Independent Living Specialist Resume Samples

The job description for Independent Living Specialist is to render support and assistance to a wide variety of fields like psychology, social work, and rehabs. The work activities listed on the Independent Living Specialist Resume include – assisting families and communities in getting aids and grants from government and private agencies, coordinating with program managers, educating youth towards right direction, ministering youth behavior, managing transportation of clients to appointments, formulating documents and paperwork, imparting support and guidance to youth and performing all other job-associated tasks.

Common job qualities seen on a resume include – remarkable experience in dealing with residential treatment, knowledge of facilitating teams, an in-depth ability to deliver presentations, strong networking skills, familiarity with social work and service systems, proficiency with HRA and an amazing ability to conduct and implement training programs. Successful resumes display a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social work, Psychology or Criminal Justice.

 

Independent Living Specialist Resume example

Independent Living Specialist Resume

Objective : Broad industry experience including Healthcare, Office Work, Customer Service, and Commercial Cleaning. Seeking a full-time position with a company that will require to utilize skills, abilities, and experience to ensure the company's success.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Customer Service, Administration.

Description :

    1. Advocated on issues promoting the independence of people with disabilities.
    2. Interacted with consumers in a professional manner with respect for their rights and maintained strict adherence to the independent living philosophy.
    3. Kept accurate counts and records of individual goals set by consumers and goals reached, and all demographics of each consumer.
    4. Evaluated consumer's needs (including independent living skill development and community supports needed for increased independence) and made eligibility recommendations.
    5. Provided individual services, peer support and conducted independent living skill classes, groups, and activities as consumer needs dictated.
    6. Provided direct support to high behaviors and at-risk youth.
    7. Communicated with staff supervisor and program director promptly.
    8. Filled out daily reports electronically, and assist clients with transportation needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
HS


Independent Living Specialist I Resume

Objective : Professional with 2+ years of experience as a Social Worker. An experienced, dependable individual currently looking to combine skills and expertise within a position that welcomes motivation while simultaneously offering a supportive environment.

Skills : Customer Service/Administrative Skills, Social Services, Retail,Sales and Management.

Description :

    1. Conducted home visits to make sure that the client was keeping the apartment up to code.
    2. Participated in team meetings to discuss the progress of clients with other care providers and family members to come up with a plan to help the client achieve his or her goals.
    3. Taught life skills such as budgeting, self-advocacy, and employment seeking/interviewing skills just to name a few.
    4. Assisted clients with educational services, housing, SSI and food stamps.
    5. Helped clients obtain secondary education and to live on their own successfully.
    6. Assisted 80 foster care youth ages 14-21 with independent living skills.
    7. Worked with caseworkers, child care workers, and supervisors to coordinate successful plans for clients.
    8. Facilitated monthly workshops on topics such as employment, education, human sexuality, personal hygiene, food management, health and wellness, and money management.
    9. Scheduled guest speakers for workshops and events planned and escorted clients on educational and recreational field trips.
    10. Responsible for conducting intake interviews & assessments, management of each client's case including.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BS


Sr. Independent Living Specialist Resume

Summary : Motivated, personable business professional with a college degree and a successful 9-year track record of case management. Talent for quickly mastering technology and new skills- successfully written grants to secure funding for non-profit businesses. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels with a demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Drawing/ Painting, Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, Public Relations, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Responsible for electronic documents and paper documentation.
    2. Participate in person center support plans for clients and behavior support.
    3. Made and keep track of medical appointments in all areas of care as needed.
    4. Assist individuals in developing goals and assessing an individual's needs.
    5. Monitor and document an individual's progress toward outcome and goal achievement. 
    6. Assist with program evaluations, facilitate meetings with individuals and prepare staffing reports.
    7. Assisted foster youth from the ages of 16-21 in their transition from foster care to independent living.
    8. Provided youth with job skills, educational opportunities, housing resources, and safe sex education. 
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associates

Associate Independent Living Specialist Resume

Headline : Enthusiastic marketing and sales professional with experience in relationship building, business-to-business sales, inside sales/account management, prospecting, special promotions, sports marketing, and public speaking. Interested in applying marketing expertise in an inside sales and account management position in the organization.

Skills : Proofreading, Non-fiction Editor, Copy Editing, AP Style, Microsoft Word.

