Independent Living Consultant

Midstate Independent Living Choices, Inc.
Job Description
Independent Living (IL) Consultant needed, full-time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  $13-$14/hour. Benefits: health, dental, life and disability insurance,mileage reimbursement paid training, paid holidays, paid time off package, bereavement leave, 401K, employee assistance program and AFLAC.

Under the direct supervision of the IL Program Coordinator the IL Consultant will promote consumer directed services to persons with disabilities within an 11 county service area. The IL Consultant is responsible for the delivery and coordination of those independent living services requested by persons with disabilities to assist them in living independently by providing five (5) core services-Information & Referral, Advocacy, Peer Support, IL Skills Training, and Transition services. The IL Consultant will provide support to individuals in accessing services that may assist them in achievintg their goals related to employment, assistive technology, nursing home transition, youth post-secondary transition, housing, personal care, transportation and other areas as identified by the consumer. The IL Consultant will support consumers in the development of an IL Plan, perform intake, maintain case files with mandated and required forms and documentation, and provide coordination of services. The IL Consultant will attend monthly staff meettings, conferences, trainings and workshops in and out of the focus area, prepare articles for the quarterly newsletter, provide program reporting as required, complete forms associated with the MiCIL database, coordinate and maintain effective and positive working relationships with all agency staff as well as other agencies/service providers in order to encourage referrals and to promote cooperation and ensure effecitveness of services and staff MILC's mental health drop-in centers as scheduled by the IL Program Coordinator.
A Bachelor's Degree is preferred however an equivalent combination of education and experience in providing support to personal with disabilities may be substituted for the degree.
Familiarity with the philosophy and concepts of independent living required.
Experience working with with people with disabilities preferred or first-hand experience with a disability required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook email and internet required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel helpful.
Knowledge of disability rights required.
Kknowledge of the service system, benefits, entitlements and supports utilized by people with disabilities required.
Knowledge of community resources required.
Knowledge of Assistive Technology and related resources preferred.
Posses a valid Wisconsin driver's license, provide proof of auto liability insurance meeting agency minimum limits and be able to meet agency driving standars or an alternate effective means of transportation required.
Ability to travel within MILC's service area and statewide required.
Ability to maintain confidential information required.
Ability to pass periodic Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check inlcuding Department Of Justice Criminal Record Check required.
All applicants must complete a MILC application for employment. The application can be printed from our website or obtained by calling 715-344-4210, ext. 226 or via email

Email, fax or mail resume with cover letter and application.


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