RIL’s catchment area. Coordinate AFN emergency preparedness education and exercises with consumers and local stakeholders to ensure an organized response during and after emergencies or disasters. Responsibilities include the integration of safety and other relevant regulations, and oversight of incident and event response.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Know each county’s alert and notification systems and procedures, and ensure appropriate staff is educated on this as well.
  • Provide necessary project management and support for all related emergency preparedness sub-committee work related to older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Coordinate the use and routine testing of all disaster-related equipment.
  • Identify and maintain contact information for community response partners and identify how RIL’s consumers and the AFN community will be notified of an emergency/ crisis situation.
  • Administer RIL’s Public Safety Power Shut Off response including back-up battery loan program by screening, administering distribution of batteries, and tracking battery loans.
  • Develop and administer community education campaigns for disaster preparedness.
  • Work with individual consumers to develop personal disaster preparedness plans.
  • Participate in training and exercises to practice/ test emergency plans with community partners or statewide exercises.
  • Develop and prepare reports that fulfill grant contract requirements as outlined by the specific funding stream.
  • Assisting consumers in submitting Medical Baseline Allowance applications to the Electricity Provider for eligibility determination.
  • Creates and maintains confidential files on consumers who request ongoing services, completes intake assignment, prepares case notes, documents services requested, and services provided, completes, periodic statistical data collection forms, and completes other paperwork and reports as required.
  • Maintains monthly follow-up contact, which is appropriately documented, with all consumers who have files that are open.
  • Keeps a daily log and prepares monthly and quarterly statistical and narrative information/reports in an accurate and timely fashion as required by the agency and/or funding sources.
  • Follows RIL’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintains practices that protect the safety and health of consumers and co-workers.
  • Must arrange travel to remote areas of Yolo County as needed.
  • Will be available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift 70 lbs.
  • Operates a keyboard and computer.
  • Operates standard office equipment (including fax machine, copier, and telecommunications devices for the deaf).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in program coordination.
  • Analytical skills necessary to evaluate and make recommendations regarding emergency management issues.
  • Ability to design lesson plans, coordinate courses, and assist/ conduct realistic simulated training.
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts both orally and in writing, but also translate those complex concepts into plain language as well.
  • Familiarity with healthcare emergency preparedness, including security, safety, HAZMAT, OSHA, NIMS, FEMA, HICS, HVA, and CMS.
  • Familiarity with Personal Preparedness Program capabilities and understand emergency preparedness local / regional response activities is preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge in communicating with people with disabilities is preferred.
  • Demonstrates skills and experience in:
    • Promoting an understanding of disability concerns to diverse audiences.
    • Communication with persons of diverse backgrounds and communication styles.
    • Informal instruction, coaching, or tutoring.
    • Statistical data collection and reporting.
    • General office procedures and office equipment.
    • Organization, time management, and prioritization.
    • Working independently and as part of a team.

Desired Qualification:

  • Work or educational experience in the emergency management and/or social services field.
  • Personal experience with PWD’s and an understanding of diverse cultures.
  • Familiarity with independent living philosophy and principles.

Working Conditions: The emotional effort varies but can be challenging. Occasionally there are short deadlines and periods of high activity/demand.  The position requires interacting with persons with a variety of disabilities, methods of communication, and behaviors.

Physical Demands: Within the office the job is primarily sitting with some movement required to the file cabinets, copiers, fax machine, and answering of the phones.  Some lifting of up to 70lbs is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer: RIL is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. RIL’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

RIL is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in RIL’s operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of RIL, including supervisors and coworkers. Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Youth Coordinator (Crescent City)

The Youth Coordinator recruits, educates, empowers, and serves youth with disabilities regarding disability-related issues, resources, advocacy, peer support and transitioning into adulthood. The Youth Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing youth programs and services, youth outreach activities and events, delivering independent living services to youth by performing needs assessments and supporting clients to develop and implement Independent Living Plans, conducting public education regarding disability issues, independent living services, and TCIL, and for promoting TCIL to the community.

Please head over to tilinet.org/jobs to apply for this position!

