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Personal Assistant Services Coordinator

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Access Living
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Chicago, IL
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Published 13 days ago

JOB POSTING:

Access Living seeks a full-time employee to serve as a Personal Assistant Coordinator.

The coordinator will assist individuals with disabilities to successfully partner with a personal assistant.

BASIC FUNCTION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the development and implementation of Access Living's Personal Assistance program, supporting the independent living skills of people with disabilities.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·      Training individuals to be PA’s.

·      Providing referrals to consumers who seek to employ PA’s.

·      Assisting people with disabilities to improve their management of a PA’s. 

This position is also responsible for maintaining a pool of available PA’s for the Access Living PA registry.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

·      Provide PA’s counseling, referrals, and follow-up for consumers with disabilities who utilize PA services.

·      Provide PA management trainings when requested by consumers.

·      Recruit individuals to become PA’s.

·      Coordinate PA trainings and maintain updated PA registry.

·      Conduct consumer intake and assist consumer in formulation of Independent Living Plan.

·      Maintain records of program participants, workshop/seminar evaluations and other pertinent data needed for reporting.

·      Prepare monthly and quarterly reports when necessary.

·      Maintain confidentially through appropriate client file maintenance.

·      Attend quarterly PA Coordinator Group meetings.

·      Facilitate consumer advocacy on PA issues.

·      Be knowledgeable about and keep up to date with changes in the DRS Home Services Program

·      Act as spokesperson for AL regarding PA services.

·      Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Bachelor of Arts preferred. Excellent computer skills required.

EXPERIENCE (Personal or Professional)

Working with people with disabilities as peers. Experience as a PA user, understanding of independent living philosophy and experience with DRS HSP is preferred.

Knowledge of disability civil rights laws (ADA, 504, and IDEA), and familiarity with the disability rights movement and/or independent living movement is preferred but not required.

Analytical, problem solving, networking, and knowledge of skill-building techniques.

Strong communication skills to connect with a wide range of individuals and organizations.

An understanding of equal opportunity within a social justice framework.

People with disabilities, members of other oppressed communities, and those with personal experience with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to travel.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED: Computers, fax, copier, data bases, word processing, and software experience.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: None.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: None.

NO. OF EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: None.

SUPERVISED BY: Manager of Community Supports 

OTHER: Offer of the position will be contingent on clearance of state criminal background check.

HOW TO APPLY:

Email Cover Letter and Résumé (Accepted until position is filled).

Access Living offers excellent benefits (vacation, sick leave, holiday schedules etc.).

Attn Human Resources:

careers@accessliving.org

SALARY RANGE:  Annual $40 - $45k

JOB POSTING:

Access Living seeks a full-time employee to serve as a Personal Assistant Coordinator.

The coordinator will assist individuals with disabilities to successfully partner with a personal assistant.

BASIC FUNCTION SUMMARY…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 40,000 - USD 45,000

Benefits

Full benefits package: Medical, optical, dental, 403b & matching, FSA, HRA and other.

Full benefits package: Medical, optical, dental, 403b & matching, FSA, HRA and other.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume': Attn: Human Resource Specialist careers@accessliving.org

We also have COVID-19 restriction(s): COVID-19 vaccination is required and expected within the parameters of applicable local, state and federal law. City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois.

Send cover letter and resume': Attn: Human Resource Specialist careers@accessliving.org

We also have COVID-19 restriction(s): COVID-19 vaccination is required and expected within…

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