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Transportation Specialist - Cheyenne

Wyoming Independent Living
4.0 out of 5
1609 East 19th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001
$41,000 a year - Full-time

Location

1609 East 19th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Benefits
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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

* A cover letter, resume, and list of references is required.

The work of Wyoming Independent Living is grounded on the Independent Living (IL) philosophy which maintains that persons with disabilities are the best judges of their service needs and how to receive those services. IL services are intended to assist consumers to attain the highest degree of independence and self-reliance possible.

Wyoming Independent Living is responsible for providing the five core services of a Center for Independent Living:

  • Information and referral (I & R)
  • Independent living skills training
  • Personal and systems advocacy
  • Peer support, and
  • Transition services to youth and adults

The Transportation Specialist works with consumers to develop Individualized Transportation Plans that reflect the consumers’ transportation needs, goals, and preferences. Program Specialists work with consumers to ensure compliance with program rules. The Transportation Specialist will work with area providers, human services agencies, and state agencies to coordinate transportation services in their district and beyond. The Specialist will also document their work in service records and reports to the Program Manager. The Specialists are expected to network with agencies and transportation providers, conduct community outreach, and education activities throughout their designated service area to promote WIL services and enhance transportation options.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Performing comprehensive consumer visits to establish individual transportation goals and plans to increase independence
  • Prioritize and organize workload and schedule
  • Ensuring that consumers function within the program rules and guidelines
  • Maintaining accurate and timely consumer records
  • Preparing reports and completing agency paperwork within established deadlines
  • Conducting community outreach and education activities
  • Promoting interagency collaboration to improve service delivery systems for people with disabilities
  • Traveling throughout the designated district to meet with consumers and other stakeholders
  • Participating in staff training and related conferences/conventions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field preferred

  • Personal experience with a disability is preferred
  • Ability to enter/exit consumer homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and other community organizations
  • Understanding and commitment to the IL philosophy
  • Self-starter, organized, and capable of working independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and work effectively with others
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills in web-based and PC software, email, fax, and copier
  • Reliable vehicle to travel within designated service area

Wyoming Independent Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test is required. Title VII of the Rehabilitation Services Act requires that 51% of WIL staff be individuals with disabilities. All other qualifications being equal, preference will be given to applicants experiencing a disability.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $41,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person