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Assistive Technology / Community Supports Coordinator

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Access Living
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Chicago, IL
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Published 24 days ago

BASIC FUNCTION: (Summary of position's purpose)

 Access Living seeks a full-time employee to serve as an Assistive Devices/ Community Supports Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for introducing up to 200 individuals with disabilities to personal empowerment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES: (Description of responsibilities and task)

v Identify and recommend methods to increase independence of consumers, specifically review the consumers’ needs for daily living aids and when applicable the need for other services to be provided by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

v Assess consumers for low-tech assistive technology and other services that will allow them to direct their life in the own home. Following the assessment, staff is responsible for ordering, assembly, testing, and delivery of the assistive devices. 

v Overall, see that the consumer conducts her/his own life as independently as possible.

v Assess consumers for low-cost assistive technology and other services that will allow them to direct their life in their own home. Staff must consider the supports and services already in place when making the assessments. Following the assessment, staff is responsible for ordering, assembly, testing, and delivery of the assistive technology to the consumer’s home.

v Identify and recommend methods to increase independence of consumers, specifically review the consumers’ need for daily living aids and when applicable the need for other services to be provided by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

v Advocate and empower consumer in their transition and to model advocacy skills. Staff must always encourage the consumer to advocate on her/his own behalf (meaning with supports) whenever possible.

v Refer consumers to the Independent Living Skills programs and other staff who would assist the consumer to achieve her/his goals.

v Order, assemble, test, and deliver assistive devices to MOPD consumers.

v Keep track of orders through Amazon and deliveries and document them properly.

v Ensure all deadlines and outcomes are met, including follow up calls 30 days after delivery.

v Serves as a back-up for Community Support Coordinator staff, as needed.

v Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING  

Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or degrees in the fields of occupational therapy, assistive technology, social work, and related fields. Bachelor of Arts or Science is required and experience in service of people with disabilities is desirable. Experience in evaluating individuals with disabilities for assistive devices and independent living skills training is highly sought.

EXPERIENCE    

Employee should have basic knowledge of disability and experience in the fields of independent living, disability rights and self-determination movements, occupational therapy, assistive technology. Good oral, written and inter-personal/communication skills needed. Good computer skills are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

Staff must be able to travel to conduct home visits and AT deliveries within the City of Chicago. Staff must be able to lift, up to 50 lbs. and be able to use tools and assemble basic assistive devices.  

EQUIPMENT OPERATED

Personal computer, telephone, fax, copier, and printer   

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Office space is comprised of cubicles of co-workers and mostly surrounded by windows.  

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:      

No affiliations are necessary.

SUPERVISED BY: Manager of Community Supports

NO. OF EMPLOYEES DIRECTLY SUPERVISED:      None.

OTHER: Car and valid driver’s license are required. Offer of the position will be contingent on clearance of state criminal background check.                                

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

Access Living offers excellent benefits, vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

Cover Letters and Resumes accepted until the position is filled.

Salary Range: $39,000.00 - $43,500.00 

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume’:

Attn: Human Resources careers @ accessliving.org

BASIC FUNCTION: (Summary of position's purpose)

 Access Living seeks a full-time employee to serve as an Assistive Devices/ Community Supports Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for introducing up to 200 individuals with…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

$39,000 - $43,500

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume'

Attn: Human Resource

careers@accessliving.org

Send cover letter and resume'

Attn: Human Resource

careers@accessliving.org

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