Independent Living Specialist (Crescent City)

This position will provide direct services to individuals with disabilities. Services include advocacy, independent living skills training, peer support, housing support, supported living, community reintegration, vocational support, and informational and referral services. Qualified candidates will have experience working with persons with disability, strong computer skills, and excellent organizational skills.

Competitive compensation and benefits. Visit www.tilinet.org/jobs for a complete job description and details on the application process. EOE, Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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!

Systems Change Advocate

Job Title: Systems Change Advocate
Salary: 1.0 FTE $17.00-$20.00/hourly
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: San Bernardino (based)/Victorville occasionally

Be the voice of Rolling Start! Rolling Start, Inc., Center for Independent Living (RSI) is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization that provides advocacy and services to people with all types of disabilities. The mission of RSI is to educate and empower people with disabilities to achieve the independent life of their choice. We have been serving San Bernardino County for 46 years. RSI is looking for a Systems Change Advocate to join our team and broaden our local and statewide advocacy efforts.

Position Summary:

The Advocate will community organize RSI consumers and stakeholder partners on a variety of issues impacting people with disabilities such as housing, transportation, health care, emergency preparedness, youth outreach, voting, and accessibility. The Advocate will attend meetings, public hearings and statewide events; they will be the voice of RSI! They will be responsible for recruiting, training, and facilitating volunteers and groups. The Advocate will work with RSI consumers to develop and strengthen self-advocacy skills so they can effect change on issues personally affecting them.
The candidate must be an energetic and passionate advocate, enjoy public policy, have excellent communication and writing skills and can work both autonomously and collaboratively in groups. This currently is being offered as a full-time position at 40 hours a week, benefits included.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•Ability to understand and implement Independent Living philosophy;
•Ability to advocate for people with disabilities and train others in self-advocacy;
•Ability to promote and clearly explain the services that RSI offers to consumers, other businesses, and organizations through community outreach and/or virtual events;
•Ability to effectively manage conflicts and resolve conflicts successfully;
•Ability to research information, understand legislation, define problems, collect/analyze data, establish facts, and draw reasonable conclusions and solutions on issues effecting older adults and people with disabilities and be able to share this information in individual and/or group settings;
•Facilitate disability awareness training to other community organizations;
•Facilitate training to consumers on community organizing, letter writing, legislative contacts/visits and other way of affecting systems change;
•Be an active participant in the DO (Disability Organizing) Network, and collaborate with the Systems Change Hub Coordinator, and the SCA’s throughout the state;
•Ability to understand and implement the organization’s policies and procedures;
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and confidential information.

Minimum Qualifications:

•AA degree or higher and/or some combination of college and social services, human services, communication, or 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 servicesorganization.

Other Preferred Qualifications:

•Skill in using Microsoft Office applications in a PC environment;
•Proficiency in social media (FB/Instagram/Twitter/TikTok/YouTube) andpost info, events, & short videos related to advocacy.
•Capable of working at a computer work-station for long periods of time
•Must possess the ability to interact effectively (influence, exchange andcommunicate information so it is understood) with consumers,employees at all levels of the organization as well as those outside theorganization and provide appropriate communication to the targetaudience.

Working Conditions

•Office setting 70% of the time. “Home” office is in San Bernardino; at least 2 times/month in Victorville Office;
•Community Outreach 30% of the time. Includes, health and resource fairs, etc.;
•Travel to various meetings locally, regional and statewide;
•Participate in conference rallies and conference calls.

Rolling Start Inc. offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision & life insurance. We also offer a total of (13) twelve paid holidays; (12 fixed with 1 floating) and paid vacation time off.

Rolling Start, Inc. celebrates diversity and is 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.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
[email protected]

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

Executive Director

Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF)

Position Description

Job Title: Executive Director
(Exempt Employee)

Location: 634 S. Spring Street, 2ⁿᵈ Floor Los Angeles, CA 90014

Reports to: Board of Directors

Supervision Given: Senior Management, Fiscal Agent and
Consultants

Salary Including Benefits: $95,000 TO $120,000

Position Summary

Under the guidelines set by the governing Board, the Executive Director oversees the operation of
Communities Actively Living Independent & Free (CALIF), an independent living center serving
Greater Los Angeles. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and administering the
finances, programs, and services of the agency, and for advancing the philosophy and principles of
the Independent Living Movement.

