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Westbay Community Action, Inc.
224 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
ATTN: Jenna Tietze
           Director of Administration

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Westbay Community Action, Inc. was recognized with a Superior Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce for effective programs encouraging employee health and well-being in a meaningful way.

Weatherization Auditor - 2 Full Time Positions

Westbay Community Action is seeking two motivated individuals with a desire to learn, secure long-term employment and help people. The position of Weatherization Auditor requires basic knowledge of construction, building science and energy usage. The ideal candidate will be punctual, hardworking, organized, friendly and have a basic knowledge of computers/tablets. BPI credentials or experience in the home performance industry are preferred. However, we will consider candidates that do not have experience. Will pay for you to attain additional certifications. Hourly wage is dependent on experience, training and certifications. A typical work week is Monday through Friday (37.5 hours) with paid holidays, sick time and earned vacation time provided.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years experience working in a Weatherization Program and/or construction work
  • Lead Certification and 1 year experience working as lead renovator preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with HVAC
  • BPI Certifications preferred, or will obtain within first 1-year of employment
  • Valid, unrestricted Driver’s License
  • Pass BCI, Background check including Motor Vehicle Report and 5-panel lab drug test

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have a working knowledge of building and safety codes
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and model a professional behavior
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must be able to maintain detailed records and reports
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must have good math skills
  • Must have leadership skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must be extremely accurate in recordkeeping
  • Must be extremely flexible and able to make change as needed
  • Must have good problem solving skills
  • Must be able to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Must be able to work with a variety of people types
  • Must work in small, closed spaces such as crawl spaces, attics, basements
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and certification processes
  • Must be up to date with state and local building and safety codes
  • Must have knowledge of community services
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact and communicate with the client, providers and co-workers
  • Must have knowledge of available program funding and other resources
  • Must work with persons of various cultures and lifestyles in the helping process
  • Must possess skills in time management
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Must possess the ability to initiate and sustain trust
  • Must be able to effect change through advocacy for the consumer
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Will be require to drive an agency vehicle
  • May need access to a vehicle to perform agency work
  • Must have a driver’s license and document car insurance and a safe driving record upon request
  • Must respect and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 100lbs. The employee must be able to work in small, closed spaces such as crawl spaces, attics, and basements. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment is a clinical business office environment as well as client’s homes. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in client’s home and in the community.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform all aspects of an energy audit to address the energy efficiency and health and safety needs of each house in accordance with Weatherization Program guidelines and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed are primary functions of the job and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform duties comparable to those cited.

· Interview potential clients and complete program applications/documentation

· Submit completed application/documents to WAP staff to determine eligibility of the household

· Evaluate assigned homes and complete energy audits according to program guidelines

· Assign work orders to approved contractors and monitor their work-in-progress to insure compliance with the work order

· Perform post inspections of homes where work has been completed

· Maintain accurate vendor, audit and client records

· Complete and submit for review appropriate paperwork, records and reports as required

· Maintain Weatherization’s computerized information system, including NEAT Energy Audits, WAP completions and AMP National Grid Computer System

· Act as liaison between clients and contractors

· Participant in monitoring performed by the State Energy Office

· Maintain agency vehicle in good condition and follow scheduled maintenance plans

· Maintain and secure WAP equipment and supplies

· Participate in a continuous training plan

· Education the general community about the services of Westbay

Maintenance Aide - Part Time

Westbay Community Action, Inc. is seeking a reliable Maintenance Aide. This position will be responsible to perform daily tasks ensuring the facility is neat and clean. Candidates must be people and task oriented, self-motivated, dependable and able to work effectively and safely. The position is 19 hours per week (Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-9pm and Friday 12:30-5:30pm). The hourly pay rate is $10.60/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • H.S. Diploma required
  • 1 year experience in building maintenance preferred
  • Pass a BCI check