Independent Living Advocate II

PLACER INDEPENDENT RESOURCE SERVICES

11768 Atwood Rd., #129, Auburn, CA 95603

530-885-6100; TTY 530-885-0326; FAX 530-885-3032

www.pirs.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

Independent Living Advocate II

Full time, Non-exempt

Department:  Services                               Entry Rate of Pay: $18.50/hr

Supervisor:  Director of Advocacy & Services                     Plus Benefits

PRIMARY JOB OBJECTIVES: Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy & Services, the ILA II will carry out various duties with the primary goal of assisting persons with disabilities to live more independently.  Core services include independent living skills training, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, personal assistant referral, transition services, and coordination of access to housing and transportation resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of the ILA II include:

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  1. Serve as on-site manager of daily operations of our El Dorado Countybranch office including orientation, training and supervision of other staff and volunteers, assuring adherence to Independent Living philosophy.
  2. Provide core services for consumers: conduct intake, assess needs, and develop Independent Living Plans with consumers who choose to have one.  Provide or coordinate access to services needed with appropriate support that enables the consumer to learn how to access services on their own, and follow up to ensure that needs are met to extent possible.
  3. Engage in outreach to consumers, other service providers, and the community at large to promote PIRS services.
  4. Be involved in at least one major area of systems advocacy such as benefits, health care, education, etc. and keep other staff apprised of key issues related to that area.
  5. Maintain required records and submit in an accurate, legible, and timely manner.
  6. Develop community relationships and provide appropriate information and referrals to resources for consumers.  
  7. Provide self advocacy training to consumers as needed, and support their advocacy efforts to access needed resources. 
  8. Provide basic information and assistance about benefits programs, such as IHSS, Social Security, SNAP, etc., or refer to appropriate outside resources.
  9. Provide access to individual and group peer support.
  10. In collaboration with Registry Coordinator at main office, assist with personal assistant recruitment and.provide guidance to consumers on how to hire, train, and supervise their in-home assistants.
  11. Travel as assigned throughout PIRS service area, and occasionally to other areas in or out of state for training.
  12. Carry out other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Bachelor degree and at least one year of related field experience working with people with disabilities. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for two years of college education with demonstrated competence to perform the duties of the position.  Example: AA Degree in related field and three years of relevant field experience.

Ability to communicate effectively in English both in writing and verbally.  Bilingual skills in Spanish or Sign Language desired.

Excellent computer skills including word processing, data entry, use of internet and email.

Ability to communicate effectively with people having any type of disability.

Ability to write concisely and clearly in English.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret written matter appropriate for delivery of consumer services.

Understanding of and commitment to the Independent Living philosophy, including experience with both individual and systems change advocacy, and the values and mission of PIRS.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in providing consumer services and/or participating in community education, advocacy, and awareness projects.

Personal experience with disability preferred.  Hiring preference given to persons with disabilities (Title VIIc, Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended).

REASONING ABILITY:

The ILA II must have the abilities to define problems, present solutions, collect data and establish facts and priorities; use discretion and to maintain confidentiality; and work with minimum of supervision and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The ILA II is regularly required to recall details, resolve problems, deal with interpersonal conflicts, and manage people, time and materials.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. These include general clerical duties, use of office machines, some travel within the catchment area, and occasionally outside that area, and the ability to work in an office setting with average conversational noise levels.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position.

STRESS LEVEL:  Average

PIRS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

QUALIFIED MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Revised: 6/18; 11/22

Assistive Technology Coordinator

Job Title:                 Assistive Technology Coordinator

Status:                     Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:            Lead AT Advocate

Location:                 North Orange County Office

Salary:                     $21-23/hour

Position Overview:  Conducts outreach and education activities to advance and improve the use of Assistive Technology (AT) within the disability community; provides assessments, demonstrations, and instruction on the use of AT; works with consumers to address their AT needs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes use of Assistive Technology within under-served and under-represented consumer populations, specifically the Latino, Spanish-speaking community;
  • Advances the importance of AT in helping people with disabilities to live independently, with a specific emphasis on physical disabilities, durable medical equipment (DME), and other mobility-related devices;
  • Implements strategies to increase the use of AT in the business sector;
  • Identifies potential funders for acquisition of AT;
  • Updates and posts new resources for the AT Directory;
  • Provides AT-related information and referral assistance;
  • Engages with other AT Coordinators in an effort to strengthen and expand acquisition and use of AT;
  • Conducts training on AT equipment, devices, accessibility software, and supportive systems, as well as formal assessments to identify AT-related consumer needs;
  • Works directly with consumers to achieve their AT goals through coordination of services;
  • Responsible for entering/reporting data in data collection systems;
  • Identifies and cultivates opportunities for fee-for-service activities;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • 2 years’ experience working or training in Assistive Technology or a related field (knowledge of and experience with mobility-related devices is preferred); or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) Certification (RESNA), may be obtained within first six (6) months of hire;
  • Evidence of familiarity with computer systems, adaptive software and hardware, and operational programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct effective research; 
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
  • Valid California Driver’s License or state identification card; car insurance, (if applicable); and reliable mode of transportation;
  • Bilingual in Spanish is required, ability to communicate in ASL is a plus.

