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Transition Coach



Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary:
Job Summary: The Transition Coach is responsible with providing core Independent Living services to enable people with disabilities to remain in the community and avoid nursing home placement. In addition, the Transition Coach supports persons in nursing homes who wish to transition back to the community.
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.

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

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

3.Assist consumers with transitioning to a community setting.

4.Maintain records and confidentially of consumers served.

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

6.Other duties.
Skills:
Qualifications:
1.A strong commitment to promote and advocate for the full integration of individuals with disabilities. Creativity and comfort in dealing with a wide range of diverse individuals and situations.

2.At least 5 years of experience working with persons with disabilities in a professional setting or Associates Degree and 2 years’ experience.

3.Experience with linking and referring people to services.

4.Knowledge and experience with Peer Mentoring. 5.Knowledge of community services and supports.

6.Knowledge of Medicaid and Medicare funded programs.

7.Knowledge of benefit entitlement programs.

8.Knowledge of basic computer and phone skills.

9.Knowledge of affordable and accessible housing.

10.Experience with advocating for people with disabilities.

11.Ability to cultivate strong relations with community agencies and consumers.

12.Personal experience with disability is a plus.

13.Valid Driver’s License, Personal Vehicle that can be used for work purposes.

14.Creativity and comfort in dealing with a wide range of diverse individuals and situations
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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