Website Boston Center for Independent Living
Advocacy, Service, Action!
Position Summary: Provides outreach to staff and patients at nursing homes, rehabs and other long term settings. Provides peer mentoring, skills training, information & referral, service coordination, advocacy and other supportive services to people with disabilities. Helps individuals develop self-advocacy skills and works on systematic advocacy issues. Reports to the Director of Community Integration.
- Serves as BCIL’s primary transition-coordination provider under the Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration.
- Conducts outreach to staff and consumers at nursing homes, rehabs, and other long-term settings to increase awareness of BCIL services and the Money Follows the Person program.
- Conducts Independent Living Assessments to identify potential barriers to independence and their solutions and quality of life assessments for MFP participants.
- Coordinates services with many other agencies and BCIL staff members.
- Provides skills training, peer mentoring, advocacy, and information & referral as necessary to consumers individually or in groups.
- Documents work clearly and in a timely manner through narrative in BCIL data collection system and the EOHHS virtual gateway and other reporting forms as required.
- Advocates for the rights and integration of individuals with disabilities. Helps individual and groups develop advocacy skills in various situations, such as health care access and housing.
- Engages in community outreach as necessary to help promote agency goals.
- Conducts Options Counseling as needed.
- Other related duties as may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and/or relevant independent living experience.
- Member of the population to be served or extensive experience working in an independent living setting.
- Bi-lingual skills (Spanish, Haitian Creole, or other relevant languages) a strong plus.
- Commitment to independent living philosophy essential.
- Creativity and the ability to initiate and carry out projects.
- Ability to model leadership, set clear, professional boundaries and work as part of a team in all settings when representing the agency.
- Ability to work with a variety of people. Ability to assist with agency collaborations.
- Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent listening skills.
- Excellent ability to manage time effectively.
40 Hours – Full Time
- 2 weeks paid vacation (increases with length of service)
- 2 personal days
- 11 holidays
- 12 sick days
- Health, dental, (75% paid by agency). Short-term disability, long- term disability, group life insurance 100% company paid.
Salary: $27,000.00 annually.
Fax or e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Director of HR
Boston Center for Independent Living, Inc.
60 Temple Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
617 338-6661 (fax)
BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) checks are part of BCIL’s standard procedure.