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CHDD has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Coordinator. Under the general direction of CTDS Manager of Program Operations and in support of the Independent Living Services Program for the Blind Manager and Director, coordinate the functions of the Independent Living Program for Older Individuals who are Blind (ILOB), the Independent Living Part B Program, and the Department of Services for the Blind State Rehabilitation Council.
Under the general direction of CTDS Manager of Program Operations and in support of the Independent Living Services Program for the Blind Manager and Director, coordinate the functions of the Independent Living Program for Older Individuals who are Blind (ILOB), the Independent Living Part B Program, and the Department of Services for the Blind State Rehabilitation Council.
Serve as primary contact for consumers. Advise program participants from across Washington State regarding program benefits and activities, and provide referrals to community sub-contractors or refer ineligible individuals to other appropriate programs as appropriate. Conduct customer satisfaction surveys with consumers by phone.
Coordinate program contracts and support program contractors. Independently advise contractors to ensure program compliance for proper reporting of activities, billing, and annual data collection. Monitor activity reporting and case documentation, ensure compliance with contract and federal requirements, and assist sub-contractors to submit accurate monthly billing. Prepare spreadsheets and other materials to assist the program with tracking expenditures on subcontracts. Communicate with contractors regarding specific errors or reporting issues. Submit issues that may result in dispute to the IL Manager for consideration or action. Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting for Program Contractors on data entry and use of the electronic case management system.
Prepare, compile, and distribute documents for center staff and faculty, the general public, and funding agencies. Documents include summaries of program policies, federal and state reports, statistical data on program performance, slide presentations, surveys and others. Manage program social media, listserves, email, and other dissemination resources for general use.
Manage small inventory of low vision assistive device. Provide effective communication to Program Contractors regarding available inventory and ensure timely shipment and return of devices.
Coordinate meetings, teleconferences and other events. Coordinate travel arrangements for contractors to attend program training or other program events.
Coordinate and assist with gathering of information and data for research, reporting and training purposes, including performing library and Internet searches.
Work independently and cooperatively within a team framework.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements: High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience in a disability-related discipline, special education, allied health, rehabilitation, the program specialty OR equivalent education/experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Intermediate to advanced knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Familiarity with database structures; excellent data entry skills. Excellent coordination, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. Proficient in the use of email (MS Outlook), social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), and general internet browsing and research. Willingness and ability to work with individuals with disabilities.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of adaptive skills of blindness and resources for people who are blind or visually impaired. Familiarity with disability related and assistive technology issues.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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