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  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:10 AM | Anonymous

    Check out the link below to a public radio "Here & Now" article on the complexity of navigating senior health care decisions.  Navigating Senior's Health Decisions Can Be Complex...

    ILC is an ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Center.  Part of our ADRC program is to provide options counseling to seniors regarding services and finding adequate care.  We provide a screening interview called a PCI (Person Centered Intake) that is required by the State of Alaska for Medicaid Waiver services.  Medicaid waivers are one mechanism that senior and disability care needs can be funded.  This can be complex processes to navigate so our ADRC staff can talk with individuals about their unique circumstances and develop options.  For more information link to our ADRC page and or contact an ILC office in your community.

  • Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Please Support the work that ILC does through Pick Click and Give when you apply for your Alaska PFD!   Log in to My Alaska to apply for your PFD.

  • Wednesday, January 02, 2019 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    JOB OPENING

     Business:         Independent Living Center, Inc.

    Job Title:         Human Resource & Community Outreach Administrator

    Location:        Kenai Peninsula, AK

     Who We Are:   Independent Living Center (ILC) is a leader in the disability advocacy arena in Alaska.  ILC assists Alaskans of all ages and disabilities residing in the Gulf Coast Region of Alaska to live as independently as possible in the homes and communities of their choice. ILC is also an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), providing information, referral and options counseling regarding long term supports and services.  ILC has four offices located in Homer, Soldotna, Seward and Kodiak and provides outreach/itinerant services to communities in the Valdez/Cordova Census Area.  Current staffing includes 18 full and part time staff with three contractors.

     The Position:  The Human Resource & Community Outreach Administrator is a newly formed position, after the ILC Management team completed restructure activities.  This position will work hand-in-hand with the Executive Director and Management Team to maintain and enhance ILC’s resources by planning, implementing and evaluating employee relations and human resource policies programs and practices.  Additionally, this position, once staffed will coordinate outreach and ILC staff participation in community activities.  This includes taking a leadership role in fundraising, public awareness activities and updating ILC’s social media outlets. This position requires exceptional relational skills, including clear and respectful written and verbal communication, emotional maturity, sense of humor and passion for the work. Candidates must possess minimally a Bachelor’s degree with four years’ experience in management or supervision, have a good understanding of Alaska wage and hour rules and the American’s with Disabilities Act requirements.  Successful applicant will be able to travel within the Kenai Peninsula using personal vehicle as needed and to Kodiak Island and Valdez/Cordova Census communities on a regular basis.  Candidates having QuickBooks and payroll experience, grant writing and fund development experience are desired.

     Salary, Benefits and Hours:  This is a full time, salaried position being housed in the Homer or Soldotna ILC office. Fringe benefits include a Health Reimbursement Account, 401K retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave and flexible working conditions. Salary range is $52,000-$60,000 annually depending on experience. Priority will be given to qualified individual with a disability.

     Apply: We welcome your application after carefully reading this job announcement. Please submit a resume, including references from relevant past positions and cover letter summarizing your experience and how it relates to this job announcement to ilc@xyz.net.  Resumes and cover letters can also be mailed to Joyanna Geisler Box 2474 Homer, AK 99603. You can find out more about ILC by going to our website at www.peninsulailc.org.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 1:51 PM | Anonymous

    State Independent Living Council Logo

    The Alaska State Independent Living Council

    Needs Assessment Survey

    Community Access equal Integration and Inclusion of Alaskans with disabilities.

    Take the SILC Survey

    The survey will be combined with focus group results, interviews, and data collected for secondary sources to determine the areas/topics that will be specifically targeted by the Independent Living Network during the years of 2020-2022.  The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. Please share this survey with others that are interested in improving the lives of Alaskans with disabilities.  All responses are appreciated! Also, you can enter for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards (the gift card can be from one of several national companies, such as Amazon, Fred Meyers, Costco, Safeway, etc.). Thank you for your time! If you have any questions or comments on the survey, please contact Heidi Frost (email and address below). The survey needs to be completed no later than November 1, 2018.


  • Monday, October 08, 2018 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    SDS Information Sharing Webinar New CFC, ISW and TCM Regulations Summary For All Stakeholders

    There is now an Senior and Disability Services (SDS) info sharing session for all stakeholders up on You Tube at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkYPfCg02U&feature=youtu.be         

    New Community First Choice (CFC), Individual Supports Waivers (ISW) and Targeted Case Management (TCM)’ is a 1hr:38 min video.

  • Tuesday, October 02, 2018 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Neurodevelopmental Outreach Clinics

    http://www.dhss.alaska.gov/dph/wcfh/Pages/geneticspecialty/neurodevelopmental.aspx

    Neurodevelopmental screenings and diagnoses are delivered by Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Specialists from the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital.  These specialists offer screenings, evaluations, diagnoses, follow up referrals, recommendations for treatment and care, and information on early intervention and education programs, as needed. Sponsored by the State of Alaska, the providers and their teams travel annually to communities across Alaska. They are able to evaluate children from 12 months to 12 years old, and support local providers in meeting the developmental special health needs of infants and children in rural Alaska.


    Following is the 2018-19 schedule: 

    • Juneau - September 27 & 28, 2018
    • Fairbanks - December 3 & 4, 2018
    • Valdez - December 5, 2018

    • Ketchikan - April 15 & 16, 2019
    • Kodiak - April 22 & 23, 2019
    • Homer - April 24, 2019
    • Fairbanks - May 2 & 3, 2019

    Contact:

    For more information about state-sponsored Neurodevelopmental Outreach Clinics, please contact: 

    Meghan Clark
    Alaska Division of Public Health
    Women's, Children's and Family Health 
    3601 C Street, Suite 322
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    Phone:  907.269.3428
    Fax:      907.754.3424

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    Kenai Peninsula Votes (KPV) is a Non-Partisan Group with a focus on encouraging voting.  Their goal is to make the voting process easier and encourage voter turn out from all.  They are based in Homer and have some volunteers that can help with transportation to the poles if planned in advanced.  For more information see the flyer below or call 907-299-2517.

    KPV VOTE.pdf


  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    Flyer stating ILC staff will be visitting Glennallen, Copper Center, Kenny Lake and Valdez September 25th through September 29th

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:51 AM | Anonymous
    A High-Tech Home For People With ALS


    Steve Saling sits in his bedroom at the Leonard Florence Center For Living in Chelsea. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)


    Listen to the Here & Now public radio article about this state of the art care facility outside of Boston.  A High-Tech Home For People Wtih ALS


  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:39 AM | Anonymous

    See the article in the Peninsula Clarion from 8/28/18

    Governor signs disability service philosophy bill into law

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