Personal Attributes:

  • Communicates in a clear, timely, and respectful manner;
  • Demonstrates professionalism during work activities;
  • Contributes to positive, supportive workplace interactions;
  • Provides consumer-driven services in alignment with Independent Living Philosophy;
  • Enters service data in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Follows through on assigned tasks and due dates;
  • Maintains a collaborative approach and works effectively as part of a team;
  • Receptive to and willing to implement constructive feedback;
  • Takes responsibility for communicating issues when they arise (and addressing them when able);
  • Proactively shares feedback, ideas, and suggestions for organizational growth;
  • Maintains attendance, punctuality, and other performance standards as outlined in DMC’s Employee Handbook.

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 

Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position working at a desk; operate a computer and other office machinery including printer, copier, and telephone; move about inside the office to access office machinery; exchange information with coworkers and the public; and may need to lift or move up to 10 pounds.

Diversity / Inclusion:

The Dayle McIntosh Center is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion and seeks to be representative of the communities we serve, including minorities and individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  DMC welcomes the unique contributions that employees bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  DMC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of these or any protected category in any of its activities or operations.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

By signing below, I am acknowledging that I am able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodations.  I have received a copy of this job description.  I understand that I am to become familiar with my job description’s contents.  Further, I understand that signing this document does not constitute a contract of employment with DMC.

Executive Director Signature:    Date:
Supervisor/Manager Signature:    Date:
Employee Signature:    Date:
Human Resources Signature:    Date:

Part Time Receptionist/IR Coordinator

Job Title:                 Receptionist/I&R Coordinator

Status:​                     Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:​            Lead Youth and Information Coordinator  

Location:                 North County Office

Salary:                     $19-21 per hour

Functions as the organization’s second receptionist; performs routine clerical tasks; expands and updates the information and referral database; and, provides referrals to contacts by phone, e-mail, and regular mail.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meets and greets walk-ins visiting the center;
  • Answers incoming calls and routs them to appropriate personnel;
  • Compiles and maintains a broad range of referral data of relevance and interest to people with disabilities;
  • Responds to inquiries for information and referral assistance;
  • Completes and tracks referrals for various programs and services;
  • Provides office support for staff members including copying, faxing, mail dissemination, etc.;
  • Assists with scheduling interview rooms, Zoom, and requesting interpreter services as needed;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Communicates in a clear, timely, and respectful manner;
  • Demonstrates professionalism during work activities;
  • Contributes to positive, supportive workplace interactions;
  • Provides consumer-driven services in alignment with Independent Living Philosophy;
  • Enters service data in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Follows through on assigned tasks and due dates;
  • Maintains a collaborative approach and works effectively as part of a team;
  • Receptive to and willing to implement constructive feedback;
  • Takes responsibility for communicating issues when they arise (and addressing them when able);
  • Proactively shares feedback, ideas, and suggestions for organizational growth;
  • Maintains attendance, punctuality, and other performance standards as outlined in DMC’s Employee Handbook.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associates degree from a community college or certificate from a business school;
  • Two years’ experience working as an office assistant or related position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Demonstrated clerical skills;
  • Familiarity with operation of standard office equipment;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Evidence of strong customer service skills;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Applicants, who have disabilities;
  • Ability to use American Sign Language.

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position working at a desk; operate a computer and other office machinery including printer, copier, and telephone; move about inside the office to access office machinery; exchange information with coworkers and the public; and may need to lift or move up to 10 pounds.

DIVERSITY / INCLUSION:

The Dayle McIntosh Center is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion and seeks to be representative of the communities we serve, including minorities and individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  DMC welcomes the unique contributions that employees bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  DMC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of these or any protected category in any of its activities or operations.

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

By signing below, I am acknowledging that I am able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodations.  I have received a copy of this job description.  I understand that I am to become familiar with my job description’s contents.  Further, I understand that signing this document does not constitute a contract of employment with DMC.

Executive Director Signature:    Date:
Supervisor Signature:    Date:
Employee Signature:    Date:
Human Resources Signature:    Date:

Deaf Housing Coordinator

Job Title:                 Deaf Housing Coordinator

Status:                     Full-time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:            Lead Deaf Services Advocate

Location:                NorthOrange County

Salary:                     $21-22 per hour

Position Overview:  This role is dedicated to serving the d/Deaf community through various initiatives, including community outreach, tailored consumer training, resource compilation, and personalized assistance.

