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

We Have a New Address!

New River Valley Disability Resource Center has recently relocated to 61 Staples Street in the City of Radford. Staff will resume regular work hours at the new office on 6/1/2021. If you need directions or have any questions about our new office please give us a call at 540-266-1435.

NRV DRC Welcomes Our Upcoming New Executive Director, Barb Clark!

Change is Good. We have a new Executive Director! Join us in welcoming Barb Clark to a new role as the NRV DRC Executive Director. Many of you know Barb as our Independent Living Coordinator. She will be serving as our new leader effective 7/1/21 after we bid a fond farewell to Frank Hayes who is retiring.
NRV DRC Flyer that reads “Change is Good. We have a new Executive Director! Join us in welcoming Barb Clark to a new role as the NRV DRC Executive Director. Many of you know Barb as our Independent Living Coordinator. She will be serving as our new leader effective 7/1/21 after we bid a fond farewell to Frank Hayes who is retiring.”

NRV DRC’s 2nd Quarter of 2021 Newsletter is Now Available

In this issue of The Independent we discuss topics such as:
– We’ll Be Moving
– Frank Hayes retirement
– Disability Day of Mourning
– Volunteer opportunities for health assessment team
– Games, the gift of independence, and more

Our newsletter, The Independent, provided by New River Valley Disability Resource Center can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

The Independent

NRV DRC Releases Their Newsletter for the 1st Quarter of 2021

NRV DRC just released their 1st Quarter 2021 newsletter and it’s filled with all kinds of information – recipes, other community resources and opportunities, and games.

Let us know if you make the recipes and how it goes – your story could be featured in next quarter’s newsletter!

We wish everyone a safe, healthy, and happy holiday and New Year!

As always, if you would like this newsletter in another format, please email advocate@nrvdrc.org or call us at 540-266-1435.

Please on click the link below to view the latest newsletter.

The Independent

NRV DRC Airs It’s First PSA

NRV DRC has recently aired their first Public Service Announcement (PSA) for individuals and families with disabilities.

Please feel free to share our PSA to help others in the New River Valley community learn about what New River Valley Disability Resource Center can do for them.

If you would like to view or share our PSA please click on the link provided below. We appreciate all of your support!

https://youtu.be/8r0gIyWec6M

NRV DRC Board Member Rick Barrow is Featured in The Roanoke Times Newspaper

On September 12, 2020 NRV DRC’s Board member, Rick Barrow and his wife Deb were featured in the Roanoke Times newspaper in a article titled “The Butterfly Effect”. 

If you are interested in reading the featured article, please click on the link below.                

  https://roanoke.com/lifestyles/field-notes-the-butterfly-effect/article_09d0824e-350f-589e-9357-c226ef53a2d9.html