Fairbanks – Independent Living Advocate

INDEPENDENT LIVING ADVOCATE

ACCESS ALASKA INC. 526 Gaffney Road suite-100 Fairbanks, AK 99701

 

We strongly encourage persons who experience a disability to apply!

 

Access Alaska is seeking a qualified individual to fill a full-time Independent Living Advocate position in our Fairbanks office!  An ideal candidate will be compassionate, resourceful, and be familiar with community resources.  This position will actively assist persons experiencing disabilities to live independently within the community of their choice and to achieve physical, emotional, and economic independence.

Duties:

  • Helps consumers develop an Independent Living (IL) Plan that reflects their individual goals and needs; structures the IL Plan, completes appropriate documentation, assists consumers to learn and use the specialized skills or increased capacities needed to implement their IL plan.
  • Help consumers develop independent living plans and complete personal goals.
  • Help consumers’ access resources and information from numerous community agencies.
  • Educate consumers regarding their rights, how to self-advocate for their needs, and how to complete the administrative process and paperwork needed to secure needed services.
  • Provides vocational and employment skill building activities to assist consumers in finding and sustaining consistent work.

Requirements: 

  • BA/BS in Social Services preferred; Two (2) years of college or equivalent topic-specific training.
  • Three (3) years in the health and human services field working with directly with clients or consumers.
  • Experience in health and human services field a must
  • Must be able to pass a background check and have reliable transportation.

Pay $17.24 – $21.21 DOE Benefits Package offered   Open until Filled

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.