Essential Duties:

  • Engages in ongoing outreach to specifically inform the d/Deaf community about housing services offered by DMC;
  • Delivers comprehensive training to individuals and groups on effective housing search methods, tailored to the needs of d/Deaf individuals;
  • Provides guidance to consumers in understanding housing leases, rental agreements, and application processes, ensuring accessibility for d/Deaf individuals;
  • Maintains an up-to-date inventory of accessible and affordable housing complexes in Orange County, developed with the support of HUD and tax incentive funding;
  • In partnership with the Housing Program team members:
    • cultivates relationships with emergency and transitional shelter operators, fostering connections that benefit the d/Deaf population;
    • Offers ADA training to shelter operators to enhance their capacity to accommodate d/Deaf individuals;
    • Champions collaboration with developers to expand the availability of affordable housing for seniors and individuals with disabilities within the d/Deaf community;
    • Creates and distributes housing packets outlining tenant rights and responsibilities, designed with d/Deaf individuals in mind;
  • Generates innovative strategies to diversify housing options for d/Deaf consumers;
  • Actively participates in housing coalitions and advisory groups, representing the needs and interests of the d/Deaf community;
  • Provides peer advice and support to consumers when appropriate;
  • Collaborates closely with Deaf Services Program team members to address Independent Living Skills (ILS), advocacy, and other identified needs;
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the supervisor, contributing to the overall success of the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) communication and a deep understanding of Deaf culture are essential requirements;
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one-year experience working with people, who are d/Deaf or in a field related to housing;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various housing options and related legislation;
  • Experience assisting people through stressful life circumstances by providing stability and coping mechanisms;
  • Evidence of computer literacy;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing;
  • Capacity to work independently;
  • Ability to perform job functions in a manner that exhibits flexibility, consistency, and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain trustful, effective working relationships with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, state identification card, and car insurance or evidence of reliable mode of transportation.

Personal Attributes:

  • Communicates in a clear, timely, and respectful manner;
  • Demonstrates professionalism during work activities;
  • Contributes to positive, supportive workplace interactions;
  • Provides consumer-driven services in alignment with Independent Living Philosophy;
  • Enters service data in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Follows through on assigned tasks and due dates;
  • Maintains a collaborative approach and works effectively as part of a team;
  • Receptive to and willing to implement constructive feedback;
  • Takes responsibility for communicating issues when they arise (and addressing them when able);
  • Proactively shares feedback, ideas, and suggestions for organizational growth;
  • Maintains attendance, punctuality, and other performance standards as outlined in DMC’s Employee Handbook.

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 

Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position working at a desk; operate a computer and other office machinery including printer, copier, and telephone; move about inside the office to access office machinery; exchange information with coworkers and the public; and may need to lift or move up to 10 pounds. These functions may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Diversity / Inclusion:

The Dayle McIntosh Center is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion and seeks to be representative of the communities we serve, including minorities and individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  DMC welcomes the unique contributions that employees bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  DMC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of these or any protected category in any of its activities or operations.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

By signing below, I am acknowledging that I am able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodations.  I have received a copy of this job description.  I understand that I am to become familiar with my job description’s contents.  Further, I understand that signing this document does not constitute a contract of employment with DMC.

Executive Director Signature:      Date:
Supervisor/Manager Signature:      Date:
Employee Signature:      Date:
Human Resources Signature:      Date:

Deaf Housing Coordinator

Job Title:                 Deaf Housing Coordinator

Status:                     Full-time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:            Lead Deaf Services Advocate

Location:                NorthOrange County

Salary:                     $21-22 per hour

Position Overview:  This role is dedicated to serving the d/Deaf community through various initiatives, including community outreach, tailored consumer training, resource compilation, and personalized assistance.

Essential Duties:

