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Date Posted: 10/05/18

Position: Program Coordinator - Full time (salary)

General Description: The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is seeking a Program Coordinator to manage the Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTH). The RTH Program is designed to provide rental subsidies and supportive housing services to high-cost, high-need Medicaid members in New York State. The Rapid Transition Housing Program is funded by the NYS Department of Health.

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.

Reports to: Director of Housing Programs

Responsibilities:
The RTH Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Housing Programs and will work collaboratively with the RTH Support Services Coordinator to facilitate the successful transition of individuals into community settings within several areas of the State. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating activities of the Housing Specialists at subcontracting Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in the identified service areas. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Overall responsibility for the development, evaluation and ongoing supervision of this subsidy program.
• Development and implementation of a plan to identify, verify, enroll, and document eligible participants.
• Work collaboratively with NYAIL’s Director of Housing Programs, RTH Support Services Coordinator, NYAIL subcontractors and the Department of Health to develop and implement a system and business processes to provide rental subsidies and process rental payments for eligible participants
• Plan and coordinate regional, and web-based training events, as needed.
• Ensure compliance with all New York State Department of Health reporting requirements, including data collection
• Develop program materials (e.g., program procedures, enrollment documents, and marketing materials) as needed for successful implementation.
• Develop an innovative business process to create housing opportunities for the target population by working with NYAIL’s housing specialists and other subcontractors to locate, inspect, evaluate, and maintain a registry of quality housing units that are safe, sanitary, affordable, and accessible.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
• Experience with the concepts of Independent Living, consumer control, and a strong commitment to promoting and advocating for the full integration of individuals with disabilities.
• Experience transitioning individuals including familiarity with finding affordable, accessible, integrated housing and the development of individualized service plans.
• Knowledge of state and local housing policies, practices, laws, and issues impacting seniors and people with disabilities strongly preferred.
• Experience designing, implementing, and evaluating health-related programs.
• Knowledge of the state’s Medicaid program and community resources which can assist people with disabilities in living independently.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and communication skills.
• Personal experience with disability is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
NYAIL offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.
This is an Albany-based position. Regional and statewide travel required. This is a five-year grant funded position, with possibility for extension contingent on additional state funding.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include “RTH Program Coordinator” and your last name in subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Date Posted: 10/05/18

Position: Support Services Coordinator - Full time (salary)

General Description: The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is seeking a Support Services Coordinator to assist in the development and delivery of Individualized Service Plans and Support Services through the Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTH). The RTH Program is designed to provide rental subsidies and supportive housing services to high-cost, high-need Medicaid members in New York State. The Rapid Transition Housing Program is funded by the NYS Department of Health.

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.

Reports to: Director of Housing Programs

Responsibilities:
The RTH Support Services Coordinator (SSC) will work in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and will report to the Director of Housing Programs to facilitate the successful transition of individuals into community settings within several areas of the State. The SSC will be responsible for coordinating activities of the Independent Living Specialists (ILS) at subcontracting Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in the identified service areas. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Overall responsibility for the development, delivery and evaluation of Individualized Service Plans (ISP) to meet the needs of RTH program participants.
• Provide ongoing support to Independent Living Specialists at subcontracting ILCs and oversight of the provision of support services to current and new RTH program participants.
• Development and implementation of a plan to identify, verify, enroll, and document eligible participants in need of RTH’s housing assistance and ILS services.
• Work at the State level and locally with subcontracting ILCs to establish mutual referral systems with Managed Care Organizations, Performing Provider Systems, hospitals, nursing homes, service providers, etc.
• Work collaboratively with NYAIL’s Director of Housing Programs, RTF Program Coordinator, NYAIL subcontractors and the Department of Health to develop and implement a process to provide ISPs for eligible participants.
• Plan and coordinate regional, and web-based training events, as needed.
• Ensure compliance with all New York State Department of Health reporting requirements, including data collection.
• Develop program materials (e.g., program procedures, enrollment documents, and marketing materials) as needed for successful implementation.