Description :

    1. Contact, schedule, and assist clients to fill out the cover application.
    2. Track application progress and submit additional information as requested.
    3. Organize and participate in community outreach.
    4. Attend community advisory meetings in order to network with county health professionals.
    5. Assist them with making phone calls, scheduling appointments, getting to those appointments, helping them create and maintain budgets.
    6. Managed a dual county caseload (comprised of people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities) and manned offices independently.
    7. Assessed the needs of clients designed independent living plans with clients.
    8. Provided peer counseling to a variety of individuals informed and referred clients to appropriate programs/agencies.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BE

Independent Living Specialist II Resume

Objective : Self-motivated, mature, focused, and ambitious social work and social services individual with a professional degree. Skilled and thorough in analyzing problem situations and finding creative solutions. Outstanding skills in organization, strategy, and networking.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Word Processing, Typing, Customer Service Skills, Organized, Milita, Networking.

Description :

    1. Assist with teaching and practicing skills which increase the consumers' independent living which included but not limited to nutrition and cooking.
    2. Identify resources and services available from community agencies and organizations in both the private and public sectors.
    3. Receives incoming requests for information and documents all requests, follow-up on referrals to ensure those consumers' needs have been met.
    4. Maintain case files through appropriate documentation of service to the consumer.
    5. Assist in providing information or referral services to consumers, staff, other agencies, and technology grants.
    6. Assist in working with individuals to obtain assistive devices.
    7. Maintain all confidential documentation and files for individuals with assistive technology needs.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA

Independent Living Specialist III Resume

Headline : Seeking Independent Living Specialist position or similar qualified position, over 4 years of professional social service experience and Over 7 years of non-professional experience in direct care and human services, and currently working as an ILS specialist. Experience working with families and adults who have diagnosed disabilities and over 5 years of supervisory experience in multiple settings.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Experience Working With Individuals With Disabilities, Clerical, Administrative Duties.

Description :

    1. Completed assessments with supervisors in addition to preparing service plans and progress reports to meet the needs of the client.
    2. Coordinated services and supports are necessary to assist clients to work toward goals.
    3. Quarterly would discuss service plans with clients and adjust service plans as needed for clients to accomplish goals.
    4. Support and advocate on behalf of clients for services and benefits.
    5. Creating quarterly care plans, progress reports and implementing the goals clients want to succeed, transported clients to appointments and assisted them to find resources.
    6. Communicated and building rapport with families and case managers, and participated in weekly and monthly staff meetings.
    7. Managed specialized public relations program, and assisted in the planning of annual health seminar.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS

Assistant Independent Living Specialist Resume

Objective : A seasoned professional is now looking to get a fresh perspective in customer care as one has been in childcare for the past 7 years. Also, looking to take skills and give others the service that keeps them coming back and telling others.

Skills : Front Office, General Administration, Interpersonal Skills.

Description :

    1. Determine eligibility for vocational/independent living services according to ADRS rules, regulation and laws.
    2. Counsels consumers regarding various aspects of their disability and the rehabilitation process.
    3. Performs comprehensive assessments and testing.
    4. Coordinate appropriate medical, financial, social, vocational and follow-up services within the community.
    5. Counseling in the areas including, but not limited to, business/finance, academic, career, vocational, drug and alcohol family, and rehabilitation.
    6. Performs administrative duties including completing, documenting and maintaining consumer records, progress reports, and budgets for the waiver program.
    7. Assists consumers in independent living using adaptive technologies, site accommodations, and referral sources.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
M.Ed

Assistant Independent Living Specialist Resume

Objective : Independent Living Specialist with 3 years of experience is now looking to obtain a responsible position where one can help the organization grow in value utilizing experience, capabilities, and abilities.

Skills : Team Management, MS Office Suite, Office Administration, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Conducts intake and assessments of all consumers seeking independent living services.
    2. Receives and responds appropriately to information and referral (I&R) requests, by phone (voice or TDD), provide information and make appropriate referrals.
    3. Provides orientation to Independent Living Philosophy and I.L.
    4. Services to new consumers and those who request individualized services.
    5. Maintains a thorough understanding of the needs of persons with disabilities.
    6. Keeps detailed records of all contacts including I&R, advocacy, outreach and documentation of confidential consumer files.
    7. Compiles all data and generate reports identifying consumer strengths and training recommendations.
    8. Conducts community training and in-service training, and maintains and updates the information resource files as a complete, organized and usable database.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Independent Living Specialist-Temp Resume

Objective : Academic foundation in Criminology with Social Work skills enhanced by more than five years of diverse employment and volunteer experience that attests to solid organizational skills and a well-defined work ethic. Proven ability to set goals, attain deadlines, adjust priorities, and assure quality in multitasking environments.