  • Engages in ongoing outreach to specifically inform the d/Deaf community about housing services offered by DMC;
  • Delivers comprehensive training to individuals and groups on effective housing search methods, tailored to the needs of d/Deaf individuals;
  • Provides guidance to consumers in understanding housing leases, rental agreements, and application processes, ensuring accessibility for d/Deaf individuals;
  • Maintains an up-to-date inventory of accessible and affordable housing complexes in Orange County, developed with the support of HUD and tax incentive funding;
  • In partnership with the Housing Program team members:
    • cultivates relationships with emergency and transitional shelter operators, fostering connections that benefit the d/Deaf population;
    • Offers ADA training to shelter operators to enhance their capacity to accommodate d/Deaf individuals;
    • Champions collaboration with developers to expand the availability of affordable housing for seniors and individuals with disabilities within the d/Deaf community;
    • Creates and distributes housing packets outlining tenant rights and responsibilities, designed with d/Deaf individuals in mind;
  • Generates innovative strategies to diversify housing options for d/Deaf consumers;
  • Actively participates in housing coalitions and advisory groups, representing the needs and interests of the d/Deaf community;
  • Provides peer advice and support to consumers when appropriate;
  • Collaborates closely with Deaf Services Program team members to address Independent Living Skills (ILS), advocacy, and other identified needs;
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the supervisor, contributing to the overall success of the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) communication and a deep understanding of Deaf culture are essential requirements;
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one-year experience working with people, who are d/Deaf or in a field related to housing;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various housing options and related legislation;
  • Experience assisting people through stressful life circumstances by providing stability and coping mechanisms;
  • Evidence of computer literacy;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing;
  • Capacity to work independently;
  • Ability to perform job functions in a manner that exhibits flexibility, consistency, and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work under pressure and cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment;
  • Ability to establish and maintain trustful, effective working relationships with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, state identification card, and car insurance or evidence of reliable mode of transportation.

Personal Attributes:

  • Communicates in a clear, timely, and respectful manner;
  • Demonstrates professionalism during work activities;
  • Contributes to positive, supportive workplace interactions;
  • Provides consumer-driven services in alignment with Independent Living Philosophy;
  • Enters service data in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Follows through on assigned tasks and due dates;
  • Maintains a collaborative approach and works effectively as part of a team;
  • Receptive to and willing to implement constructive feedback;
  • Takes responsibility for communicating issues when they arise (and addressing them when able);
  • Proactively shares feedback, ideas, and suggestions for organizational growth;
  • Maintains attendance, punctuality, and other performance standards as outlined in DMC’s Employee Handbook.

Work Environment/Physical Demands: 

Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, or fumes.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position working at a desk; operate a computer and other office machinery including printer, copier, and telephone; move about inside the office to access office machinery; exchange information with coworkers and the public; and may need to lift or move up to 10 pounds. These functions may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Diversity / Inclusion:

The Dayle McIntosh Center is committed to maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion and seeks to be representative of the communities we serve, including minorities and individuals with disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  DMC welcomes the unique contributions that employees bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.  DMC does not and will not discriminate on the basis of these or any protected category in any of its activities or operations.

Disclaimer:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

By signing below, I am acknowledging that I am able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodations.  I have received a copy of this job description.  I understand that I am to become familiar with my job description’s contents.  Further, I understand that signing this document does not constitute a contract of employment with DMC.

Executive Director Signature:      Date:
Supervisor/Manager Signature:      Date:
Employee Signature:      Date:
Human Resources Signature:      Date:

Independent Living Advocate II

PLACER INDEPENDENT RESOURCE SERVICES

11768 Atwood Rd., #129, Auburn, CA 95603

530-885-6100; TTY 530-885-0326; FAX 530-885-3032

www.pirs.org

JOB DESCRIPTION

Independent Living Advocate II

Full time, Non-exempt

Department:  Services                               Entry Rate of Pay: $18.50/hr

Supervisor:  Director of Advocacy & Services                     Plus Benefits

PRIMARY JOB OBJECTIVES: Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy & Services, the ILA II will carry out various duties with the primary goal of assisting persons with disabilities to live more independently.  Core services include independent living skills training, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, personal assistant referral, transition services, and coordination of access to housing and transportation resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of the ILA II include:

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  1. Serve as on-site manager of daily operations of our El Dorado Countybranch office including orientation, training and supervision of other staff and volunteers, assuring adherence to Independent Living philosophy.
  2. Provide core services for consumers: conduct intake, assess needs, and develop Independent Living Plans with consumers who choose to have one.  Provide or coordinate access to services needed with appropriate support that enables the consumer to learn how to access services on their own, and follow up to ensure that needs are met to extent possible.
  3. Engage in outreach to consumers, other service providers, and the community at large to promote PIRS services.
  4. Be involved in at least one major area of systems advocacy such as benefits, health care, education, etc. and keep other staff apprised of key issues related to that area.
  5. Maintain required records and submit in an accurate, legible, and timely manner.
  6. Develop community relationships and provide appropriate information and referrals to resources for consumers.  
  7. Provide self advocacy training to consumers as needed, and support their advocacy efforts to access needed resources. 
  8. Provide basic information and assistance about benefits programs, such as IHSS, Social Security, SNAP, etc., or refer to appropriate outside resources.
  9. Provide access to individual and group peer support.
  10. In collaboration with Registry Coordinator at main office, assist with personal assistant recruitment and.provide guidance to consumers on how to hire, train, and supervise their in-home assistants.
  11. Travel as assigned throughout PIRS service area, and occasionally to other areas in or out of state for training.
  12. Carry out other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Bachelor degree and at least one year of related field experience working with people with disabilities. Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for two years of college education with demonstrated competence to perform the duties of the position.  Example: AA Degree in related field and three years of relevant field experience.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in English both in writing and verbally.  Bilingual skills in Spanish or Sign Language desired.
  3. Excellent computer skills including word processing, data entry, use of internet and email.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with people having any type of disability.
  5. Ability to write concisely and clearly in English.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret written matter appropriate for delivery of consumer services.
  6. Understanding of and commitment to the Independent Living philosophy, including experience with both individual and systems change advocacy, and the values and mission of PIRS.
  7. Ability to exercise sound judgment in providing consumer services and/or participating in community education, advocacy, and awareness projects.
  8. Personal experience with disability preferred.  Hiring preference given to persons with disabilities (Title VIIc, Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended).

