Mark Your Calendars for Giving Tuesday 2021!

Mark your calendars! Two weeks from today, on November 30th, will be Giving Tuesday 2021. We are so excited that through your generous donations we are able to have a massive impact for those living in the New River Valley. We hope that you will support us during this giving season in our mission to make the NRV a community inclusive and empowering for people with all types of disabilities.

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NOW HIRING: Independent Living Coordinator

The New River Valley Disability Resource Center (NRV DRC), a non-profit Center for Independent Living, is an organization run by and for people with disabilities.

Our goal is to help create an accessible community to assist people with disabilities to live independently. We provide advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, information and referral, and services to assist people to stay in their homes, return home from a hospital or long term care facility, and assist young people define and follow their post-secondary paths.

Job Description:
An Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) applies the core services by assisting consumers in maintaining or increasing their levels of independence in the community. An ILC works with consumers to build self-esteem, confidence and competence needed to achieve and maintain independence.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Responsibilities

  • Sustain and grow relationships with state and local agencies, community partners and consumers to facilitate necessary accessibility modifications
  • Coordinate and facilitate grant funding applications and compliance with multiple partnering agencies
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Provide complete, concise information and documentation regarding consumer’s progress in his/her file and in the Center’s data collection system
  • Potential limited local travel to meet consumers in their homes while respecting the necessity of social distancing and masking
  • Actively p
  • articipate in staff and program meetings
  • Assist in planning and execution of NRV DRC activities as assigned
  • Promote positive community awareness in regard to disability issues

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or older adults
  • Engage with consumers as a positive role model offering peer support
  • Have an awareness of issues affecting people with disabilities
  • Familiarity of local community resources and partnering agencies
  • Familiarity working with outside funding sources and complying with their requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (in person, on phone, and in writing)
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Be highly organized
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong attention to and ability to record details
  • Skilled in navigating Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of the importance of working with a database
  • Be teachable, dependable and flexible

This is a full time position with benefits
Health, Dental, Vision, Paid time off
Fun, family atmosphere, supportive of work/life balance
Salary:
$14.50 – $15.00 per hour to start

Interested applicants must apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to info@nrvdrc.org