NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS!
60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111-1324
617 338-6665 (Voice) 617 338-6662 (TTY) 617 338-6661 (Fax)
866 338-8085 (Toll Free)
Youth Transition Advocate
Essential Job Functions
· Provides peer mentoring, skills training, and advocacy to students individually or in groups.
· Facilitates support and education groups for students and families to help reach goals.
· Advocates for the rights and integration of individuals with disabilities.
· Provides outreach and education about the transition program to youth, families, educators, community groups and service providers.
· Make personal and travel arrangements to and from educational sites, may also include occasional evening hours.
· Assists individual consumers and, if necessary family members, through the BCIL TAP intake process.
· Conducts Independent Living Needs Assessments, develops and implements Independent Living Service Plans (ILSP's) and assists with developing Individual Transitional Plans (ITP’s) with TAP youth.
· Participates and acts as a support and/or advocate in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Transitional Plan (ITP) meetings.
· Organizes and participate in occasional recreational/social activities.
· Coordinates services with other agencies and BCIL staff members.
· Documents all activities according to accepted BCIL procedures.
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
· Member of the population to be served or extensive experience working in an independent living setting.
· Experience and/or willingness to work with and learn from people with a wide range of disability types.
· Bachelor's degree in a human services field preferable or relevant independent living experience.
· Willingness to further knowledge through training and workshops throughout employment.
· Strong oral, written, and listening skills.
· Ability to manage time efficiently, organize job responsibilities and set priorities.
· Ability to take direction and follow through on assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
· Creativity and strong motivation to play a role in program development.
· Ability to work as part of a team in all settings.
· Ability to model clear professional boundaries, leadership and cooperation among peers and students.
· Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
· MA driver's license and automobile is preferred but not mandatory.
40 Hours (includes paid breaks) – Full Time
2 weeks paid vacation (increases with length of service)
2 personal days
12 sick days
Health, dental, (75% paid by agency). Short-term disability, long-term disability, group life insurance 100% company paid.
Salary: $27, 000 range.
Fax, mail or e-mail cover letter and resume to:
Boston Center for Independent Living, Inc.
60 Temple Place, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02111-1324
617 338-6661 (fax)
BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) checks are part of BCIL's standard procedure.