REASONING ABILITY:

The ILA II must have the abilities to define problems, present solutions, collect data and establish facts and priorities; use discretion and to maintain confidentiality; and work with minimum of supervision and maintain an atmosphere of teamwork.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The ILA II is regularly required to recall details, resolve problems, deal with interpersonal conflicts, and manage people, time and materials.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that should be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. These include general clerical duties, use of office machines, some travel within the catchment area, and occasionally outside that area, and the ability to work in an office setting with average conversational noise levels.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position.

STRESS LEVEL:  Average

PIRS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

QUALIFIED MINORITIES AND PERSONS WITH SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Revised: 6/18; 11/22

Community Transition Coordinator

(Non-Exempt/Full Time)

Salary:                         $31.97 to $34.62/per hour

Reports to:                  ADRC Program Manager

Location:                    San Bernardino, California

Rolling Start, Inc. a Center for Independent Living and San Bernardino County Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) have formed a core partnership in the spirit of an Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC). DAAS and RSI are developing protocols, practices and procedures that will enhance the community by providing a visible, reliable, no-wrong-door access point for information, referral, assistance with public and other benefits, options counseling, and transitions from long-term nursing home residence to community living arrangements as well as short-term service coordination.

The community transitions coordinator will be located at the Rolling Start office in San Bernardino but will be expected to travel throughout the county to various locations, including Rolling Start’s Victorville location and Senior Information & Assistance (SIA) offices up and down the hill.

Position Summary

The Community Transition Coordinator provides information, supports consumers in decision making, and coordinates multiple services from a variety of organizations to successfully move older adults and individuals with disabilities from medical or residential facilities to community-based living options.

The Community Transitions Coordinator will interact regularly with other ADRC partners to provide seamless, integrated services and empower independent, community-based living for older adults and persons with disabilities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with health plans to coordinate transition and diversion services, etc. under the CalAIM program;
  • Conducts outreach to hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical and residential facilities to identify individuals who want to transition into the community;
  • Outreach and marketing community events;
  • Using a person-centered approach, interviews consumers to ascertain immediate and long-term needs for services;
  • Develops consumer-driven transition plans in consultation with licensed care professionals and others identified by consumer;
  • Coordinates transition from medical and residential care facilities;
  • Liaisons with community agencies in San Bernardino County to arrange ancillary services and implement long-term services and supports;
  • Works closely with Independent Living Specialists, AT Specialist and AT Coordinator to get transitioning consumers plugged into support services;
  • Will assess what is needed for a successful transition, determine most appropriate funding source(s), e.g. health plan, Department of Rehabilitation transition/diversion fund, Community Living Fund or other community resources or grants to aid in the transition coordination;
  • Collaborates with core and extended ADRC partners to implement the No Wrong Door approach to services;
  • Enters consumer demographics and service activities into a database as part of the monitoring and evaluation process;
  • If appropriate, offers peer advice and support to consumers;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in area of social sciences and/or health-related field;
  • 2-4 years related professional experience;
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or older adults, preferably in an Independent Living Center or Aging and Adult services organization.

Interaction

  • Interacts with all levels of employees, consumers and/or outside agencies on a daily basis;
  • Must possess the ability to interact effectively (influence, exchange and communicate information so it is understood) with consumers, employees

at all levels of the organization as well as those outside the organization and provide appropriate communication to the target audience.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should email a resume with a cover letter summarizing qualifications and experience to: [email protected]

All applications must be received by: Open until candidate is identified.

