IL Coordinator, Center for Independence, Lakewood, WA

About the Position

The Center for Independence is a 501 (C) (3) organization serving as a resource for individuals with disabilities to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living skills development. We serve senior citizens with senior-related disabilities as well.


TITLE: IL Coordinator (Lakewood office)

STATUS: CFI is seeking a male staff to work part-time, on call starting with 10 hours a week with potential to be full-time depending on referrals. This position has a flexible schedule!

REPORTS TO: Associate Director

PURPOSE: Provide direct Independent Living services to veterans who have sustained a moderate-severe brain injury and/or a spinal cord injury, and often have other injuries/illnesses affecting their ability to function independently. The IL Coordinator supports veterans in developing and implementing a personalized plan that focuses on improving their quality of life and increasing their independence within their home and community.


  1. Provide IL Skills Training, Individual Advocacy, Peer Support and Information and Referral. Some specific tasks include: scheduling and conducting initial intakes, developing IL Goal Plans based on participant’s identified IL goals, assisting the participant to develop an action plan with measurable goals, objectives, and timelines.
  2. Work one-on-one with veterans in their home and/or the CFI office to provide independent living skills training.
  3. Assist veterans with getting involved with community activities such as grocery shopping, recreation, and social groups. The IL Coordinator may also work together with their family members to ensure they are receiving the support they need.
  4. Maintain documentation by developing and maintaining participant files according to established policies. 
  5. Participate in weekly consult, monthly staff meetings, trainings, and submit monthly reports to supervisor.
  6. Provide effective outreach to people with various disabilities from diverse educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Make presentations describing CFI’s services to other agencies and organizations in order to attract fee-for-service opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education or a related field is preferred but not required. Prior personal and professional experience with disabilities may be     substituted for education if the individual meets the essential functions of the job.
  • Experience as a case manager or social worker is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including but not limited to WORD, EXCEL, Publisher, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to become proficient in using CFI’s client data base and any other software programs needed to perform job duties.
  • Knowledge of ADA regulations is a plus.
  • Experience living with a disability or being a veteran is a plus.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Patt Kosier or Leah Velasco

Center for Independence
Lakewood, WA
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