ARCIL POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Independent Living Skills Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: ARCIL San Marcos
SUPERVISOR: ARCIL San Marcos Program Manager
WORK HOURS: Full-Time
STATUS: Salaried Non - exempt
DATE REVIEWED: October 21, 2019
To provide independent living services to people with disabilities. A valid Texas Driver's license and
transportation required in the performance of job duties. Assist Program Manager with consumer files and data
entry into the MIS system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Outreach and Development
- Coordinate Independent Living Services on individual and group basis to people with disabilities; take
- referrals; make home visits; set goals with participants; work with people with disabilities on completion of
- goals; support people with disabilities in areas requiring advocacy; make referrals to other organizations as
- needed; work with families of participants when appropriate.
- Coordinate and present information about ARCIL services to individuals and groups.
B. Education and Advocacy
- Assist in Advocacy for the collective needs of people with disabilities.
- Work with advocacy groups within the ARCIL service area.
- Participate with boards and committees to increase the awareness of disability issues.
- Write letters, provide testimony and educate Elected Officials concerning proposed ordinances,
- regulations or legislation affecting people with disabilities.
- Track and educate disability advocates, other staff, and the general public about current legislation and
- Assist in planning awareness events, such as Town Hall Meetings and Rallies.
Document services provided according to policies and procedures. Maintain objective, clear and concise
records of contacts in participant's file; solicit needed information from consumers for program evaluation
and reporting purposes; record completed requests for information.
A. Essential job functions
- Ability to counsel and listen to the concerns of people with disabilities.
- Ability to assist people with disabilities plan, and achieve personal goals.
- Knowledge of community-based services available to people with disabilities.
- Knowledge of general laws and regulations providing rights and benefits to persons with disabilities.
- Knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and goals of independent living/disability rights
- Ability to express ideas clearly in both written and oral communications.
- Ability to analyze proposed legislation, regulations ordinances for purposes of determining the effect on the
- lives of persons with disabilities.
- Knowledge of specific topics concerning disability, such as architectural accessibility, housing,
- transportation, personal care, employment, etc.
- Presentation skills
- Ability to develop effective advocacy skills in people with disabilities.
B. Minimum Qualifications
- Degree in a field related to Social Work, Psychology or Counseling
- Prefer personal experience with a disability
- Two years of experience working with people with disabilities. Will substitute for related degrees.
- Ability to understand and commit to the independent living philosophy movement.
- Bilingual (English - Spanish)
- American Sign Language.