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

· Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude

· Must have a solid work ethic

· Must have good communication skills, both written and oral

· Must know universal precautions procedures

· Must ensure the office environment is clean and safe

· Must be able to wipe counters, lift boxes, sweep and mop floors

· Must adhere to a schedule and follow directions

· Must be well organized, detailed oriented and able to take initiative

· Must be able to work independently and as a team member

· Must be flexible and able to multi-task

· Must be able to model professional behavior and appearance

· Must be able to work with people of various cultures and lifestyles

· Must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds

· Must be able to bend, reach, twist and turn

· Must be able to interact with staff and clients courteously

· Must respect and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients

PHYSICAL EFFORT/ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, bend and walk. The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull, or move objects up to 50 lbs. The employee must be able to work in small spaces. Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment includes a clinical business office environment. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work indoors, occasionally outdoors, close to others, and the community.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Perform the tasks required to maintain the facility in a clean and safe manner. Be prepared to respond to situations that may require the application of universal precautions. Report safety concerns and maintenance problems to the Associate Director.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed are primary functions of the job and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those listed.

· Dust, wash windows, clean sinks, and wipe down counters

· Cleans and maintains hard and soft surface floors. (Sweep, vacuum, or mop)

· Wipe down, waiting, break and conference rooms chairs, tables, door knobs, and light switches, disinfecting those surfaces.

· Empty/dispose of all trash and recycling. Deposit all waste in proper dumpster

· Clean, sanitizes, stock and deodorize restrooms during each shift and as needed

· Monitor supplies, report needed items to Associate Director

· Assist with snow removal, shoveling and spreading of sand/salt when necessary

· Ensure common areas are kept neat, clean and safe for employees and guests.

· Periodic scheduled cleaning of storage areas, service equipment rooms, and custodial closet

· Periodic scheduled cleaning of lighting fixtures, walls, furnishings, and appliances

· Scheduled preventative maintenance procedures and/or minor repairs which may include: changing bulbs, clearing drains, and clearing plugged toilets

· Assists in moving material, supplies, equipment, etc.

· Post caution signs when needed

· Maintain daily work schedule and log

· Maintain tidy workroom

· Respond promptly to requests from departments

· Contact vendors or contractors directly for urgent repairs

· Identify and report safety hazards, preventative or other maintenance issues to the Associate Director

· Perform other duties, as assigned

Teacher Aide - Part Time

Westbay Children’s Center is seeking to hire a Teacher Aide to assist the classroom teacher in all aspects of the classroom functions. This includes planning activities and implementing them, teaching, supervision of children, and maintenance of the classroom environment. In the absence of the teacher, the successful candidate will assume full responsibility of the classroom function. This is a part time, 17.5 hour/week position at a pay rate of $10.85/hour. The hours are M-F 2-5:30pm.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • H.S. Diploma required
  • Experience assisting in an early childhood classroom environment required
  • RI Early Learning & Development Standards Foundations course certificatory or willingness to obtain
  • Teacher’s Assistant certification preferred
  • Meet DCYF and BCI criminal background check requirements
  • Have a physical examination and required immunizations

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must complete 20 hrs continuing education per year
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must attend staff meetings after hours as scheduled
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to work cohesively as a member of a team
  • Must be detailed oriented and well organized
  • Must take direction well
  • Must have a professional, friendly and respectful demeanor
  • Must be able to work with people of various cultures and lifestyles
  • Must model professionalism in both behavior and appearance
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of work
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, document car insurance and a safe driving record upon request
  • Must respect and adhere to confidential policies for the agency and clients

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move objects and/or children up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment includes a school classroom. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in schools and the community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job, and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

  • Assist with planning and implementation of classroom activities
  • Supervise children at all times and ensures their safety and well being
  • Set up materials for classroom activities
  • Perform household maintenance duties to ensure a clean, organized classroom facility
  • Assume overall responsibility of children and daily activities in the absence of the teacher
  • Assist in engaging parents in meaningful 2-way communication
  • Share responsibility for safety and well being of all children in accordance with DCYF

WIC Nutritrionist

We have an immediate opening for a Part Time Nutritionist in our WIC (Women, Infants & Children) program. The successful candidate will provide culturally competent nutrition support to WIC participants. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to apply knowledge of nutrition in pregnancy, infancy and childhood. He/she will provide WIC participants with community referrals as necessary. This position is 22.5 hrs/week with a pay rate of $16.00/hour. Office location will be between our three WIC sites in Warwick, West Warwick and North Kingstown.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics required
  • 1 year experience in nutritional counseling required
  • Pass a BCI clearance

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

Must be:

  • Energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Able to commit to a solid work ethic
  • Current in the knowledge about nutrition
  • Knowledgeable about community resources
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Able to communicate well both orally and in writing
  • Sensitive to the family and client needs in the process of becoming empowered
  • Able to critically analyze and make immediate decisions
  • Knowledgeable of social, health and mental health interventions
  • Able to actively listen
  • Able to initiate and sustain trust
  • Able to maintain accurate records and be detailed oriented
  • Computer literate
  • Skillful in time management, organizational development and planning
  • Able to effect change through advocacy for the client
  • Extremely flexible and able to make changes when necessary
  • Able to model professionalism in actions and appearance
  • A self starter, able to multi task
  • Able to work with people from various cultures and lifestyles
  • Able to work with the public
  • Able to manage conflict and perform well in crisis situations
  • Able to work with difficult people and diffuse tense situations
  • Able to make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Willing to engage in self-evaluation and to establish goals for professional development
  • Willing to commit to ongoing education and training
  • Able to adhere to a work schedule
  • Able to access a vehicle to conduct agency business as required
  • Able to document a safe driving record, car insurance and driver’s license upon request
  • Respectful and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients

Physical Effort /Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 25lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment is a clinical business office environment. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in the community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job,and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

  • Conduct assessment interviews to determine background history of participant and eligibility based on income and medical or nutritional risk
  • Develop a plan with the participant addressing the nutrition needs identified in the assessment
  • Provide nutritional counseling services
  • Record participant information in the participant record and maintain notes as required by the State WIC
  • Complete all appropriate documents and reports, perform data entry including Tracker updates
  • Inform participants of their rights and responsibilities
  • Access other services as needed
  • Monitor participant progress, perform reassessments and make appropriate changes in food packages as needed
  • Participate in outreach activities as stated in the Nutrition Ed Plan
  • Complete reports as required
  • Attend meetings and trainings as required
  • Participate in public policy forums whenever possible
  • Educate the general community about the services of Westbay

LIHEAP Community Outreach Coordinator - SEASONAL

We are currently seeking a SEASONAL Community Outreach Coordinator for our LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), whose primary purpose will be to help develop and implement initiatives in efforts to increase LIHEAP visibility statewide. The selected candidate will also provide and maintain outreach efforts, targeting “hard-to-reach” populations in the community that could benefit from LIHEAP services. This is a Seasonal Position, 37.5 hours per week with a pay rate of $18.00/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related fields preferred OR 3-5 years of experience within non-profit fundraising or outreach activities.
  • Experience within the LIHEAP program, preferred
  • Strong knowledge of social media and other basic marketing platforms
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Must have a flexible schedule and be available to work some evenings
  • Must have valid and clean driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Pass a BCI check

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Must have good telephone skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must have good math skills
  • Must be extremely organized
  • Must be detailed oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Must be able to follow directions
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be a self starter
  • Must be polite and helpful when working with clients
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member
  • Must have a solid work ethic
  • Must be able to adhere to a work schedule
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and education’
  • Must be extremely flexible and work with a variety of people types
  • Must be able to multi task
  • Must be able to problem solve and diffuse potential difficult situations
  • Must be energetic and emit a positive attitude
  • Must be able to ask for help when needed
  • Must be accurate in maintaining records
  • Must be able to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Must adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients
  • Must be willing to engage in self-evaluation and establish goals for professional development
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The environment is a clinical business office environment. Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions. The individual must be willing to work in the community.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works under the supervision of the LIHEAP Director; to provide and maintain all community outreach activities. Assist RI State LIHEAP Coordinator to develop and implement initiatives in efforts to increase LIHEAP visibility statewide. Complete face-to face assessments with clients in order to make proper referrals to community action agencies.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job, and are not intended to be all-inclusive. You may be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

Works closely with the LIHEAP Director in development and implementation of the LIHEAP Program

