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Job Posting: Independent Living Specialist / Disability Network Capital Area

JOB POSTING at Disability Network Capital Area:

Independent Living Specialist

2 Part Time Positions (average 29 hours per week)

Location: Lansing

Disability Network Capital Area is seeking two part time Independent Living Specialists. The Independent Living Specialist positions are part-time (averaging 29 hours per week) non-exempt positions with a starting wage of $14.50-$16.50 per hour, depending on experience. Access to reliable transportation is a requirement as positions require the ability to travel within Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties. In addition to travel, these positions require the ability to provide services at the DNCAP offices, community settings and in the individuals’ home, when needed.

Job Description:

The IL Specialist is responsible for assisting persons with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining their goal of fully participating in their community.  Utilizing a person center planning approach, the IL Specialist involves the core services of Information and Referral, Independent Living Skill Training, Peer Support, Transition and Advocacy. These positions are inclusive of individuals with diverse disabilities.  Duties include: Facilitate individual and/or group independent living skills training.  Examples of skills include travel training, money management, and employment; Work with program coordinator in the development of monthly class schedule of activities/groups.  Activities include both in-house and community based; Timely completion of reports, billings and data entry; Outreach activities to community organizations; Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Hiring Requirements:

Two years’ post-secondary education in Human Services or related program.  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service or related field preferred; A minimum of two years’ human service experience; Personal experience with a disability and/or knowledge of disability related issues; Must successfully pass a criminal background check, sex offender registry, and DHHS Central Registry; Access to reliable transportation; Occasional evenings and weekends.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, referencing Job #IL01312020 to: Disability Network Capital Area, 901 E. Mt Hope Ave., Lansing, MI  48910 attn: Laurie Parker or email to No phone calls please.

Posting deadline:  Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Feel free to visit our website: and Facebook page: Disability Network Capital Area.

The Disability Network Capital Area is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Disability Network Capital Area follows Employment at Will practices.  The agency does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Employment may be terminated by either party with or without notice and with or without cause.