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Job Posting: Independent Living Specialist / Disability Network Capital Area

JOB POSTING at Disability Network Capital Area:

Independent Living Specialist – Part Time – 2 Positions

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 $14.00-$16.00 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 by and resume Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to:
Disability Network Capital Area
Attn: Laurie Parker
901 E. Mt Hope Ave.
Lansing, MI  48910

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No phone calls please.

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The Disability Network Capital Area is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is operated in accordance with a policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or any artificial characteristic. 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.