Skills : Quickbooks, Excel, Powerpoint, Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Manage a caseload of 40+ youth between the ages of 13 to 18 applying for benefits through the Independent Living Program.
    2. Applying knowledge of a consistently changing complex state and federal program to ensure each youth in foster care has been assessed.
    3. Assist and monitor foster care youth through determination and evaluation of the activities for daily living that would support the transition to self-sufficiency.
    4. Assist clients with enrolling in school fulltime, finding and obtaining employment, and housing.
    5. Conduct home visits to ensure youth are using independent living skills.
    6. Attend court hearings and being the liaison between youth, case managers, and the court system.
    7. Document chronological notes in HomeSafenet, attend case staffing and related training events.
    8. Make referrals as needed for independent living services.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS

Lead Independent Living Specialist Resume

Objective : Looking forward to growing along with the company and develop better strategies toward a more efficient way of analytics. Furthermore, seeking a position where one could assist coworkers, and help as much as one can to make a better, safer, and more efficient department.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Clerical, Administrative Duties.

Description :

    1. Conducted intake and assessments of all consumers seeking assistance through the Disabilities Resource Center.
    2. Worked with the consumer to provide the four core services: information & referral, peer support, independent living skills training and individual and systems advocacy.
    3. Follow-up with past consumers as needed to see if their needs have changed.
    4. Maintained a thorough understanding of the needs of persons with disabilities.
    5. Compile all data and necessary reports to comply with State and Federal guidelines.
    6. Track and document consumer progress and success in our database system.
    7. Maintained and update the information resource files as a complete, organized and usable database of disability-related services and organizations.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Certification

Regional Independent Living Specialist Resume

Headline : Dynamic, highly motivated human services professional with accomplishments spanning over 7 years. Highly creative, recognized as a result-oriented and solution-focused individual.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Teamwork, Coordination, Organization, Planning, Time Management, Reporting Skills, Inventory Control, Documentation Skills.

Description :

    1. Updating all staff by meetings along with mass, small group, and individual emails.
    2. Administer prescribed medication per MAR and scripts.
    3. Monitor refusal, side effects, medication timely initiation and request for PRN (as needed) medications.
    4. Accompany residents on community outings noting socialization and mobility skills, environment awareness, and if needed provide reminders of appropriate behaviors.
    5. Assisted in the rehabilitation process of individuals with various brain injuries.
    6. Mastered the abilities they to do in efforts of gaining a degree of independence.
    7. Assist coworkers in providing a healthy environment for youth.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA

Independent Living Specialist-Part Time Resume

Objective : Responsible for Working with all ages and types of people with disabilities in setting and maintaining goals to become independent or maintain one's independence in the community.

Skills : Clerical, Case Management, Team Player, MS Office Suite, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Assist clients in maintaining the highest level of independent living within the community.
    2. Providing needs assessments assist the client in the development of goal and service plans, advocacy, supportive services, vocational and Life development skills.
    3. Provide assistance with disability entitlements and community resource referrals.
    4. Provide client and family support in identifying, designing, controlling, implementing and evaluating their services.
    5. Coordinate and facilitate multi-disciplinary service plan meetings.
    6. Network extensively with the community, government, and medical resources.
    7. Manage and maintain client case-load and appropriate documentation per agency requirements.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MBA

Independent Living Specialist-SW Resume

Summary : Highly motivated individual seeking long term employment within a company where skills and knowledge will be utilized and challenged. A creative problem solver with the ability to analyze situations and effectively resolve conflict with positive results.

Skills : Front Office, Organizational, Administrative Duties, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Assist youth with completing independent living goals.
    2. Complete daily, weekly, and monthly reports to be submitted to stakeholders.
    3. Completes intakes and program assessments and evaluations with youth as per program requirements.
    4. Meet face to face with youth in their current living environment.
    5. Collaborate with county agencies to provide adequate services and resources for clients.
    6. Maintain professionalism when working with families and outside agencies.
    7. Implement problem-solving techniques and treatment plans to assist youth and families with meeting designated goals.
    8. Keeps in contact with all agencies involved to ensure goals are being met and updated as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA

Independent Living Specialist Resume

Objective : A responsible professional with over 5 years with assisting and assessing residents with psychiatric disabilities. A reliable, educated and hardworking individual who advocates for consumers in a passionate manner.

Skills : Teamwork, Coordination, Organization, Planning, Time Management, Reporting Skills, Inventory Control, Documentation Skills.

Description :

    1. Provided counseling and guidance in regard to the person's disability.
    2. Assisted the client in developing an independent living plan to help them achieve independence depending on their limitations.
    3. Guided clients to other community resources to assist them with their needs.
    4. Conducted home visits for clients who were unable to travel to our office due to their disability, location or lack of transportation.
    5. Loaned medical equipment for individuals under emergency situations.
    6. Interviewed and did intake applications on all clients applying for assistance under our non-profit agency.
    7. Implement problem-solving techniques and treatment plans to assist youth and families with meeting designated goals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS