[Tall-Corn] FW: A2I CIL IL Specialist Postion Opening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa!

Scott Van Gorp svangorp at nfbi.org
Tue Oct 1 02:33:08 UTC 2019

Sending this over in case anyone is interested.


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From: dawn <dawn at iowasilc.org <mailto:dawn at iowasilc.org> >
Date: September 30, 2019 at 13:50:31 CDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: A2I CIL IL Specialist Postion Opening in Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
Reply-To: dawn <dawn at iowasilc.org <mailto:dawn at iowasilc.org> >

Access 2 Independence Center for Independent Living

Independent Living Specialist Position Opening

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa!


Click on the link below for more information and to apply: 

 <https://www.indeedjobs.com/access-2-independence/_hl/en?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLs_1WAXHb5RLlucjrag5NZE> https://www.indeedjobs.com/access-2-independence/_hl/en?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLs_1WAXHb5RLlucjrag5NZE 


Cedar Rapids, IA 



Access 2 Independence (A2I) seeks a full-time Independent Living Specialist (ILS) to join our dynamic team! As an ILS you will work alongside persons with disabilities by supporting disability advocacy, conducting community outreach, connecting with community resources, and working collaboratively with individuals to identify and overcome barriers to independence. 




Access 2 Independence is one of six centers for Independent Living in the state of Iowa. We assist people with disabilities to attain the highest degree of independence and self-reliance possible. Independent Living Specialists provide the following services and more: 


*           Information and referral

*           Independent living skills training

*           Personal and systems advocacy

*           Peer support, and

*           Transition services to youth and adults



*           Performing comprehensive consumer interviews to establish goals for independent living

*           Maintaining accurate and timely consumer records

*           Preparing reports and completing agency paperwork within established deadlines

*           Conducting community outreach and education activities

*           Promoting interagency collaboration to improve service delivery systems for people with disabilities

*           Travel throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders

*           Other duties as assigned




*           Bachelors Degree in Social Services, Human Services, or related field of study (related experience may be substituted).

*           Personal experience with disability strongly preferred.

*           Willingness to further yourself through continued education, classes, seminars, etc. as appropriate.

*           Experience with computers is necessary for this position (experience with Microsoft Office suite and Google suite are a plus).

*           Ability to relate effectively with the public, fellow employees, and consumers in an appropriately professional manner.

*           A strong work ethic and the ability to work with minimal supervision is mandatory for this position.

*           Knowledge of the resources and services available to people with disabilities in the Eastern Iowa Corridor, and experience accessing these resources and services, is a major plus.

*           Must have own transportation. You should be able to travel safely within the eight counties of the service area when necessary.




Access 2 Independence offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401k, paid time off, growth and personal development opportunities, and inclusive work culture! 


To apply, please include Resume, Cover Letter and list of 3 professional references 


Access 2 Independence is an equal opportunity employer. 


Job Type: Full-time 


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