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Independent Living Coordinator - Tri-Valley
Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

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Independent Living Coordinator - Tri-Valley

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL)

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$17.50 per hour
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Job Last Posted
Job posted 6 hours ago
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Social Work Support, Special Needs Assistant
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Independent Living Coordinator - Tri-Valley


Schedule: Monday-Friday

(Benefited, non-exempt)

Location: Livermore

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CRIL advocates and provides resources for people with disabilities to improve lives and make communities fully accessible.

Job Summary: This position reports directly to the Program Director and acts as an IL Generalist at the Tri-Valley branch office located at 3311 Pacific Ave, Livermore, CA 94550

We help people with disabilities achieve their independent living goals.

Supervised by: This position is under the supervision of the Program Director.

Positions Supervised: None.


  1. Facilitate identification and development of independent living (IL) goals with each consumer. Provide opportunity for consumer to develop an Independent Living Plan (ILP).
  2. Provide individual and group peer support while teaching IL skills to enable persons with disabilities and their families to develop their own support systems and to decrease isolation and increase/maintain a positive self-image.
  3. Teach specific IL skills that focus on enabling consumers to develop assertive communication skills and problem solving abilities that allow the consumer to exercise self-advocacy effectively.
  4. Input all required consumer data (all Intake, notes and indirect services information) into the CRIL’s consumer database. Reports are generated monthly.
  5. Teach problem solving and other appropriate IL skills training to facilitate successful goal achievement by consumers.
  6. Model skills and advocate for the rights, equal treatment, and appropriate policies that effect persons with disabilities.


  1. Work with consumers will be generated predominantly through in-person office visits, home visits and other community-based activities.
  2. Report to Program Director on work accomplished in the Tri-Valley area.
  3. Must have reliable transportation to independently travel freely in the Tri-Valley area or other parts of Alameda County.
  4. Deliver all needed core services (e.g., housing, personal assistance referral, information and referral, peer support, independent skills training, individual/systems advocacy, basic assistive technology and advocacy and support the encouragement of financial independence).
  5. Refer to other CRIL staff or community agencies for additional services or follow-up, such as Assistive Technology I & R, Employment Services, Personal Counseling, etc.


  1. Develop local resources, network with other service providers, and outreach to the community.
  2. Travel required in the Tri-Valley area and other parts of Alameda County as needed.
  3. Complete and accurately maintain consumer records and statistics on time.
  4. Supervise all volunteers and interns assigned to the Coordinator position.
  5. Attend local community meetings, CRIL staff meetings, workshops, trainings and represent the interests of CRIL in a professional manner to improve the quality of services and/or information to consumers.
  6. Coordinate and communicate on a regular basis with other CRIL staff to insure that consumer service needs are being met. Consult with and cross-train other CRIL IL Coordinators in area of specific duties.
  7. Ability to manage own work load and juggle multiple tasks in a self-directed manner.
  8. Execute other duties as assigned.


  1. BA degree in education, psychology, social service or allied health field or AA with 2 years experience in counseling & IL skills training of persons with disabilities.
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach and model the independent living philosophy with consumers and to incorporate it into everyday job performance.
  3. Familiarity with different disability groups and disability issues and/or life experience with disability necessary.
  4. Ability to exercise professional conduct in all facets of work.
  5. Intermediate computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, database entry).
  6. Reliable transportation and good driving record. Must maintain minimum insurance coverage as required by state law.
  7. Good written and oral communication skills.
  8. Personal experience with disability preferred.
  9. Conversational in Spanish or Asian language or ASL preferred.


Qualified applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Business Overview

Our Story

Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) was organized as a self-help organization in 1979 by a small group of persons with disabilities (consumers). This group was committed to improving the range of choices and support for consumers in southern Alameda County. A group had formed successfully in Berkeley to support consumers in living more independently and this model inspired the formation of a similar organization to serve the southern part of the county.

There are 28 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in California and over 400 in the United States. One of the first ILCs was formed in Berkeley, California by Ed Roberts and other college students at UC Berkeley during the late 1960s and early 70s. They advocated for basic rights on campus as well as in the community. They had no accessible place to live on campus except the infirmary. The campus and the community were not accessible. If a required class was on the third floor, they heard "that was too bad." There were no elevators. No accommodations were attempted and civil rights for persons with disabilities were few.

Ed and others advocated for the rights of all persons with disabilities so that persons with disabilities could interact on an equal basis, to make decisions about the course of their own lives. These advocates also knew that rights would not solve the problem because people with disabilities had been socialized to believe that they could not make decisions for themselves.

An independent living model evolved, seeking to bring people together, particularly people with disabilities, with support, advocacy, and skills teaching. Advocacy was and is important for building civil rights laws and educating the public about our needs. Teaching skills in both systems and self-advocacy is even more necessary now for persons with disabilities to work towards enforcement and equality in individual situations as well as systemic situations.

The independent living philosophy in ILCs promotes consumer control (people with disabilities involved in decision-making, service delivery, management, and establishment of the policy and direction of the center); self-help and self-advocacy; development of peer relations and peer role models; and equal access to services, programs, activities, resources, and facilities in the community.

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