Independent Living Associate – Anchorage Equipment Specialist

ILA Equipment Specialist — Access Alaska, Anchorage

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

This position assists persons who experience a disability to obtain adaptive equipment, assistive technology, and other services that support their ability to live independently within the community. This is a position for someone with general mechanical repair skills.

 

Typical tasks – receive, repair, maintain and inventory adaptive equipment; document work activities and maintain equipment inventory; provide consumer training for the use of adaptive equipment. Coordinate community and consumer outreach and other services with other office staff.

 

Required to work in the community so must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and clear driving and criminal records. Required to safely use construction, mechanic, and general repair hand tools, work outside in various weather conditions, complete minor construction and repair work, and keep accurate purchasing, repair and inventory records.

 

  • The position requires an individual with excellent customer service skills, a professional image, and the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Must be organized, efficient and able to simultaneously handle multiple tasks.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to apply discretion in handling confidential information and situations and function effectively under pressure.
  • Interest in working with a community-based, individualized support services agency for individuals with disabilities and their families.Education Requirements: MUST have a high school degree or GED and 3 yrs. of relevant work experience in small equipment repair and maintenance; must have a working knowledge of MS Office including word processing and data entry skillsSalary: $15.53 to $17.58Position is open until filled by a qualified candidate.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

The Staff application can be found on our website at http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/. Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to fax number (907) 248-0639 or HR@accessalaska.org We are located at 1217 E 10th Ave Anchorage AK 99501.

Full Benefits package offered. 10 paid holidays, Health Insurance, Dental, Free Vision, PTO

Anchorage – Independent Living Advocate

Functional Title: IL Advocate – DD Grant Specialist

Regular, Full-time
Essential Functions:

  • To assist persons experiencing a disability to live independently within the community of their
    choice and to achieve physical, emotional and economic independence.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Goal Development
    • Assesses the consumer’s long and short term needs and goals during the initial contact.
      Establishes eligibility or makes appropriate timely referrals with consistent follow-up.
    • Structures
      their Independent Living Plan, assures that appropriate documentation is signed, and establishes
      individual goals in a timely manner.
    • Formulates and updates Habilitation plans for every DD consumer, including a brief history o
      presenting problems and goals for services, and develops proper Core plans for eligible consumers,
      monitors expenditures and completes purchase orders.
  • Skills Training
    • Structures and provides consumer training based on individual goals or service requests. Schedules
      or facilitates appropriate training, concentrating on home and community based I skill development
      and individual responsibility.
    • Helps consumers access resources and information including multi-agency collaboration an education
      regarding their rights, how to self-advocate for their needs, and how to complet the administrative
      process and paperwork needed to secure those services.
    • Provides vocational and employment skill building activities (i.e. resume writing, interview
      skills, professionalism, job search skills) to assist consumers to find and sustain consistent
      work.
  • Service Coordination
    • Assists in developing solutions to disability and daily living problems as well as systems problem
      solving in a timely and consistent manner.
    • Assists with locating peers, professional and role models in the community.
    • Contacts agencies and service providers to ensure integrated service delivery, multi-agency
      collaboration using professional and effective communication and outreach skills evidenced timely
      results.
    • Attends community events and meetings related to IL issues and services as assigned by supervisory
      staff.
    • Be familiar with all aspects of DD services including: Core Plans, Wait List, DD Waiver and D
      grants and resources in the community.
    • Coordinates daily and weekly schedule with consumers and other staff; routinely reviews service
      plans with Supervisor.
    • Helps provide consumers with access to Assistive Technology, Computer lab and additional Access
      Alaska equipment.
    • Monthly completes the DD Census and forwards to Grants Manager
    • Enters goals, all contacts and demographic information in CIL Suite or telephone logs in a timely,
      thorough, accurate, and consistent manner.
    • Available and responsive to assist walk-in consumers.
  • Advocacy
    • Participates in efforts that empower people with disabilities to create lasting systems changes.
    • Conducts meetings/workshops to heighten awareness & respect for personal disabilities. Provides
      testimony and letters of support for individual consumers.
    • Networks with community resources to ensure an understanding of Access Alaska’s services and the
      services available in the community for our consumers.
    • Assist consumers with personal advocacy tasks. Other duties as assigned.

