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Independent Living Specialist

Immediate Job Opening (Timeline: Open Until Filled).

Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC), a non-profit agency founded in 1989, is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill the following positions. ILRC is the largest urban independent living center to offer quality programs in Central New Mexico, including the city of Albuquerque and the surrounding counties. As an independent living center and as a grassroots organization that is consumer-controlled, its Board of Directors and staff are comprised of a majority of people with disabilities, including those in decision-making positions. ILRC is part of a nationwide movement led by and for people with disabilities working toward equality, justice and full participation in community life. Our services are designed to be transformational.

Full and/ or part time positions, based on the needs of ILRC, to provide independent living skills training, individual and community advocacy, nursing home transition, youth transition, disability specific resources and peer counseling or peer support to other people with disabilities who live or work in the following service areas: Cibola, Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, Guadalupe, DeBaca, Socorro, Lincoln, Otero  and Valencia counties.

BA in counseling, health services, education, legal or paralegal, Independent Living Specialist or closely related area preferred or an appropriate combination of skills, experience and education to perform the duties outlined. Community organizing around social justice and equal access issues desired. Ability to analyze situations and identify course of action(s) in each situation is critical. Self-monitoring of performance goals highly desired. Experience in record keeping, writing and communicating a must. Good verbal and writing skills. Ability to follow directions and follow-through on assignments critical. Good computer skills. Knowledge and experience in independent living philosophy or ability to understand and apply, disability rights advocacy, disability resources desirable. Experience providing services to people with disabilities. Prefer person who has a disability. Ability to maintain and develop positive working relationships a must. Fluency in other languages a plus. Must be able to travel extensively throughout the region.

To apply:

  • Submit application through Indeed or,
  • Send cover letter and resume to: Kate Unna, Deputy Director, Independent Living Resource Center, 1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, FAX 505-266-5150.

To request this announcement in alternative format, please call (505) 266-5022 or 1-800-260-5022.

ILRC complies with the employment requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities provided upon request. This announcement is available in large print and e-mail.