Qualifications:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
• Experience with the concepts of Independent Living, consumer control, and a strong commitment to promoting and advocating for the full integration of individuals with disabilities.
• Experience transitioning individuals including familiarity with finding affordable, accessible, integrated housing and the development of individualized service plans.
• Knowledge of state and local housing policies, practices, laws, and issues impacting seniors and people with disabilities strongly preferred.
• Experience designing, implementing, and evaluating health-related programs.
• Knowledge of the state’s Medicaid program and community resources which can assist people with disabilities in living independently.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and communication skills.
• Personal experience with disability is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
NYAIL offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.
This is an Albany-based position. Regional and statewide travel required. This is a five-year grant funded position, with possibility for extension contingent on additional state funding.

How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include “RTH Support Services Coordinator” and your last name in subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Date Posted: 11/6/18

Position: Executive Director

The Pennsylvania Council on Idependent Living (PCIL) is a State-wide membership association of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) located throughout the State of Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of PCIL is to provide a system of support for CIL’s in order to ensure that all Individuals living with disabilities not only have choices, but are in control of their lives.seeks a full-time Executive Director to work out of the Harrisburg area. Competitive Salary and Benefits. EOE. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Position Description:  As a key member of the PCIL team, the ED reports directly to the PCIL Board and promotes advocacy and establishes an ongoing voice for the IL movement and supports policies that upholds the IL culture and vision. By setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth, the ED works with the PCIL Board members to maximize advocacy and representation for the IL movement. The ED position requires strong communication skills and the responsibility of being called upon to positively represent the organization in the community and at the state. The ED must maintain the highest level of integrity and lead by example in all areas.

To review the complete job description, click here: https://www.indeed.com/job/executive-director-pa-council-independent-living-58d82ce03f813d02

Job Title: PCIL Executive Director
FLSA status: Full-time Exempt
Department: Executive
Location: Greater Harrisburg Area
Travel: Travel is required; out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected
Schedule: This position requires occasional long hours, evening and weekend work
Reports to: PCIL BOARD
Salary: $60,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year

Competencies
• Leadership
• Strategic Thinking
• Results Oriented
• Mission Driven
• Business Acumen
• Decision Making
• Public Speaking

Role Qualifications:
• Ability to comfortably and energetically represent CILs and their services to wide-ranging audiences
• Experience with grant writing
• Direct and/or indirect experience with disability rights and/or knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and the ADA preferred.
• Ability to communicate and work with individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
• Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities High-level understanding of all business functions such as Finance, Budget Management and Business Development, etc.
• Aptitude in sound decision-making and problem-solving in pressure situations
• Knowledge of the services provided by CILs
• Excellent attention to detail
• Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and public speaking skills, both practiced and impromptu
• Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and Web-based systems
• Excellent writing skills
• Ability to work with Legislators and Government Officials
• Proficiency in ASL, Spanish and other languages a plus

Additional Requirements:
• Proven experience in a leadership role
• Skilled in organizational development, management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning
• Excellent people skills, with an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
• Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Board’s mission
• Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding Boards mission and core       values forward
• Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics

Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Public Administration, Business or related field. Master’s degree in business or related field preferred
• At least eight years of strong operational experience. At least five years in a senior management role preferred.
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted through December 5, 2018. Please review the complete job description and apply via this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/executive-director-pa-council-independent-living-58d82ce03f813d02

Date Posted: 4/30/18

Position: Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Description: Responsible for the implementation of programs and services of Western New York Independent Living, Inc. (WNYIL), as determined by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of Directors, and to provide consistent supervision and direction of WNYIL programs and services, through monitoring, evaluating, and expanding programs opportunities for people with disabilities provided by WNYIL’s Family of Agencies.

