Current Openings

Independent Living Association, Inc. is pleased to announce the following career opportunities. To apply for any of the positions listed, please download this application and mail it to us.

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For questions, please call (718) 852-2000, ext. 1159.

Do you have the drive to change someone’s life?

Join ILA.

Independent Living Association, Inc. (ILA) is looking for a variety of professionals whose actions will impact someone’s life. At independent Living Association, Inc. we thrive to go above and beyond for the Individuals we serve. ILA has the following position available:

Union/Non-Union Postings

Direct Care Counselor (Full-Time/Part-Time)

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Providing all aspects of direct care service to developmentally disabled Individuals in the residence.
  • Communicating with and motivating Individuals in implementing treatment plans.
  • Monitoring and recording goals and objectives for Individuals.
  • Working with Individuals in activities of daily living while developing self-help and social skills.
  • Participating in recreational activities with Individuals.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 1-3 years of experience working with developmentally disabled Individuals is preferred.
  • Those who do not have trainings such as First Aid, CPR, AMAP, and SCIP will be required to pass and complete all trainings within the first three months of employment.

Assistant Residential Supervisor

ILA is seeking an Assistant Residential Supervisor reporting to the Residential Supervisor. The candidate will assist in supervising the day-to-day operations of the residences. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring safety and sanitation in the residences and that adequate support services (e.g. liaising with vendors and suppliers) are maintained.
  • Providing direct services to Individuals together with direct care staff.
  • Supervising DCCs, Cook and Maintenance personnel and ensuring that training is provided to the facility staff.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma/GED. Associate’s degree in Health or Human Services preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience with the developmentally disabled population is preferred.
  • Minimum two years related experience in a social service setting.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule comprised of days, evenings, weekends and overnights.
  • Must have a clean driving record and a valid NYS driver’s license.

Residential Supervisor

ILA is seeking a Residential Supervisor reporting to the Area Coordinator. The candidate will supervise the overall provision of services to Individuals residing in Agency Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs) programs for which he/she is responsible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing assistance and direction to the Assistant Residential Supervisors in the areas of programming, staffing, budgeting, regulatory compliance and other administrative functions.
  • Establishing positive relationships with outside service providers and/or community resources which provide services to Individuals living in the IRA’s, as well as with Individuals’ parents, guardians, advocates or correspondents.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must possess a BA/BS in Human Services, however a Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience with the developmentally disabled population is preferred.
  • Must be computer literate, detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must have a clean driving record and a valid NYS driver’s license.

Recruitment Specialist

ILA is seeking a Recruitment Specialist reporting to the Human Resources Manager. The candidate will be responsible for development and implementation of recruitment strategies.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing all recruitment and selection efforts for both exempt and non-exempt positions.
  • Reviewing and closing out applications.
  • Coordinating and attending job/career fairs.
  • Liaising with Supervisors and Area Coordinators to assess staffing needs.
  • Managing online recruitment database.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, and Human Services; Master’s preferred.
  • Knowledge of personnel policy and procedure and federal and state laws regarding employment practices.
  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience in a recruitment role working in a Human Resource department.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills.
  • SHRM Certification preferred.
  • Must have a valid drive’s license.

Cook (Full-Time/Part-Time)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of meals, according to planned menus and individual dietary needs.
  • Overseeing the sanitation and order of all work areas (kitchen, dining room, food storage).
  • Training consumers in basic nutritional information and cooking skills.
  • Maintaining inventory of supplies and ensuring accurate and appropriate quantities to avoid accumulation of leftovers.

Requirements:

  • HS diploma/GED.
  • Strong knowledge of specialized diets.
  • 1-3 years experience in preparing menus and meals preferred.
  • NY State Department of Health Food Sanitation Certificate is also preferred.

Medicaid Service Coordinator

ILA is seeking a Medicaid Service Coordinator reporting to the MSC Program Coordinator. The candidate is defined as a person who works in partnership with an Individual and, if desired, his/her advocate, creating and maintaining an Individualized Service Plan (ISP).

The focus for each person’s ISP is a written plan of services which identifies activities, supports and services that will assist the Individual to live and participate in the community consistent with his or her preferences and needs. The MSC works with individual to enable them to live and participate in the community according to their personal goals, preferences, and needs.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Health or Human Service field, and knowledge about the Human Service and OPWDD delivery system.
  • Certified via the approved OPWDD CORE Curriculum.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule comprised of days evenings, weekends and overnights.
  • NYS driver’s license preferred.

Behavioral Intervention Specialist

ILA is seeking a Behavioral Intervention Specialist reporting to the Behavioral Intervention Coordinator. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing Individuals’ functioning by reviewing standardized instruments such as adaptive behavior scales and IQ tests. Assess informally via record reviews, staff interviews and behavioral observation on an ongoing basis. The process includes arranging for standardized testing to be administered as needed.
  • Reporting to the IDT the findings and recommendations based on the above assessment.
  • Reporting to the IDT Individuals’ progress or lack thereof at scheduled team meetings.
  • Based on team review and recommendation, develop behavioral treatment plans, monitoring plans, and behavior guidelines/protocols, and regularly perform staff in-services to ensure proper implementation of these plans.

Requirements:

  • Education (mandatory): Masters in Psychology or related field.
  • 1-3 years experience working with the developmentally disabled population.
  • Must be computer literate, detail-oriented and have excellent verbal and written skills.