Employment Opportunities

We currently have the following opportunities:

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  • Independent Living Coordinator - Deaf Services
  • Independent Living Coordinator- Assistive Technology & Equipment
  • Information and Referral Coordinator

Independent Living Coordinator - Deaf Services (Part-time position)

 

Reports to: Program Manager

 

Purpose:

 

To establish and work with consumers on personal goals for independence, including advocating for, and the coordination of, appropriate services for increased independence in the home and community.

 

Duties:

  • Assess the independent living needs of persons with disability who contact OSCIL for assistance and set priorities for service provision.
  • Provide direct IL services to consumers, in consumer’s homes and at the OSCIL office (Information and Referral, Direct Skills Training, Advocacy and Peer Support).
  • Assist consumers with connection to community resources, transportation and housing options, and assist with the acquisition of assistive technology, as indicated in the consumer’s IL Plan.
  •  May be required to work as a team with other OSCIL staff in the provision of services, assisting with communication clarification.
  • Advocate for and coordinate appropriate services for increased independence in home and community.
  • Regularly document all activity into agency’s data management  
  • System and provide monthly or quarterly reports to the Program Manager, as requested.
  • May be required to provide crisis intervention.
  • Other duties as indicated by the Program Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Must be fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and have an understanding of Deaf culture.
  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Human Services field.  Will consider candidate without degree with relevant work experience.
  • Must have prior experience working with the Deaf community.
  • Two or more years’ experience in addressing the needs of people with disabilities.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to consumer homes to provide service. (OSCIL serves state-wide)
  • Must possess excellent written communication skills, and be comfortable speaking in front of small groups.
  • Must be able to work independently and under pressure and possess skills at setting priority for task accomplishment.
  • Possess an understanding of the laws that effect persons with disability is helpful, but not required.
  • Must be able to pass a BCI check.

 

Hours:  Part-time position:  21 hours per week

Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: jobs@oscil.org.

 

Information and Referral Coordinator

Reports to: Associate Director
 

Purpose:

 

Information & Referral and Center Service Referral:

As a core service of an Independent Living Center, this program is to provide information on community resources and services to persons with disabilities and their families, services providers, and the general public. Information is provided via telephone, email, and mail or one-to-one to walk-ins to our Center and at community informational events.   

 

The Information and Referral Coordinator is one of the first contacts to the agency, taking referrals to the agency for direct services, and starting the process of IL service delivery.

 

Duties:

§  Respond to new referral calls, covering agency criteria and documenting appropriate information to start the process for service provision.

§  Respond to requests for disability-related information from individuals with disabilities, family members, and service providers. This may include information on: accessible housing, reasonable accommodations, adaptive equipment, OSCIL programs & services, and community resources.

§  Determine the nature of the calls and provide appropriate referrals using the resources available.

§  Maintain up-to-date resource materials.

§  Determine an individual’s need for OSCIL services and complete Request for Service form.

§  Respond to questions concerning ADA related-information and resources available to individuals to advocate for themselves.

§  Provide backup for general calls to Center, as needed.

§  Assist in providing information for the agency’s website, Facebook pages and other social media sites making sure the information is accurate and current, and representative of the IL philosophy.

§  Responsible for the development of agency quarterly newsletter, i.e. identifying pertinent information to be included, writing articles and assisting with the newsletter layout.

§  Update mailing list for individuals, service providers and other interested parties to receive print newsletter.

§  Keep other staff apprised of new resources (programs and services) available to meet the needs of the disabled community.

§  Participate in community outreach activities including staffing agency exhibits and informational displays.

§  Network and collaborate with other service providers to share information and resources. May be asked to represent the agency at these meetings to gather and disseminate latest information.

§  Document all activity on specified forms and track community connections that are facilitated (device exchanges); and provide monthly and yearly reports to Home Access Program Manager as requested.

§  May be required to provide occasional crisis intervention.

§  Other duties as indicated by the Associate Director.

 

Education/Qualifications:

 

1.      Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Will consider person with Associate of Science Degree, Human Services Field.

2.      Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.

3.      Be detail oriented as exhibited in past work experiences.

4.      Exhibit knowledge of community support services.

5.      Be able to work independently and possess skill at setting priority for task accomplishment.

6.      Prior experience working with persons having disability.

7.      Must be willing to travel to local events.

OSCIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with disabilities are encourage to apply.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to jobs@oscil.org.

 

Job Title: Independent Living Coordinator/Assistive Technology & Equipment 
 
Reports to: Home Access Program Manager 

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Duties: 
Job Title: Independent Living Coordinator/Assistive Technology & Equipment 
Assistive Technology Program: 
· Maintain CIL-Suite Inventory List and ATAP data inventory, inventory lists are to be updated when inventory is checked out or in. 
· Document and record all AT donations, reuse, device exchange, reassignment, refurbished and repaired items and short-term device loans. Enter information into the ATAP reporting database (NATADs) 
· Approve, receive, provide receipt, and document all donations. 
· Attend all RICAT meetings and ensure programs are within ATAP guidelines. 
· Implement change when needed as directed by ATAP guidelines. 
Gift of Hearing Program: 
· Complete Independent Living assessment with consumer. 
· Coordinate with URI Hearing and Speech Program 
· Creating and Coordinate POs 
· Close consumer files 
Assistive Technology (AT) ordering 
· Work with IL staff and home access program manager to receive AT orders 
· Will be responsible for price-checking AT for best price options. 
· Responsible to order AT equipment 
· Create POs for all orders placed 
· Receive information calls related to inventory stock. 
· Clean and sanitize all donated and/ or returned to stock equipment. 
· Update inventory- clean out outdated stock, replace broken items. 
· Distribute unused AT to Masons, Insight, etc. 
· Keep all consumer contact notes up to date. 
· Other duties as indicated by the program manager 
Education/Qualifications: 
· Associates Degree in Human Services field or extensive experience in direct service provision. 
· Must be detail oriented, extremely organized and can work independently. 
Possess knowledge of available assistive technology devices available to persons with disability. 
 
· Must be able to lift 30 lbs. to accept AT product deliveries and assemble AT products. 
· Must be computer literate and able to learn new MIS system; and be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and Excel. 
· Possess driver’s license, reliable vehicle and willingness to driving to all parts of Rhode Island. 
Salary: As determined by experience, credentials, and the financial consideration of OSCIL. 
Hours: 35 hour per week. 
Performance Evaluation and Probationary Period: All new employees will be subject to a probationary period of six months. The supervisor shall perform bi-monthly written performance evaluations during the probationary period, with a performance evaluation being performed annually thereafter. 
OSCIL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 
To apply:  Send cover letter and resume to jobs@oscil.org. 
 

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