Career Opportunities

Housing Advocate-

SAIL is seeking a motivated professional with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least two (2) year of experience facilitating and/or providing peer-based, person-centered counseling, mentoring, or support services to low income households.  A successful candidate will have experience living, volunteering and/or working in the Saratoga/Adirondack Region with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to collaborate with community service providers, and a demonstrated ability to work with a team.  The candidate must have available, reliable transportation sufficient to meet the travel needs of the region and program. The Housing Advocate is responsible to provide education and assistance to individuals and businesses with regard to housing services, and to provide training and education on affordable, accessible, and integrated housing options.  The Housing Advocate will provide direct services.  In addition, the Housing Advocate will provide information sessions, act as resource for consumers for housing and community-based services and maintain collaborative working relationships with other community-based agencies and business partners.  Finally, the Housing Advocate will be cross trained in system and individuals’ advocacy to meet the needs of the agency and consumers being served.

Hours are full time 37.5 hours a week at $17-$18/hour commensurate with experience and will include health insurance after the 3 month probationary period and other benefits when eligible. SAIL also offers mileage reimbursement and training opportunities.

Interested individual will send letter of interest and resume to

Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center
71 Glenwood Ave.
Queensbury, NY 12804
Attn: Job Opportunity

Navigator Administrative Assistant:

Responsible to assist the Director of Navigator Services in the implementation, administration, and monitoring of the In-Person Assistance Program. Computer competency, file management, and database management skills are required. The candidate must be personable, self-directed, and willing to accept responsibility. Experience with grant preparation and reporting and an Associate’s Degree with 2 or more years of experience preferred.

Position is part time hours, 20 hours, with 14 paid holidays and additional earned benefits. Salary: 12,480

Interested individual will send letter of interest and resume to  Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center 71 Glenwood Ave. Queensbury, NY 12804 Attn: Job Opportunity

-Outreach Specialist-

Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center is a Non-profit organization that exists in our community to promote and inspire Independence, dignity and equality to those with disabilities.  SAIL is one of several independent living centers that has partnered with the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley. ILCHV was recently awarded funding through the New York State Office for the Aging to expand the availability of services for people with disabilities that will prevent institutionalization.  SAIL is seeking an Outreach Specialist to serve Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Hamilton counties

Under direction of the Regional Coordinator the Outreach Specialist will:

Work closely with other NY Connects staff in the region to identify resources that support living in the community.

Outreach to disability agencies, health care providers, hospital staff, personal care assistance programs and other agencies that serve people with disabilities in order to make the NY Connects services known to places where people with disabilities utilize services.

Using a person centered assistance/options counselling approach, meet with consumers and caregivers to assist in identifying the need for long term services that will enable them to remain in the community.

Provide information and assistance in securing needed services and ensure safe transitions for individuals transitioning from one setting to another.

Attend all mandated NY Connects trainings

Actively participate in all Long Term Care Council Meetings, as well as other county or region specific meetings that seek to coordinate services for individuals with disabilities.

The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field or demonstrate equivalent experience and will have (2) or more years of providing information, linkage referral and advocacy for community-based services and supports.  Strong working knowledge of community based support systems and Medicaid funded services sufficient to provide unbiased information is required.  In addition, the qualified candidate must possess excellent communication and organizations skills, actively participate as a team member, and have reliable transportation.

Position is 37.5 hour work week, travel required.  Salary is $35,000 with benefits.

Interested party should submit letter of interest and resume:

Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center

71 Glenwood Ave.

Queensbury, NY 12804

 

Volunteer

Are you a retired individual interested in volunteering? Do you have handy-man skills in small fix-it type things? Are you an individual who would be able to drive a vehicle a few days a month? Are you able to lift 20-30 pounds to move a few items a couple days a week? Can you answer phones and forward messages in an organizational fashion? These are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities we have at our organization. Please contact SAIL at 792-3537 x330 if you are interested in any of the tasks described above. We would love to have you join our growing volunteer list in these or other opportunities!