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Independent Living Advocate

Company: Easterseals Midwest
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others? Have you had at least one year of experience supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and would like the opportunity to create your own schedule?If so, the Independent Living Advocate position might be a great fit for you!This Advocate position is a unique and challenging opportunity to be the difference between an "I can't" and an "I can" in someone's life. Each Advocate works with individual adults who have the overall goal of successfully living in their own home and being an active member of their community.The right candidate will enjoy:

  • A fast-paced, on the go day, visiting different individuals living in various areas throughout our community
  • Independent, self-directed work, while advocating and encouraging independence in others
  • Teaching others by building skills, accomplishing goals and being a role model
  • Using technology and community resources to help achieve connectedness and advocacyFrom moving to their own apartment for the first time to learning to prepare the Thanksgiving meal, from paying bills for the first time with no assistance to learning to take care of their health, the opportunities for success and achievement are limitless.The Independent Living Advocate position is more than "just a job," it is a passion for seeing and experiencing someone's growth in independence every day. If this sounds like your kind of rewarding experience, then this is the job for you!As an Easterseals Midwest employee, you would receive a competitive benefits package including:
    • Medical, dental, and vision benefits (for full-time employees)
    • 403(b) retirement plan
    • Life insurance and voluntary insurance
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Paid time off for full-time staff
    • Flexible schedules
    • Paid Training
    • A diverse workplace
    • Opportunities for growth and advancement
    • Mileage ReimbursementQualifications:
      • Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
      • Experience: Minimum of one years' experience working directly with clients with developmental disabilities.
      • Specific Skills: Ability to arrange schedule to be available to meet clients' needs; ability to travel independently. Mileage reimbursement is included for this position.
      • Other:Must be willing to travel within St. Louis County/City and St. Charles County. Mileage Reimbursement is provided. Will need to use personal vehicle to travel between program locations. Must possess and utilize Smart Phone device for phone communication; must utilize email.We hope to hear from you soon! If you have any questions please contact HR Recruiter, Hollie Giglietti at hollie.giglietti@esmw.orgEaster Seals, Direct Support Professional, DSP, Easterseals Midwest, Direct Care, Day Program, Case Management, Non Profit, Social Work, Non-profit

Keywords: Easterseals Midwest, St. Louis , Independent Living Advocate, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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