Executive Director, Center for Independence (Lakewood, WA)

  • Closing Date: April 5, 2020
  • Posted: March 9, 2020

The Center for Independence (CFI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit serving people with disabilities from ages 14 and up. We serve as a resource for individuals with disabilities to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living skills development. We work together with participants to achieve independent living goals such as self-advocacy, self-sufficiency, and self-determination. CFI is a non-residential community-based organization operated by people with disabilities, serving people with disabilities.

About the Position:

The Executive Director at CFI is responsible for the development and general management of the Non-Profit organization. This full-time position reports to the Board of Directors, oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization, is responsible for carrying out duties that will allow the office to be run in an efficient and effective manner as outlined, and ensures CFI services are delivered in accordance with the Independent Living Philosophy. [Read more…]

Payroll Clerk I, IndependenceFirst (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: February 15, 2020
  • Posted: January 24, 2020

Position Summary: The payroll clerk partners with accounting, human resources, PAS and outside vendors to ensure every one of our PCW’s is paid correctly and on-time. To be successful, the payroll clerk must also be able to see the big picture impact that payroll has on the organization’s bottom line as well as the daily lives of each employee. Because of this, they are accurate, have a sense of urgency and are proactive in resolving issues. Read full job description and apply online.

Director of Independent Living, The Independence Center (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Closing / Removal Date: February 15, 2020
  • Posted January 22, 2020

The Director of Independent Living provides oversight and reporting of operations pertaining to the Independent Living Programs at the direction of the CEO. Identifies and assists in the development of new areas of needed services to be provided by the center with the approval of the Board of Directors. Responsible for overall operations of the Independent Living Center to include staffing, planning, developing, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating Center programs. Assists with legislative advocacy work with contract lobbyist. Collaborate and work with state entities such as Designated State Unit (DSU), Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), and Association of Colorado Centers for Independent Living (ACCIL). Ensures the Independent Living program meets all state and federal compliance standards and that the philosophy, mission, and goals of the Independence Center are maintained. Read more and apply at The Independence Center’s website.

Program Coordinator, Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council (Gahanna, OH)

  • Closing / Removal Date: August 12, 2019
  • Posted: August 2, 2019

At the direction of the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator will manage and oversee projects and programs of the Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council. The individual will strive to uphold the organization’s mission, vision, and goals while upholding the Independent Living philosophy through the development of SILC projects.


  • Assist in the development of projects for the State Plan for Independent Living
  • Oversee projects that subgrant awards to other organizations
  • Work with subgrantees to provide technical assistance in completing project goals
  • Coordinate activities to ensure sub-granting process is efficient and effective
  • Distribute information and collect project reporting
  • Develop project materials and ensure compliance with applicable grants and funding sources
  • Oversee SILC Projects and assist in the development of projects for the State Plan
  • Report quarterly activities of SILC projects for the Council Members

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WisLoan/Telework Coordinator, IndependenceFirst (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: August 9, 2019
  • Posted July 12, 2019

Position: WisLoan/Telework Coordinator

Status: Full Time, Salaried

Reports to: Director of Independent Living Services

Position Summary: Responsible for developing and processing loan applications for the WisLoan and Telework statewide alternative financing programs (AFP) for individuals with disabilities. Act as the primary contact for the programs with the Advisory Loan Committee, bank, the Wisconsin Department of Human Services (DHS), the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Wisconsin Independent Living Centers (ILC) and consumers. Will complete required state and federal reports. Read full Job Description.

Independent Living Services Coordinator – Branch Offices, IndependenceFirst (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: August 9, 2019
  • Posted July 12, 2019

Position: Coordinator, Independent Living Skills Program, Branch Offices

Status: Full-Time, Hourly

Reports to: ILS Program Assistant Director

Position Summary: Provide independent living services to individuals with disabilities, in Ozaukee, Waukesha and Washington counties, to enhance the quality of their lives. Will travel to and spend at least one day each week in each of these offices building up a consumer base and providing direct independent living services to consumers. In collaboration with IndependenceFirst staff in Milwaukee County, will coordinate peer support efforts in the outlying counties. Responsible for all activities related to the classes and workshops held in the branch offices. Conduct outreach to establish referral relationships with community partners and to build relationships in the multi-cultural/underserved communities (African American, Hispanic/Latino/Hmong) in Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties. Conduct Grassroots Advocacy Groups. Leads the agency peer support efforts in Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties. Read full Job Description.

