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Center for Disability Rights Bilingual Independent Living Specialist in Rochester, New York

Bilingual Independent Living Specialist

Job Summary:
Under general supervision, ensures the consumer is able to live independently as possible in the community by determining each individual's needs to achieve independent living status. Advocates on the behalf of the consumer for their unique individual needs: provide information, assistance, and advocacy to individuals, members and their caregivers seeking Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS).
Job Duties:
As a representative of the CDR, be committed in all that you do to support, perpetuate, and model the CDR mission.
Receive calls and inquiries about the program and advocates the advantages and positives of the program and what the program entails.
Screen calls to determine if information given is adequate to open a case or to further assist or monitor consumer once the case has been open and worked on.
Researches appropriate housing, securing transportation, and other needs as applicable for each consumer.
Listens and correctly determines the root of the problem prioritizes problem and systematically resolves any issue that may arise while the case is open.
Determines correct services needed for the individual and amount of advocacy needed for individual consumer and how much to intercede.
Qualifications:
Proficient written and oral language skills, Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is required.
Minimum Associate Degree with three to five relevant experience OR
Associate's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field with at least one year experience working with or advocating for persons with disabilities.
***Must have reliable transportation***

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