Careers

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Below is a list of current career opportunities with Granite State Independent Living. We offer a flexible work environment, a competitive compensation package and the opportunity for professional growth.

We are an equal-opportunity employer, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply, and we prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital or family status. We currently have offices in Concord, Keene, Littleton, Manchester, and Nashua.

Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply for an Open Position:
Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject line.

Here are our current job listings:

Independent Living Services Coordinator – Manchester/Nashua, NH AREA

As part of the Community Services Department, assist consumers with varying disabilities in gaining skills, support resources and information they need to live independently in the community. Participate in outreach activities to members of the general community: service providers, community organizations, individuals with disabilities and their families.

*Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision of the statewide community services team
  • Assist the Director of Community Services with programmatic goals, reporting and the access modification program
  • INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Provide reliable information and make referrals where a need is identified to members of the general community, service providers, community organizations, employers, family members, and individuals with disabilities. Understand the programs GSIL offers and who/when is appropriate for a referral to these programs.
  • DIRECT SERVICES: Conduct in person intakes; assess consumer needs; develop Independent Living plans with consumers; provide independent living services and skill-building.
  • RECORD KEEPING: Submit accurate, required consumer notes within 24 hours of service and complete required reports within assigned time frames.
  • RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Identify and utilize local resources in support of community living for people with disabilities such as: referral and service resources; housing, transportation services and other services as needed.
  • ACCESS MODIFICATION: Visually evaluate home, vehicle and community  accessibility needs., Facilitate the AMP process by assisting consumers seeking Title VII, Part B or other AMP funding in accessing comparable benefits, locally and statewide; provide support, as needed, toward establishing eligibility; contact vendors, consult on project design and implementation, obtain bids, verify project completion by visual inspection and signing off on consumer paperwork that the job has been completed to their satisfaction and vendor can be paid.
  • COACHING: Help people with disabilities accomplish their independent living goals and achieve greater levels of self-determination through teaching life skills that align with their IL Goals. Teach independent living skills training such as financial management, organization skills, etc. by facilitating one-on one or group workshops
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Participate in outreach presentations and individualized outreach on disability topics for the general community: including to service providers, community organizations, consumer groups and employers.
  • ADVOCACY/SELF-ADVOCACY: Support and encourage consumer self advocacy efforts and when necessary and requested, advocate on behalf of consumers.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Conduct travel training by educating individuals on how to use the public transportation system to access his/her community transportation system alone. Help coordinate other transportation services as needed.
  • NURSING FACILITY TRANSITION PROGRAM: Work one-on-one with individuals who wish to leave a long-term care facility in order to live independently in the community.
  • YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAM: Support youth with disabilities as they transition to becoming independent adults.
  • PEER SUPPORT: Connect people with disabilities with their peers so they can help each other achieve individual and shared community goals. Assist in providing GSIL’s Peer Support activities for the region in which you work.
  • EMPLOYMENT: Support individuals who wish to maintain or obtain employment in achieving their goals. Assist in
    providing Employment Services for the region in which you work.

· Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in
the community.
Quality and Performance Standards:

  • Ability to develop an appropriate professional relationship with program participants, community agencies and funding sources.
  • Contribute to the achievement of program and fiscal goals Achievement of goals and objectives set out in Annual Performance Appraisal Develop innovative initiatives to enhance program services.

Other Responsibilities
· Participate in general GSIL events and activities.
· Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/workshops.
· Support and uphold GSIL policies and procedures, workplace regulations and safety practices.
· Share newsworthy information appropriately throughout the organization.

Education/Training/Experience
Minimum of an Associate degree in social services, education, or a related field with at least 2-3 years of related experience required. A Bachelor’s Degree in social services, education, or a related field with at least 2 years of related experience preferred. Outgoing individual with ability to communicate well and organize work independently. Ability to provide information, direct services, and advocacy for consumers. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Personal experience with a disability preferred.

Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Independent Living Services Coordinator – Part Time Position– Monadnock, NH AREA

As part of the Community Services Department, assist consumers with varying disabilities in gaining skills, support resources and information they need to live independently in the community. Participate in outreach activities to members of the general community: service providers, community organizations, individuals with disabilities and their families.

