Job Opportunities

 ECI Job Opportunities
Independent Living Coordinator – COVID-19 and
Information and Referral Specialist


The Independent Living Coordinator level position is the position at the Center that works directly with Center participants and, as required, and with families to assist them in achieving their independent living goals. Independent Living Coordinators provide a wide range of activities, which could include peer mentoring, skills training, and other one-on-one services needed. The Independent Living Coordinator also performs services in the community as required, which could include activities such as technical assistance, outreach presentations, community training, and systems advocacy. The Independence Living Coordinator position has a variety of titles based on the funding source regulations and specifications. For example, at the Center, several positions fall into this category. Included are Peer Mentor, Advocacy Coordinator, Community Work Incentives Coordinator, Employment Coordinator, Independent Living Coordinator, Housing Coordinator, Options Counselor, and ADA Coalition Coordinator. The contract deliverables of the funding source that funds the program under which the Independent Living Coordinator is employed determines the job title and the specific job duties.


  • Human Service degree is preferred; however, the experience can substitute for some education;
  • Strong knowledge of disability service resources and issues;
  • Personal experience with a disability is preferred either by the coordinator or with a family member; however, it is not required;
  • Strong computer skills with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and data entry;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential;
  • Experience facilitating groups and conducting outreach;
  • Broad knowledge of interests, needs, and supports used by people with disabilities; and
  • Other qualifications may be required by the funding source that funds this Independent Living Coordinator position.


Job functions are determined by funding source; however, following are job functions Independent Living Coordinators normally perform to some extent:

  • Conduct monthly targeted IL Skills Training classes on emergency preparedness either in person or virtually;
  • Facilitate quarterly peer groups either in person or virtually;
  • Provide Information and Referral services to the community and participants as needed;
  • Assist participants with exploring, identifying, and establishing personal independent living goals and to develop an individualized plan of action steps needed to accomplish these goals;
  • Document interaction with participants and record services provided;
  • Enter service units into the required data collection system;
  • Serve as a positive role model and be willing to share personal experiences with similar life experiences;
  • Coordinate with other family members and service providers as needed at the discretion of the participant;
  • Attend all staff meetings and staff training as required;
  • Work effectively in the “team approach” and consumer-directed philosophy of services;
  • Participate in any direct services and community services required of this position of the funding source; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 SUPERVISOR: Director of Operations

  • Full-time position (40 hours/week) plus benefits. Annual Salary $32,860 – $34,445
  • Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply
  • Endependence Center (ECI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
  • Submit Cover Letter and Resume by August 7, 2020, to:
          Gwen Bone
          Attn: IL/I&R
          Endependence Center, Inc.
          6300 East Virginia Beach Blvd
          Norfolk, VA 23502

          Fax: (757) 461-5375


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