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Independent Living Program Specialist - Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette 

 
Centers for Independent Living (CIL) promote a philosophy of Independent Living including consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and advocacy, to maximize the independence 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 and 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

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

· Conduct comprehensive interviews to assess consumer needs

· Assist consumers to establish Independent Living Goals and Plans

· Provide ongoing support as consumers move toward stated goals

· Provide information and referral on disability related resources

· Provide individualized and group training in independent living skills

· Co-facilitate workshops such as Living Well with a Disability

· Coordinate peer support for independent living through consumer groups and peer mentoring

· Educate consumers and the community on disability history, disability rights and disability pride

· Coordinate and conduct community outreach and systems advocacy

· Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community partners and stakeholders

· Develop specialized knowledge as assigned in areas that may include employment, housing, adaptive technology, home modification, disability benefits, etc.

· Maintain accurate and timely consumer records, including case notes and documentation

· Travel throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders.

· Participate in staff training and related conferences

· Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

· Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to connect to people

· Interviewing and facilitation skills

· Ability to plan, implement and document programs and services

· Two years of related experience and/or education

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred:

· Personal experience with a disability

· Bachelor’s degree in related field

· Knowledge of disability related issues and resources

· Experience with or knowledge of Centers for Independent Living

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,000.00 per year

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

 

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

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