Date posted: 1/8/2020

Location: Albany, N.Y.

Decription: The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is seeking a Statewide Peer Liaison to assist individuals transitioning from institutional settings to the community. The Open Doors Transition Center project is a NYAIL program funded by the NYS Department of Health’s Money Follows the Person Nursing Home Transition, Assistance, Support and Education initiative, which assures that residents of long-term care facilities are provided objective  information  and  given  the  opportunity  to  live  in  a  community-based  setting. NYAIL is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization that works to remove barriers to full community integration of people with disabilities.  NYAIL members are Independent Living  Centers  (ILCs),  consumer  controlled,  cross-disability  providers  of  advocacy, services and supports to people with disabilities.

Responsibilities:

The   Peer  Liaison   will   report   to   the  Open   Doors   Peer   Director.  They  will   work collaboratively  with  NYAIL  Transition  Center  subcontractors  to  ensure  the  efficient operation of the peer outreach and support component of the program.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•    Provide technical assistance and support to peer advocates and peer supervisors.

•    Provide technical support for the administration of consumer satisfaction surveys.

•    Provide technical support for database issues.

•    Perform data review and cleanup in database as needed.

•    In conjunction with Peer Director, identify need for and develop trainings.

•    Assist Peer Director with coordination of the annual statewide peer leadership institute.

•    Assist Peer Director with coordination annual regional trainings.

•    In conjunction with the program director, participate in the planning of and peer advocate participation in NYAIL’s biennial conference.

•    Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

•    Bachelor’s degree preferred.

•    Experience  with  the  concepts  of  Independent  Living,  consumer  control,  and  a strong commitment to promote and advocate for the full integration of individuals with disabilities.

•    Experience coaching and mentoring people with disabilities.
•    Ability to deliver information and trainings in multiple formats (power point, verbally, etc.).

•    Knowledge of community resources that assist people with disabilities in living independently.

•    Familiarity with databases.

•    Ability to communicate systems lingo and terminology in concrete terms.

•    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and communication skills.

•    Personal experience with disability strongly preferred.

This is an Albany-based position.  Regional and statewide travel required. Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include “Statewide Peer Liaison” and your last name in subject line.