Independent Living Coordinator, Disability Empowerment Center (Lancaster, PA)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: December 16, 2022

Supervision: Reports to the Executive Director

General Responsibilities:  The Independent Living Coordinator/ Part- Time provides assistance to consumers through individual/group skills training, advocacy, information and referral, and service coordination for 10 hours a week in the Lebanon area.

Principle Duties

Within the guidelines of the DEC’s policies and procedures, the Independent Living Coordinator/Hispanic Outreach Specialist will:

  • Assists in development of partnerships with agencies, organizations, and businesses that support the Hispanic community
  • Provides training to educate community partners about CIL services and collects results/feedback
  • Assists in translation of documents into Spanish
  • Assists in distribution of information
  • Conduct independent living assessments with consumers.
  • Assist consumers in the development and implementation of independent living goals.
  • Promote the Independent Living philosophy.
  • Provide peer and/or supportive services to consumers and/or families.
  • Provide advocacy services, as appropriate.
  • Provide information and referral services to consumers and the public.
  • Provide technical assistance to agencies and community groups.
  • Maintain familiarity with services available to DEC consumers including eligibility requirements and appeal procedures.
  • Assist with marketing of DEC services through the development and maintenance of inter-agency contracts and relationships.
  • Attend and participate in trainings, conferences, workshops, and seminars.
  • Prepare necessary monthly forms, narratives, and documentation.
  • Assist in the development of trainings for consumers and the public.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities.

  • Degree in a field of study relevant to the provision of Independent Living Services preferred, or at least two years of experience in the direct delivery of human services.
  • Personal experience in independent living and/or working with persons with disabilities preferred.
  • Experience with community organization activities.
  • Experience facilitating and working with groups.
  • Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Basic computer skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft WORD and Excel.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to travel, preferably with own transportation.

Wage and Hour Law Status: Non Exempt/Hourly

Resumes can be sent to Jaclyn M. Nagle, Executive Director, Disability Empowerment Center, 941 Wheatland Avenue, Suite B-1 Lancaster, PA 17603.

Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  DEC does not discriminate in regards to race, creed, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual identity/orientation, national origin, or disability status.