Job Description

Position:

Transition to Community Inclusion Specialist

Reports to:

Regional Advocacy Supervisor

Time:

Full Time – 35 hrs per wk / Monday–Friday

Hours:

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Training and Mileage Reimbursement Provided

Overview & Philosophy

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.

General Summary: 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.

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 satisfactory work performance.

Essential functions: 

    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 and expressively, orally and in writing

Responsibilities:

    1. Knowledge of disability information and referral sources
    2. Provide the 5 Independent Living core services and other services as requested
    3. Conduct intakes on new consumers
    4. Develop and maintain consumer records on online database
    5. Develop and sustain relationships with community resources and groups that will develop welcoming communities
    6. Respond to environmental barriers (housing, transportation, access, etc.)
    7. Provide peer support individually or in a group
    8. Keep accurate time and effort records on designate agency platform
    9. Work efficiently and effectively with other TCLI Specialists
    10. 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 Angela Brittian, Administrative Assistant, at dac2019org@gmail.com or call (336) 419-0784

Job Description

Position:

Community Inclusion Specialist – Public Health (CIS-PH)

Reports to:

Executive Director

Time:

Full Time – 35 hrs per wk / Monday–Friday

Hours:

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location:

Greensboro, NC

Training and Mileage Reimbursement Provided

Overview & Philosophy

Disability Advocacy Center is a federally funded Center for Independent Living that strives to be a vibrant and active advocate for the inclusion of people with disabilities in communities of their choice.  The ideals of independent living and dignity of risk encompass every aspect of our work. Disability Advocacy Center’s employees are held to the highest of standards of service delivery which provides our consumers with the greatest support to achieve their goals. Individuals who experience a disability are encouraged to apply.

General Summary: Disability Advocacy Center is seeking a full-time Community Inclusion Specialist that will provide activities and services that support the public health of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ideal candidate for the position will be passionate about serving others, have exceptional organizational and communication skills, and ability to develop and maintain community relationships. This individual will also have extensive knowledge of various North Carolina Medicaid waivers and programs that will support individuals transitioning from institutions to community living. Preference will be given to those who have a disability and/or have lived experience living in an institution. This position is grant funded and therefore expected to conclude in summer of 2024 unless other funding has been secured. 

Essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation: 

    1. Aggressive outreach into rural counties
    2. Ability to travel
    3. Ability to interact with people with disabilities where they live, work, or go to school
    4. Ability to communicate effectively and expressively, orally and in writing

Responsibilities:

    1. Extensive travel in the multi-county service area for face-to-face visits

    2.   Attend trainings that NC MFP provides

    3. Receive and process referrals to ensure transition process is coordinated for each participant

    4. Coordinate visits to facilities and homes to provide unbiased information on home and community-based services

    5. Participate in discharge planning for individuals transitioning from institutions into the community

    6. Comply with all agency policies and procedures including HIPAA, Code of Ethics, confidentiality, etc.

    7. Lead a peer support group when assigned 

    8. Keep accurate time and effort records. 

    9. Work efficiently and effectively with other employees at Disability Advocacy Center

    10. Any other tasks assigned by your supervisor(s) 

Requirements: 

If you want to be a part of the team at Disability Advocacy Center contact Angela Brittian, Administrative Assistant, at dac2019org@gmail.com or call (336) 419-0784

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