Duties

Board of Directors

  • Prepares and submits timely reports, recommendations and updates;
  • Identifies and recruits candidates for potential membership on the governing board;
  • Assists with the pursuit of operational revenues for the agency;
  • Implements and administers board approved policies and budget;
  • Coordinates board training and strategic planning sessions;
  • Assists in the annual agency review process, including the analysis of input from staff,
    consumers, community organizations and contractors.

Program Administration

  • Assures that the mission of the agency is reflected in all program planning, implementation and
    evaluation;
  • Monitors compliance with grants, contracts, and regulations, including the preparation of
    performance reports and the maintenance of appropriate records;
  • Oversees the completion of periodic needs assessments within the agency’s constituency;
  • Promotes program expansion into unserved and underserved population/areas.

Personnel

  • In accordance with current employment laws, oversees the implementation of personnel policies
    and procedures, including and not limited to: recruitment, hiring, promotion, evaluation, training
    and dismissal;
  • Supervises middle management, the Program Director, Accountant, Volunteer Coordinator and
    consultants.

Finance

  • Oversees all elements of the organization’s financial system;
  • Prepares and administers the annual budget;
  • Monitors compliance with established financial controls;
  • Reviews monthly statements and reports prior to submittal to the Board of Directors;
  • Arranges for independent annual audits;
  • Develops and implements correction plans.

Resource Development

  • Oversees the development, implementation, modification, and evaluation of an annual resource
    development plan;
  • Initiates contact with, and represents the center to potential supporters and donors;

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  • Assists with efforts to obtain income through grants, contracts, fees, foundations, corporation,
    resource development activities and individual donors.

Public Relations and Systems Change

  • Works with local, state and national boards and organizations; including travel to further the
    Independent Living Movement and the rights of persons with disabilities;
  • Participate in community awareness, education and advocacy efforts;
  • Represents the center in the media and at public events;
  • Acknowledges contributions to the agency and to the independent living movement;
  • Reviews promotional materials prior to publication and dissemination

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit management or a related field; or other practical
    relevant experience such as graduate education.
  • Exhibit the ability to formulate and implement procedures, interpret and apply policy, interact
    with a wide variety of people, and oversee a complex organization and office environment;
  • With or without a reasonable accommodation must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

o Develop and maintain community support systems of, by and for people with disabilities;
o Negotiate grants and contracts;
o Communicate effectively both in writing and orally;
o Compose and present proposals and reports;
o Read, understand and communicate financial information;
o Work effectively with culturally diverse communities and cross-disability groups;
o Provide evidence of sound judgment, analytical ability, resourcefulness and interpersonal skills.

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Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrate computer literacy and knowledge of Assistive Technology;
  • Exhibit the ability to oversee the design and use of a computer network and management
    information system;
  • Possess personal life experience with a disability;
  • Communicate in more than one language, including sign language.
  • Experience working in an Independent Living Center (ILC)

*Part or all of this position is grant funded and may be limited by the term or length of the grant.

Because of the purpose of CALIF, it is essential that the individual understand, believe and
practice the Independent Living Philosophy.

CALIF is an equal opportunity employer
Email applications to [email protected]

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;
  • .

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:

ILS Instructor for the Blind

Job Title:                 ILS Instructor for the Blind

Status:​                     Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Reports To:            Lead OIB Advocate

Location:                 North County Office

Salary:                     $21-23 per hour

Position Overview: Assists blind and visually impaired older consumers to achieve personal adjustment and maximum self-sufficiency through independent living skills training.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts age appropriate intakes with consumers to assess their need or desire for independent living skills training;
  • Trains consumers in awareness of physical environment through sense of smell, hearing, and touch, and provides sighted guide training to consumer and/or family members/caregivers;
  • Teaches consumers personal and home management skills and communication skills, such as eating, grooming, dressing, coin and money identification, cooking, and use of telephone;
  • Provides, or arranges for the provision of, instruction to consumers regarding reading and writing Braille;
  • Demonstrates use of low vision and/or blindness related assistive technology devices;
  • Communicates with Blind Field Services Counselors for referral and coordination of services for consumers, and provides progress reports;
  • Conducts program outreach through attendance at meetings, participation in health fairs, presentations, distribution of marketing materials, etc., to increase awareness of the Aging with Vision Loss Program;
  • Enters consumer service records and corresponding data into the agency’s data collection system;
  • Other duties as assigned by the program manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Requires valid California driver’s license and proof of insurance;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively present information and instruction to individuals, or in small group settings;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to perform job functions in a manner that demonstrates flexibility, consistency, and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated capacity to cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment.

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: