Position Title: Transition to Community Inclusion Specialist
Time: FTE 35 hrs. per wk. /Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Reports to: Regional Advocacy Supervisor
Training and Mileage Reimbursement Provided.
Location: This position will serve consumers in a 11-county service area which includes: Anson, Davidson, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Rockingham counties and will require significant travel. Working remotely twice a week is an option; however, under ordinary circumstance this position is expected to be performed from the Disability Advocacy Center’s (DAC) office in Greensboro, NC. until the CIS is well-trained and meets satisfactorily work performance.
DAC as a Center for Independent Living serves people with disabilities, so they live independently in a barrier free community, they choose. Our core values include self- direction, consumer control and the dignity of risk. These principles encompass every aspect of our work.
The Transition to Community Inclusion Specialist is responsible for providing community inclusion supports (such as travel training, independent living skills training and benefits counseling to eligible consumers.
Life experience with a disability (including mental illness) is highly preferred, demonstrated independent living and community inclusion skills in their own life, proficient communication skills, experience in disability advocacy, proficient public etiquette, and effective leadership qualities.
1.Ability to travel.
2. Ability to interact with people with disabilities where they live, work, or go to school. 3.Ability to communicate effectively, expressively and in writing.
Knowledge of disability information and referral sources
Provide the 5 Independent Living core services and other services as requested
Conduct intakes on new consumers
Develop and maintain consumer records on online database
Develop and sustain relationships with community resources and groups that will develop
Respond to environmental barriers (housing, transportation, access, etc.)
Provide peer support individually or in a group
Keep accurate time and effort records on designate agency platform
Work efficiently and effectively with other TCLI Specialists
Create an individualized training plan to meet personal development goals.
Interested individuals must submit their resume and a cover letter describing their personal connection and work history related to working with people with disabilities including individuals with mental health needs. This experience is a huge factor in filling this position. The resume and cover letter should be sent to the attention of Human Resources Management.