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Bilingual Independent Living Specialist



Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary:
Under general supervision, ensures the consumer is able to live Independently as possible in the community by determining each individual's needs to achieve independent living status. Advocates on the behalf of the consumer for their unique individual needs; provide information,assistance, and advocacy to individuals, members, and their caregivers seeking Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS).
Duties:
Bilingual Independent Living Specialist Job Duties: 1. As a representative of Center for Disability Rights (CDR), be committed in all that you do to support, perpetuate,and model the CDR mission.

2. Receives calls and inquiries about the program and advocates the advantages and positives of the program and what the program entails.

3. Screen calls to determine if information given is adequate to open a case or to further assist or monitor consumer once the case has been opened and worked on.

4. Researches appropriate housing, securing transportation, and other needs as applicable for each consumer.

5.Listens and correctly determines the root of the problem prioritizes problem and systematically resolves any issue(s) that may arise while the case is open.

6.Determines correct services needed for the individual and amount of advocacy needed for the individual consumer and how much to intercede.
Skills:
Qualifications:
1.Proficient written and oral language skills, Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is required.

2. Minimum Associate Degree with three (3) to five (5) relevant experience OR Associate's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field with at least one (2 ) experience working with or advocating for persons with disabilities.
Language Required: Bilingual
Minimum Education: Associates Degree
Minimum Experience: 2-5 years
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Email: resumes@cdrnys.org
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Regional Center for Independent Living strives to be a participant-controlled, cross-disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. RCIL 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. RCIL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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