Independent Living Specialist

Disability Advocates of Kent County is seeking an Independent Living (IL) Specialist to join our dynamic and dedicated organization!  This is an hourly position with a pay rate starting at $18/hour, and full-time benefits including health, dental, vision, health savings account, a generous paid time off plan and more.

The Independent Living (IL) Specialist will work closely with consumers, staff, interns, and volunteers along with community partners on a wide variety of activities to promote independent living and community-based services for people with disabilities.  Their two areas of focus will be to:

  1. Assist individuals with reaching their desired level of independence by supporting the development of an Independent Living Plan (ILP) to set and achieve goals, and provide documentation of all services to the consumer in a Client Information File (CIF). 
  2. Provide direct information on and make referrals to programs and services (I&R), as the subject matter expert addressing the needs of individuals with disabilities in the areas of Housing and Personal Care Attendant (PCA) services.

View entire job description: Independent Living Specialist Job Description

We advocate and facilitate action by persons with disabilities and the community to achieve equal access for all. We support equal employment opportunities at Disability Advocates for persons with disabilities through various workplace accommodations, therefore we encourage persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

How to apply:
Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 30, 2020.  Send your resume and cover letter to or Human Resources, Disability Advocates of Kent County, 3600 Camelot SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.