Career Opportunities

Human Services Professional

Are you someone who is a strong team player, flexible, self-motivated, compassionate, and have a good sense of humor? If so, Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center is looking for you to become one of our Human Services Professionals. The current opening is in the TBI/NHTD Waiver Department.  This person will support waiver staff by meeting with and screening potential adult aged applicants for in home services, reviewing individual service plans, providing technical assistance to service providers and other departmental duties. Our agency works with individuals with varying disabilities, dementia, and traumatic brain injuries. Applicants who have provided prior case management, have knowledge of Medicaid Waiver Programs and State/Federal funding, as well as a strong knowledge base of community resources will be given preference. The position involves travel within a nine county region. The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in human services or another closely related field. Position is full time hours M-F, with benefits and mileage reimbursement.
Location: Queensbury, NY
Commitment: 37.5 hours per week
Salary range $32,000-$34,000
Submit Resume to:
Southern Adirondack Independent Living/Employment Opportunity
71 Glenwood Avenue
Queensbury, NY 12804
Fax: 518-792-3537

Health Insurance Advocate:  

Southern Adirondack Independent Living Center is seeking a professional advocate to assist people in locating and obtaining services and resources for people with disabilities, with a particular focus on health insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. The qualified candidate will possess a High School Diploma or an AA Degree in Human Services or a related field and have two (2) or more years of experience assisting persons with disabilities, family members, and interested parties with information and referral and accessing benefit and entitlement programs, educational services, employment supports, and community-based services and supports.  Successful candidates will possess knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Rights.  Advocacy services are provided utilizing a peer-model approach; therefore individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This person will be a strong communicator, highly organized, dedicated to helping people, and willing to learn and grow with the organization.
This is a full time position and will require/include training on multiple programs within the organization. 
37.5 hours a week
$12-13.50/hour
Queensbury Office
Eligibility for benefits after 3 months
Mileage reimbursement (some travel required)

Volunteer

Are you interested in helping SAIL help others? Please complete this online volunteer application and someone will contact you within a few days to discuss volunteer opportunities.  We are looking for volunteers to help periodically in these areas:

Projects– such as mailing preparation – folding, labeling and stuffing envelopes; helping at events like fundraisers or meals – set up, serving others and clean up; or yardwork at SAIL such as weeding and mowing.

Systems Advocacy– these volunteers are trained by our ADA Compliance Officer to notice accessibility problems in our community, such as inaccessible public buildings or improper signage, and then advocate for systems changes.

Disability Rights Advocacy– these volunteers are made aware of local, state or national issues and legislation which affect those who are aging or have disabilities.  They are then guided to advocate to local, state or national officials through letters, completing surveys, emails, phone calls, and personal visits, or group trips to advocacy events.

Peer Supports– having ongoing contact with a person with a disability who needs someone to talk with about life situations.

Leadership– such as the SAIL board, SAIL advisory council, fundraising committee or decorating committee.

Please note that these volunteer roles require filling out a SAIL employment application, being interviewed for the role and submitting to a background check.  These roles include data entry, filing, shredding, communications and reception.