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Job Description:  Independent Living Specialist – Housing and 55+

 

Reports to: Office Manager

Location: Fort Collins office

Status: Full Time 40 hours a week Non-exempt

Salary: $20 Hourly

 

The mission of Disabled Resource Services (DRS) is to empower individuals with disabilities in our community to achieve their maximum level of independence at home and in the community by setting and achieving goals, enhancing self-esteem, self-advocacy, and providing peer support and education.

As a Colorado state-certified Center for Independent Living, we believe that advocating for yourself with support from your peers is the path to living a fulfilling, independent life. We serve people with all types disabilities: physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or mental/emotional free of charge (except for our low-cost medical equipment rental program).

At DRS, we strive to create safe spaces where our clients are free to be their full, authentic selves. Staff members should believe in and adhere to DRS’ values of: Compassion, Empowerment, Innovation, Collaboration, Professionalism, Passion, Diversity, and Excellence.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Independent Living Specialist – Housing and 55+ provides housing counseling and peer support to people with disabilities who are unhoused or are at risk of becoming unhoused and those aged 55+. This includes processing applications, assessing, and verifying eligibility, and serves as a contact to community partners, including promoting awareness about DRS programs and services within the Northern Colorado community. If functioning in a bilingual role, the Housing Specialist will assist with translation and interpretation needs within the team and the wider organization. This position is partially grant-funded.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains caseload of 25-30?? clients/week and approves an average of 45?? files per month
  • Assess eligibility for rent assistance, provide documentation, distribute, and administer funds
  • Provide rental counseling, including budgeting, homelessness prevention assistance and landlord/tenant counseling to low- and moderate-income households
  • Assess client needs and barriers to stabilize housing and provide clients with appropriate information and referrals to community resources
  • Ensure that all clients have basic understanding of program specifics including eligibility standards and that signed documentation is implemented and kept in the client file.
  • Advocate with agencies, landlords and organizations working with clients
  • Document client interaction in various databases.
  • Work independently, schedule and manage personal workload, and recognize when there is a need for approval or support from supervisor.
  • Complete thorough, accurate and timely electronic documentation.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations. Conducts community outreach activities once a month.
  • All DRS staff members are considered mandatory reporters, obligated to report signs of abuse they are aware of both on and off the job. 
  • Travel as needed for training and outreach events.
  • Participate in DRS staff meetings, program meetings, and staff training activities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Six months’ experience in a similar setting with similar duties. Ideal qualifications include experience of working with people with disabilities, general office work, knowledge of data entry, databases, and reporting.

  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Able to positively represent CPWD and outreach to the community and public.
  • Commitment to co-creating a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Problem solving and multitasking skills.
  • Team player and the ability to take direction.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, clean driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Satisfactory backgrounds checks.
  • 2 years of related experience providing services to clients or equivalent education
  • Proficiency in both English and Spanish preferred
  • Demonstrated counseling skills, primarily the ability to understand and empathize with others.
  • Exceptional attention to detail in files, makes infrequent and insignificant errors.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of local resources or willingness to learn resources to make referrals.
  • Experience working with low-income populations.
  • Good organizational and problem-solving skills

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personal experience with a disability
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and an extended amount of time sitting or standing.
  • Primarily based in the DRS Loveland office location.
  • May be asked to work out of DRS Fort Collins office, as needed.

 

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Denise Mullhaupt, Executive Director at: denise.m@drsnoco.org. For more information visit: drsnoco.org.

DRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Disabled Resource Services is dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, gender or gender ID, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

 

 

 

 

Job Description:  Office Assistant and Data Entry Specialist

 

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Loveland office

Status: Full Time 40 hrs, Non-exempt

Salary: $19 Hour

 

The mission of Disabled Resource Services (DRS) is to empower individuals with disabilities in our community to achieve their maximum level of independence at home and in the community by setting and achieving goals, enhancing self-esteem, self-advocacy, and providing peer support and education.

As a Colorado state-certified Center for Independent Living, we believe that advocating for yourself with support from your peers is the path to living a fulfilling, independent life. We serve people with all types disabilities: physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or mental/emotional free of charge (except for our low-cost medical equipment rental program).

At DRS, we strive to create safe spaces where our clients are free to be their full, authentic selves. Staff members should believe in and adhere to DRS’ values of: Compassion, Empowerment, Innovation, Collaboration, Professionalism, Passion, Diversity, and Excellence.

JOB SUMMARY:

Disabled Resource Services (DRS) is looking for a dynamic and friendly person to support its mission, community, and people with disabilities by answering phones, greeting individuals, general office work, data entry and creating reports. This is a grant-funded position guaranteed for one year. The goal is to secure funding to create a permanent position after the first year.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages
  • Greet visitors and staff in a friendly and professional manner
  • Operate office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners, copiers, and phone system
  • Professionally communicate with consumers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions.
  • General office duties such as copying, making files and filing.
  • Collecting information from customers and clients
  • Entering data into the central database
  • Generating periodic reports
  • Transferring physical records into a digital filing system
  • Work independently, schedule and manage personal workload, and recognize when there is a need for approval or support from supervisor.
  • Complete thorough, accurate and timely electronic documentation.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  • Conduct community outreach activities once a month.
  • All DRS staff members are considered mandatory reporters, obligated to report signs of abuse they are aware of both on and off the job. 
  • Travel as needed for training and outreach events.
  • Participate in DRS staff meetings, program meetings, and staff training activities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Six months’ experience in a similar setting with similar duties. Ideal qualifications include experience of working with people with disabilities, general office work, knowledge of data entry, databases, and reporting.

  • Strong organizational and customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Able to positively represent CPWD and outreach to the community and public.
  • Commitment to co-creating a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Problem solving and multitasking skills
  • Team player and the ability to take direction
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, clean driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Satisfactory backgrounds checks.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Personal experience with a disability
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and an extended amount of time sitting or standing.
  • Primarily based in the DRS Loveland office location.
  • May be asked to work out of DRS Fort Collins office, as needed.

 

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Denise Mullhaupt, Executive Director at: denise.m@drsnoco.org. For more information visit: drsnoco.org.

 

DRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Disabled Resource Services is dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, gender or gender ID, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

*Disabled Resource Services is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Loveland, CO 80537-3146
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