Independent Living Specialist

Position: Independent Living Specialist

Hours: Full-Time (35 hours/week) with benefits

Locations: 21 hours in Lawrence, MA and 14 hours in Salem, MA

Overview: The Independent Living (IL) Specialist is part of a team of IL Specialists that provide IL services to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened individuals with varied communication methods and linguistic backgrounds. This position is part of our Northeast and North shore regional teams and primarily works with individuals who are Hard of Hearing or Late Deafened.The IL Specialist will receive initial and ongoing trainings on a variety of topics to support their work.

Summary of Duties:

          - Work 1:1 with consumers to accomplish independent living goals by creating individualized service plans, connecting consumers to other services as needed, and documenting progress towards goals

           - Co-advocate for effective communication and access for consumers to achieve their goals.

          - Provide outreach and education, including exhibits, workshops, and presentations.

          - Coordinate workshops on topics of interest to consumers with the Northeast and North shore regional teams.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate directly with Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened adults including written communication and spoken language, and a basic ability to communicate in ASL, or willingness to acquire skills. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience working with Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened individuals preferred. This position requires independent travel within the service area.To

Apply: submit updated resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of recommendation to Ann Thompson, Human Resources/Administrative Coordinator.

Position available until filled.