We are hiring 1-2 part-time specialists and 1-2 full-time generalists to support the Assistive Technology and Residential Access programs in working with clients, repairing devices, and documenting activities for funders. This is a hybrid position located in Oakland, CA.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1972 in Berkeley, California, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) emerged from the Independent Living movement of the 1970’s as a powerful force in helping people with disabilities achieve their independence. CIL is the model for hundreds of Independent Living Centers throughout the U.S. and the world.
What We Do:
CIL directly serves about 1000 individuals each year. Services include peer counseling, assistive technology consultation and training, employment services, travel training, a residential access program that provides simple equipment allowing seniors and people with disabilities to stay in their homes, systems change advocacy, work and benefits counseling, and a Living Well with a Disability curriculum that helps seniors with aging-related physical and mental disabilities remain productive, healthy and engaged. CIL's Information and Referral staff provide specialized, in-depth connections to resources to an additional 5000-6000 people a year.
Our Guiding Principles:
This is a hybrid role, offering both full-time and part-time positions, located in Oakland, CA. Employees will have the opportunity for a flexible work schedule, combining remote work with in-office presence as needed.
The CIL is growing its Assistive Technology and Residential Access team and will be hiring 2 part-time specialists or 1 full-time generalist to assist the Residential Access (RA) Coordinator and the Assistive Technology (AT) Coordinator in working with clients, repairing devices, and documenting activities for funders. Associates are needed for support in every task listed below, however, not every candidate might be able to complete all tasks. Specific tasks will be distributed among the AT+RA team members according to skills and needs. Any candidates who think they might excel at any of the essential areas are encouraged to apply. The following description details the responsibilities that an AT+RA Associate might have.
1. Assist Residential Coordinator with the following tasks:
2. Assist the AT Specialist with the following tasks:
3. General team support:
4. Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:
PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEMANDS:
Hybrid - Occasionally, work can be done remotely from home. A laptop will be provided. Typically, work is in-person (observing COVID safety protocols) at the Wheelhouse in West Oakland. Occasionally in-person work may also be necessary at consumer residences or the Berkeley or Fruitvale offices.
Precautions against transmission of COVID 19 in place include masking requirements, ventilation, and access to rapid testing.
All staff are expected to commit to being fragrance-free at the office, for accessibility of the space to people with environmental disabilities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A NOTE TO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES:
Studies have shown that BIPOC and other people from marginalized groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all the qualifications described in the job description. If you believe that you could excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and to considering a broad array of candidates, including those with diverse work experiences and backgrounds. Please use your cover letter to tell us about your interest in this position, and what you hope to bring to this role.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in joining CIL’s team, please submit the following application materials:
All job offers are contingent on passing a pre-employment background check.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Director of Operations at hr (@) thecil.org.
CIL Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.
CIL is an E-Verify participating employer.
$25 - $28 per hour