Employment

CURRENT OPENINGS

 2 full-time positions - Casper  

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 individuals we can contact for professional reference

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR OPEN POSITIONS:

Community Choice Waiver Case Manager - Casper

* A cover letter is required.

The work of Wyoming Independent Living is grounded on the Independent Living (IL) philosophy which maintains that persons with disabilities are the best judges of their service needs and how to receive those services. IL services are intended to assist consumers to attain the highest degree of independence and self-reliance possible.

WIL Program Specialists are responsible for providing the five core services of a Center for Independent Living:

  • Information and referral (I & R)
  • Independent living skills training
  • Personal and systems advocacy
  • Peer support, and
  • Transition services to youth and adults

The Program Specialist works with individuals on the Community Choice Medicaid Waiver program to arrange individualized care plans. Specialist coordinates in-home services and supports and provides employer training so that consumers can manage and direct their own personal care services. Position involves extensive travel throughout the service area.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Performing comprehensive consumer interviews to establish goals for independent living
  • Ensuring compliance with program rules and regulations
  • Maintaining accurate and timely consumer records
  • Preparing reports and completing agency and Department of Health paperwork within established deadlines
  • Conducting community outreach and education activities
  • Promoting interagency collaboration to improve service delivery systems for people with disabilities
  • Travel throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders
  • Participate in staff training and related conferences/conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field required
  • Case Management experience (1 year +)
  • Experience at a Center for Independent Living preferred
  • Personal experience with a disability is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications

 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,080.00 /year

  • Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

Independent Living Program/Visually Impaired Program Specialist - Sheridan 

* A cover letter is required.

DESCRIPTION

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) promote a philosophy of Independent Living including consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and individual and systems advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities. CILs are peer organizations, and primarily staffed by people with disabilities.

Wyoming Independent Living’s (WIL) mission is to advance independence, dignity and a world without barriers where people with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in our communities and individual life choices. WIL Independent Living Program Specialists partner with individuals with disabilities to maximize independence and empowerment by providing the five core services of a Center for Independent Living:

  • Information and referral (I & R)
  • Independent living skills training
  • Personal and systems advocacy
  • Peer support, and
  • Transition services

In addition to the core IL services, the specialist will provide services through the Visually Impaired Program, assisting persons who are blind or visually impaired to develop self-reliance and independence so that they can participate fully in the communities where they live.  Specialists work with consumers to explore adaptive resources and skills training to maximize independence in community living. Position involves extensive travel throughout the service area.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Promote independence, empowerment, self-advocacy and disability pride
  • Develop specialized knowledge as assigned in areas such as ADA, employment, housing, adaptive technology, home modification, disability benefits, youth services etc.
  • Conduct comprehensive interviews to assess consumer needs
  • Assist consumers to establish independent living goals and develop Independent Living Plans
  • Provide periodic follow-up and ongoing support as consumers move toward stated goals
  • Provide information to assist individuals with disabilities and/or refer them to appropriate resources
  • Assist individuals with disabilities in achieving independent living skill goals through individualized and group training
  • Co-facilitate workshops such as Living Well with a Disability, Working Well with a Disability, All-In, etc.
  • Coordinate peer support for independent living through consumer groups and peer mentoring
  • Teach disability history, disability rights and disability pride
  • Empower youth and adults through advocacy and leadership training
  • Coordinate and conduct community outreach and systems advocacy
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners and stakeholders
  • Assist Independent Living Manager to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and peer advocates
  • Assist in the management of WIL center facilities
  • Maintain accurate and timely consumer records, documentation and reporting
  • Ensure compliance with organization and program rules and regulations
  • Travel throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders
  • Participate in staff training and related conferences/conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, empathy and ability to connect to people
  • Experience in interviewing and group facilitation
  • Ability to plan, implement and document programs and services
  • Two years of related experience and/or education
  • Knowledge of disability issues and community resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred:

  • Personal experience with a disability
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience with a Center for Independent Living

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,080.00 /year

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Project OUT Program Specialist - Gillette 

* A cover letter is required.

The work of Wyoming Independent Living is grounded in the Independent Living (IL) philosophy which maintains that persons with disabilities are the best judges of their service needs and how to receive those services. IL services are intended to assist consumers to attain the highest degree of independence and self-reliance possible.

WIL Program Specialists are responsible for providing the five core services of a Center for Independent Living:

  • Information and Referral (I & R)
  • Independent living skills training
  • Personal and systems advocacy
  • Peer support
  • Transition services to youth and adults

Project OUT works with Medicaid eligible individuals who are currently residing in or are at risk of entering a long-term care facility, who wish to live independently in the community. Specialists serve as advocates by guiding consumers through a complex service delivery system to develop a transition plan and obtain necessary resources to maintain independence. Position involves extensive travel throughout the service area.

Specific Duties Include:

 

  • Performing comprehensive consumer interviews to establish goals for independent living
  • Ensuring compliance with program rules and regulations
  • Maintaining accurate and timely consumer records
  • Preparing reports and completing agency paperwork within established deadlines
  • Conducting community outreach and education activities
  • Promoting interagency collaboration to improve service delivery systems for people with disabilities
  • Travel throughout the designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders
  • Participate in staff training and related conferences/conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field preferred
  • Experience at a Center for Independent Living preferred
  • Personal experience with a disability preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office application
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,080.00 /year

Wyoming Independent Living Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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