Employment

Current Openings

 To apply for open positions, please send the following items to: 

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 individuals we can contact for professional reference

JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR OPEN POSITIONS:

 Visually Impaired Program Specialist 

(3 Positions - Casper, Gillette, and Western Wyoming) 

* A cover letter is required.

Wyoming Independent Living is grounded on the Independent Living (IL) philosophy which maintains that persons with disabilities are the best judges of their service needs and how to receive those services. We are currently hiring individuals to work with people who are blind or low vision in Casper, Gillette and Western Wyoming. If you have strong communication, assessment and training skills and a positive attitude, we would love to see what you might bring to our team. 

The Visually Impaired Program Specialist works with the State of Wyoming Older Blind Program to assist persons 55 and older who are blind or visually impaired to develop self-reliance and independence so that they can participate fully in the communities where they live.  Specialists work with consumers to explore low vision resources, adaptive technology and skills training to maximize independence in community living. This position involves extensive travel throughout the service area. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and personal experience with adaptive techniques or technology is a plus. Reasonable accommodations will be provided.  

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE: 

  • Performing comprehensive consumer interviews to establish goals for independence. 
  • Performing various assessments such as magnification and activities of daily living 
  • Providing adaptive skills training to individuals who are blind or have low vision 
  • Providing information, referral and training on vision related assistive technology 
  • Maintaining accurate and timely consumer records 
  • Conducting community outreach and education activities 
  • Promoting interagency collaboration to improve service delivery for people with disabilities 
  • Travel (with or without accommodation) throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications 
  • Two years of related education or experience. 
  • Experience at a Center for Independent Living or in rehabilitation preferred 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,080.00 /year

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

Project OUT Program Specialist - Gillette 

 

 * A cover letter, resume, and list of references is required.

The work of Wyoming Independent Living is grounded on the Independent Living (IL) philosophy which maintains that persons with disabilities are the best judges of their service needs and how to receive those services. IL services are intended to assist consumers to attain the highest degree of independence and self-reliance possible.

WIL Program Specialists are responsible for providing the five core services of a Center for Independent Living:

  • Information and referral (I & R)
  • Independent living skills training
  • Personal and systems advocacy
  • Peer support, and
  • Transition services to youth and adults

The Program Specialist works with individuals on the Community Choice Medicaid Waiver program to arrange individualized care plans. Specialist coordinates in-home services and supports and provides employer training so that consumers can manage and direct their own personal care services. Position involves extensive travel throughout the service area.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Performing comprehensive consumer interviews to establish goals for independent living
  • Ensuring compliance with program rules and regulations
  • Maintaining accurate and timely consumer records
  • Preparing reports and completing agency and Department of Health paperwork within established deadlines
  • Conducting community outreach and education activities
  • Promoting interagency collaboration to improve service delivery systems for people with disabilities
  • Travel throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders
  • Participate in staff training and related conferences/conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field such as counseling, education, gerontology, human services, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation or social work required.
  • Case Management experience in a related field (1 year +)
  • Experience at a Center for Independent Living preferred
  • Personal experience with a disability is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test is required. Title VII of the Rehabilitation Services Act requires that 51% of WIL staff be individuals with disabilities. All other qualifications being equal, preference will be given to applicants experiencing a disability.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,080.00 /year

 

 Independent Living Program Specialist - Gillette (full or part-time)

* A cover letter is required.

Include a one page attachment to the cover letter:

1. In your view, what are the most significant barriers faced by people with disabilities?
2. Describe a time when you have advocated for someone.
3. How would you build rapport with consumers and community members?

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) promote a philosophy of Independent Living including consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access and individual and systems advocacy, in order to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities. CILs are peer organizations, and primarily staffed by people with disabilities.

Wyoming Independent Living’s (WIL) mission is to advance independence, dignity and a world without barriers where people with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in our communities and individual life choices. WIL Independent Living Program Specialists partner with individuals with disabilities to maximize independence and empowerment by providing the five core services of a Center for Independent Living:

  • Information and referral (I & R)
  • Independent living skills training
  • Personal and systems advocacy
  • Peer support, and
  • Transition services

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Promote independence, empowerment, self-advocacy and disability pride
  • Develop specialized knowledge as assigned in areas such as ADA, employment, housing, adaptive technology, home modification, disability benefits, youth services etc.
  • Conduct comprehensive interviews to assess consumer needs
  • Assist consumers to establish independent living goals and develop Independent Living Plans
  • Provide periodic follow-up and ongoing support as consumers move toward stated goals
  • Provide information and/or refer individuals to appropriate resources
  • Assist individuals with disabilities in achieving independent living skill goals through individualized and group training
  • Co-facilitate workshops such as Living Well with a Disability, etc.
  • Coordinate peer support through consumer groups and peer mentoring
  • Teach disability history, disability rights and disability pride
  • Empower youth and adults through advocacy and leadership training
  • Coordinate and conduct community outreach and systems advocacy
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community partner sand stakeholders
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers and peer advocates
  • Assist in the management of WIL center facilities
  • Maintain accurate and timely consumer records, documentation and reporting
  • Ensure compliance with organization and program rules and regulations
  • Travel throughout designated service area to meet with consumers and other stakeholders
  • Participate in staff training and related conferences/conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, empathy and ability to connect to people
  • Experience in interviewing and group facilitation
  • Ability to plan, implement and document programs and services
  • Two years of related experience and/or education
  • Knowledge of disability issues and community resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred:

  • Personal experience with a disability
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Experience with a Center for Independent Living

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test is required. Title VII of the Rehabilitation Services Act requires that 51% of WIL staff be individuals with disabilities. All other qualifications being equal, preference will be given to applicants experiencing a disability.

 Job Type: Full or Part-Time

 

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