Duties:
1. Supervise the Directors of the WNYIL Family of Agencies:
• Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC)
• Independent Living of the Genesee Region (ILGR)
• Independent Living Center (ILC)
• Mental Health Peer Connection (MHPC)
• OAHIIO
2. Serve as WNYIL’s exofficio representative on the Family of Agencies Councils of the Board of Directors:
• Independent Living of Niagara County
• Independent Living of the Genesee Region
• Mental Health Peer Connection
• OAHIIO
3. Staff the following Committees of the Board of Directors and provide minutes to the CAO and CEO:
• Corporate Compliance Committee
• Program Committee
4. Work with the Directors of the Family of Agencies to develop their annual operating budgets.
5. Review and approve the following for the Family of Agencies
(ILNC, ILGR, ILC, OAHIIO, MHPC):
• All check and credit card requests and reconciliations for the purchase of budgeted items.
• All purchase requests for budgeted items.
6. Participate in the following processes of WNYIL:
• Consumer Rights process.
• Staff and volunteer grievances.
• Reasonable Accommodation requests.
• Family and Medical Leave Act requests.
7. Coordinate WNYIL Management Incident Review Team.
8. Participate as an active member of the Compliance Audit Committee.
9. Maintain and update when necessary:
• WNYIL Program and Services Manual.
• Agency information on WNYIL’s website.
• Develop and maintain a Corporate wide lexicon.
• WNYIL, Inc. 5-year plan.
• Agency Forms.
10. Coordinate and facilitate contract and grant development teams, for funding and/or expansion of current programs and services of WNYIL.
11. Coordinate the following contracted services:
• Certified Application Counselors
• PROMISE Services
• ACCES-VR Core Rehabilitation Services
• Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
• Quality of Life Assessments and Wellness Recovery Action Plans
• Medicaid Service Coordination (Care Coordination for OPWDD)
12. Supervise and assist the Family of Agencies (ILNC, ILGR, ILC, OAHIIO, MHPC) Directors in fulfilling and completing contractual responsibilities and obligations.
13. Act as backup for CAO in managing employee access to online Agency and Government databases.
14. Perform the duties of the CEO when they are unable to, and/or is unavailable to perform such duties.
15. Participate in weekly Management Meetings.
16. Assist in developing and writing Department and Agency workflows policies, procedures, and practices as necessary.
17. Advocate interests of WNYIL in local community, state, and nation.
18. Review Customer Experience Comment Cards on a monthly basis.
19. Participate in maintaining a neat, clean and safe work environment.
20. Perform any other duties as deemed legally and ethically necessary by the supervisor.

Supervision:
Works under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer.

Standards of Performance:
Must at all times perform in a professional, conscientious and efficient manner for the purpose of ensuring a better quality of life for persons with disabilities.

Qualifications:
Must possess a Master’s Degree in Health or Human Services with a Minor in Business Administration (desirable) fields preferred, or must have at least ten years of experience in a leadership role in a progressive organization that provides a variety of services that work toward the improvement of the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Western New York Independent Living, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities.
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. is a scent free agency.

Closing Date: May 7, 2018

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Tina Brown, CHRCO
WNY Independent Living, Inc.
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Date Posted: 02/06/18

Position: Program Manager

Department: Center for Community Health- Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention

Job Location: Menands, NY

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and four years of program management experience OR eight years of program management experience. The experience must be in a public health, health/human service, health regulatory program or community-based organization. At least two years of experience must have included supervision of staff. A Master’s degree may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years of experience managing or developing and implementing a public health program, including the completion of competitive funding applications. Experience working with disparate populations, including individuals with disabilities. Experience in the development of written materials including progress reports, evaluations, monitoring reports, Requests for Applications (RFA) and correspondence with contractors. Experience in planning and facilitating meetings, which includes providing formal presentations.

Responsibilities
The Program Manager will oversee the implementation of the New York State (NYS) Disability and Health Program (DHP), and will serve as the locus of leadership in the NYS Department of Health (DOH) for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating strategic action to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities across public health efforts in NYS. Specific duties will include: coordinating surveillance and evaluation activities with the Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation and Research (BCDER); convening and coordinating statewide and regional partnership groups and project leadership teams; representing the DHP in key healthcare policy initiatives for DOH; and supervising staff. Other related duties as assigned.

Conditions of Employment
Grant funded position. Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables, is required.  

HRI participates in the E-Verify Program.  

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans

Applications to be submitted by: 2/19/2018

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