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OIB Case Manager (Ventura)

Posted on May 6, 2019

General Summary

The purpose of this job is to assist individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and aged 55 and older with a variety of services to assist them in maintaining or increasing their level of independence at home and in the community.

Site Location: Ventura Office Office
Hourly Rate: $16.00/hr
Reporting Supervisor: --

Stress Level: --
Employment Status: Part-Time / 28 hours per week
Filing Deadline Date: May 24, 2019

Job Dutities & Responsibilities

  • Become familiar with all aspects of the ILRC program in order to assist consumers in understanding their level of independence on a continuum as well as their service needs.
  • Provide information, support and training to assist consumers in achieving stated independent living goals and/or make referrals to appropriate resources and agencies.
  • Draft written Independent Living Plan goals with all consumers or obtain waiver and monitor consumers' progress and outcomes of services.
  • Provide enhanced information and assistance by working with the consumer to identify the individual's long and short term needs, identifying resources to meet those needs, providing referrals to identified resources, and, where appropriate, providing warm hand-offs, and following up to ensure that a consumer's needs have been met.
  • Interact and create relationships with local partner organizations for the purpose of quality services and referral options.
  • Instruct consumers in techniques used to maintain orientation to their environment whether in their home, neighborhood, work, or community.
  • Advise consumers about the laws and regulations pertinent to their needs and assist them in advocating for their rights.
  • Work with ILRC Community Organizer to assist individuals, businesses and organizations in complying with laws pertaining to disability issues, advocate for systems change to improve options for persons with disabilities and promote community awareness about independent living needs of people who are blind or low-vision.
  • Provide education and training/referrals to consumers on the availability and usage of transportation in order to promote independence.
  • Teach skills that will promote the consumer's further integration into their community.
  • Advocate for improved access and services through involvement in various community groups and organizations.
  • Provide or see to the provision of assistive technology, assessment of visual acuity (low-vision evaluations), assessment of assistive technology needs, and training on usage of assistive technologies.
  • Provide independent living skills training/referrals to such trainings including, but not limited to, Braille instruction, cooking techniques, home organizations skills, cleaning, grooming, methods of communication, etc.
  • Participate in outreach events, educational workshops, and resource development trainings on various community based long term care solutions.
  • Participate fully as a member of a working team and promote harmonious working relationships.
  • Document all services provided and submit on a timely basis.
  • Conduct agency business in a professional manner.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with social and economic issues facing persons with disabilities
  • Ability to implement training and Independent Living model of service delivery
  • Excellent communication, active listening skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ethical work practices: honest, dependable, team oriented
  • Ability to arrange for/provide own transportation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Personal life experience with disability
  • Knowledge of services and supports available to Seniors and people who are Blind or Visually Impaired