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posted Nov 17, 2016, 5:40 PM by Holly Prochaska

Program Support Specialist (posted 11/17/16)

 Valley Associates for Independent Living, Inc (VAIL) is hiring for a part time/full time position for a Program Support Specialist.  This position is being offered as both part and full time to allow for maximum flexibility in attracting the right candidate(s).  Duties include compliance with data entry to meet state, federal, and other requirements, record keeping activities, assist all other staff as needed, greet visitors, provide information & referral, typing, filing, and answering telephone.  This staff member is responsible for managing the equipment recycling program.  This individual will also provide one-on-one independent living skills training with individuals in their homes and in the community.  Reports directly to the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The Program Support Specialist must possess administrative experience as well as experience with individuals with disabilities living in the community and/or work experience in the field of independent living.  An Associates or Bachelors degree in a human services profession is preferred.
  • Previous experience should include working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, databases, and web-based applications.
  • Safe and reliable vehicle to meet the duties of this position.  Clear driving record and adequate vehicle insurance.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of services for people with disabilities and the independent living philosophy
  • Working knowledge of durable medical equipment
  • Knowledge of existing public and private resources for people with disabilities
  • Ability to utilize the telephone, internet, fax, copier, and email
  • Ability to access information and resources
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals both in person and in writing
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including state and federal rules and regulations manuals
  • Ability to work independently and use independent judgment
  • Ability to deliver information, file, and maintain appropriate records
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with businesses, other agencies, and funding sources
  • Ability to attend functions throughout the Commonwealth as needed
  • Strong organizational and writing skills


Submit cover letter and resume to

Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply

Position open until filled