TLC is hiring!

Come join the BEST team in Marion County!

TLC is growing and that means we are hiring.  Currently, there are two full-time positions available:

Instructional Assistant/Caregiver

Caseworker/Navigator

Caseworker/Navigator

The Navigator will assist local families caring for a loved one with an intellectual/developmental disability (IDD) in accessing and applying for state financial services, locating appropriate local programs, and locating independent housing and respite options.  The Navigator will also research and build a resource library with information pertaining to individuals with IDD.

General Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a good knowledge of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Center for Independent Living, ABLE Trust, Social Security Administration, and state funding resources for families (Med Waiver/ Consumer Directed Care, Medicare, etc)
  • Organize informational interviews to learn about the family’s needs for support
  • Organize appropriate follow-up meetings to keep families on track with applications and agency requirements
  • Make professional connections with individuals at state organizations and facilitate the introduction process so families are connected to the appropriate departments
  • Coordinate meetings with family members and appropriate departments within the state system to obtain services for the individual with IDD
  • Assist families with organizing appropriate documentation for each agency/organization
  • Assist families with coordinating follow-up with each organization as necessary
  • Communicate with other professionals to locate appropriate services/programs
  • Inform families about TLC programs and supports
  • Ability to inform families about independence options, guardianship, and power of attorney for their loved one
  • Be apprised of disability regulations with state and federal requirements
  • Build relationships within the medical community to inform and educate about the care required for complex individuals
  • Assist families in obtaining the appropriate medical appointments and verifying insurance and payment requirements

Experience Requirements: Appropriate experience working with adults with IDD, knowledge of state/local services (APD/AHCA/Center for Independent Living), and an understanding of Medicare/Social Security benefits.

Preferred Skills:

  • College Degree (Bachelor’s or higher preferred)
  • Relevant experience in public health, health education, or community-based health programs
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish/English)
  • Strong interpersonal and group communication skills.  Ability to encourage, motivate, and advocate for eligible individuals and their families.
  • Ability to present basic information to large and small groups highlighting potential support services.
  • Comfortable conducting community/field visits to local agencies and health care providers.
  • Able to use technology to conduct meetings (Google Meet/Zoom, etc.), perform research, and organize documents.
  • Expert proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, anticipate and identify conflicts, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills with families, agencies, and medical personnel.
  • Demonstrated work ethic and professional practice based on developing and maintaining collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships across multiple functional groups.
  • Highly collaborative and energetic work style with the proven ability to partner with diverse groups to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, teamwork, and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive, and effective working relationships with multiple internal and external partners.
  • Satisfactory results of a local, state, and federal background screening (level 2)
  • Satisfactory results of a drug screening

Approximately 40 hours/week, $39,000 annual, HRA & supplemental benefits

Caseworker/Navigator Application

Instructional Assistant/Caregiver

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist instructional staff in presenting lessons and activities
  • Assist members with classroom activities
  • Assist instructional staff with behavior management of members
  • Assist with food preparation for members
  • Aid members in personal care when necessary (feeding & toileting)
  • Aid members with assistive technology and augmentative communication devices/tools
  • Responsible for maintaining the physical environment which includes: removing trash, clearing tables, placing tables, chairs, and equipment back in their designated places, and light cleaning
  • Communicate effectively with members, instructors, other staff, and parents/guardians
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Physical Requirements: Potential for heavy work – Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/ or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must have the ability to lift members with assistance from another staff person. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude staff from performing physical activities outside the list of job functions.

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma. Associate of Arts preferred.
  • Related experience with special needs population
  • First Aid Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Medication Administration Certification (preferred)
  • Desire to assist adults with special needs in learning and social settings
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Organized, creative, and a problem solver
  • Emotional maturity and stability
  • Computer skills a plus
  • Satisfactory results of a local, state, and federal background screening (level 2)
  • Satisfactory results of a drug screening

Approximately 35 -37 hours per week, 247 days/year, $11.50 – $12.50 to start, HRA & supplemental benefits

Instructional Assistant Application