Uplift Community Membership Development Coordinator

Position Summary

Position details

Term Date: Flexible Start Dates for Year-Long Position
Location: Gardiner, ME
Focus Area: Community Outreach, Disability Services, Public Health, Youth

An exciting opportunity to help develop, design, and implement a new Community Membership Program aimed at increasing meaningful community inclusion and quality of life of individuals served!

Established in 1959, Uplift, Inc. has been providing community services for almost 65 years. Uplift was established by local families seeking educational options for their children at a time when children with IDD were not allowed in public schools. Uplift now provides a variety of services including residential, employment, case management to low-income individual experiencing IDD. Uplift strives to continue to provide quality support services and develop new innovative services like Community Membership to meet the needs of individuals served. Our mission is to create conditions under which individuals with IDD experience; presence and participation in the community, respect and dignity, personal choice, opportunities to develop competence and to create and maintain personal relationships.

Coordinating with Director of Clinical Services, Director of Residential Services, and Residential Administrator to develop, design and implement a Community Membership Program for individuals with IDD. Responsibilities include developing policies and procedures adhering to program description and state licensing requirements, developing workflows for accepting referrals, getting authorizations for services, service implementation plans, coordinating with internal and external providers for Personal Care Plans (PCP) , developing necessary paperwork for scheduling, data collection and reporting outcomes, finding and developing networking relationships with community resources, developing a thorough data base of local service connected and non- service connect resources for employment, volunteering, transportation, social and recreational activities, and networking opportunities. Perform a Plan Do Study Act evaluation to measure the success of the service and any needed improvements.

Benefits

  • Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $877/Biweekly
  • Relocation Allowance of $750 plus $.40 per mile (for those moving more than 50 miles)
  • Health Benefits
  • Childcare Reimbursement if Eligible
  • Student Loan Forbearance for eligible federal loans (interest paid by AmeriCorps)
  • SNAP Eligibility (depending on financial situation)
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Life Navigator (on-staff licensed counselor for members)
  • Choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($7300) or an end-of-term bonus ($1800) upon term completion
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility for federal employment for one-year post-term

*Individuals are limited to two full Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards in their lifetime

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Organization

Uplift, Inc.

Gardnier, ME

Goodwill VISTA Partnership

The Goodwill VISTA Partnership works to reduce poverty in communities across Maine and New Hampshire through indirect service, such as creating and running programs, fundraising and grant writing, communications work, increasing social media presence, recruiting volunteers, as well as assisting with community assessments, among other projects. Focus areas of partner agencies include public health, food security, environmental justice, educational support, youth development, housing, and more!