  • Maintain a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances and other communication opportunities
  • Travel throughout the State performing outreach efforts
  • Build relationships with leadership in community organizations throughout the state
  • Promote Energy Assistance Programs in the community and various community groups
  • Schedule regular/reoccurring outreach times with community partners to take applications for LIHEAP
  • Manage social media presence; Reach out to potential clients through networking, social media etc
  • Research locations for promotional material distribution
  • Coordinate with appropriate community-based staff for delivery date and time of materials resources
  • Complete all activities relative to processing LIHEAP applications, assuring adherence to program guidelines
  • Meet regularly with RI State LIHEAP Coordinator to ensure compliance with work plan
  • Assure the confidentiality of all records/applications
  • Accurately and timely enter client information into Hancock database
  • Maintain open lines of communication with clients to ensure timely and accurate completion of LIHEAP
  • Answer the telephone and provide information, program guidelines and referral services to callers
  • Read and understand the program guidelines set forth in the LIHEAP manual.
  • Maintains efficient and accurate records
  • Prepare an annual budget for community outreach activities
  • Educate clients about the services of Westbay

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) / Intake Case Manager

We are seeking an experienced case manager for our LIHEAP and Intake Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing one on one case management to program participants who are seeking assistance. Daily responsibilities will include processing applications, data entry, advocating and financial literacy. In addition, the case manager will participate in/conduct community events of various types in order to extend services through other social service agencies and community partners. He/she must be able to problem solve, work independently and have a solid work ethic. This position is 37.5 hours per week at a pay rate of $16/hour.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (B.S.W.) or related field required
  • One year experience working with families and elders preferred
  • Pass a BCI clearance
  • Have or will obtain financial literacy certificate within 6 months of employment

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CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must have knowledge of community services
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary to interact and communicate with the client, family members, providers and co-workers
  • Must possess knowledge of human behavior and the aging process
  • Must have knowledge of available program funding and other resources
  • Must work with persons of various cultures and lifestyles in the helping process
  • Must possess the sensitivity required  to assist the family and client in the process of becoming empowered
  • Must have knowledge of social, health and mental health interventions
  • Must possess skills and techniques for crisis intervention and problem solving
  • Must have the ability to critically analyze and make immediate decisions
  • Must possess skills in active listening, time management, organizational development and planning
  • Must make a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in all aspects of the work
  • Must be willing to engage in self-evaluation and to establish goals for professional development
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and education
  • Must possess the ability to initiate and sustain trust
  • Must be able to effect change through advocacy for the consumer
  • Must be able to work independently and be a team member
  • Must be energetic and convey a positive attitude
  • Must have a solid work ethic, be extremely flexible and able to make change
  • Must be able to model professionalism both in behavior and appearance
  • Must have access to a vehicle to perform agency work
  • Must have a driver’s license and document car insurance and a safe driving record upon request
  • Must be extremely accurate in record keeping
  • Must respect and adhere to confidentiality policies for the agency and clients

Physical Effort / Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to talk to hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands, fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and / or move up to 20 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The environment includes a clinical business office environment, client’s homes and community based organizations.   Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens, respiratory diseases and other infectious diseases, and other biohazardous material requires universal standard precautions.  This position requires the individual to have their own transportation, a current unrestricted license to drive, documented auto insurance and the individual must be willing to work in client’s homes and the community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

The duties listed below are primary functions of the job, and are not intended to be all-inclusive.  You will be called upon to perform other duties comparable to those cited.

  • Provide long-term case management services for select participants of Energy Assistance Program
  • Accept referrals in accordance with case management standards.
  • Conduct a client assessment and development of a case plan with client involvement
  • Assist clients in developing a plan to minimize future crisis situations.
  • Advocate for clients for retention of service with the utility company and other entitlement agencies while maintaining a favorable working relationship
  • Provide Financial literacy
  • Conduct home visits in a timely manner
  • Maintain appointment schedule in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Provide supportive counseling and advocacy to clients and their families
  • Coordinate services with other community resources
  • Determine eligibility for needed resources and aid in application process
  • Monitor clients and modify care plan as needed to ensure positive outcomes. i.e.: educational plans and financial literacy, etc.
  • Answer telephone and provide information, program guidelines and referral services to callers and clients (walk-in or by appt) of Westbay Community Action.
  • Maintain complete and accurate client records, including LIHEAP applications
  • Maintain information needed for data collection and enter into the agency’s data system in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepare accurate reports and statistics as required
  • Inform clients of their rights and responsibilities
  • Support client’s efforts to have his/her voice heard and to get needed services.
  • Participate in meetings, trainings, outreach and in public policy forums
  • Provide follow-up services, monitor client progress and amend plan as needed