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Transition Coach



Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary:
Job Summary: The Transition Coach is responsible for advocating for individuals currently admitted into the Nursing Homes and Rehabilitation Centers in re-entering or remaining in the community. The Transition Coach is also responsible with providing core IL services to enable people to live in the setting they desire.
Duties:
As a representative of Center for Disability Rights (CDR), be committed in all that you do to support, perpetuate, and model the CDR mission.

Advocate for the full integration, independence and civil rights of people with disabilities.

Outreach to nursing homes and other institutions, community agencies, and residents in institutional settings.

Assist consumers with transitioning to a community setting.

Maintain records and confidentially of consumers served.

Other tasks at the discretion of the Manager of Transition Services and Assistant Director of Independent Living.

Other duties.
Skills:
Ability to communicate in Spanish and/or ASL is a plus.

Ability to cultivate strong relations with community agencies and consumers.

Must have a strong commitment to promote and advocate for the full integration of individuals with disabilities.

Ability to communicate verbally and written.

Must have valid Driver’s License, personal vehicle that can be used for work purposes.
Qualifications:
One (1) year experience in community based services providing direct human services to clients, preferably in a community setting.

Experience/knowledge with peer mentoring, community services.

Experience/knowledge with Medicaid & Medicaid funded programs; SSI entitlement programs.

Experience/knowledge with grant reporting and routine documentation.
Language Required: None
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years
Contact Name: HR Department
Contact Email: resumes@cdrnys.org
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Center for Disability Rights strives to be a participant controlled, cross disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. CDR values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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