Anchorage – IL Advocate: TABI

TABI Independent Living Advocate
Access Alaska, Inc. – Anchorage Office
We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

We are looking to fill a TABI Independent Living Advocate position in our Anchorage office. An
ideal candidate will be patient and possess a strong work ethic and exceptional communication
skills. This position will actively assist persons experiencing an acquired or traumatic brain
injury to live independently within the community of their choice and to achieve physical,
emotional and economic independence.
Essential Functions:
•   Helps consumers develop and complete an  Independent  Living Treatment Plan that reflects their
individual goals
•   Provides vocational and employment skill building activities
•   Available to help develop timely solutions to disability and daily living problems
•   Conducts meeting/workshops to heighten awareness for personal disabilities
•   Attend community events and meetings related to IL issues
•   Helps consumer access community resources, educate them on their rights and how to
self-advocate for their needs.

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.
    • Helps consumers develop an Independent Living (IL) Treatment Plan that reflects their individual goals and needs; structures the plan, completes appropriate documentation, and establishes individual goals; assists consumers to acquire the specialized skills or increased capacities needed to implement their IL plan.
  • Skills Training
    • On a weekly basis, structures and provides consumer training based on individual goals or service requests.
    • Schedules or facilitates appropriate training, concentrating on home and community based IL skill development and individual responsibility.
    • Helps consumers access resources and information including multi-agency collaboration and education regarding their rights, how to self-advocate for their needs, and how to complete 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
    • Available to help develop timely solutions to disability and daily living problems.
    • Assists with locating and contacting peers, professionals, and role models in the community to ensure timely integrated service delivery; and refers consumers to appropriate services.
    • Attends community events and meetings related to IL issues and services as assigned by supervisory staff.
    • 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.
    • May help prepare and assemble equipment for consumers and assist with checking equipment in and out of our Loan Closet.
    • Assists with the facilitation of Peer Support Groups as assigned by supervisor.
    • Thoroughly, accurately, and consistently enters goals, contacts and demographic information in MICIL database system.
    • Available and responsive to assist walk-in consumers.
  • Advocacy
    • Participates in efforts that empower people with disabilities to create 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:  BS/BA degree in Social Work preferred. Documented additional TABI related training or continuing education preferred.

Experience:    Minimum of 4 years of experience that is comparable (experience may be substituted for education on a year- to-year basis) in health or human services field working with mental health or traumatic brain injury consumers; 3-4 years of TABI experience preferred

Special Skills :

Learning Curve:    3-6 mos.

Salary DOE
Position is open until filled Full Benefits Package Offered
Applications  can  be  found  on  our  website  at  http://accessalaska.org/about-us/employment/.
Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter to hr@accessalaska.org or fax these
documents to (907) 248-0639.
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.

Equipment Used: Office equipment, computers, and 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