Alternate formats of this publication can be made available upon request by emailing: [email protected]

Rolling Start, Inc. and DAAS celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Executive Director

About the Center for Independent Living

The Center for Independent Living (CIL), based out of the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, CA, is a not-for-profit independent living center that promotes the full inclusion of all people with disabilities and older adults into their community. In the face of climate change, public health emergencies, and the economic and housing crises in the Bay Area, people with disabilities and older adults face persistent and emerging challenges when seeking to live, work, and play to the same degree as their non-disabled peers. As such, CIL’s work remains as crucial today as it was when CIL was founded 50+ years ago. We seek an Executive Director (ED) who will guide the development and growth of the organization over the next several years in order to meet this challenge The ED will report to a Board of Directors, of whom more than 50% are people with significant disabilities.

Our mission is to provide advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large. Our existing programs provide disabled people with skills, knowledge, and resources that negate damaging and ableist notions of disability, supporting us so that we can strive toward realizing our full potential. Our service area covers communities and neighborhoods across Northern Alameda county (the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, Emeryville, and Alameda. We are part of a network of independent living centers across the San Francisco Bay Area and California. We also benefit from partnerships with a diverse  network of local entities and community service providers across the Bay Area, including large and small businesses, educational institutions and universities, government agencies, and non-profit and grassroots organizations.

Emerging from the independent living movement of the 1960s, students and community members around the U.C. Berkeley campus joined together in 1972 to form the CIL, an organization run by and for people with disabilities. Since our founding, we have supported self- and collective advocacy to secure disability rights and inclusion, and offered a number of critical services unavailable to a previously neglected and discriminated community, including peer independent living and benefits counseling, wheelchair repair, assistance finding accessible and affordable housing, residential access through home modifications, vocational training, and social and community engagement and support.

Today, our services have expanded to meet the needs of diverse people with disabilities in the face of new challenges and opportunities, including technology training, computer coding, disaster preparedness, and to transition and divert people from institutional settings and into community living. At the core of all of our work, and consistent across our 50 years, is a commitment to the peer-based services that have served as a model for roughly 400 independent living centers nationwide, as well as similar programs in 20 countries.

About the Executive Director Role

The Executive Director (ED)–the Chief Executive of the CIL–reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the achievement of the organization’s programmatic and financial objectives, and, in collaboration with Board and staff, provides the vision and leadership to take the organization forward in order to meet the needs of people with disabilities in today’s world. The ED leads a seven-member management team currently composed of a Development Director, Finance Manager, Human Resources Administrator, a Program Director, and three mid-level Program Managers. The ED also represents the CIL’s interests and promotes its mission, values, and advocacy priorities  in local, state, and national forums, and serves on the Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) Board of Directors.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Lead the CIL with a deep understanding and commitment to the values and principles of the Independent Living Movement of People with Disabilities, including the reasonable accommodation of consumers and staff to services that enable them to work toward the achievement of their goals
  2. Partner with CIL staff and Board on the vision and growth of the organization through an exploration of a shared-leadership model, which may include partnership and collaboration with a staff leadership team, made up of staff in varying roles and with diverse identities and lived experiences.
  3. Guide the CIL in transforming and deepening its engagement of, and services for, disabled people, with particular attention to intersectional identities, including LGBTQIA+ disabled people, disabled Black and Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), low- and no-income disabled people, people with mental health and psychiatric disabilities, unhoused disabled neighbors, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, and disabled people facing acute impacts of the climate crisis.
  4. Manage the immediate and long-term programmatic and financial health of the organization.
  5. Communicate effectively for the organization and its mission,  as well as amongst its diverse staff and volunteers, using non-violent, collaborative, and power-sharing models and methods of communication and relationship-building.

Key Responsibilities:

Finance, Operations, Program and Strategic Planning

  1. Guiding the development, implementation, assessment, and management of short-term and long-range strategic plans, with the guidance of the Board and in collaboration with staff, and assuming overall accountability for program success
  2. Seeking out new lines of business (and services), including social enterprises and fee-for-service programs, to diversify and grow the CIL’s bottom line
  3. Leading the development and continuing oversight of the annual budget
  4. Approving expenditures and allocation of agency resources
  5. Overseeing preparation of management reports and financial statements to fulfill external reporting requirements for review by the Board of Directors
  6. Ensuring that the CIL complies with all relevant laws, regulations and internal policies set by the Board
  7. Addressing competitive pay rates and salaries to maintain staffing, with approval from the Board
  8. Supporting the Board in its governance role and assisting with Board development, while informing the Board of internal developments

Fundraising and External Relations:

