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Mobile Unit Independent Living Specialist

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Summary Atlantis Community, Inc. has been the Center for Independent Living in the Denver Metropolitan area for over 45 years. We support the right of people with disabilities to take control over their own lives with full and informed consent by providing advocacy, education, transition services, information and referral, and peer support. As a Mobile Unit I.L. Specialist, you will be a part of the Independent Living Staff and a member of the Atlantis Community team.

This position requires you to be able to travel to various locations and distances. Staff will be stationed on a Mobile Unit that will assist individuals with disabilities to attain their independent living goals by educating, advocating, and securing services with clients. As a Mobile Unit I.L. Specialist, you have direct contact with the population we serve and are expected to form bonds that facilitate a professional relationship, which demonstrates independent living. You are expected to be able to travel to consumers to their home or a neutral place that secures confidentiality. This position reports to the I.L. Program Director & I.L. Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

● Must be able to manage a full caseload of consumers

● Must be knowledgeable of the intake process and be able to conduct consumer intakes if necessary

● Become familiar with all aspects of ACI’s programs and services in order to best assist consumers in understanding their level of independence on a continuum as well as anticipating their service needs

● Advocate for consumers on a systems level and promote individual advocacy

● Assist individuals with obtaining necessary support services needed to live independently

● Meet with assigned consumers at least one time per month to ensure that the steps to meeting the goals are being met and assessed often

● Must be able to travel to consumers in a Mobile I.L. Unit daily

● Maintain monthly records and documentation of communication and process through CilSuite and filing system (CSRs)

● Participate in boards, community meetings, and task forces geared towards creating policies that benefit our consumers and the disability community at large

● Responsible for keeping strict confidentiality of all protected information concerning consumers in accordance with the confidentiality agreement and all State and Federal regulations

● Must be familiar with the requirements for documentation of consumers and services provided on a state and federal level

● Take part in Community Outreach efforts

Participate in ACI Staff Meetings, Program Meetings, and Staff Trainings

● Must be able to identify Independent Living goals and what services and resources are available in the community to help reach goals

● Must be able to identify smart goals that are measurable, specific, and detailed

● Maintain relationship with partnering organizations

● Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy of independent living, including consumer control, peer support, self-determination, equal access, individual, and systems advocacy

● Provide detailed information to consumers about home and community-based services, waiver services, SNAP benefits, Social Security Administration Guidance, and other long-term care benefits ● Must be knowledgeable about the ADA

● Must be knowledgeable about our 5 core services

● Be able to collaborate between I.L. staff in office if more extensive services are needed

● Has the opportunity to participate and help facilitate our community events

● Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications Knowledge, Skill and Ability

● Ability to communicate and relate to persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and residents

● Must have valid Colorado Driver’s License/auto insurance and reliable transportation

● Ability to problem solve with creative and individualized approaches

● Must be able to communicate under high-stress situations

● Must be able to demonstrate de-escalation techniques

● Knowledge of community resources

● Knowledge of Community Partners

● Excellent verbal and written skills

● Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision

● Knowledge of experience with basic computer skills and communication

● Excellent organizational skills and experience with record keeping, data collection, and reporting ● Excellent time management skills

● Experience in facilitating meetings and providing advocacy

● Ability to prioritize and plan effectively

Education and/or Experience Required:

● Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or four years of related work experience or experience with case management

● Knowledge of and experience with home and community-based waiver programs, food stamps, Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers, Social Security, Long Term Care options, basic advocacy skills, including how to request an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act

● Familiarity with Independent Living Skills

● Personal experience with the disability community preferred

Experience with maintaining confidential records

Summary Atlantis Community, Inc. has been the Center for Independent Living in the Denver Metropolitan area for over 45 years. We support the right of people with disabilities to take control over their own lives with full and informed…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Salary

$20.00/Hr

Benefits

Compensation/Benefits ● Hourly wage- $20.00/hour ● Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer paying 99% of base premium ● Paid Time Off ● Mileage Reimbursement ● 11 Paid Holidays

Compensation/Benefits ● Hourly wage- $20.00/hour ● Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer paying 99% of base premium ● Paid Time Off ● Mileage Reimbursement ● 11 Paid Holidays

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-lingual strongly preferred

Bi-lingual strongly preferred

Location

On-site
201 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80223, USA
Unit 100

How to Apply

To Apply Submit a resume and cover letter to hr@atlantiscommunity.org with Mobile Unit IL Specialist in the subject. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

To Apply Submit a resume and cover letter to hr@atlantiscommunity.org with Mobile Unit IL Specialist in the subject. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. People…

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