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Job Summary: Independent Living Coordinator to work with people with disabilities in South Cache and Rich Counties.

LOCATION: Logan, Utah
WORK AREA: Cache and Rich Counties
TIME: 40 hours a week - typically Monday thru Friday (with some flexibility of hours to assist with Center activities and programs as needed)
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
Wage: TBD plus 19.5% benefit stipend
Primary Responsibilities:  Perform outreach, intake, eligibility determination, and information and referral, concerning people with all types of disabilities of all ages.

 Assist people with disabilities to develop goals and Independent Living Plans (ILPs).

 Offer and/or arrange for independent living skills training, peer support, individual and systems change advocacy, and classes including, but not limited to, training in such areas as mobility, assertiveness, household management, disability rights and social skills.

 Offer Assistive Technology (AT) services including, but not limited to, the submission of paperwork to the Department of Workforce Service Rehabilitation (DWSR) for AT acquisition, contact with area vendors, assistance in finding other funding sources, and arrange training in usage of equipment.

 Initiate and/or coordinate plans to eliminate barriers and assure access to the community including, but not limited to, housing, transportation, employment, public buildings and activities, and other public accommodations, such as parking and communication systems.

 Offer assistance and coordinate efforts to modify housing for accessibility.

 Maintain consumer files (hard copies and database) to include:
o Review of IL application, Client Assistance Program (CAP), and Consumer Handbook
o Writing the ILP developed with the consumer
o Service records
o Progress notes for goals and services
o Income verification for Assistive Technology purchases

 Keep accurate and timely records and reports concerning the outcome of
individual services and program participation.

 Provide information on affordable accessible housing, home ownership opportunities, rent subsidies, section 8 and vouchers.

 Provide Independent Living (IL) services to people in nursing and other residential facilities to achieve the maximum level of independence possible in the environment of their choice.

 Drive OPTIONS’ owned vehicles (15 passenger van or minivan).

 Undertake other responsibilities as requested by the Executive Director.
Desired Qualifications: 1. A ‘clean’ background check is required.

2. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or four years directly related experience working with people with disabilities.

3. Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to relate well to a broad spectrum of people including people with disabilities.

4. Knowledge of and commitment to the Independent Living Philosophy is preferred.

5. Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

6. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

7. Knowledge of social service organizations and programs available to support people with disabilities.

8. Ability to take control in an emergency situation and acquire CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of hire.

9. Knowledge of and experience with keeping records, i.e., data collection and entry, and reporting.

10. Knowledge of and experience with basic computer programs, i.e., Word, Excel, Internet, email and social media.

11. Valid driver’s license for past 5 years with an outstanding driving record (must be at least 22 years of age to drive OPTIONS’ vans).

12. Willingness and ability to use own transportation for work related duties as needed (with reimbursement).
Benefits / Why Work for Us: OPTIONS for Independence is a nonprofit organization which has been in existence for over 30 years. The focus is to help people with all kinds of disabilities of all ages increase or maintain independence in the environment of their choice.

OPTIONS has a team of about 15 employees who work together well and are highly supportive of one another creating a calm productive environment.

It is a rewarding experience to assist others achieve their highest potential. Being a part of that is a huge benefit.

Flexibility as needed with family is however, one of best benefits of working at OPTIONS.

OPTIONS provides paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. A retirement option, cancer benefits, and reimbursement to acquire a medical plan.
How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to OPTIONS for Independence, 106 E 1120 N, Logan, UT 84341. For more information on OPTIONS, see the website at www.optionsind.org.
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $25,000
Salary Maximum: $30,000
Closing Date: September 22, 2020 by 5:00 pm.
Status: Full Time
Location: Logan, Utah - Cache and Rich Counties

Information

Organization Website: Visit website
Contact Name: Judy Biggs
Email: jbiggs@optionsind.org