Caregiver Support & Advocacy Coordinator, Center for Independent Living, Inc., Berkeley, CA

About the position

The Center for Independent Living (CIL) is looking for an individual to coordinate support, consultation, systems navigation and training for caregivers and CIL consumers.


Who We Are

The Center for Independent Living (CIL) provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large.

CIL's programs provide people with skills, knowledge, and resources that empower them to eliminate damaging and stereotypical notions of disability so that they can strive toward realizing their full human potential.


Position Summary: The CIL is looking for an individual to coordinate support, consultation, systems navigation and training for unpaid caregivers and CIL consumers across North Alameda County. This includes coordinating group and 1:1 virtual support and consultation sessions, systems navigation and training for unpaid caregivers, developing a database and matching system for paid caregivers, partnering with the CIL advocacy team and partner organizations on advocating for rights and protections for paid caregivers, and facilitating networking between unpaid caregivers and, overtime, establishing a volunteer caregiver match program for CIL consumers.


  • Coordinate and expand group and 1:1 support, consultation, systems navigation and training
  • Build a partnership with Hand in Hand to support their advocacy for dignity, pay equity, benefits and protections for paid care providers as well as desired trainings (in coordination with the CIL Systems Change & Advocacy Team
  • Lay groundwork for the development of a database of paid care providers with whom CIL build relationships (with contracting organizations/agencies) as well as individuals towards facilitating matches between CIL consumers with caregivers
  • Explore possibilities for an unpaid volunteer caregiver recruitment and matching program for CIL consumers
  • Partner with the CIL Advocacy Team to advocate for the needs of people with disabilities and older adults in State and National emergency preparedness policy and emergency communication systems;
  • Represent CIL and attend meetings related to caregiver and consumer rights, pay equity and protections;
  • Manage government contracts and MOUs with CBO partners;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • You have a passion for helping people. You are patient, level-headed, and cool under pressure. Teaching someone something new makes you feel motivated.
  • You are an excellent planner and organizer with the ability to think on your feet. You’ll know what to expect to get from point A to point B, and if things change, you know how to roll with the punches.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills. You are respectful and approachable. You build strong relationships with trainers and trainees.
  • You are motivated and driven. You recognize the importance of independent living and the role of qualified, skilled, supported and well-paid caregivers are for the independence and agency of people with disabilities;
  • You have a friendly and outgoing demeanor. Your empathy builds rapport and trust with your trainees and your team. You are energetic and thrive in a fast-paced, human-centered environment.
  • You are able to motivate others in making their best contribution to the work of the CIL.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, Farsi, Arabic, American Sign Language)
  • Personal experience with disability
  • Commitment to disability justice and rights
  • Professional or volunteer experience with volunteer coordination and/or caregiving

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions on request.


If you’re interested in joining CIL's team, please submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in CIL and how your past experience has prepared you for this role.
  • Resume

All job offers are contingent on passing a pre-employment background check.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify HR at or 510-841-4776 x3132.

Center for Independent Living Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Center for Independent Living Inc. is an E-Verify participating employer.


$23 - $26 per hour

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Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Berkeley, CA