Data Entry Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website bostoncil Boston Center for Independent Living

Position Overview: The Data Entry Specialist (DES) will be responsible for entering information from handwritten paper records into a customized database for the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program.  DES will coordinate work with other program staff to ensure both the accuracy and timeliness of PCA program information while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality. This position will work within strict programmatic timelines.

The Boston Center for Independent Living is a frontline civil rights organization led by people with disabilities that advocates to eliminate discrimination, isolation, and segregation by providing advocacy, information and referral, peer support, skills training, PCA services, and transitional services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities.

As an organization, we commit to making all aspects of our work antiracist, not only because it is just but because it is necessary to serve our community of people with disabilities. We commit to purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge issues of race and ethnicity, and the impacts they have on our organization, our work, and our people.

BCIL serves a very diverse clientele, and our staff reflects much of that diversity. People with disabilities, people of color and those who speak another language are encouraged to apply for positions. All applicants are welcome.


  • Enter all data entry documentation into a customized database.
  • Maintain integrity of the data entry management system.
  • Enter data from a PCA program evaluation and re-evaluation, ensuring accuracy and adhering to scheduled timelines.
  • Maintain integrity of database by developing and utilizing standard procedures and documentation.
  • Adhere to confidentiality regulations, most especially HIPAA.
  • Routinely update system database to reflect changes to files.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned which may include but are not limited to filing, other data entry projects, photocopying, and verifying information directly with BCIL’s PCA consumers.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Accurate typing skills, 55 wpm or better.
  • Ability to proofread your own work for accuracy.
  • Very good computer skills and knowledge of relevant software packages.
  • Detail-oriented and strict adherence to deadlines.
  • Ability to work from handwritten forms. Ability to read short hand a plus.
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skill.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of persons with disabilities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Lived experience as a member of the population to be served.

 A skills test will be required for this position.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to independent living philosophy.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to initiate and carry out complex projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to take direction and follow through on assigned tasks and to manage time effectively.
  • Flexibility to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to model clear professional boundaries, social skills, and work etiquette.
  • Ability to read and write fluently in English.

Equipment Operated:

Computers, copier, scanner, Microsoft Office, printer, and other office equipment/programs.

Working Environment:

Office area is a shared workspace divided by cubicles. Verbal communication can be heard from other staff in adjoining cubicles. Will need to be in the office a minimum of 3-4 days per week.

 Hours: 40 Hours – Full Time


  • 2 weeks paid vacation (increases with length of service)
  • 2 personal days
  • 13 holidays
  • 12 sick days
  • Health, dental, and vision (75% paid by agency).  After a 90-day probationary period is complete, full-time staff qualify for short-term disability, long-term disability, and group life insurance which is 100% company-paid.
  • Optional FSA medical and dependent care accounts, critical care insurance, and additional life insurance available (employee paid)
  • 403b retirement accounts available

Salary:  $44,000 per year

How to apply: Email your cover letter and resume to:

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.

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