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Disability Advocate

Alliance of Disability Advocates

This is a Full-time position in Raleigh, NC posted November 25, 2022.

Community Inclusion Specialist
General Summary: The primary functions of the Community Inclusion Specialist are to provide the support necessary for people to achieve their desired lifestyles and increased levels of independence, productivity, and social/physical integration in their community.
Essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation:
1.Ability to travel.
2.Ability to interact with people with disabilities where they live, work or go to school.
3.Ability to communicate effectively and expressively
Responsibilities:
1.Maintain knowledge of disability information and referral sources
2.Conduct intakes on new consumers
3.Develop and maintain consumer records on online database
4.Provide any of the five Independent Living core services and other services as requested
5.Develop and sustain relationships with community resources and groups
6.Respond to environmental barriers (housing, transportation, access, etc.)
7.Lead a peer support group when assigned
8.Keep accurate time and effort records in our on-line timekeeping platform.
9.Work efficiently and effectively with other employees at Alliance of Disability Advocates.
10.Create an individualized training plan to meet personal development goals.
Requirements:
Direct experience with or general knowledge of services and issues affecting individuals with disabilities
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
Ability to find creative solutions to barriers to community inclusion
Familiarity in using computers for work processing, data collection and communication
Effective communication skills regarding factual situations
Experience working collaboratively with team members
Generous benefit package – 100% employee paid upon successful completion of 90 day probationary period
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