ACIL Community Living Services Program (CLSP) Coordinator (Full-Time Non-Exempt Position)

The Appalachian Center for Independent Living, Inc. (ACIL) was founded in 1982. ACIL is a community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organization. Most of ACIL’s staff and board are persons with disabilities.

ACIL’s five core services are, information & referral, independent living skills training, individual and systems advocacy, peer counseling, and transition assistance from a nursing home or other institutions, and for youth with significant disabilities after completion of secondary education.

ACIL also offers a “Community Living Services Program” (CLSP) with state funding. This service provides ramps, home renovations, and assistive devices for consumers. In recent years the WV Housing Development Fund has given ACIL significant additional funding for ramps and home renovations. With all of these services, consumers can keep living at home.

ACIL also offers:

  • • Community Living Services Program” (CLSP) with state funding

  • • Transportation (including accessible “non-emergency medical transportation” through WV Medicaid)

  • • Consumer support group

  • • Housing advocacy and assistance

  • • Emergency preparedness

Essential Job Functions:
  • • Responsible for the implementation of ACIL’s CLSP Program in our defined service area in which is currently the counties of Boone, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Nicholas, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Webster, Wirt, and Wood.

  • • Monitor the Community Living Services Program waiting list and purchases of home modifications, wheelchair ramps, vehicle modifications, assistive devices, and durable medical equipment. Based on the appropriate funding sources.

  • • Knowledge of ADA Standards for accessible design.

  • • Promote the Independent Living Philosophy in the community.

  • • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations and consumers to expand opportunities for community connections.

  • • Maintain effective and positive working relationships with all disability partners as well as other agencies/service providers to encourage referrals, promote cooperation, and ensure effectiveness of services.

  • • Ability to work with diverse consumers on a cross disabilities basis and understand their independent living needs to find resources in the community for referrals.

  • • Prepare and submit reports as required in accordance with ACIL’s Operational Policies and Procedures.

  • • Schedule appointments for hearing aids, vehicle modifications, and lift chairs.

  • • Identifies third party resources, identifies vendors, subcontractors, and obtains bids in accordance with ACIL’s policies and procedures.

  • • Provides CLSP documentation for case service records (example: bids, pictures, copies of checks, etc.)

  • • Conducts assessments and writes reports to determine what modifications needs to be made and determines specifications for wheelchair ramps.

  • • Make referrals to other programs and locates alternative funding sources.

  • • Explores options for purchasing multiple items and/or services at a discounted rate.

  • • Attend meetings and trainings related to this position.

  • • Must document consumer information and services using CIL Management Suites. Must document regularly.

  • • Regular attendance and punctuality is required.

  • • Provide services in compliance with HIPPA (confidentiality) requirements.

  • • Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
Education:
  • • Associate Degree with Human Services, Social Services, Rehabilitation Services, or closely related field. High school diploma and a contractor’s license or construction background may be substituted.

Desirable Experience/Knowledge:
  • • Personal experience with a disability or working with persons with disabilities is preferred

  • • Ability to interact with consumers as a peer.

  • • Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and ADA standards for accessible design.

  • • Knowledge in construction and building.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
  • • Must be a self-starter with the ability to organize tasks and manage time effectively.

  • • Must have excellent interactive skills and ability to motivate others.

  • • Requires excellent written and communication skills.

  • • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, internet, and email.

  • • Ability to work with management and staff to achieve goals of the organization.

  • • Ability to work independently, one-on-one or in a group setting to provide support with the ongoing daily operations of a non-profit organization.

  • • Must be able to travel throughout the sixteen-county service area independently. May occasionally attend meetings, trainings, and conferences during non-working hours.

  • • Must have a WV Class D license and a verifiable good driving record.

  • • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
  • • The position will primarily be in an office setting but will be required to go to consumer homes to complete assessments and take before and after photos. Periods of sedentary work and data entry are required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Supervision of Position:

This Position is supervised by the Executive Director

Positions Supervised by the Community Living Services Coordinator:

None

Other Job Responsiblities:
  • • Other duties that may be assigned.

Salary Range:

Salary is negotiable, plus benefits including health insurance, disability insurance, IRA, annual, holiday, and sick leave.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: Meredith Pride, Executive Director, to meredithacil@yahoo.com by Monday, October 25, 2021.