The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) is one of only 67 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Institute conducts research and training through seven Centers: Early Childhood Center, Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Center on Community Living and Careers, Center for Health Equity, Indiana Resource Center on Autism, Center for Collaborative Systems Change, and the Eppley Institute on Parks and Public Lands.
To fulfill the Center's responsibilities on our state Vocational Rehabilitation contract, this Research and Science Professional will provide training and technical assistance to Benefits Information Network (BIN) Liaisons in the community paid by Vocational Rehabilitation to review the social service benefits (such as Social Security, Medicaid) of people with disabilities and counsel them on available resources and work incentives and the impact of work on benefits.
This position will: review and approve plans developed by Indiana BIN Liaisons for Hoosiers with disabilities; maintain current knowledge of the rehabilitation field and state and federal programs supporting integrated and competitive employment for people with disabilities; develop and disseminate resource products for key stakeholders (such as people with disabilities, families, educators, service providers, state department partners and key agencies) to help them to better understand benefits; and provide face-to-face trainings and technical assistance for BIN Liaisons. In addition, this position will assist with creating accessible documents that are posted on the CCLC or INSTRC websites by: working with the CCLC outreach specialist; checking Microsoft Word and other source documents for accessibility by creating appropriate alternative text, reviewing reading order, and remediating tables when necessary; preparing final documents for posting on the websites by taking them through the pdf accessibility process; and using Adobe and screen reader software to ensure documents are accessible for most readers.
Bachelor's degree in human services, special education, rehabilitation, psychology, or related field.
Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) certification.
Professional or personal knowledge of, or experience with, disability, especially as related to the transition to adulthood life stage. Knowledge of Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation system, Social Security programs, and federal, state, and local work incentive programs. Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Proficient use of the following software programs: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to use various video conferencing, email, and shared file/folder programs (such as Google Drive, Box). Professional communication skills. Ability to work independently and to undertake duties without immediate supervision. Strong organizational and time management skills.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must have experience using personal desktop computers, laptops, and peripherals; dictation equipment; copiers; and printers.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2AD
Job Function: General Admin
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