Short Description: AgrAbility of Utah and Roads To Independence work together to support farmers and ranchers in Utah. This job offers great opportunities to engage with hard-working people who are in need of support and assistance so they can remain productive in agriculture and preserve their lifestyles and heritage on the farm.
Status: Part Time: 15-25 hours per week
Salary: Based on experience (Range $15 to $16 an hour). People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Reports to: AgrAbility of Utah Program Coordinator and Director
Closing Date: Position remains open until filled by qualified applicant.
How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please reference “AgrAbility Resource Facilitator” or mail/deliver resume to:
Roads To Independence
3355 Washington Blvd.
Ogden UT 84401
Job Description: AgrAbility of Utah partners with RTI and works with farmers and ranchers throughout the state with disabilities. We are looking for a self-motivated, organized, outgoing, enthusiastic individual with a strong background in agriculture and experience with disabilities, social services, or the medical field. This position will work one-on-one with farmers and ranchers with disabilities primarily in Southern and Eastern Utah.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a very rewarding job. AgrAbility of Utah and Roads To Independence work together to support farmers and ranchers in Utah. This job offers great opportunities to engage with hard-working people who are in need of support and assistance so they can remain productive in agriculture and preserve their lifestyles and heritage on the farm.
This position is employed by Roads To Independence and works in partnership with AgrAbility of Utah for training and supervision. AgrAbility of Utah helps farmers and ranchers with disabilities, and their family members, remain in agriculture. On-site farm assessments are conducted, and appropriate information and referrals are provided. AgrAbility adopts a client-centered planning process as well as a person-in-environment perspective to address needs identified in the assessment.
- Disseminate information, provide education, identify potential clients, and make referrals for services.
- Work with farmers and ranchers with disabilities and their family members using a case management approach.
- Conduct farm assessments to evaluate the needs of farmers and ranchers with disabilities and make recommendations for farm and work-site accessibility.
- Consult and work with counselors from Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) and other funding sources to assist clients.
- Work to increase awareness of services provided and needs of clients to other human service providers, medical/mental health providers, and agriculture entities.
- Supervise and monitor files and maintain integrity and confidentiality.
- Submit necessary reports to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Conduct educational/training events as needed.
- Attend outreach events and conferences to market AgrAbility program.
- Participate in annual AgrAbility National Training Workshops and Board Advisory Meetings.
- Interact with consumers in a professional manner with respect for their rights and maintain strict adherence to the independent living philosophy.
- Advocate for clients and consumers as needed.
- Provide information and referral services.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Director.
- Requires strong computer skills, access to internet connection at home, and a telephone.
- Must have a dependable vehicle and ability to travel within state (travel costs are reimbursed).
- Experience with agriculture.
- Familiarity with AT.
- Familiarity with AgrAbility.
- Familiar with community resources.
- Knowledge of the American Disabilities Act and standards a plus.
- Ability to verbalize and express ideas clearly in written, oral, and computer communications.
- Experience with setting independent living goals with people with disabilities, providing individual and group services and maintaining consumer service records.
- Must have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and must be computer literate, dependable, flexible and able to work well under pressure.
- Personal experience with disability and /or knowledge of disability issues and the consumer/community based independent living philosophy a plus.
- A team player and supportive of other staff members.
- People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Some College preferred.
- Computer literate.
- Experience with agriculture or AT.
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be organized with attention to detail.
- Willingness to advocate, coordinate, and educate.
- Experience working with people with disabilities or other minority groups, personal experience with a disability is preferred.
- Reliable means of transportation to travel throughout service area.
- Must have an acceptable Criminal Background Check.
Work schedule is flexible and is done from home and at farm sites within the state. Travel is required to people’s farms and ranches and to outreach and marketing events. The position requires traveling within a service area to assess individuals and their farm. The area is mostly southern and eastern Utah.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, RTI reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and to assign other duties, as necessary.
RTI is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and sustaining a work environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made for employees with disabilities.
Agency Description: Roads To Independence (RTI) is a non-profit, grassroots, advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities. RTI is an active agency that assists individuals with disabilities and helps them 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, and Transition (Youth, Nursing Home, and Diversion from Institutions).