A Self-Advocacy Facilitator position has been newly created to manage the planning, implementation, and documentation of self-advocacy activities supported by the company while under the supervision of the Executive Director.

Specific job responsibilities of the Self-Advocacy Facilitator include:

  • Train staff facilitators, recruit self-advocates, and lead all on-site self-advocacy groups to ensure they accomplish their agenda of education, fundraising, legislative action, social activities, training, and voting;
  • Train, support, manage, and assess the performance of self-advocates engaged by the company to complete staff training sessions; forwarding observations and outcomes to each client’s PPC;
  • Train, support, manage, and assess the performance of self-advocates engaged by the company to complete peer mentoring activities; forwarding observations and outcomes to each client’s PPC;
  • Schedule, support, transport, and lead all activities needed to meet the deliverables of the Ambassadors 4 Respect contract; and Participate on the internal AT group to better immerse assistive technology into self-advocacy activities.

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a field related to human services, and one full year of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities; or
  • An associate degree in a field related to human services, and two full years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities; or
  • Two full years of experience providing self-advocacy support to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
  • Demonstrated the ability to productively converse with people in both formal and informal settings.
  • Good writing skills with an ability to use computer technology to promote efficiency and enhance presentations/materials.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must (i) be able to continually sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear throughout each work day; (ii) be able to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, twist, and run; (iii) use hands to continually finger, handle, assist, grasp, and feel; (iv) occasionally reach, push, and pull with hands and arms; (v) regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; and (vi) push and pull individuals weighing 100-200 pounds in wheelchairs.
  • Have, or be capable of completing, company first aid and CPR certification training.
  • Have a valid class “D” state driver’s license and meet the minimum requirements set forth in the company’s Safe Transportation Policy. Ability to pass criminal background checks and drug/alcohol tests following a conditional job offer as well as throughout the course of employment.

This is a temporary, part-time position working 20 hours per week (Monday through Friday), is not benefit-eligible, and will be in place through May 30, 2018.

 

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