Independent Lifestyles

Job Opportunities and Internships

RN

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities? If so, Independent Lifestyles (ILICIL) may be the place for you. We are a private, non-profit, non-residential, certified Center for Independent Living that provides a wide array of services with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities to enhance and maintain their independent living. Our mission is “a team promoting independence and choices for people with disabilities, their families, and communities”. The foundation of our organization is to provide accessibility, education, opportunity and resources to empower people with all types of disabilities to realize there are no limits to reaching their potential.

We are seeking a part-time RN (currently 6-10 hr./wk.- may change as program changes) for our PCA Choice program to join our team.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create and revise PCA care plans at least annually based on county assessments
  • Communicate with consumers, responsible party, PCAs, County Social Workers/ Public Health Nurses as needed to provide updates on consumer progress
  • Provide orientation, training, and observations of PCA staff as requested by consumer
  • Oversee delivery of PCA services every 180 days
  • Complete required documentation
  • Ensure that all timelines are followed and adhered to
  • Work with individuals with a variety of disabilities including developmentally and physically disabilities
  • Travel throughout several counties to meet consumers in their home

Education:

  • Must have a current MN license as an RN and experience working with people with disabilities. Must have knowledge of disability issues and PCA program.

Qualifications:

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to network
  • Time management
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and be dependable
  • Creative thinking and solves problems effectively
  • Patient with others
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex and diverse situations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record
  • Must pass background study

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

We are a consumer directed organization providing valuable services to the disability community. The core element of our operating philosophy is “don’t make people with disabilities depend on you”. We are dedicated to the full promotion of independent living (IL) philosophy supporting all individuals affected by disabilities in their personal efforts to pursue self-directed lives. Our central goal is to directly provide an individualized, meaningful and complete combination of services for people with all disabilities and of all ages. For more information check out our website: www.independentlifestyles.org.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org. EOE/AA.

 

Camp Bliss Assistant

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities? If so, Independent Lifestyles (ILICIL) may be the place for you. We are a private, non-profit, non-residential, certified Center for Independent Living that provides a wide array of services with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities to enhance and maintain their independent living. Our mission is “a team promoting independence and choices for people with disabilities, their families, and communities”. The foundation of our organization is to provide accessibility, education, opportunity and resources to empower people with all types of disabilities to realize there are no limits to reaching their potential. One of the ways we meet these goals is through Camp Bliss located in Walker, MN. We host a variety of 2 to 3 day retreats, primarily for Veterans and people with disabilities, in addition to renting out our facilities to private groups (including lodge, house, cabin and yurts).

We are seeking a part-time, Camp Bliss Assistant located in Walker, MN to join our team.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with general office duties
  • Assist with scheduling all events and taking reservations
  • Ensure facility is clean and prepared for guests before and after events
  • Perform set up and take down for events as specified per event request, as needed
  • Provide tours for people interested in Camp Bliss
  • Assist with coordinating external providers (i.e. presenters, caterers) per event requested
  • Assist with conducting guest check-in and tour upon arrival, and check-out upon departure
  • Assist participants with Camp Bliss needs as appropriate during events as requested
  • Assist in ordering and selling Camp Bliss apparel and other items
  • Assist with laundering linens and making beds. Clean before and after events
  • Develop relationships with community employers, agencies, and individuals in the community
  • Serve as back-up to Camp Bliss manager as needed

Education:

  • Must have high school degree. Experience preferred

Qualifications:

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to network
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and email
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and be dependable
  • Creative thinking and solves problems effectively
  • Patient with others
  • Works well with others
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Be able to physically handle the event set up and take down tasks
  • Must pass background study
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

We are a consumer directed organization providing valuable services to the disability community. The core element of our operating philosophy is “don’t make people with disabilities depend on you”. We are dedicated to the full promotion of independent living (IL) philosophy supporting all individuals affected by disabilities in their personal efforts to pursue self-directed lives. Our central goal is to directly provide an individualized, meaningful and complete combination of services for people with all disabilities and of all ages. For more information check out our website: www.independentlifestyles.org.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. Send resume to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org. EOE/AA.

 

Health Care Coordinator

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities? If so, Independent Lifestyles (ILICIL) may be the place for you. We are a private, non-profit, non-residential, certified Center for Independent Living that provides a wide array of services with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities to enhance and maintain their independent living. Our mission is “a team promoting independence and choices for people with disabilities, their families, and communities”. The foundation of our organization is to provide accessibility, education, opportunity and resources to empower people with all types of disabilities to realize there are no limits to reaching their potential.

We are seeking a full-time Health Care Coordinator to join our team.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide care coordination to adults with disabilities based on assessment, including coordinating the delivery of the approved medical and social services
  • Responsible for assessing the medical and social needs of the member and ensuring they receive all of the necessary care and services they require
  • Conduct assessment with members
  • Create a care plan
  • Communicate with physicians, providers and county social workers to discuss the care plan and provide updates on member progress as needed
  • Assist member with transition of care to/from health care facilities
  • Act as an advocate for the member
  • Complete required documentation
  • Ensure that all timelines are followed and adhered to
  • Work with individuals with a variety of disabilities including developmentally disabled and mental health
  • Travel throughout several Metro counties to meet consumers in the community and/or their home

Education:

  • Must have a current MN license as an RN or SW; or if not, must have a four-year degree in a closely related field, three or more years of experience in home and community based services and experience working with people with disabilities.