Education & Training:

  • 2 yrs. of college or equivalent topic-specific training.
  • BS/BA in social sciences preferred.

Experience:

  • 3 yrs. in the health and human services field working directly with consumers.

Learning Curve: 3-6 mos.
Notes:

Equipment Used: Copy Machines Fax Machines Microsoft Office Computer Personal Electronics .

Working Conditions: Little Travel Little Injury Potential Private Office

Occasionally may need to lift/carry up to 25#

Core Expectations: Confidentiality, integrity, professionalism, and a strong work ethic.
Active support of our Mission
Customer focused services

 

 

 

As an Independent Living Center,
we strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

Fairbanks – Direct Service Provider-Nights & Weekends

Direct Service Provider

Access Alaska Inc. 526 Gaffney Road Suite 100 Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

ARE YOU THE ANSWER TO SOMEONE’S DESPERATE NEED FOR HELP??????????? Access Alaska has consumers in desperate need of YOUR SERVICE as a DSP’s (Direct Service Provider)

As a Direct Service Provider, you will assist consumers by meeting their individual health and personal care needs.   You will be supervised by the consumer and assist them with their daily living activities as directed.

Experience with the following preferred:

  • Hoyer Lift
  • Transfers to and from bed/chair/bath
  • High level of Care
  • Nights and Weekends
  • Flexible and able to commit to shifts

 

Must be at least 18 years old, have a GED or Diploma and be able to lift more than 50 lbs.  Must have a current CPR and First Aid certification and be able to pass a Federal and State Background Check.

$16 per hour

Nights and Weekend (flexible and able to commit to shifts)

 

Please go to our website’s employment page http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/ to download a DSP application.  Email your application and a copy of your CPR/FA card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax to 907-248-0639.

You may also pick up an application in person at:

Access Alaska Fairbanks

526 Gaffney Rd, Suite 100

Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

Applications must be accompanied by a CPR/FA card.  Any applications without these will not be accepted.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

 

Fairbanks: Direct Service Provider

Direct Service Provider

Access Alaska, Inc. — Fairbanks

 

Are you the answer to somebody’s needs?  Access Alaska is currently seeking Direct Service Providers in the Fairbanks area.

As a Direct Service Provider, you will assist the elderly and people with disabilities (consumers) in meeting their individual health and personal care needs.   You will be supervised by the consumer and assist them with their daily living activities as directed.  These may include, but are not limited to meal preparation, assistance with bladder and bowel routines, assistance with medication, accompanying consumer to medical appointments, and light housekeeping duties.

Previous experience working in a similar field is preferred but not mandatory.  Must be at least 18 years old and be able to lift more than 25 lbs.  Must have a current CPR and First Aid certification and be able to pass a Federal Background Check.

$16 per hour

 

Please go to our website’s employment page http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/ to download an application.  Email your application and a copy of your CPR/FA card to hr@accessalaska.org or fax to 907-248-0639.

You may also pick up an application in person at:

Access Alaska Fairbanks

526 Gaffney Road, Suite 100

Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

Applications must be accompanied by a CPR/FA card.  Any applications without these will not be accepted.

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Employment

At Access Alaska we do extraordinary work, for extraordinary people!

Access Alaska, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Access Alaska, Inc. makes every effort to ensure that in every phase of its recruitment and selection processes equal employment opportunity is provided to all individuals regardless of race, color, genetics, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, marital status, change in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability, national origin or citizenship, or veteran’s status. Access Alaska, Inc. is an at-will employer.

Fill out an application today to join our AMAZING team!

Are you interested in working as a home health care provider for disabled adults or elder Alaskans? Complete a

Direct Service Provider Application.

Are you interested in an office position? See the list of open positions below and complete a

General Staff Employment Application.

Send your completed applications to the Human Resource Department via

Email: HR@accessalaska.org  or  Fax: 907-248-0639

To prepare a fillable PDF, first download the form to your computer.  Once you have downloaded the form to your computer, then fill out the form and save the form as a new PDF with a new file name.  This will create an additional PDF with your information that you can then send to HR@accessalaska.org

Thanks and good luck!