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The Independent Living Resource Center is looking for talent to empower our mission further. Each position has its own job duties; All positions require a passion to empower people with disabilities on their path towards independence.

At the ILRC, we believe that each person can reach full independence through self-empowerment, self-determination and equal access.

The ILRC has the following positions available:

Position Title: Job Developer/Recruiter
FLSA Status: Fulltime, Non-exempt
Supervisory Role: None
Supervision Received: Director of Employment Services
Salary: $31,250

SUMMARY: The ILRC of Northeast Florida is a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities to fully access our community. We believe each person is able to achieve independence through access, education and employment. The Job Developer/Recruiter must be target driven, possess strong sales skills, and have connections with employers in the Northeast Florida area. The ILRC offers a generous benefits package. Please read the entire job description before applying.  MUST MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. NO EXCEPTIONS. Individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies to approach and engage new employer partners.
  • Cultivates and maintains business partnerships in order to obtain their assistance, support and continual sponsorship of employing individuals with disabilities.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of local labor market trends.
  • Assists individuals with writing high quality resumes and cover letters;  completing paper job applications and online applications; job searching; obtaining and maintaining employment.
  • Maintains weekly contact with individuals receiving services.
  • Meets with individuals at their work site, the ILRC, and off-site.
  • Connects individuals with disabilities to the ILRC for employment services.
  • Maintains a caseload of 20-40 candidates.
  • Fulfills quarterly and annual benchmark goals set by the agency and those listed in program specific grants and contracts, including goals of caseload placement and retention of employment.
  • Provides the five core services of Information and Referral, Peer Mentoring, Advocacy, Transition, and Independent Living Skills Training (ILRC provides training on the core services).
  • Travel to accessible and non-accessible locations  in various areas including but not limited to Clay, Baker, Nassau, Duval, and St. Johns counties.
  • Completes monthly progress reports and service notes on individuals using agency database(s)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong sales skills
  • Target driven
  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of local labor market trends

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years’ experience or employment in a public vocational rehabilitation program; experience in job placement, job coaching, or counseling; or other related experience working with persons with disabilities. OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from an accredited college or university and one year’s experience as described above. OR
  • A Master’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, human resources, business administration, or economics, from an accredited college or university and six months experience as described above. OR
  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in an unrelated field, and two years’ experience as described above.
  • Must have the ability to pass a level 2 background screening through Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
  • Must have the ability to assist multiple individuals with obtaining employment each month.
  • Must have the ability to maintain a caseload of 20-40 or more individuals.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Time Off

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Send cover letter and current resume to careers@theilrc.org. Please include the position name you are interested in applying for in the email subject line.

Position Title: Community Engagement Coordinator
FLSA Status: Part time, Non-exempt
Work Hours: 20 hours per week, includes some nights and weekends
Supervisory Role: None
Supervision Received: Executive Director (first 6 months) then Development Manager

SUMMARY: This is a part-time position of 20 hours per week. This position has the primary responsibility of increasing agency involvement through volunteer coordination and community outreach opportunities, while providing services to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve independence. It is expected that the agency’s mission, core values and vision are exemplified by the individual filling this role. Individuals with disabilities who meet the minimum qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply.

Primary Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization.
  2. Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work.
  3. Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers. 
  4. Create and distribute various communications and publications. 
  5. Identify and staff community outreach opportunities such as fairs, festivals, local markets and organizations. 

Qualifications

  • Must have the ability to pass a level 2 background screening through the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA);
  • One-three years professional experience in the field of disability;
  • Desire to work as part of a team and willingness to promote the mission and vision of the ILRC;
  • and the ability to inspire, train, motivate, challenge and supervise volunteers.

Send cover letter and current resume to careers@theilrc.org. Please include the position name you are interested in applying for in the email subject line.

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The Independent Living Resource Center is Jacksonville's Center for Independent Living. Since 1978, The ILRC has empowered people with disabilities to live independent, self-empowered lives. Our agency believes that each person is able to achieve full independence through self-determination, self-empowerment and equal access.

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