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Community Resource Specialist - Peer Specialist - 514514

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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Community Resource Specialist - Peer Specialist - 514514

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Law School
  • Advising/Peer Support
  • Regular Part-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Jan 28 2022 at 22:55 CST

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  55 Hourly (non-exempt) - Minimum - $ 12.61 Midpoint - $ 18.29


Department/Organization: 218142 - AL Disability Advocacy Prog (ADAP)


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Job Summary: The Community Resource Specialist supports case advocacy services on behalf of persons with I/DD. The Specialist assists clients in participating in the coordination of care, accessing services, and navigating complicated I/DD serving agencies. The Specialist serves as a liaison for the agency in the community outreach activities.


Additional Department Summary: The Peer Specialist supports ADAP’s case advocacy services on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by meeting with ADAP clients to discuss their experiences with various services and to discuss what is important to the individuals to assist them with advocacy for a meaningful life. The Peer Specialist may attend person-centered planning meetings with ADAP clients, not to speak for the clients but to assist the clients in their own self-advocacy, seeking to ensure fidelity to person-centered planning principles. The Peer Specialist assists clients in participating in the coordination of care, accessing services, and navigating complicated I/DD serving agencies. The Peer Specialist is responsible for serving as a liaison and peer-advocate for ADAP both internally at the agency and with community outreach activities, information fairs and public speaking events. While the Peer Specialist will be supported in this work by a staff member, it is the responsibility of the Peer Specialist to carry out the duties outlined herein.

Must be able to work after hours and weekends when needed. Travel throughout Alabama on a regular basis, including overnight stays, may be required.


Required Department Minimum Qualifications: High School degree or equivalent. Must have lived experience as a person with an I/DD.


Skills and Knowledge: Must have a strong commitment to ADAP’s mission and the needs of individuals with I/DD. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality & be discreet with highly sensitive & confidential information, maintain an acceptable attendance record, establish & maintain effective work relations with supervisor, co-workers, volunteers, & community partners, understand & carry out oral & written instructions, communicate effectively, and request assistance as needed. Must have the ability to take initiative, and plan & organize events, with assistance of support staff person. Must have general knowledge of laws & regulations affecting persons with disabilities and the history of the disability rights movement.


Preferred Qualifications: A graduate of a post-secondary Comprehensive Transition Program. Demonstrated success at directing their own Person-Centered Planning process and/or self-directing their own services. Work experience in integrated employment settings. Experience in utilizing independent/supported living options. Two years working with self-advocates. Basic understanding of Microsoft Word and Outlook, of standard office equipment, and administrative procedures. Demonstrated ability to develop productive relationships with individuals with I/DD (and their families as appropriate). Driver’s License.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Please note, all Staff Employment positions close at 10:55pm CST.

Non-Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 3 days. Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 7 days.

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

 

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