Independent Lifestyles

Job Opportunities and Internships

Life Skills Coach- On Call

We offer a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! In partnership with Sherburne County, we provide independent living support to people with disabilities who live in their own apartment in Big Lake. Independent Lifestyles has part-time, on-call nights positions available to carry on our mission of “a team promoting independence and choices for people with disabilities, their families and communities.”

Duties /Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

** While on-call respond to consumer calls within 10-15 minutes and address issues they may have, which may include assistance with the following:

  • Problem solving (roommate issues, transportation concerns, etc.)
  • Identifying and accomplishing goals by providing skill based training
  • Independence promoting skills including advocacy, self-esteem and assertiveness
  • Establishing linkages to community resources
  • Scheduling, transporting and attending medical appointments

Additional duties/responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all timelines are followed and adhered
  • On rotating basis with co-workers be available to assist 24 hr per day/seven days a week
  • Proactively contribute to the health and well-being of our company culture and team
  • Daily check-in’s with residents
  • Scheduling social events
  • Providing transportation to social events
  • Offer daily, weekly, or monthly shopping trips
  • Assistance with paperwork
  • Assistance with budgeting
  • Participate in team meetings

Education:

  • Must have a high school diploma. A passion for working with people with disabilities is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to professionally solve problems proactively and positively using company culture strategies provided
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision and be dependable
  • Patient with others
  • Works well with others
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time well, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Organized and attention to detail
  • Ability to network
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record
  • Must pass the background check

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

We provide an unduplicated culture working in a supportive, positive and dynamic company that sets us apart from the rest. 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 supporting all individuals of all ages in pursuit of self-directed lives! If you are looking for a position at an organization that supports its employees we are your next step! Check us out at: 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.

IL Specialist

We offer a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! Due to program expansion we are seeking an Independent Living (IL) Specialist to join our team.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist people with disabilities in identifying and accomplishing goals
  • Provide skills based training, phone calls, paperwork, resources, and community activities
  • Assist consumers with independence promoting skills, as well as advocating for their needs
  • Teach activities in areas such as self-esteem, housing, employment, financial and benefits management, safety, cleaning, cooking, organization, assertiveness, advocacy, and self-care
  • Locate and access community resources
  • Participate in consumer team meetings
  • Complete required documentation
  • Ensure that all licensing timelines are followed and adhered to
  • Work with individuals with a variety of disabilities including developmentally disabled and mental health.
  • Daily travel throughout several counties to meet consumers in the community and/or their home

Education:

  • Must have a high school diploma. Experience and a passion for working with people with disabilities and disability issues preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to professionally solve problems proactively and positively using company culture strategies provided
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills- Microsoft Office
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time well, prioritize and work well under multiple deadlines
  • Patient with others
  • Control emotions effectively
  • Works well with others
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision
  • Dependable
  • Ability to work in fast- paced, complex and diverse situations
  • Ability to network
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a safe driving record
  • Must pass background study

Benefits:

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

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

We provide an unduplicated culture working in a supportive, positive and dynamic company that sets us apart from the rest.

A private, non-profit, non-residential, certified center for independent living with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities supporting all individuals of all ages in pursuit of self-directed lives. If you are looking for a position at an organization that supports its employees we are your next step! 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.

Health Care Coordinator

We offer a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! Due to program expansion we are seeking Health Care Coordinators to join our team. Sign on bonus and great benefits!! Possible remote home office option. Both full-time and part-time options.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing care coordination to adults with disabilities
  • Coordinating approved medical and social services
  • Assessing medical and social needs of members ensuring they receive necessary care and required services
  • Conducting assessments
  • Creating care plans
  • Communicating with outside professionals
  • Assisting members with care transitions
  • Member advocating
  • Completing required documentation
  • Adhering to timelines
  • Supporting members with a spectrum of disabilities
  • Traveling through Twin Cities Metro counties conducting community and home meetings
  • Proactively contributing to company culture and teams health and well-being

Education:

  • Required MN RN or LSW license; OR a four-year degree in a closely related field with three or more years of experience in home and community based services, and experience working with people with disabilities.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to professionally solve problems proactively and positively using company culture strategies
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office
  • Networking ability
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative; work independently with minimal supervision
  • Dependable
  • Patient with others
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • 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:

  • $500 sign on bonus
  • Health, Dental, Life, 403B, Holidays and PTO
  • Supervision for LSW license provided through agency

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

Independent Lifestyles provides an unduplicated culture working in a supportive, positive and dynamic company that sets us apart from the rest. A private, non-profit, non-residential, certified center for independent living with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities supporting all individuals of all ages in pursuit of self-directed lives. If you are looking for a position at an organization that supports its employees we are your next step!  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 these positions are filled. Send cover letter and resume to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org. EOE/AA.

Program Assistant

We offer a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! Due to program expansion we are seeking a full-time Program Assistant to join our team.

Duties/ Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work within a financial management program
  • Serve low-income adults with a variety of disabilities
  • Professional customer service both in person and on telephone
  • Complete general office duties (i.e. data entry, typing, filing, faxing, emailing, etc.)
  • Make bank deposits as needed
  • Make daily electronic deposits into database system
  • Complete timely processing of bills
  • Process all rep payee forms, bills and mail to be scanned, shredded, or filed
  • Complete program intakes
  • Monitor and respond to consumers calling in on the rep payee hotline and forward messages
  • Provide rep payee services as outlined in ILICIL and SSA policies and procedures
  • Complete and submit necessary county renewal paperwork for consumers
  • Complete RP reports for SSA, SSI reviews, SSA audits and other required documentation
  • Proactively contribute to the health and well-being of our company culture and team

Education:

  • Must have a high school diploma, and experience with basic office and computer skills. A passion for working with people with disabilities, disability issues, and budget management is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to professionally solve problems proactively and positively using company culture strategies
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative; work independently with minimal supervision
  • Dependable
  • Patient with others
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced, complex and diverse situations
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • 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 may include:

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

Wages:

  • Competitive based on experience

What makes Independent Lifestyles different?

Independent Lifestyles provides an unduplicated culture working in a supportive, positive and dynamic company that sets us apart from the rest. A private, non-profit, non-residential, certified center for independent living with a philosophy of consumer control for all people with disabilities supporting all individuals of all ages in pursuit of self-directed lives. If you are looking for a position at an organization that supports its employees we are your next step!  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 these positions are 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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