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 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...]

Executive Director, Accessible Housing Austin (Austin, TX)

The board of Accessible Housing Austin, AHA!, is seeking qualified applicants for our Executive Director Position. AHA is an Austin-based CHDO formed to provide affordable, accessible, integrated housing for people with disabilities in the Austin, TX area. We are seeking a manager, knowledgeable in housing management and development, who is able to expand our programs. Contact for complete job description and information about how to apply.

Transition to Adulthood (TAP) IL Skills Trainer, Center for Living & Working, Inc. (Worcester, MA)

  • Reports To: Manager, Youth Services
  • Supervision Exercised: none
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt Status: Non-exempt

Company: Center for Living & Working, Inc., (CLW), is a 501(c) 3 non-profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities, and located in Worcester, Massachusetts. 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.

Program: TAP provides services to young adults between the ages of 14 and 22 with the transition from an educational setting to independent living in the community. TAP provides guidance with the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and Individual Transition Plan (ITP) process. Utilizing the role model approach, the peer counselor and consumer build a relationship through sharing real life experiences and develop an independent living plan together.   [Read more...]

Independent Living Coordinator, PACE, Inc. (Urbana, IL)

  • 25 hours / week
  • Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy, BA or MA related field preferred, personal disability experience a plus.
  • Will provide workshops (legislative advocacy, budgeting, employment search, etc.)
  • Facilitates rather than manages – consumers manage themselves.
  • Provides information/referral, peer counseling training/coordination, accurate timely documentation, qualified individuals w/wo disabilities may apply, some evening / weekend work, some travel, 5 county area, must have own reliable transportation.
  • Resume to: by April 19. No calls.
  • EEO.  [Read more...]

Disability Rights and Policy Specialist, Fairfax County Government (Fairfax, VA)

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • View full job description and apply online
  • Grade: S-24
  • Class Code: 20000142
  • Job Number:
  • Salary:
    • Hourly: $27.48 – $45.81
    • Biweekly: $2,198.68 – $3,664.50
    • Annually: $57,165.68 – $95,276.90

POSITION DESCRIPTION: As an integral member of the Department of Family Services’ (DFS) Adult and Aging Division’s Disability Services Planning and Development (DSPD) unit, the Disability Rights and Policy Specialist, a Management Analyst II, works to promote the self-sufficiency and well-being of people with disabilities through advocacy and education so that individuals with disabilities can fully participate in our community.

Under the supervision of the Director of Disability Services Planning and Development, this position also supports the work and activities of the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board (FA-DSB) and its various committees as the board advocates for individuals with disabilities to be included into mainstream community life in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax and the City of Falls Church in a manner equal to their peers without disabilities.  [Read more...]

ADRCGNS Options Program and Peer Guide, Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (Salem, MA)

  • Employment Classification: Full-time Regular, non-exempt
  • Work Site: ILCNSCA and approved field sites

The Aging and Disability Resource Consortium of the Greater North Shore is a key entry point for older adults and persons with disabilities for information and assistance with community resources and access to publicly funded, community-based long term care. The Options Program Peer Guide working at the ILCNSCA will play a central role in educating consumers who are considering facility-based long term care services about their community-based options.

General Statement of Duties: The Options Program Peer Guide will educate older adults and persons with disabilities to understand the type and range of community-based long term care supports available to them. The Options Program Peer Guide will also provide information and assistance with referrals for community-based long term care benefits as well as the comprehensive IL services when assigned. The Options Program counseling services can be provided by phone, in the home of the consumer, in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.  [Read more...]

Independent Living Peer Guide and Options Counselor, Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (Salem, MA)

Employment Classification: Full-time Regular, non-exempt

Work Site: ILCNSCA Office and throughout North Shore and Cape Ann, with meetings at facilities, hospitals, agencies, private homes and community settings, and at times throughout MA for assigned meetings

General Statement of Duties: Provide independent living direct services including Options Program services. Demonstrate professional conduct, and sustain technical proficiency in all work areas. Promote and preserve Independent Living philosophy and consumer control.

  • Supervision Received: Deputy Director
  • Supervision Exercised: None

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor:

  • As per contracts and Agency plan provide core services as follows:
    • Provide Information & Referral services;
    • Provide intake and assessment of eligibility;
    • Provide peer counseling and independent living skills training services;
    • Provide individual and community advocacy services.
    • Provide service coordination services
    • Provide assertively CS08 and CS09 transition and diversion supports
  • Provide Options Program Counseling per MA and ADRCGNS, Inc. and ILCNSCA procedures.
  • Maintain accurate Consumer Service Records (CSR) following all ILCNSCA policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Develop and periodically review an Independent Living Service Plan with each consumer who has a current CSR.
  • Accurate CSR data collection and daily data entry.
  • Facilitate peer groups as assigned.
  • Assist with access and advocacy issues.  [Read more...]

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Center for Living & Working, Inc. (Worcester, MA)

Center for Living & Working, Inc. located in Worcester, Massachusetts is seeking experienced mission-driven candidates to serve as Chief Executive Officer of this dynamic and growing consumer-driven agency. The CEO will lead and direct the overall operation of the agency’s $3.0 million dollar budget, provide leadership on service provision and disability advocacy, and meet corporate financial goals. The qualified candidate must have proven communication, administration, fund-raising and organizational skills with 10 years of progressive management experience in a relevant non-profit organization. Passionate commitment and at least five years of experience in serving any or all of the following: persons with disabilities, disenfranchised groups, racially and ethnically diverse groups, persons with complex medical challenges, persons with behavioral disabilities, is desired. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required. Applicants shall submit in electronic form a letter of introduction with salary requirements and resume to no later than April 21, 2017.

Qualified individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  [Read more...]

Office Manager, New Horizons DisAbility Empowerment Center (Prescott Valley, AZ)

New Horizons DisAbility Empowerment Center is Located in Prescott Valley, Arizona and serves Northern Arizona. New Horizons DisAbility Empowerment Center is an NPO, 501c3 Charitable organization dedicated to assisting all people with any disability to live the most independent, self –directed lives possible through offering programs and services in 5 core areas: Peer Support, Information and Referral, Individual and Systems Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training, Youth in Transition. Locally, we have just created the area’s ONLY DisAbility Empowerment Campus; adding the strength of other NPO’s to our own. We are a fast growing service organization focused on providing the best service for people living with a disability. We are seeking a multi-talented, high-speed professional to manage our office and facility. Please direct resumes and applications to:[Read more...]