Career Opportunities

Qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for open positions at Independence, Inc.

 

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Independent Living Counselor – Remote in Central Kansas area only

Full time Independent Living Counselor (ILC) needed to join our team in supporting people with disabilities who are on, or are seeking to apply for, the Kansas Working Healthy program. Our team of ILC’s cover Kansas with supports through the “Work Opportunities Reward Kansans” (WORK) incentive program. WORK is part of the Working Healthy program which allows Kansas residents who have a permanent disability to work and keep their health care. WORK is available to Working Healthy participants who need personal
assistance services to live and work independently in their community. Independent Living Counselors assist those in the program with setting up their WORK services, self-directing their services or locating an agency to direct services as well as helping participants locate and apply for any additional resources, programs or services they may need.

Essential functions of the position include customer focus – ability to provide excellent service to our clients; communication – ability to listen to others and communicate in an effective manner with consideration for the impact and consequences; ability to use correct grammar, spelling, sentence structure and communicate a message verbally and in writing; attention to detail and analytical thinking – ability to approach a problem by using logical, systematic, and sequential approaches.

Note: Our organization’s primary location is in Lawrence, KS and together, our team of Independent Living Counselors cover the entire state of Kansas. This position is for Central Kansas and light travel is required to meet directly with consumers. Reliable transportation is a requirement. Applicant must live in and be able to work from a home office in the Central Kansas area (McPherson, Abilene, etc.)

  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-5:00
  • Must live in McPherson, Abilene or nearby area and be able to set up and work from a home office
  • Must have reliable transportation – Central Kansas area travel required 
  • $34,320 per year ($16.50/hr) plus great benefits

To apply:

 

 

Transportation Operator – Full Time

Independence, Inc. is seeking a Full-time Transportation Operator to join our team of drivers. We offer great benefits including generous paid time off, holiday pay and health and dental insurance. Our accessible General Public Transportation service provides local rides in Lawrence and Douglas County and out-of-town medical rides to the Topeka and Kansas City areas.
Applicants must have a valid Kansas driver’s license, an excellent driving record, demonstrated ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others with good verbal communication skills. Ability to pass drug screening and consent to random testing in accordance with local regulations is required. Experience as a para transit, lift-equipped vehicle operator is a plus. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of routine vehicle maintenance, CPR and First Aid training and knowledge of the Independent Living Philosophy. Qualified persons with a disbability are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, Please see full job description here before applying. Submit brief cover letter, resume and 3 references to LaNeece Jardon, Transportation Manager


Transportation Operator – Back-up/Fill-in

Independence, Inc. is seeking a Backup Transportation Operator to join our team of drivers. This person will provide rides to our consumers on a fill-in basis as needed, during times of high volume ride schedules, time off requests, drivers calling in sick etc. Our accessible General Public Transportation service provides local rides in Lawrence and Douglas County and out-of-town medical rides to the Topeka and Kansas City areas.
Applicants must have a valid Kansas driver’s license, an excellent driving record, demonstrated ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others with good verbal communication skills. Ability to pass drug screening and consent to random testing in accordance with local regulations is required. Experience as a para transit, lift-equipped vehicle operator is a plus. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of routine vehicle maintenance, CPR and First Aid training and knowledge of the Independent Living Philosophy. Qualified persons with a disbability are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for this position, Please see full job description here before applying. Submit brief cover letter, resume and 3 references to LaNeece Jardon, Transportation Manager


 

 

All programs and employment positions of Independence, Inc. are open to all members of the community, without regard to race, color, creed religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 protects the rights of people with disabilities to equal employment opportunities. Arrangements will be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation in completing any part of the employment process. A request for an accommodation will not affect your opportunities for employment. It is your responsibility to make your needs known. Call 785-841-0333.