Responsibilities

  • INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Provide reliable information and make referrals where a need is identified to members of the general community, service providers, community organizations, employers, family members, and
    individuals with disabilities. Understand the programs GSIL offers and who/when is appropriate for a referral to these programs.
  • DIRECT SERVICES: Conduct in person intakes; assess consumer needs; develop Independent Living plans with consumers; provide independent living services and skill-building.
  • RECORD KEEPING: Submit accurate, required consumer notes within 24 hours of service and complete required reports within assigned time frames.
  • RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: Identify and utilize local resources in support of community living for people with disabilities such as: referral and service resources; housing, transportation services and other services as needed.
  • ACCESS MODIFICATION: Visually evaluate home, vehicle and community accessibility needs., Facilitate the AMP process by assisting consumers seeking Title VII, Part B or other AMP funding in accessing comparable benefits, locally and statewide; provide support, as needed, toward establishing eligibility; contact vendors, consult on project design and implementation, obtain bids, verify project completion by visual inspection and signing off on consumer paperwork that the job has been completed to their satisfaction and vendor can be paid.
  • COACHING: Help people with disabilities accomplish their independent living goals and achieve greater levels of self-determination through teaching life skills that align with their IL Goals. Teach independent living skills training such as financial management, organization skills, etc. by facilitating one-on-one or group workshops
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Participate in outreach presentations and individualized outreach on disability topics for the general community: including to service providers, community organizations, consumer groups and employers.
  • ADVOCACY/SELF-ADVOCACY: Support and encourage consumer self-advocacy efforts and when necessary and requested, advocate on behalf of consumers.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Conduct travel training by educating individuals on how to use the public transportation system to access his/her community transportation system alone. Help coordinate other transportation services as needed.
  • YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAM: Support youth with disabilities as they transition to becoming independent adults.
  • PEER SUPPORT: Connect people with disabilities with their peers so they can help each other achieve individual and shared community goals. Assist in providing GSIL’s Peer Support activities for the region in which you work.
  • EMPLOYMENT: Support individuals who wish to maintain or obtain employment in achieving their goals by referring to the appropriate agency.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in the community.

Quality and Performance Standards:

  • Ability to develop an appropriate professional relationship with program participants, community agencies and funding sources
  • Contribute to the achievement of program and fiscal goals
  • Achievement of goals and objectives set out in Annual Performance Appraisal Develop innovative initiatives to enhance program services.

Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in general GSIL events and activities.
  • Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/workshops.
  • Support and uphold GSIL policies and procedures, workplace regulations and safety practices.
  • Share newsworthy information appropriately throughout the organization.

Education/Training/Experience Minimum of an Associate degree in social services, education, or a related field with at least 2-3 years of related experience required. A Bachelor’s Degree in social services, education, or a related field with at least 2 years of related experience preferred. Outgoing individual with ability to communicate well and organize work independently. Ability to provide information, direct services, and advocacy for consumers. Personal experience with a disability preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

RN LTS Coordinator -30 Hours per week - benefit eligible position (Benefit Eligible)

Basic Function
Provide assessments, evaluation, planning, and community support of assigned LTS program services. Determine eligibility for PCA services and other in-home supports. Teach and provide skills training to care attendants on topics/skills that will help them be successful with their employment and provide skills training to consumers on a variety of topics that will empower and promote independence. Review consumer’s care plans to ensure care needs are being met and adjust as needed. Assist in obtaining services which will enhance the consumers quality of life and promote independence. Assure all paperwork is completed in accordance with GSIL policy & procedures. Assist in outreach efforts. Serve as community I & R for Consumer Directed care options.

*Responsibilities

  • Participate in the assessment and evaluation process for eligibility in GSIL’s consumer directed in home support programs.
  • Consult with individuals about health care concerns and provide information on available options.
  • Consult with other staff regarding appropriateness of an individual’s participation in attendant care programs.
  • Provide orientation and skills training to consumers regarding attendant care program policies and procedures.
  • Address health care management issues and emergency medical planning. Request and participate in risk assessment meetings.
  • Monitor participants’ care plan on a Quarterly basis and more often per regulations/ as the consumer’s needs change, including 6 month and annual reassessments. Provide ongoing support and skills training as needed.
  • Coordinate services and keep and maintain accurate records for consumers. Assure consumer records are maintained in accordance with GSIL policy and procedures.
  • Serve as an information resource for community and staff on personal care options, community supports, transitions, health and disability related issues
  • Manage an ongoing case load of PCA/NF Tran/and or PCSP consumer directed services.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in the community.
  • Conduct 2 week/4 week/6month and annual touches with all new ACEs for you consumers. If additional support is needed by the ACE RN LTSC will make effort to provide level of support needed.
  • Work collaboratively with care managers from the MCO’s and CFI case managers to address the consumers care needs.
  • Keep ACE recruitment requests accurate and up to date.
  • Participate in the presentation and teaching of the department trainings.
  • Assist consumers with Nursing Facility Transitions and monitor status on an ongoing basis.
  • Instruct/assist consumers on ways to hire new ACE’s, assist ACEs with online application and other mandatory forms, review paperwork for completeness.
  • Care Coordination
  • Work a flexible work schedule in accordance with department needs Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending training/workshops.
  • Support and uphold GSIL policies and procedures, workplace regulations and safety practices.

