compensation: $17-18/hr. plus full benefits employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply! (See below for instructions.)
CPWD is a Center for Independent Living (CIL), which is a cross‑disability, consumer‑directed, nonresidential private nonprofit agency operated in a local region by individuals with disabilities, providing various independent living services. At least 51% of our staff and Board are people with disabilities. Join us!
The Mission of the Center for People with Disabilities is to provide resources, information and advocacy to assist people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to independent living. CPWD's goal is an integrated community that equally welcomes all members. The Center for People with Disabilities works so that people with disabilities may live independently. We believe that there is nothing more disabling than pity.
Here are some details about our ideal candidate. Does this describe you?
● It's important for you to do work that you find meaningful, and you have a passion for working with Veterans and people with disabilities.
● You'd enjoy having a mix of interacting with people, driving a bunch around the region, and having desk/paperwork time (there's considerable paperwork/forms).
● You're extremely detail-oriented, organized, and good at catching errors/inconsistencies.
● You'd be comfortable going into the homes of our Veterans and at ease with asking personal health-related questions (to complete an assessment).
● You're very pleasant, empathetic, and able to carry out sensitive conversations with different types of people from various socioeconomic groups.
● You'd love to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families!
Supports the activities of the Veterans Independence Program (VIP). Assists Veterans with: managing a budget, deciding what services best meet their needs, hiring personal care workers, and purchasing items or services in order to live independently in the community. Ensures coordination, integration, and effective delivery of these supports and services to Veterans. Creates support plans and spending plans, monitoring services and problem solving for Veterans at the direction of the Veteran or Representative. Ensures that the Veteran and/or the Representative are the ones directing the services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Provide support services to an average of 30 Veterans ensure they obtain access to services and supports in order to live independently in the community, increase self-advocacy skills, and improve quality of life.
● Use the Activities of Daily Living Assessment to determine Veterans’ functional needs.
● Facilitate the development, implementation, and documentation of a consumer directed support plan and spending plan.
● Provide information and referrals to help the Veteran find the services and supports they need.
● Assist Veterans with hiring/training/supervising/terminating employees and completing employer/employee paperwork.
● Work with the Fiscal Management Service, helping the Veteran review, approve, and submit timesheets.
● Work in conjunction with Program Manager to monitor billing to ensure expenditures are within budget and that employees are receiving their pay and benefits.
● Work in conjunction with Program Manager and CPWD’s Accounting Department to ensure all assessment fees and monthly admin fees are collected.
● Help the Veteran evaluate how VIP is working.
● Keep the local VA Medical Center informed about the Veteran’s status, in conjunction with Program Manager.
● Collaborate with military and civilian community resources.
● Maintain timely, complete, and accurate database documentation.
● Understand, model and implement the Independent Living Philosophy, and CPWD's vision and mission.
● Demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.
● Have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
● Maintain strict confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines.
● Accept responsibility for personal and professional development and explore opportunities for position-related training.
● Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff trainings.
● Perform other duties, as assigned.
● Two years of experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in an Independent Living Center setting.
● Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator orally and in writing.
● Must be very organized and able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines.
● Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
● Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
● Demonstrated ability to utilize e-mail and the internet.
● Valid driver's license, insurance, and clean driving record.
● Successfully pass required background check(s).
● Bachelor's degree in human services or related field and/or two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
● Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.
● Knowledge of Person Centered Planning principles.
● Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/ASL.
● Personal experience with a disability.
● Office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and computer use.
● Time spent conducting home visits.
● Local/regional travel in various weather conditions an average of at least 50% of the time; must have reliable transportation.
● Primary office in Longmont but will work out of various locations.
CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please click "reply" above and submit a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!