Job Opportunities

 ECI Job Opportunities

Employment Coordinator – 20 hours/week @ $14/hour

Position will work with people with disabilities seeking employment utilizing the Social Security Ticket-To-Work Program. Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.

  • Must have significant experience working with and interacting with people with disabilities for at least one year.
  • Must pass SSA Suitability Clearance.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to work with assisting people with disabilities in job readiness skills and job placement.
  • Experience with career counseling, job development, job placement, and providing employment supports preferred.
  • Experience assisting individuals to explore and establish personal goals for their own life.
  • Experience utilizing a computer and Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Internet.
  • Understanding of the independent living philosophy, disability rights, and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Understanding of the resources for people with disabilities in the Hampton Roads area related to employment, transportation, assistive technology, and financial resources.
  • Understanding of utilizing Internet resources related to employment.
  • Basic knowledge of the various Social Security Work Incentives and Ticket-to-Work program for people with disabilities.
  • Basic knowledge of the various organizations/programs available for people with disabilities (i.e., SSA, DARS, disAbility Law Center of VA, Medicaid, etc.).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good math skills.
  • Some travel required for presentations and meeting with people with disabilities in outlying areas.

Please submit via mail, fax, or email a Cover Letter, Resume and 2 employment references to:

Nichole Davis
Executive Director
Endependence Center
6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23502
757-455-8223 fax 

Resumes requested before May 24, 2019.

Education Advocacy Coordinator

The Endependence Center is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable advocate to join our staff. Must work from a foundation based on the ethics, advocacy and integrity reflective of consumer control and independence.  If you have the required experience and are willing to work hard for justice, please send your resume to and indicate which position you are applying for.

Education Advocacy Coordinator

Will advocate for education policy that expands education opportunities for students with disabilities. The Education Advocacy Coordinator will provide individual and group training for students with disabilities to assist them with transition to adult living. This Coordinator will provide peer mentoring with students with disabilities. Additionally, they will advocate in collaboration with others to develop and implement strategies to expand compliance with disability rights laws.

Must have extensive advocacy experience and knowledge of the education rights of students with disabilities. A person who possesses the appropriate experience could meet employment criteria if they have significant life skills and experience and meet other criteria described below. Must work from a foundation based on the ethics and integrity reflective of advocacy and rights.

Must have the following experience: advocating with others to make change in the community; relating personal experiences with disability to others who also have a disability; researching regulations and policies; organizing community events; and conducting training.

Must have knowledge of the following: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Must have personal experience with disability.

Prefer applicants with an undergraduate degree in a human services field, although a degree is not required if the applicant has significant disability advocacy experience.

Position requires employment of 40 hours a week. Most job activities occur Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm with some flextime. Must be available up to two evenings and one Saturday each month. Annual salary $29,064 plus benefits.

The Endependence Center is an equal employment opportunity employer.

ECI Volunteer Opportunities
The Endependence Center currently does not have any volunteer opportunities.

Thank you for your interest.