TITLE:  Advocacy Outreach Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. dba CIL of Northwest Florida (CILNWF) is searching for an experienced Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator to lead and develop advocacy activities in the four-county area of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties.  The main office is located in Pensacola, Florida.

The purpose of this position is to assist people with disabilities in both system and individual advocacy issues covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provide Peer Counseling to consumers. The incumbent develops strategies and alliances with State and Federal elected officials, city/county government agencies and others to promote all titles of the ADA.  This position requires considerable judgment, and independent decision-making. The incumbent will survey buildings, parking spaces, offices and any other structure using the ADA and Florida Building Codes.  Meet with consumers and establish goals and objectives to live independently. Must be able to provide own transportation and travel extensively, with or without accommodation to perform essential functions, throughout Northwest Florida.

CILNWF is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private non-profit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the Board of Directors, staff and decision- making/management staff are persons with significant disabilities.

CILNWF provides 5 core services: individual and systems advocacy; information and referral; independent living skills training; peer counseling; and transition services.

Five years of disability experience and/or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an Independent Living (IL)-related field is preferred.

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, three professional references, resume and salary expectations by email to info@cilnwf.org with subject “Resume for Advocacy/Outreach Coordinator” to be considered for this position. Rolling interviews will begin upon receipt of qualified applicants.  No phone calls please.

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TITLE:  Independent Living/Intake Specialist (Full-Time)

This position is located at the Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Northwest Florida, Inc.  The purpose of this position is to assist people with disabilities by providing information about community resources and facilitate the intake process for CILNWF services.  The IL/Intake Specialist will answer telephones and/or greet walk-in consumers and provide needs assessments to determine whether CILNWF services or referrals to outside agencies is the most appropriate option. The incumbent will seek out and attend community fairs and interagency meetings in our service area to develop relationships and build community resource alliances, and to facilitate maintenance of a referral database. 

PROGRAMMATIC:

  1. Provides Information and Referral Services with follow up call.
  2. Develop and maintain the Referral Contacts module in the consumer database system (CIL Suite).
  3. Initiate outreach efforts to minority/ethnic populations, by attending minority/ethnic cultural events and networking with indigenous minority community leaders

ADMINISTRATIVE:

  1. Attend training to stay current on matters regarding disability as it relates to housing, transit, assistive technology and health concerns.
  2. Comply with and refer to the Personnel Policy Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Landrum Employee Handbook for
  3. Submits articles for Newsletter and assists with the Newsletter, Brochures, PSA’s, Fundraising, etc. Also, submits clipping, film recording, articles, or
  4. Notify the Executive Director of any situation that may have a negative impact on the CIL.
  5. Performs other duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE POSITION:

  1. Must have 3 years’ experience with disability.
  2. Must have good communication
  3. Must have excellent writing

APPLY:  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must submit a letter of interest, three professional references,  resume and salary expectations by email to info@cilnwf.org with the subject line “Resume for Independent Living/Intake Specialist (Full-Time)” to be considered for this position.  Position will remain open until filled.  Appropriate candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.  No phone calls.

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Title:  Independent Living/Intake/Assistive Technology Specialist

This position is located at the Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Northwest Florida, Inc.  This position has two roles. 

The first role is Independent Living (IL)/Intake Specialist to assist people with disabilities by providing information about community resources and facilitate the intake process for CILNWF services.  The IL/Intake Specialist will answer telephones and/or greet walk-in consumers and provide needs assessments to determine whether CILNWF services or referrals to outside agencies is the most appropriate option. The incumbent will seek out and attend community fairs and interagency meetings in our service area to develop relationships and build community resource alliances, and to facilitate maintenance of a referral database. 

The second role Assistant Technology Specialist position to assess consumer needs as it relates to Assistive Technology aimed at enhancing the quality of life for users of this technology, through improving awareness, access and advocacy. 

Infrequent overnight travel may be required for either role of this position.

APPLY:  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must submit a letter of interest, three professional references,  resume and salary expectations by email to info@cilnwf.org with the subject line “Resume Independent Living/Intake/Assistive Technology Specialist (Full-Time)” to be considered for this position.  Position will remain open until filled.  Appropriate candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.  No phone calls.

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The James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive – Personal Attendant Services & Employment Assistance Program (JP-PAS) was created by the Florida Legislature to help working adults with significant disabilities obtain and maintain competitive and integrated employment. The program provides a monthly reimbursement to eligible individuals to help offset the cost of the personal care assistance they rely upon to help with daily activities.JP-PAS Flyer (PDF)

www.floridacils.org/pca-services-program

The JP-PAS Program is administered by the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living.

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