Independent Living Skills/Assistive Technology Coordinator

$22.00 - $24.00 hourly
  • Silicon Valley Independent Living Center
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • May 10, 2022
Full time Education Nonprofit-Social Services Training

Job Description

              Independent Living Skills/Assistive Technology Coordinator


Hours:           Full Time (1.0 FTE = 35 hours/week; includes paid health & dental benefits)

Supervisor:  Director of Programs

Location:      Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) San Jose, CA   



To develop, coordinate and deliver programs and services in the area of Independent Living Skills (ILS) training and workshops, including pre-vocational soft skills training;

To assist with the coordination of AT Services and provide information & referral, education and training to persons with disabilities on various ability tools and Voice Options iPads to increase communication independence.


Essential Functions:

  • Implement individualized and group ILS, prevocational and Voice Options services to consumers in the following areas:
    • Activities of Daily Living
    • Self-Advocacy & Communication
    • Homemaking and Meal Preparation
    • Community Mobility/Public Transportation Use
    • Time & Personal Business Management
    • Community Integration/Recreation/Socialization
    • Grooming & Hygiene
    • Budgeting, Money Management and Banking
    • Personal Safety and Emergency Preparedness
    • Interviewing skills
    • Resume writing
    • Basic Computer Skills & Online Applications
    • Advertising, Interviewing, Hiring & Managing a Personal Care Attendant
    • Use of Assistive Technology to enhance or increase independence
  • Conduct targeted outreach and public education presentations in the community to educate Consumers on ILS/AT. Focus on senior, youth and community health resource fairs and other appropriate events. 
  • Provide ILS/AT Information & Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) to consumers contacting SVILC.
  • Collaborate with SVILC’s AT Coordinator and Systems Change Advocate to assist with consumers who have ILS/AT acquisition barriers, and provide individual advocacy as needed.
  • Plan and implement 1-2 monthly ILS/AT community training classes and/or workshops for Consumers in one or more of the ILS areas previously listed: e.g., Emergency/Disaster Prep., Basic Living Skills, Money Management, Consumer Advocacy, Use of AT, etc.
  • In conjunction with Housing Coordinator, Case Managers and Community Transition Coordinators, serve as a liaison for consumers requiring home modification services; work with contractors providing these services, and agencies offering funding for these services.
  • Maintain appropriate program/service records and reports.
  • Assist agency and disability community with designated systems advocacy issues.
  • Perform other supportive agency duties as assigned.



Education and Training: This position is ideal for someone who is familiar with providing training for activities of daily living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) as described above.  A proficiency in providing services in a self-help, consumer-controlled model is a plus.


Minimum educational background required:

  • Associate of Arts degree in education, counseling or related field; Bachelor's degree preferred in education, counseling, or occupational therapy; OR two years of experience as an instructional or therapeutic aide in working with adults with disabilities.
  • Experience: Length of time required to develop skills for acceptable performance - Two to Three years’ experience in disability services with preferred experience in working in the Disability Rights Movement or in Independent Living.      
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Rehabilitation Act, ADA, and other disability rights laws required.
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of adults with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of community agencies, services and resources for persons with disabilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of a computer to produce MS Office documents, communicate via email, use the Internet, and other related tasks using other office productivity software/hardware.
  • Ability to travel throughout Santa Clara County.
  • Personal experience with disability preferred.
  • Ability to speak one of the threshold languages for Santa Clara County (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Farsi) is preferred.



Physical Demands:

Sitting for long periods of time

Using computer monitor and keyboards, as well as a telephone headset, for long periods of time

Ability to travel to various community offices within Santa Clara County as necessary

Make outreach visits to locations where individuals with disabilities may be contacted

Attend various outreach and community education events

Perform activities required for assessments of individual’s mobility/accessibility including home accessibility.


Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



SVILC does not discriminate against employees or potential employees and is an equal opportunity employer with regard to the gender, age, disability, ethnicity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity of individuals.



Benefits Package:

Hourly Wage Range: $22 - $24/hr. (35-hour workweek)


Health & Dental Benefits: 100% paid Platinum Kaiser Plan and AXA dental care


Paid Time Off Benefits: 12 paid holidays, 22 days paid vacation annually, 49 hours of paid sick leave annually, 21 hours of personal or development time


Vanguard 401K Plan: employee contribution only


SVILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, members of other marginalized communities, and those with personal experience with disability are highly encouraged to apply.


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