Community Inclusion Specialist – Public Health (CIS-PH)
Full Time – 35 hrs per wk / Monday–Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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:
- Aggressive outreach into rural counties
- Ability to travel
- Ability to interact with people with disabilities where they live, work, or go to school
- Ability to communicate effectively and expressively, orally and in writing
Extensive travel in the multi-county service area for face-to-face visits
Attend trainings that NC MFP provides
Receive and process referrals to ensure transition process is coordinated for each participant
Coordinate visits to facilities and homes to provide unbiased information on home and community-based services
Participate in discharge planning for individuals transitioning from institutions into the community
Comply with all agency policies and procedures including HIPAA, Code of Ethics, confidentiality, etc.
Lead a peer support group when assigned
Keep accurate time and effort records.
Work efficiently and effectively with other employees at Disability Advocacy Center
Any other tasks assigned by your supervisor(s)