Open Positions in the Independent Living Field

Position Postings are a benefit of NCIL membership. If you are, or your organization is a NCIL member, fill out the online form and we will post your position as soon as possible. Please contact eleanor@ncil.org with any questions.

 

The NCIL Policy Internship Program

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts 2 internship positions at our headquarters in Washington, DC. The NCIL Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. Although not a requirement, preference shall be given to individuals with disabilities. This program will provide real Washington policy experience to participants at a highly respected national organization.  [Read more...]

Independent Living Specialist, Access 2 Independence (Iowa City, IA)

Access 2 Independence is a non-profit organization working on behalf of people with disabilities, with the goal of increasing their personal independence through education, advocacy, life-skills training, and peer support.

We are currently seeking an Independent Living Specialist. This position will primarily work in Johnson, Henry and Washington counties. This is a full-time position which will involve community outreach, & providing advocacy, independent-living skills training, peer counseling, transition services and information & referrals to people with disabilities.

www.access2independence.org

The ideal candidate must be able to work independently, work with diverse populations, have strong public speaking skills and have proficient computer skills using various software packages such as, Microsoft Office Suites & Google accounts. Reliable transportation is a must, as this position requires a great deal of travel. Travel expenses are reimbursed at the Federal rate.  [Read more...]

Skills Trainer (PCM), Center for Living & Working, Inc. (Worcester, MA)

  • Reports To: PCM Manager
  • Supervision exercised: None
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Company: Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW) is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities. CLW is a consumer-directed, multi-programmed, multifaceted agency, dedicated to the empowerment of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible. CLW provides four core services: Advocacy, Skills training, Peer support and Information and Referral.  [Read more...]

Independent Living Specialist – Employment, Westside Center for Independent Living (Los Angeles, CA)

  • POSITION TITLE: INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALIST- Employment (formerly Job Developer II)
  • REPORT TO: PROGRAM MANAGER
  • FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
  • EEO JOB CLASSIFICATION: Professional

JOB SUMMARY: The Independent Living Specialist- Employment (ILS- Employment) is under the direction and supervision of the Program Manager and is responsible for the development of employment opportunities for the placement of WCIL mental health members who are monolingual Spanish speaking or bi-lingual in Spanish/English.  [Read more...]

Executive Assistant, Westside Center for Independent Living (Los Angeles, CA)

The Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) is dedicated to the mission of: connecting people with disabilities with resources, training and advocacy tools; to promoting disability pride and; to building self-determined lives. WCIL advocates, educates, and provides primarily peer-conducted services to its members and the community.

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the board of directors and management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a small, nonprofit environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.  [Read more...]

Independent Living Specialist – Outreach, Westside Center for Independent Living (Los Angeles, CA)

This is a part-time position (30 hours per week) at the WCIL Mar Vista Office. The Independent Living Specialist- Outreach/Santa Monica is under the direction and supervision of the Program Manager and is responsible for development and implementation of outreach programs to the City of Santa Monica. This position requires travel within Los Angeles County and occasionally other parts of Southern California. It requires evening and weekend work.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position works under general supervision, working alone on routine or regular work assignments and reporting to the Program Manager on non-routine assignments or when in doubt as to the correct procedures to follow.  [Read more...]

Executive Director, Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (Gahanna, OH)

  • Reports To: Governing Board
  • FLSA Status: Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Governing Board, the Executive Director is responsible for the administration and coordination of all Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) activities, including policy and program development, leadership and oversight of SILC legislative and advocacy efforts, membership recruitment, public relations as well as management of SILC staff, budget, and activities.

General Management

  • Oversight of all SILC meetings
  • Management of SILC staff
  • Prepare and submit timely reports, recommendation, and updates
  • Maintain collaborative and cooperative relationships
  • Develop, schedule, and plan an annual orientation to new Board members and ongoing training to all members, as needed.  [Read more...]

Independent Living Housing Specialist, Independence Now (Montgomery County, MD)

  • Part-time Position
  • Deadline to apply March 17, 2017– 5:00 p.m.

Independence Now, a Center for Independent Living, is a nonprofit organization created by and for people with disabilities. We are a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people with all types of disabilities. Independence Now assists residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to use community services and resources that will enhance their independence.

Independence Now’s core services are peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training and transition services for youth and those returning to the community from institutional settings. Our mission is to advocate and embody independence and equality for all people with disabilities.  [Read more...]

Director of Independent Living Services, Independence Now (Montgomery County, MD)

Deadline to apply: March 17, 2017 – 5:00 p.m.

Independence Now, a Center for Independent Living, is a nonprofit organization created by and for people with disabilities. We are a resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people with all types of disabilities. Independence Now assists residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties to use community services and resources that will enhance their independence.

Independence Now’s core services are peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training and transition services for youth and those returning to the community. Our mission: We advocate and embody independence and equality for all people with disabilities.  [Read more...]