Independent Lifestyles

Job Opportunities and Internships

 

Life Skills Coach- On Call Nights

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.

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Groundskeeper- Camp Bliss, Walker, MN

We are seeking part-time groundskeepers to assist with maintaining grounds for our Camp Bliss property located in Walker, MN.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with ensuring lodge facility, house, cabin, yurts and other buildings are kept clean and in good condition
  • Assist with monitoring and providing upkeep and maintenance for all of Camp Bliss property, including sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, lawns, planters, trees, plants, flowers, and overall grounds
  • Operate a variety of vehicles and powered/non-powered equipment for mowing grass, plowing snow, trimming trees and bushes, raking, etc. and provide maintenance and repairs of equipment as needed
  • Gather and remove litter
  • Maintain or repair tools, equipment or structures, such as buildings, fences, or benches using hand or power tools
  • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees
  • Assist with irrigation systems, including winterizing systems and starting them up in the spring
  • Assist with completing seasonal procedures as needed (i.e. seasonal lights, water lines, put docks in/out, cut and remove lake weeds, dump dehumidifiers, snow removal)
  • Assist with set up preparations and take down for events

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be physically able to handle a variety of grounds keeping tasks and equipment
  • Ability to professionally solve problems proactively and positively using company culture strategies
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision
  • Dependable
  • Time management
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Must pass background study

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. Camp Bliss hosts a variety of 2-3 day retreats, primarily for Veterans and people with disabilities. In addition, we rent out our facilities to private groups (including lodge, house, cabin and yurts). 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 encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. Send email to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org. EOE/AA.

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Housekeeper- Camp Bliss, Walker MN

We offer a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! We are seeking part-time Housekeepers to join our team at Camp Bliss in Walker, MN. Most work will be on Sundays and Mondays.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively contributing to company culture and team’s health and well-being
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lounges, restrooms & other areas
  • Change bed linens & make beds
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, draperies and window blinds
  • Sweep and scrub floors
  • Empty wastebaskets and transport trash & waste to disposal areas
  • Dust & polish furniture & equipment
  • Laundry
  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings & woodwork
  • Disinfect equipment & supplies
  • Keep storage areas stocked

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be physically able to handle a variety of housekeeping tasks, equipment & cleaning supplies
  • Ability to professionally solve problems proactively and positively using company culture strategies
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative; work independently with minimal supervision
  • Dependable
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Must pass background study

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. Camp Bliss hosts a variety of 2-3 day retreats, primarily for Veterans and people with disabilities. In addition, we rent out our facilities to private groups (including lodge, house, cabin and yurts). 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 encouraged to apply. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Application will be accepted until these positions are filled. Send email 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.

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215 North Benton Drive
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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