See below for both one job announcement and a VISTA position with WILR:
Job Description #1- Unable to Self Evacuate (UTSE) Program Manager
Posted 01/11/12. Send letter of interest, resume and three references to: Human Resources, 305 West First St., Casper, WY 82601 no later than 5 pm, January 30, 2012.
$21,089.50/year with Halftime Benefits
Casper Office, with service state wide
The Unable to Self Evacuate (UTSE) Program Manager is responsible for monitoring the progress and fulfilling annual goals for the Unable to Self Evacuate program as developed by the Unable to Self Evacuate Core Advisory Group (CAG). The UTSE Program includes but is not limited to implementing CAG policies and procedures, and overseeing specific operations as determined by the CAG, and provided to the Executive Director of WILR. The UTSE Program Manager must be capable of developing strong community relationships and providing leadership in the UTSE disability movement on a local and state level.
Duties and Responsibilities :
• Website development and maintenance.
• Serve as a member and the spokesperson for the Unable to Self Evacuate (UTSE) Core Advisory Group (CAG) at public meetings, conferences, etc.
• Coordinate meetings of the UTSE CAG to include reminders, location, invitations, agenda, minutes, etc.
• Research and identify best practices from other states and be knowledgeable about events occurring around the U.S. to provide information to the CAG and provide ideas, guidance, leadership, development, implementation of activities or projects within WY to further the UTSE goals
• Requires initiative to identify and develop ideas into actions that will support the goals of the UTSE CAG
• Development and completion of a needs assessment for UTSE emergency preparedness in WY and would require interaction with first responders, planners, service providers, consumers, etc.
• Present information to first responders, community organizations, service providers, consumers, etc.
• Develop appropriate presentations to meet the needs of the audience
• Monitor contract and funding source requirements, related staff obligations, and submit timely reports according to contract specifications.
• Perform other duties as assigned
Works under the supervision of the Executive Director.
The Unable to Self Evacuate (UTSE) Program Manager is responsible for representing Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR) and the UTSE CAG by maintaining professional contacts with human service professionals, agencies, vendors, and educators; remaining current on latest disaster preparedness issues for consumers with disabilities, and advocating for and educating consumers and communities on the need for disaster preparedness.
Coordinate with the UTSE CAG and act as liaison with communities, human service agencies and consumers to provide current information on disaster preparedness and consumers who are UTSE; and ensure that appropriate training and educational opportunities are provided on disaster preparedness and UTSE.
Coordinate with human service agencies, state agencies, and consumers to document the receipt of UTSE bags by consumers in each county on a monthly basis. Develop quarterly and annual reports as required in the contract for the State Department of Health and the UTSE CAG.
1. Education: A bachelor’s degree in Health, Human Services, or Business Administration fields preferred and two years experience in working with persons with disabilities or comparable qualifications. Knowledge and experience working with software applications.
2. Licensure / Certifications: Valid Driver’s License required.
3. Experience: Minimum two years’ experience in working with persons with disabilities and/or disaster preparedness. Knowledgeable about community resources for assistance to people with disabilities.
4. Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Ability to type and use computer.
5. Interpersonal Skills: Work requires interpersonal skills to communicate sensitive business matters to individuals who have varying levels of comprehension, and problem solving skills necessary to interact with managers, employees, vendors and the public.
6. Essential Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an office setting, however, travels to communities state wide; human service providers, and first responder agencies, sometimes extensive, is required in the employee’s vehicle.
7. Essential Mental Abilities: Work requires ability to communicate effectively. Ability to think quickly and handle various projects simultaneously. Ability to act decisively and take effective action.
8. Essential Sensory Requirements: Sufficient vision, hearing and speech to perform duties.
9. Other (Hours of Work): Generally, Monday through Friday, although will be expected to work evenings, nights and weekends as job and duties require.
10. Understand and support the independent living philosophy.
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc. is a drug free work environment, and all new employees are subject to a drug test and background check.
WILR is an equal opportunity employer and is non-discriminatory in its hiring practice. However, all other qualifications being equal, an applicant with a disability will be given preference. EOE/ADA.
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation
Peer/Volunteer Program Manager
305 West 1st Street
Casper, WY 82601
Want to know more about what we do?
Mission: Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation (WILR) educates and empowers Wyoming Citizens with disabilities by providing the necessary tools to live with independence and dignity.
About WILR: We offer programs ranging from Independent Living, Visually Impaired Services for the Older Blind, Consumer Directed Care, Nursing Home Transition & Diversion, Transportation Check Program and others. All services are provided on a "consumer-oriented" basis. You decide what you need to live independently.
VISTA working with Peer Volunteer Program: WILR consumers, including those living on limited incomes, need information and knowledge about living well with a disability, problem solving skills, and how to advocate for themselves. Knowledge of resources available will allow a consumer living at or below poverty to utilize existing income for daily living needs vs. having to make a choice over necessities like food or prescriptions. The Peer Volunteer Program is designed to help consumers live independently in the community of choice, increase the ability to care for oneself, communicate with peers and enhance mobility. WILR is dedicated to the philosophy that every person with a disability deserves to experience dignity, safety, health and personal independence.
Activity Summary: WILR exists to enable people with significant disabilities the opportunity to secure their highest possible level of personal independence. VISTA will work directly with the Peer Volunteer Program Manager to build a program that both volunteers and consumers will utilize to enhance consumers quality of life by providing support and resources to attain consumer goals with the assistance of WILR staff. Activities for the Peer Volunteer program include collaboration among WILR staff, volunteers, consumers and community members. Responsibilities include completing community concerns survey and assessment with reporting , utilize volunteer management to provide volunteers training, support and resources on behalf of consumers; develop databases, research resources, grants and foundations beneficial for consumers; create procedures that a volunteer could use to assist in the application processes; complete demographic data sets, collect stories and testimonials from staff and consumers about WILR services to use on WILR marketing material and find creative means to recognize volunteer's on a $0 based budget..
Skills: WILR is seeking a VISTA member with life experience living with a disability or working with people living with disabilities and an understanding of commitment to the concepts and philosophy of independent living and self-determination of persons with disabilities. Self-motivated with excellent verbal, written and organizations skills, computer skills including excel, access, word, and outlook. Ability to use copier, scanner, fax, answer phones. Ability to manage consumer and volunteer information, work with WILR staff members, the public, handle stress and work under pressure. Ability and energy to solicit involvement from community members and conduct an Independent Living concern survey and provide reporting.
1) Must be a VISTA member, for more information, go to: http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp
2) Must clear national background check/sexual offender registration list and pass a drug free work environment test.
3) Must have valid drivers license and a vehicle for transportation to attend meetings and give presentations and/or information to community members. Most travel will be limited to the Casper area with local mileage reimbursed at .555 cents/mile or Federal Guideline in effect at the time. Approximate mileage is 100 miles/month.
4) Must be at least 18 years old, be a US Citizen or have permanent resident status.
5) Must be committed to a full year of service/40 hours per week.
Stipend: Upon one year completion commitment, VISTA receives an end of service benefit with either an education award of $5,500 or a cash stipend of $1,500. Health insurance benefits, sick, holiday and personal days, relocation allowance (up to $550 if relocating more than 50 miles from Casper),childcare reimbursement (if eligible), living allowance up to $927/month, housing allowance up to $500/month.
Program: Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation, Inc. (WILR), Casper WY
Program Start/End Date: 4/16/2012 – 4/15/2013,
Contact: Peggy Rounds
Wyoming Independent Living Rehabilitation
Peer/Volunteer Program Manager
305 West 1st Street
Casper, WY 82601
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