Independent Living Specialist Intern - Summer 2017


Cause Areas


Mon May 15, 2017 - Fri Aug 11, 2017


MOCEANS Center for Independent Living279 BroadwaySuite 201Long Branch, NJ 07740


Assist the Director of Independent Living in his role which includes: assisting persons with disabilities to receive appropriate services, developing connections with community organizations and service providers, and providing the five core services services to consumers in the assigned area

Direct work with consumers

  • Conduct intake and assessments of consumers seeking services through MOCEANS CIL
  • Work with the consumer to provide the five core services: information & referral, peer support, independent living skills training, individual and systems advocacy, and transition support services
  • Follow ­up with past consumers, as needed

Outreach and recruitment

  • Initiate speaking engagements and presentations to community organizations, schools, volunteer groups and others as necessary for recruitment purposes
  • Proactively partner with marketing team to promote MOCEANS’ programs and services within the community

Analytics and reporting

  • Compile all data and necessary reports to comply with State and Federal guidelines
  • Track and document consumer progress and success in our database system, ensuring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Maintain and update the information resource files as a complete, organized and usable database of disability­related services and organizations

General Support

  • Cross­train with other staff members as appropriate and time­ permitting


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Administration, or similar
  • Advanced computer skills including typing, Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps
  • Ability to relate effectively with the public, fellow staff, and members in a professional manner
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency using at least one social media channel preferred


  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week for the internship duration

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