Employment Opportunities

Open Positions at LCCIL!

If interested in the below positions please email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to info@LCCIL.org. No phone calls please.

Part-Time Youth Advocate
Love working with teens and young adults? We have an amazing opportunity for the right person! The Youth Advocate position provides direct Independent Living services to youth with disabilities, ages 14-24. Specific tasks include working directly with students who have a disability, conducting intakes, teaching self-advocacy and pre-employment skills classes in local community high schools and at LCCIL offices for students as they prepare to transition to adulthood. This position will be scheduled 20 hours per week and can be hired as a 12 month position or a school year only position. Minimum qualifications include: Associates Degree in a field directly related to the operations of LCCIL, or two (2) years of experience in a non-profit or private sector business; Personal experience with a disability and/or working with persons with disabilities; Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work as a team player; A belief and commitment to the Independent Living Philosophy; Self–motivated and creative in problem solving; Travel is required throughout Lake and McHenry Counties. Compensation: Salary from $15 per hour DOE.

 

LCCIL is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring staff who reflect the diversity of our communities. Persons with disabilities, women, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. LCCIL provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Who We Are

LCCIL is a mission driven organization that works to empower people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community. We serve people with disabilities in Lake and McHenry counties. We are one of one of 354 Federally Certified Centers for Independent Living (CILS) and one of 22 CILS in Illinois and. Our Core services are:

  • Information and referral
  • Independent Living skills training
  • Peer mentoring
  • Transition services for youth who are transitioning to adult life.
  • Transition services for people with disabilities who wish to move out of nursing homes and back into the communities of their choice.
  • Advocacy for individuals and systems change that creates opportunities for people with disabilities.

To learn more, visit our ABOUT US page.