Short Description:As an ILS at RTI, you’ll be at the forefront of empowering individuals with disabilities to set and achieve goals for independent living. The diversity of our positions reflects the varied needs of our community. 

Status: Full-time. Travel required, mainly through Davis, Morgan, and Weber Counties. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary: Based on experience and licensing (Range $17 to 28 an hour) with Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance, Dental, Health Savings Account, and other Benefits (for those that are employed at 30 hours and above). People with disabilities encouraged to apply.

Reports to: Program Manager and Executive Director.

Closing Date: Position remains open until filled by qualified applicant.

How to Apply: Email resume and cover letter, in your cover letter please what interests you in the position, which of the 4 positions your interested in, and share with us your experience and expertise. Please send cover letter to Employment@roadstoind.org (Please reference “ILS position” in the subject line of your email or resume) or mail/deliver resume to:

Roads To Independence

Attn: Andy Curry, Executive Director

3355 Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401

Job Description: An IL Specialist is responsible for working with people with disabilities in setting and maintaining goals to become independent or maintain one’s independence in the community. Independent Living Goals vary based on the individual’s needs. Examples of goals are (but not limited to): Finding affordable accessible housing, acquiring and using adaptive equipment, transitioning people out of nursing homes, transitions youth to adult hood, developing life skills (such as cooking, cleaning, money management, etc.), applying for various social service programs like social security, food stamps, Medicaid, employment programs, systems advocacy, individual advocacy, transportation, employment, etc.

Essential Duties/Qualifications:

4 unique positions for Independent Living Specialist (ILS)

Join RTI as we open doors to empowerment! We’re excited to announce four rewarding opportunities for ILS within our dynamic organization. Each position is uniquely crafted to make a significant impact:

  1. Youth Specialist (24 and under):
    • Tailored for individuals passionate about guiding youth toward independence and adulthood.
  2. Adult Specialists (25 and older):
    • Ideal for those dedicated to supporting adults in their journey toward self-sufficiency and independence.
  3. Brain Injury Specialist (all ages):
    • A specialized role focused on empowering individuals with brain injuries to live independently.
  4. Transitions Specialist (transitioning from nursing homes or other institutions back into the community):
    • Geared towards professionals committed to assisting adults in transitioning out of nursing homes or institutions. 

An exemplary Independent Living Specialist (ILS) seamlessly blends the roles of a compassionate case manager, a dedicated life skills instructor, and, unquestionably, a relentless advocate. Together, these facets form the foundation of our commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities towards a path of independence. If you’re ready to be an integral part of a mission-driven organization, fostering independence in diverse communities, we encourage you to apply. Be a catalyst for positive change as an Independent Living Specialist at RTI!

Requirements:  

Miscellaneous information:

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.

The work schedule requires flexibility and is dependent upon program needs.  Work is typically performed in an office environmentally controlled setting.  The position requires traveling in the service area and working flexible hours and occasionally working weekends and evenings. 

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: RTI is a nonprofit grassroots advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities, covering Davis, Morgan, and Weber Counties.