The Road to Freedom
Starts Right Here!
Well we’ve circled our wagons
And rolled out our signs
Takin’ it to the streets
No more playin’ from behind
We’re preaching to the masses, everyone listen hear
The road to freedom
Starts right here
You’re Invited to join us in an ……….
IL Conversation - September 4, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time
Call the APRIL Bridgeline number: 267.507.0400 - pin code 922899
This is not a toll free call. Your regular long distance charges will apply. CART will be provided and the presentation will be recorded. There is no registration fee. NOTE: When calling in during the scheduled time, if you are put on hold for longer than a minute or two or if the sound quality is poor, please hang up and call again.
Topic: Community Project: Best Practices in Youth Programs
- Rene Cummins / Sierra Royster of ADA CIL in Raleigh, NC
- Molly Gosline, E.D. of FL SILC in Tallahassee, FL
- Jim Baker / Jessica Tourtellotte of SCRS in Downy, CA
- Youth Programs in the School, Community and in the Center
- Sustaining what’s been built and preparing for next generations
- Florida Youth Advisory Committee Mission and Purpose
- The Florida model – inspiring other YAC’s into existence
- Youth Programs in California
Call in from a quiet location and join the discussion or feel free to just listen in.
IL Conversations is a CIL-Net presentation hosted by APRIL in cooperation with ILRU and NCIL, and provides IL practitioners with an opportunity to talk with colleagues about the nuts and bolts of running a center for independent living and providing core and other services, as well as to address broader state and national issues impacting CILs, SILCs, and people with disabilities. Watch for our next IL Conversation Announcement! Different facilitators who are currently working in the field will join us to lead the discussion, answer questions and refer participants to additional resources.
Again, to join your colleagues in discussing this IMPORTANT Independent Living issue, call the APRIL Bridgeline,
267.507.0400 - pin code 922899, on September 4th
at 3:00 pm EASTERN TIME.
PLEASE JOIN US!
The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living
POSITION: Director of Training and Technical Assistance
TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Salaried, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
FUNCTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Training and Technical Assistance is the APRIL contact person to the CIL/SILC Net, whose role it is to work to improve and focus IL training and technical assistance offerings to the independent living community. The DTTA coordinates the production of the APRIL Newsletter and Annual Report; assists with conference planning and implementation; and also works closely with the Executive Director to implement and evaluate APRIL’s expanded Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program.
- Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience working in the independent living field preferred.
- Experience and/or knowledge of adult learning theories, training principles, materials development/dissemination.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the management and operations of centers for independent living and/or statewide independent living councils.
- Understanding and commitment to the independent living philosophy and the goals of the independent living/disability rights movement.
- A broad working knowledge of resources available to the IL field is a plus.
- Must be a self-starter, have outstanding organizational and communication skills and be customer oriented.
- Demonstrated experience in handling multiple tasks and working as a member of a team.
- Thorough knowledge of computers, especially using the Internet, list serves, email, etc.
- Strong preference for a person with a disability.
The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is an equal opportunity employer and makes reasonable accommodations as appropriate for persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities and persons from multicultural communities are encouraged to apply.
Send, fax or email resume to:
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 9
Little Rock, AR 72212
closing date September 12, 2014
CILs deserve a 21st Century Investment
A National Project by the Association of Programs For Rural Independent Living
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