Youth Leadership Advocate- P/T McHenry
Lake County Center for Independent Living is seeking a Part Time Youth Leadership Advocate for our McHenry office. This staff member provides education and training to schools and young adults with disabilities to promote self-advocacy and leadership skills.
This position requires excellent communication and facilitation skills. A knowledge of community resources and experience with the special education system strongly preferred. An Associate’s degree or 2 years of related experience required. As well as a belief in the Independent Living Philosophy and a vision for seeing it implemented. People with disabilities encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate advanced administrative computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, top notch customer service and interpersonal skills, exemplary written and verbal communication skills, highly organized with a keen attention to detail, ability to problem solve, and work with minimal supervision. Applicants must have a minimum of two years relevant experience as described above. Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume that reflects written communication skills and describes how the applicant has met all qualifications.
An Associates degree in relevant field is preferred or two years relevant experience.
People with disabilities encouraged to apply.
This position is temporary through June 30, 2014
Instructions for ALL Positions:
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and three professional references, as MS Word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary requirements must be included in cover letter. No phone calls please.
A time for high school and transition students with disabilities to gather and work on skills, gain confidence, and socialize. Info and activities on leadership, employment, and self-advocacy.
When: Mondays from 3:30-5 PM
Where: Camp Peacock in Lake Villa
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(Off of Deep Lake Road, north of Grand Ave, turn east on Edgewood Ave and follow signs)
Lake County Center for Independent Living will provide instruction and support. LCCIL staff can also assist with information on accessing transportation.
If interested: Contact Andrew Breen at 847-949-4440 Voice/TTY or via email at email@example.com for more information.
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LCCIL is one of 22 consumer controlled Centers for Independent Living in Illinois which are governed and staffed by a majority of persons with disabilities.