Career Opportunities

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

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.

Payroll and Billing Specialist [posted 10/19/20]

Independence, Inc.  is currently seeking a responsible, qualified Payroll and Billing Specialist to become an essential team member in the Financial Management Services (FMS) and Payroll/Billing department. This individual will assist with the operation of the FMS department, which is a payroll management system for individuals self-directing their attendant care through State Medicaid Waiver Programs. This person will direct his/her work complementary to the spirit and intent of the independent living philosophy. This is a 32 hr/week position that reports directly to the Business/Payroll Manager.

This person will be an important link in the FMS chain with responsibilities that include payroll processing from the State IVR (call-in reporting) system; payroll to be sent to accounting firm; QuickBooks entries; handle/submit consumer’s personal care service worker’s (PCSW) new-hire information to state-required agencies; maintain PCSW files and more.

Associate’s Degree or equivalent college experience and two years’ experience in payroll processing and A/R, A/P are among the required qualifications.

Please read the full job description including duties and  responsibilities and required and preferred qualifications before applying: Payroll and Billing Specialist

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Business/FMS Payroll Manager | Independence, Inc. | 2001 Haskell Ave. | Lawrence, KS 66046

or email application materials to: asnyder@independenceinc.org

Job Type: 3/4 time (32 hours/week)

Pay: $13.50 per hour + benefits

Consider the following questions in your cover letter:

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • How is your previous experience relevant to this role?
  • Why are you interested in this job?
  • When are you available for an interview or phone screen? Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.

 

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Independent Living Skills Specialist [posted 10/3/20]

Independence, Inc.  is currently seeking a full time Independent Living Specialist with a demonstrated commitment to the philosophy and practice of assisting and advocating for individuals with disabilities who wish to live an independent lifestyle in the setting of their choice.

Some general responsibilities include providing independent living skills (ILS) training, conducting outreach, providing transition services and information and referral, assisting with housing goals and providing individual advocacy. This position works directly with consumers and is expected to direct his/her work complementary to the spirit and intent of the independent living philosophy. The Core Services Manager supervises the individual in this position.

Some qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or related work experience
  • Familiarity with a range of independent living skills and ability to teach others such skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with community resources
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to problem solve with creative, individualized approaches
  • Creative planner with good organization and documentation skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

ILS Search Committee | Independence, Inc. | 2001 Haskell Ave. | Lawrence, KS 66046

or email application materials to: dbrown@independenceinc.org

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 per hour

Consider the following questions in your cover letter:

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • How is your previous experience relevant to this role?
  • Why are you interested in this job?
  • When are you available for an interview or phone screen? Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.