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Youth Independent Living Advisor @ CPWD (Boulder or Thornton)

  • 31 Jan 2024 10:34 AM
    Message # 13308522

    People with disabilities of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply!

    JOB TITLE:  Youth Independent Living Advisor (ILA)
    PRIMARY OFFICE:  Boulder or North Metro (Thornton)
    FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-Time (32 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
    PAY & BENEFITS:  $24-$27/hr. and benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); 401(k); paid holidays, vacation time, and sick time.

    WHY WORK WITH US?  We're extremely caring, supportive, down-to-earth, and passionate about what we do.  We are continually improving the employee experience, including offering a 4-day workweek for true work/life balance.  Also, we're very flexible and accommodating, and we provide generous time off.  Be a part of our meaningful mission and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities!

    IDEAL CANDIDATE:  Center for People With Disabilities (CPWD) is looking for a Youth Independent Living Advisor!  The ideal candidate would be someone with disability experience (either has a disability or has worked with people with disabilities) who loves to work with young adults.  They are in a critical time of navigating away from parental protection and support, and toward independent living.  You would play an important role, not only assisting them to work toward independence, but also sensitively navigating family dynamics at times.  You would come with a lot of enthusiasm and encouragement for these young people, and truly believe they can succeed regardless of ability level.  We are looking for someone who wants to be a trusted and reliable catalyst for change in the lives of these youth.  We welcome your creative ideas for activities and services, and also ask that you bring a level of flexibility – as youth are often very busy with their school, family, and social commitments.  If this sounds like work that excites you, please read the job requirements and apply as direct below.

      This position will focus on providing employment and Independent Living services to youth with various disabilities ages 14 to 24, but may also work with consumers of all ages, as needed.  Services may include: individual and systems advocacy, Independent Living skills training, information and referral services, and peer support to individuals and groups of youth and/or parents of youth with disabilities.  Though primarily based out of CPWD’s Boulder or North Metro Office, the Youth ILA will provide services to all consumers within all of CPWD’s covered counties.  The individual in this position will serve as a role model and mentor for people with disabilities within the community, and maintain positive and effective relationships with CPWD staff and partner agencies.

    CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    We are dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fostering a culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion while actively challenging and dismantling systemic racism and oppression.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate to perform the essential functions of the job.

    HOW TO APPLY:  Please submit an updated résumé and customized cover letter to explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position.  See the full post on our website or attached, where you can read more about us and what we do.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

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