Skills

  • Strong and effective communication skills
  •  Computer skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong Customer Service
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability

Education/Training/Experience
Registered Nurse with current New Hampshire License and two years of experience working with individuals with long term health care needs. Must have a commitment to facilitating and maximizing independence for persons with a disability or seniors with chronic health care needs. Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Registered Nurse Visit Coordinator NH Seacoast area

Job description
Provide assessments, evaluation, planning and community support of assigned LTS program services. Determine eligibility for PCA services and other in-home supports. Review consumers' care plans to ensure care needs are being met and adjusted as needed. Assist in obtaining services which will enhance the consumers quality or life and promote independence. Assure all paperwork is completed in accordance with GSIL policy and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in assessment and evaluation process for eligibility in GSIL’s consumer directed in home support programs.
  • Consult with individuals about health care concerns and provide information on available programs.
  • Consult with other staff regarding appropriateness of an individual's participation in attended care programs.
  • Address health care management issues and emergency medical planning.
  • Monitor participant's care plan on a Quarterly basis and more often per regulations/as the consumer's needs change, including 6 month and annual reassessments.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in the community.
  • Work a flexible work schedule in accordance with weekly assignments.
  • Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending training/workshops.
  • Support and uphold GSIL policies and procedures, workplace regulations and safety practices.

Skills

  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Strong Computer skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Accountability
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong Customer service skills
  • Professionalism

Education/Training/Experience

Registered Nurse with current NH License and two years of experience working with individuals with long term health care needs. Must have a commitment to facilitating and maximizing independence for persons with a disability or seniors with chronic health care needs.

Attendant Care Specialist – Seacoast AREA

Job Description
Granite State Independent Living needs a full time (40 hours- Sunday to Thursday Schedule) Attendant Care Specialist in the Seacoast, NH Area to provide quality direct care services to our consumers, in their homes, with personal and homemaking needs. TRAVEL A MUST! This would include providing direct care services for any open shifts as needed.

Responsibilities:

Provide direct care services to consumers who may possess an array of disabilities (physical, mental health, behavioral) which may include bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting as well as bowel and bladder care, housekeeping, laundry, transfers, meals, companionship & errands.

Qualifications:

  • Flexible, with at least of 1 to 2 years Personal & Home Care, DME and or Disabilities experience. Sunday thru Thursday shifts split shifts may be required.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible (Day/Evening hours).
  • Must have a reliable mobile phone & vehicle with 100/300 auto insurance.
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy & maintain confidentiality.
  • MUST pass a criminal background check.
  • 40-hour work week.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 403(b), tuition assistance, 3 weeks’ vacation, 12 sick days, 11 holidays plus personal days, Tuition Reimbursement & Job Advancement.

Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send your resume and cover letter with wage requirements. We are a Work, Life, Balance Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Work Remotely: No

Attendant Care Specialist – Concord, NH AREA

Job Description
Granite State Independent Living needs a full time (40 hours- Sunday to Thursday Schedule) Attendant Care Specialist in the Concord, NH Area to provide quality direct care services to our consumers, in their homes, with personal and homemaking needs. TRAVEL A MUST! This would include providing direct care services for any open shifts as needed.

Responsibilities:

Provide direct care services to consumers who may possess an array of disabilities (physical, mental health, behavioral) which may include: bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting as well as bowel and bladder care, housekeeping, laundry, transfers, meals, companionship & errands.

Qualifications:

  • Flexible, with at least of 1 to 2 years Personal & Home Care, DME and or Disabilities experience, shifts
    split shifts may be required.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal/communication skills.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible (Day/Evening hours).
  • Must have a reliable mobile phone & vehicle with 100/300 auto insurance.
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy & maintain confidentiality.
  • MUST pass a criminal background check.
  • 40-hour work week.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long- term disability insurance, 403(b), tuition assistance, 3 weeks’ vacation, 12 sick days, 12 holidays plus personal days, Tuition Reimbursement & Job Advancement.

Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Transition Skills Instructor – Manchester, NH

Job description
Basic Function

  • Provide work-readiness education to students with disabilities.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with school personnel, parents, business & community partners, and local resources to support students.
  • Provide follow-up services to students upon graduation from Earn and Learn program.

Responsibilities

  • Lead recruitment efforts within each high school.
  • Serve as the Earn and Learn point person for parents and school personnel.
  • Lead recruitment efforts within the community for partners, including work experience supervisors,
    training room presenters, and community/business tours.
  • Lead the program effort in identifying needed community resources.

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Deliver standardized Earn and Learn curriculum to students, including instruction in work-readiness,
    self-advocacy, goal-setting, and independent living.
  • Maintain a positive, structured classroom setting where the standards of work etiquette are upheld, and students feel safe, welcome, productive, and successful.
  • Organize and implement curriculum presenters/workshops on specific topics.
  • Support students in identifying and utilizing community resources to increase their independent living skill development and greater personal and economic independence
  • Provide support to work site activities as needed.
  • Support students’ reintegration to sending schools through Exit Meetings.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate student records.
  • Provide monthly update reports on student progress to schools, parents, and GSIL Leadership Team.
  • Provide monthly reports on enrollment, school & business outreach, and overall progress to GSIL Leadership Team.
  • Provide quarterly reports on students’ goals to IL Service Manager.
  • Provide press releases throughout the academy related to business partners, graduation, and student success stories.
  • Follows up with each high school to ensure that earned ELOs are added to each student’s academic record.
  • Complete end-of-session reports.
  • Collect follow-up data from schools.
  • Participate in general GSIL events and activities.
  • Maintain professional knowledge/skills by reviewing professional literature and attending trainings/workshops. Conduct other duties as assigned that will increase options for persons with disabilities to live independently in their communities.

 

Skills

  • Ability to relate well with adolescents and adults
  • Ability to see the best in all students and assist each in self-development
  • Comfortable working 1 on 1 instruction and group presentations
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills
  • Excellent Organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and be consistent in a flexing environment

Education/Training /Experience

  • College graduate, degree in Education preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or personal or professional experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
  • Knowledge of special education law, accommodations and modifications as related to IEPs and 504s preferred.
  • Google Suite including Google Classroom; Docs; Sheets; Slides; Forms, and Gmail.
  • Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various templates.
  • Experience working with Database programs.

Physical/Mental demands:
Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Granite State Independent Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Durable Medical Equipment – Technician

General Responsibilities
Support all aspects of the Refurbished Equipment Marketplace (REM) shop including but not limited to customer service, sales, computer support and equipment pickup/delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Pick-up and delivery of donated or purchased equipment.
  • Inspect, clean and repair equipment according to checklists and timeframes.
  • Contact vendors to order parts or technical support.
  • Support workshop workflow, cleanliness, and safety.
  • Maintain equipment in showroom.
  • Organize and maintain inventory.
  • Provide technical assistance or information on equipment when requested.
  • Prepare equipment for online sales, as well as nationwide shipping.
  • Provide excellent customer service with the public, dealers, organizations, and co-workers.
  • Support and uphold workplace regulations and safety practices.
  • Conduct other duties assigned

Qualifications:

  • The ability to repair and refurbish equipment to industry standards/manufacturers specifications within the reasonably expected timelines.
  • Operate a van with lift.
  • Operate a variety of durable medical equipment including but not limited to power wheelchairs, hospital beds, and mechanical lifts.
  • Operate drill presses, saws, compressors, grinders, jigsaws, bandsaws, propane torch, drills, hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office and online sales portals.
  • Ability to demonstrate good organization, time management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow and adhere to OSHA guidelines for cleaning and safety protocols for equipment and workshop areas.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Physical/Mental demands
While performing the duties of this position, the individual is regularly required to sit, use a computer, phone, and other office equipment and to move throughout the building and attend outside meetings. Employee may occasionally need to exert up to 50 pounds of force to lift carry, push or otherwise move objects (e.g., files or presentation materials). This position requires the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word and to convey and receive detailed and important information including financial information. Exceptional judgment and creativity are regularly required to evaluate results and make decisions. Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform job responsibilities.

GSIL is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, material status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state laws.
Reasonable accommodations will be made available to assist persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Find the GSIL office near you.

Concord, NH – Main Office

21 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301

603- 228-9680
1-800-826-3700 (toll-free)
603-225-3304 (fax)
TTY 711 | 800-735-2964

Manchester, NH Office

60 Rogers Street, Suite 209
Manchester, NH 03104

603-518-4600
1-800-773-4033
603-627-3780 (fax)
TTY 711 | 800-735-2964

Littleton, NH Office

76 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

603-228-9680
1-800-826-3700 (toll-free)
603-444-3128 (fax)
TTY 711 | 800-735-2964

Nashua, NH Office

14 Celina Ave, Unit #14
Nashua, NH 03065

603-228-9680
1-800-826-3700 (toll-free)
603-883-5134 (fax)
TTY 711 | 800-735-2964

Keene, NH Office

105 Castle Street
Keene, NH 03431

603-228-9680
1-800-826-3700 (toll-free)
603-903-0869 (fax)
TTY 711 | 800-735-2964