Multiple Open Positions, Roads To Independence (Ogden, UT)

Roads To Independence (RTI) is excited to announce several new positions! Many of these positions center around working youth with disabilities (5 to 24). Including Youth Coordinator, Youth Life Skills Instructors(s), Youth Independent Living Specialist, and Peer Mentors. We also have open positions for a Licensed Social Worker and Registered Nurse for our Nursing Home Transition program, as well as, Maintenance/Equipment Workers to help clean and organize our office and the medical equipment that is donated!

RTI is a nonprofit, grassroots, advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities. We are an active agency looking to assist individuals with disabilities live as independently in the community as possible. Core services include but are not limited to Advocacy, Information and Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support, Recreation, Assistive Technology, Nursing Home Transition and Diversion, and Youth Transition. We primarily cover Davis, Morgan, and Weber Counties in Utah.

To read full descriptions and list of open positions please visit www.roadstoind.org.

Social Worker – Nursing Home Transition

RTI is seeking a resourceful Social Worker (NH Transition Coordinator) to assists people with disabilities of all ages and types, transition out of nursing homes or other institutions into the community, to their own homes. The Coordinator will assist in skills training, case services, benefits management, assistive technology, advocacy, housing, attendant services, and coordination of the New Choices Waiver services.  [Read more…]

Home Access Program Coordinator, DIRECT Center for Independence (Tucson, AZ)

  • Posted: June 17, 2019
  • Applications accepted until position filled

Founded in 1980, DIRECT Center for Independence is a private, nonprofit organization operated by and for people with diverse disabilities. Our mission is to promote voice, choice and independence for people with disabilities and we maintain a vision of universal access. DIRECT provides services to empower people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes and advocates for equal opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life in our community.  [Read more…]

Vice President / Director of Home Care Services, Ability360 (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Closing / Removal Date: Position will remain open until May 24th, 2019 or until filled.
  • Posted: May 14, 2019
  • TO APPLY, please email COVER LETTER AND RESUME to the email address: Philp@ability360.org

Reports To: President & CEO

Position Summary: Manages, coordinates and directs the activities of Ability360’s Home Care Services (HCS) program and its staff. Develops and implements HCS policies and procedures. Oversees contract compliance, quality of service and manages personnel matters. Monitors service for efficiency and effectiveness, and ensures high level performance and outcomes on all HCS contracts. Serves as a member of Ability360’s executive management team.

Program Service: Ability360 delivers high-quality, person centered non-medical home care to AHCCCS/ALTCS/DDD eligible members in their homes or places of residence, including attendant care, personal care, homemaker, respite, and habilitation services. [Read more…]

Medical Billing/Accounts Receivable Specialist, IndependenceFirst (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: March 13, 2019
  • Posted: February 20, 2019

Position Summary: Consistently follow up on denied, unpaid or improperly paid claims, filing appeals when appropriate, to obtain maximum reimbursement. Support Billing function for Department.

Position Expected Hours of Work: Typical hours are full time 40 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM through 4:30PM.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Perform timely follow up on insurance claim denials, exceptions or exclusions including unpaid or improperly paid claims within all contractual filing deadlines. Utilize aging accounts receivable reports to follow up on unpaid claims aged over 30 days by phone, mail, and/or electronic means.
  • Read and interpret payor explanations of benefits/explanations of payment, correctly identifying denials and improperly paid claims, and work claims accordingly.
  • Provide detailed and accurate follow-up on assigned work
  • Maintain detailed functioning knowledge of our billing system. Utilize our internal billing software to sort, filter, summarize and identify various account receivable trends.
  • Work collaboratively with Accounting Clerk to ensure all claims are submitted with a goal of zero errors. This includes verifying completeness and accuracy of all claims prior to submission through Clearinghouse and working with Accounting Clerk to accurately post all insurance payments by line item.
  • Will cross-train with Accounting Clerk ensuring internal controls are maintained at all times.
  • Participate on PAS Billing/Accounts Receivable Team Meetings. Communicate regularly with staff and management on any issues with reimbursement or billing.
  • Maintain an on-going knowledge of payor requirements as well as applicable contracts, regulations, and laws. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with carrier representatives.
  • Document and track all work according to policy and procedure.
  • Other tasks as required by supervisor or department director.

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