Short 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.
Status: Part-Time: 15-20 Hours Per week.
Salary: Based on experience (Range $15 to $17 an hour). People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Reports to: AgrAbility of Utah Program Coordinator and Director.
Closing Date: The position remains open until filled by a qualified applicant.
Location: Throughout Southern and Eastern Utah
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 to provide Assistive Technology (AT) to rural Utah. 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. This is an entry-level, part-time, nonexempt position.
Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Several resources are available for finding and funding AT. RTI can help navigate these programs, assist people through the eligibility process, provide specific advice, assessments, and recommendations to ensure they receive the assistance for which they are eligible.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Disseminate information, provide education, identify potential clients, and make referrals for services.
- Provide case management following the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) codes for case management process.
- Work to increase awareness of services provided and needs of clients to other human service providers, medical/mental health providers, and agriculture entities.
- 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).
- Provide information and referral services.
- Consult and work with counselors from Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) and other funding sources regarding clients.
- Submit necessary reports to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
- Attend outreach events and conferences to market AgrAbility program.
- Supervise and monitor files and maintain integrity and confidentiality.
- Attend weekly conference calls.
- Participate in annual New Training Workshop and Board Advisory Meetings.
- Advocate for consumer as needed.
- Interact with consumers in a professional manner with respect for their rights and maintain strict adherence to the independence living philosophy.
- Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Director.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Some College preferred.
- Computer literate.
- Experience with AT.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- 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.
Preferred Experience and Assets:
- Familiarity with AT.
- Experience 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.
Work schedule is flexible and is done from home and at farm sites within the state. Travel is required to client’s farm and ranch and to outreach and marketing events. The position requires traveling within our service area to assess individuals and their farm. 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.
Roads To Independence (RTI) is a non-profit, grassroots, advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities. RTI is an active agency looking to assist individuals with disabilities 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). We primarily cover Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties.
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.