Qualifications:

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to network
  • Time management
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and be dependable
  • Creative thinking and solves problems effectively
  • Patient with others
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex and diverse situations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record
  • Must pass background study

Benefits based on hours worked include:

  • Health, Dental, Life, 403B, Holidays and PTO
  • Supervision for LSW license provided through agency (if needed)

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

We are a consumer directed organization providing valuable services to the disability community. The core element of our operating philosophy is “don’t make people with disabilities depend on you”. We are dedicated to the full promotion of independent living (IL) philosophy supporting all individuals affected by disabilities in their personal efforts to pursue self-directed lives. Our central goal is to directly provide an individualized, meaningful and complete combination of services for people with all disabilities and of all ages. For more information check out our website: www.independentlifestyles.org.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org. EOE/AA.

 

Accessibility Specialist

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of people with disabilities by allowing them to stay in their home or return home?  If so, Independent Lifestyles (ILICIL) may be the place for you. We are a private, non-profit, non-residential, certified Center for Independent Living that provides a wide array of services with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities to enhance and maintain their independent living. Our mission is “a team promoting independence and choices for people with disabilities, their families, and communities”. The foundation of our organization is to provide accessibility, education, opportunity and resources to empower people with all types of disabilities to realize there are no limits to reaching their potential.

We are seeking a part–time Accessibility Specialist to join our team.

Duties/ Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist consumers in attaining accessibility through assistive technology tools and home modifications.
  • Provide and/or oversee home modification- minor installations (including ramps and grab bars).
  • Develop a scope of work for consumer accessibility projects (home modifications).
  • Obtain project bids from contractors.
  • Assist consumers with obtaining necessary funds for accessibility modification, if possible.
  • Follow up to ensure project is completed within a reasonable time frame.
  • Complete required documentation including notes with dates, in a timely manner.
  • Conduct accessibility surveys.
  • Develop positive relationships with community employers, agencies and community leaders to promote ILICIL.
  • Display professional customer service on the telephone, email and in person.
  • Work with individuals with a variety of disabilities including elderly, developmentally disabled and mental health.

Education:

  • Must have or be willing to take a one day certified accessibility specialist course.

Construction background preferably in carpentry and remodeling is preferred.

  • Knowledge of MN State Building Code especially regarding accessibility is preferred
  • Knowledge of Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and assistive technology is preferred
  • Direct experience with people with disabilities and disability issues is beneficial.

Qualifications:

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and drafting programs.
  • Organized and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple deadlines
  • Works well with others
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Creative thinking and solves problems effectively
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and be dependable
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced, complex and diverse situations
  • Must pass background study
  • Must have valid MN driver’s license

Benefits:

  • May include Health, Dental, Life, 403B, Holidays, and PTO

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

We are a consumer directed organization providing valuable services to the disability community. The core element of our operating philosophy is “don’t make people with disabilities depend on you”. We are dedicated to the full promotion of independent living (IL) philosophy supporting all individuals affected by disabilities in their personal efforts to pursue self-directed lives. Our central goal is to directly provide an individualized, meaningful and complete combination of services for people with all disabilities and of all ages.  Check us out: www.independentlifestyles.org.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org. EOE/AA.

 

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Getting Hired at Independent Lifestyles, Inc. – What you can expect

Step 1: Application for Employment and Applicant Survey Form
The first step in applying for a position with Independent Lifestyles, Inc. is to respond to our job posting with your cover letter and resume (preferred via email) to the Contracts & HR Director. If you meet the minimum qualifications you may receive an Application for Employment and Applicant Survey Form to complete and return. The application will provide us with details of your knowledge, skills and experience as it relates to the positon in which you are applying. It is important for you to complete the application completely to ensure that it can be submitted successfully. Any application with missing information will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed. Completing the application accurately and honestly also ensures your employment will not be rescinded for incorrect statements or information. As an Affirmative Action employer, we must monitor our equal opportunity employment and affirmative action plan and report the results to government agencies. Providing the survey information is completely voluntary. When we receive the Applicant Survey Form we will immediately place in a confidential file separate from your application. This form is NOT used for employment decisions. Once your completed information has been received, they will be reviewed by the Contracts & HR Director. If your skills and experience are found to match the job opening, you may be contacted for a phone interview. Should you require reasonable accessibility accommodations for the first or any subsequent interviews, please provide your request to the Contracts & HR Director, to ensure that these accommodation needs are addressed.

Step 2: Phone Screen
If selected, you may receive a phone call from someone on the interview team. During this brief phone call, we will spend time getting to know you, clarify information you submitted and about your interest in the position. You will also have an opportunity to ask some questions that you may have.

Step 3: Face – to – Face Interview
If selected, you will be contacted to schedule a face-to-face interview. You may participate in one or more interviews with members of the Independent Lifestyles staff. The interview will determine your suitability for employment. It will also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions. The interview is a great opportunity for you to better understand the position you are applying for, and allow you to hear first hand what it is like to work at Independent Lifestyles.

Step 4: On-board
If selected for the position, you will be notified via phone. Once a start date has been established you will receive a welcome letter and some new hire paperwork. When you report for work you will continue with more “new hire” paperwork and receive orientation about the agency and your job.

Location

A Team Promoting Independence and Choices for People with Disabilities, their Families and Communities.

Main Office
215 North Benton Drive
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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