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Title:  Independent Living/Intake/Assistive Technology Specialist

Reports to:  Executive Director

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

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 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.


The James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive – Personal Attendant Services & Employment Assistance Program (JP-PAS

personal attendant services program


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)

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