1. Provide the five core services of independent living, including peer counseling, advocacy, information & referral, independent living skills training and institutional diversion and transition.
2. Work with people with disabilities to help them make and achieve steps toward meaningful employment.
3. Assist consumers to return to work through work incentive programs, such as the Ticket to Work and the Medicaid Buy-In.
4. Maintain familiarity of community resources available to PWD, both information- and service-related, including those related (but not limited) to advocacy, education, employment, housing, transition, and transportation.
5. Coordinate services, activities, reports and evaluation related to successfully comply with contractual requirements and to achieve targeted outcomes of program and grant objectives.
6. Develop and maintain professional working relationships with disability and human service providers; local business leaders; counselors; housing and transportation stakeholders; and local, state and federal legislators and administrators, in collaboration with other FLIC staff.
7. Organize and facilitate community outreach and awareness events; Conduct consumer workshops as the demand for particular topics presents itself.
8. Advocate for systems change to policies, practices and environments, in the public and private sector, which promote inclusion, independence and integration of people with disabilities.
9. Attend regular meetings and conferences to increase knowledge in concepts used in all coordinated programs; Have a working understanding of the independent living philosophy, disability advocacy, disability-related education and employment laws, self-determination, and motivational empowerment (can be learned during probationary period).
10. Consistently adhere to FLICs mission, vision, values, policies and procedures.
11. Assist with other staff duties as needed.
12. Perform additional duties as requested by Supervisor.
Must be able to relate to and work with a variety of individuals with and without a disability. Personal experience with a disability preferred
Must be able to manage, prioritize, and successfully complete multiple projects
Must have Associates Degree.
Must have knowledge of computer programs.
Must have exemplary organization skills.
Must be able to work independently.
Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with individuals.
Must have the ability to travel throughout Tompkins County on a routine basis. Occasional trips within NYS for meetings, trainings, or conferences.