  1. Serving as the public face of the organization, representing the CIL and its mission to the media, the public, government agencies and other stakeholders
  2. Developing a fundraising plan to increase revenues in collaboration with the Development Director and the Board members tasked with development outreach
  3. Building relationships with major donors and expanding our major donor network in collaboration with the Development Director.
  4. Overseeing all funding and project proposals; functioning as the Contract Officer for the agency
  5. Raising the public profile of CIL by communicating its mission to various audiences
  6. Increasing CIL’s endowment to help make CIL more financially independent
  7. Maintaining and improving CIL’s relationships with state and national organizations like the Department of Rehabilitation
  8. Demonstrating a growth mindset and leadership for long-term, strategic, programmatic impact and growth of the organization

Advocacy:

  1. Working with the Management Team to determine timely and socially equitable and just organizational response to current events and issues, with input from the Board
  2. Responding to public speaking and disability engagement training requests
  3. Collaborating with the network of Independent Living Centers to develop positions and strategy on key advocacy issues that impact consumers
  4. Participating in or leading substantive advocacy programs as needed
  5. Utilizing modern ideas and progressive thinking to develop new and innovative partnerships and programs
  6. Orienting service growth towards marginalized communities, with specific attention to BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and undocumented people with disabilities, unhoused people with disabilities, disabled people re-entering the community from carceral or institutional settings, people with mental health and psychiatric disabilities, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities  
  7. Building collaborative relationships with organizations and movements that work at the intersection of diverse issues of justice and civil and human rights

Human Resources:

  1. Supervising Human Resources Administrator; serving as chief risk manager for the agency
  2. Ensuring internal policies and practices are aligned with agency mission and values and contractual and other legal requirements
  3. Investing in the success of all staff by leading by example, cultivating a climate of equity, justice, accessibility, and inclusiveness at all levels, and supporting robust professional development
  4. Ensuring that job descriptions are developed, regular performance evaluations are held, and sound human resource practices are in place
  5. Promoting and committing to reasonable accommodations for staff members
  6. Prioritizing diversity in hiring, particularly amongst disabled communities that have been systematically overlooked for leadership positions, including BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, people with mental health and psychiatric disabilities, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, formerly incarcerated and/or unhoused people, poor, or working class communities, older adults, and more

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of management experience in the for-profit or not-for-profit arena. Experience with an independent living center (ILC) especially desirable
  2. Deep experience in budgeting at the program and organizational level, with accountability for managing a budget of $2.5 million or more
  3. Financial and administrative expertise in organizational management and in state/federal grant processes
  4. Deep knowledge and understanding of the civil rights/independent living movement for and of people with disabilities, including both historical and current trends and issues, disability justice, and cross-movement organizing
  5. Commitment to a collaborative form of leadership that empowers and centers the unique and diverse skills, experiences, and needs of staff
  6. A track record of positive relationships and partnerships with various stakeholders
  7. Demonstrated successful fundraising experience
  8. First-hand disability experience is expected

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Thoughtful and grounded organizer who can help the CIL take on current modern challenges facing our community (e.g., lack of affordable and accessible housing, health inequity, systemic discrimination, physical and programmatic inaccessibility, etc.)
  2. Persuasive public speaker and skilled community organizer who can successfully build coalitions across various communities and interest groups with shared priorities. Demonstrated experience in intersectional, cross-movement organizing in areas of social justice (e.g., racial justice, queer and trans liberation, immigrant rights, tenant or affordable housing movements, climate justice, etc.) is highly preferred
  3. Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  4. Demonstrated success with Fee-for Service Programs, Sales, and Public Sector funding
  5. College degree or equivalent management experience
  6. Big-picture thinker who can navigate change, including transformational organizational and cultural change
  7. Demonstrable client focus
  8. Willingness to hold oneself and others accountable while managing with integrity and collaboration
  9. Tech savvy; able to operate and excel in an increasingly digital environment

Other Demands:

  1. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via telephone, video meetings, email and in person with staff, consumers, and community members, with customary assistance as required by disability
  2. Must be able to travel to other agencies and organizations

The CIL is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace difference and diversity, and do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, immigration status, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, histories of incarceration or legal records, housing status, military service, or other non-merit factor. We provide reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

The annual salary range for this position is $120,000 – $150,000.

How to Apply

The CIL has retained OE Consulting to support this search.

In order to apply, please submit a CV and thoughtful cover letter here that explains your interest and addresses your relevant qualifications. Applicants may expect an email from OE Consulting confirming receipt. Please refrain from contacting CIL about this opportunity, and direct any questions to OE Consulting at ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.