Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services. Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided
Drawings will be held for prizes!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
El Dorado RCIL Office
615 ½ North Main, El Dorado

Space is limited! Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!

The Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) is pleased to announce that it has received an $826 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation-El Dorado Fund through the El Dorado Community Foundation affiliate of Central Kansas Community Foundation. The organization will use the funds for Resource Library Technology Improvements at the El Dorado RCIL office.

RCIL has a Resource Library in its El Dorado office that is available for use by individuals with disabilities. The Resource Library has printed materials on disability related topics and a telephone that consumers can use to schedule medical appointments, communicate with other providers and complete vocational/educational searches. The funding will be used to purchase a computer as an additional tool for individuals to utilize to complete vocational/educational searches, learn computer skills, and research additional programs and services. RCIL served 1,750 individuals in Kansas from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 statewide.

“RCIL is grateful for the funds it received to purchase a new computer for our resource library located in our El Dorado office”, said Deone Wilson, Executive Director. The computer is available to local community members with disabilities during the hours the office is open to the public

RCIL is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to working with individuals, families and communities to promote independent living and individual choice to persons with disabilities. Headquartered in Osage City, RCIL has 5 locations in cities all across Eastern Kansas. Current RCIL programs include the five “core services” of all Kansas Centers for Independent Living, which are Information and Referral Service; Advocacy; Independent Living Skills Training; Peer Support Services; and Transition Services. In addition, RCIL also provides Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) through various Medicaid waiver programs.

El Dorado Community Foundation (ECF) mission is “to assist the community in making charitable dreams a reality.” The purpose of ECF is to bring together individuals, groups and organizations which have needs with those who have the resources or leadership abilities to assist in meeting those needs. https://centralkansascf.org/affiliate-foundations/el-dorado-community-foundation/.

Central Kansas Community Foundation mission is “Building Stronger Communities Through Charitable Giving.” Founded in 1995 Central Kansas Community Foundation based in Newton, Kansas is an intermediary between donors and charities, the community foundation helps donors establish funds that financially support meaningful, charitable programs and services in their community. Central Kansas Community Foundation also host numerous affiliate community foundations throughout Central Kansas. www.centralkansascf.org

Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services.  Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided
Drawings will be held for prizes!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Magic Circle Apartments in the south community room

301 Magic Circle Road, Eureka

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

El Dorado RCIL Office

615 1/2 North Main, El Dorado

Space is limited!  Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!

Kidzfest El Dorado

Categorized: RCIL Updates

Macy Collins, ILS in our El Dorado office, attended the Kidzfest on Saturday, January 5th.  This was held at Blackmore Elementary School and included fun activities, exhibits, and information about community resources.  If you’d like more information about Kidzfest you can follow them on Twitter @eldokidzfest or KIDZFEST El Dorado on Facebook.

In case you haven’t seen our Winter Newsletter here is the article regarding our consumer Christmas parties!

The holiday season is here! RCIL will have their annual consumer Christmas parties during the month of December. Below is a listing of the dates and locations of the parties. Pick the event you would like to attend and RSVP to the RCIL office hosting that event at least one week prior. Please be sure to request special accommodations when you RSVP if necessary.

The Christmas parties are being held in conjunction with the December RCIL Friends meetings. There will be fun activities and food provided. If you have questions or would like more information, feel free to contact your local RCIL office.

RCIL staff would like to wish you a   Happy Holiday Season and safe travels.

Christmas Parties Schedule

Fort Scott – Dec. 7 at the Fort Scott Housing Authority (315 Scott St.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Iola – *Dec. 20 at the Iola Housing Authority (217 N. Washington Ave.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Osage City – Dec. 14 at the Park Place Apartments (207 S. 6th St.) from 1:00pm – 3:00p

Paola – Dec. 16 at the Paola Housing Authority (310 S. Iron Ave.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Emporia – Dec. 19 at the Broadview Towers Apartments (110 W. 6th Ave.) from 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Eureka – Dec. 20 at the Magic Circle Apartments in the South Community Room (301 Magic Circle Rd.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

El Dorado – Dec. 21 at the RCIL Office (615 1/2 N. Main) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

*Note* Iola’s meeting has been changed from the time the newsletter was printed.  The date is the 20th!

 

Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. (RCIL) is hiring!  Please review the open positions below:

Transitional Living Skills Specialist(s) – Work part-time with individuals that have experienced traumatic brain injury as they re-learn independent living skills. Training provided. Great hourly pay. In the El Dorado, Potwin, Fredonia, Overland Park, Lawrence, Devon/Fort Scott, LaCygne, and Quenemo areas. Call Tania Harrington at 1-800-580-7245 for more details or request an application by email at hr@rcilinc.org.

Driver/Assistant Technology Assistant  – Work part-time and based from RCIL’s office in Topeka and will drive to and from locations, providing transportation for staff and also delivering and picking-up assistive technology and durable medical equipment as assigned. The Driver/AT Asst. shall focus his/her work complimentary to the spirit and intent of the independent living philosophy.  Requirements include: Ability to drive company vehicles without restriction; ability to lift (and/or team-lift) carry, push or pull up to 150 lbs. Frequent bending, kneeling and reaching; experience that demonstrates organization and planning abilities; experience that demonstrates strong desire to help others; working telephone; and valid Kansas Driver’s License.  Also, communicate with the other staff to coordinate schedule; deliver and/or pick-up equipment to consumer’s homes and other locations; maintain appropriate positive, professional interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, consumers, volunteers and other stakeholders; enter data regarding deliveries and pick-ups in to database; schedule deliveries; and other duties as assigned.  Qualified people with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  Request an application via email to hr@rcilinc.org or fax resume to 785-528-3665 – Attn: HR.

Assistive Technology Specialist – Work part-time to assist individuals with disabilities to participate more independently within their environment through assistive technology including, but not limited to: communication devices, durable medical equipment, and positioning and mobility devices. To apply submit a resume, references and cover letter to: hr@rcilinc.org or call Deone Wilson, Executive Director, at 785-528-3105 to request necessary accommodations to the application process. Qualified persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.