Following a strict philosophy of consumer control, Independent Living Specialists (ILS) provide information, referrals and assistance, supports for housing, benefits advisement, transportation, skills training, peer supports, and advocacy. The ILS will facilitate group interaction for either peer support, Living Well in the Community, Youth, or others. This position will engage the community with outreach and education. The ILS will provide support and advocacy to ensure individuals can maintain their independence in the community and for individuals who want to leave an institution and transition to community. The ILS will support youth who want to leave home to pursue higher education or employment.
The Outreach Coordinator for public program enrollment will lead the Rolling Start’s efforts to enroll consumers into programs such as Cal Fresh- (AKA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Cal Works and Medi-Cal. This position will work with the Executive Director/Program Manager to conduct outreach and enrollment activities while promoting a culture of healthy living and motivating participants to take action and enroll. The Outreach Coordinator will enroll income qualified people who reside in our service area.
These responsibilities also include creating and maintaining a strong partnership between food banks and other community organizations and agencies with a focus on people with disabilities and older adults in order to provide exceptional outreach and assistance to consumers in need of these benefits.
The Outreach Coordinator will maintain an up‐to‐date knowledge and understanding of these programs and tracking requirements.