ARCIL Position Description

Independent Living Skills Coordinator

Round Rock Office


POSITION TITLE: Independent Living Skills Coordinator


SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director

WORK HOURS: 40 hours per week

STATUS: Salaried, Non - exempt

SALARY: 27,500 / year

DATE REVIEWED: June 2, 2017


Position Description:    

To provide independent living services to people with disabilities.

A valid Texas Driver license and transportation required in performance of job duties.  


Duties and Responsibilities:

A.     Outreach and Development

• Coordinate Independent Living Services on individual and group basis to people with disabilities; take referrals; make home visits; set goals with participants; work with people with disabilities on completion of goals; support people with disabilities in areas requiring advocacy; make referrals to other organizations as needed; work with families of participants when appropriate.
• Coordinate and present information about ARCIL services to individuals and groups.

B.     Education

•Assist in Advocacy for the collective needs of people with disabilities.
• Work with advocacy groups within ARCIL service area.
• Participate with boards and committees to increase the awareness of disability issues.
• Write letters, provide testimony and educate Elected Officials concerning proposed ordinances, regulations or legislation affecting people with disabilities.
• Track and educate disability advocates, other staff, and the general public about current legislation and events.
• Assist in planning awareness events, such as Town Hall Meetings and Rallies.

C.     Other

• Document services provided according to policies and procedure.  Maintain objective, clear and concise records of contacts in participant's file; solicit needed information from consumers for program evaluation and reporting purposes; record completed requests for information.

Position Requirements:

A.         Essential job functions

• Ability to counsel with and listen to the concerns of people with disabilities.
• Ability to assist people with disabilities plan, and achieve, personal goals.
• Knowledge of community‑based services available to people with disabilities.
• Knowledge of general laws and regulations providing rights and benefits to persons with disabilities.
• Knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and goals of independent living/disability rights movement.
• Ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communications.
• Ability to analyze proposed legislation, regulations ordinances for purposes of determining affect on the lives of persons with disabilities.
• Knowledge of specific topics concerning disability, such as architectural accessibility, housing, transportation, personal care, employment, etc.
• Presentation skills

• Ability to develop effective advocacy skills in people with disabilities.

B.  Minimum Qualifications 

• Degree in a field related to Social Work, Psychology or Counseling
• Prefer personal experience with a disability
• Two years experience working with people with disabilities. Will substitute for related degree.
• Ability to understand and commit to the independent living philosophy movement.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bilingual (English – Spanish)
  2. American Sign Language.