Independent Lifestyles

Job Opportunities and Internships

IL Specialist

We offer:

  • Make your own schedule- part-time & full-time options
  • Great benefits
  • Unmatched work culture

Make a difference. Change lives!

This is a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! We provide independent living support to people with disabilities who live in their own apartments in Big Lake. Manager will work with you to develop a schedule that works with your life.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Regular check-in’s with consumers
  • Problem solving
  • Teach independent living skills
  • Assist with paperwork/budgeting
  • Daily travel to meet consumers in the community and/or their home

Education:

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

Qualifications:

  • Ability to solve problems
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries & confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision
  • Be dependable
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record
  • Pass background check

Benefits based on hours may include:

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • 403B match
  • Up to 11 paid holidays
  • Up to 3 weeks of PTO
  • Make your own schedule

Wages:

  • $13.50- $15.50/hr., starting wage based on experience

Check out our website at www.independentlifestyles.org.

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


IL Specialist – Richmond-Paynesville

We offer:

  • Make your own schedule- part-time & full-time options
  • Great benefits
  • Unmatched work culture

Make a difference. Change lives!

This is a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! We provide independent living support to people with disabilities who live in their own apartments in Richmond, Paynesville and surrounding area. Manager will work with you to develop a schedule that works with your life.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Regular check-in’s with consumers
  • Problem solving
  • Teach independent living skills
  • Assist with paperwork/budgeting
  • Daily travel to meet consumers in the community and/or their home

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A passion for working with people with disabilities is preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to solve problems
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries & confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision
  • Be dependable
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record
  • Pass background check

Benefits based on hours may include:

  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • 403B match
  • Up to 11 paid holidays
  • Up to 3 weeks of PTO
  • Make your own schedule

Wages:

  • $13.50- $15.50/hr., starting wage based on experience

Check out our website at www.independentlifestyles.org.

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


Rep Payee Specialist

Part-time to grow into FT position- Duluth, MN

 

We:

  • Actively promote the health and well-being of team members and persons served!
  • Offer a flexible schedule!
  • Make a difference & change lives!

Duties/ Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work in financial program serving low-income adults with disabilities
  • Professional customer service
  • Set up, monitor and accurately maintain consumer accounts
  • Timely payment of bills
  • Monitor and respond to changes in the consumer’s budget
  • Process all rep payee forms, bills and mail to be scanned, shredded, or filed
  • Complete general office duties (i.e. data entry, typing, filing, faxing, emailing, etc.)

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with basic office and computer skills
  • Preferred basic knowledge of social security benefits & budget management
  • Preferred passion for working with people with disabilities

Qualifications:

  • Ability to take initiative & work independently in a remote office
  • Ability to professionally solve problems
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Make and verify calculations accurately
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, manage time, prioritize and work efficiently under multiple deadlines
  • Dependable
  • Pass background study

Benefits based on hours worked may include:

  • Health, Dental & Life insurance
  • 403B match
  • Up to 11 paid holidays off
  • Up to 3 weeks of PTO

Wages:

  • $13.50-15.50/hour

Check out our website: www.independentlifestyles.org.

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


Groundskeeper- Camp Bliss, Walker, MN

We offer:

  • Beautiful work location
  • Unmatched work culture

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

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with keeping property buildings clean and in good condition
  • Assist with monitoring and providing upkeep and maintenance of Camp Bliss property, including shovel and remove snow
  • Operate a variety of vehicles & power/non-power tools & equipment
  • Maintain and repair tools, equipment and structures (i.e. buildings, fences, benches)
  • Mix and spray/ spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees
  • Gather and remove litter
  • Assist with event set up and take down

Qualifications:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Must be physically able to handle a variety of grounds keeping tasks and equipment
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to proactively solve problems
  • Respectable verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision
  • Dependable
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under multiple demands
  • Have valid driver’s license and insurance with a clean driving record
  • Must pass background study

Wages:

  • Starting wage $11.75-14.75 based on experience

Check out our website at www.campbliss.org.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Send an email of interest to Danellest@independentlifestyles.org to obtain an application. EOE/AA.

 


 


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 position 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 may not be considered complete and may 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 keep it separate from your application. This form is NOT used for employment decisions. Once your completed information has been received, they will be reviewed.  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 any of the hiring steps, please provide your request to the Contracts & HR Director.

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 further explain the position, clarify information you submitted and ask some interview questions. You will also have an opportunity to ask some questions that you may have.

Step 3:  In-Person Interview

If selected, you will be contacted to schedule an in-person interview. You may participate in one or more interviews. The interview will determine your suitability for employment. It will also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions. The interview is an opportunity for you to better understand the position you are applying for, and allow you to hear what it is like to work at Independent Lifestyles.

Step 4:  Reference and Education Check

If selected, we will contact your references and school to verify the information you provided and ask questions to further determine your suitability for employment.

Step 5:  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 that will need to be completed before your start date. When you report for work you will continue with more “new hire” paperwork and receive on-boarding to our agency and your job.


 

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Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

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