Two full-time positions with excellent benefits and competitive pay.

  • Case Manager/Independent Living Specialist (ILS) –The person hired for this position will deliver our Core Services (Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Peer Support, youth transition and nursing facility diversion/deinstitutionalization) to individuals with disabilities.  The ILS also works with other organizations on related issues, organizes a peer support group, performs outreach/education on RCIL services, organizes group trainings, and much more.  This position is funded by a grant from Kansas Rehabilitation Services.
  • Youth Transition Specialist –Funded by a grant from the, Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, RCIL is looking to hire someone that will work well with young people between the ages of 14-24 and their families to provide an enhanced level of Core Services focused in the unique needs of a person transitioning into adulthood.

We need self-starters that will represent RCIL well and are passionate about working with people with disabilities.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  The ILS will work with consumers in Lyon, Marion, Chase, and Morris counties and occasionally in Coffey and Greenwood counties.  Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.  The Youth Specialist will work in Lyon, Osage and Coffey counties.

RCIL, a non-profit organization, gives hiring preference to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Interested?  Call Adam Burnett or Deone Wilson at 785-528-3105 or apply by submitting cover letter, resume and three references to hr@rcilinc.org.

Resource Center for Independent Living

The State’s workforce development team is currently seeking input from job seekers/students from all across Kansas.  The sessions begin next week so act fast!  Please contact Shanna Jager at 785.532.6251 or email shannad@ksu.edu for more information.  You can also check out these flyers for more specific information on each of the upcoming sessions in Wichita, Emporia, Great Bend, Dodge City, Garden City, Colby, Kansas City, Lenexa, and Chanute.

Researchers from The University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are doing a research project on women’s health and disability. They are interested in connecting with women with physical disabilities living in Lyon County. We are helping spread the word to women in our community!

The researchers want to hear from you and get your opinion about important areas of your health as a woman. They will travel to Emporia, Kansas to host a focus group of 8 to 10 women. Women in this study will receive $25 as a thanks for their time.

If you are between 18 and 50 years old and have some limitation in your mobility for at least 6 months and need some help with either personal care and/or routine needs, like everyday chores or going to the store you may be eligible.

To learn more about the study and see if you qualify, you can contact the researchers in three different ways.

  1. Call them at 734-763-0430
  2. Email them at kreschme@umich.edu
  3. Write them at Women’s Health and Disability Study, c/o Jodi Kreschmer 325 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108.
  4. Or if you wish, the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) would be happy to send your -name and contact information to the researchers with your permission. Just call or email Beth Burnett and her phone number is 785-528-3105 and email is bethc@rcilinc.org at RCIL and let them know.

Women’s Health (PDF Flier)

Employment Skills Class

Categorized: Employment

Are you interested in seeking employment, but not sure where to start?

Join us May 24th for a free employment skills class!  In the morning session we’ll learn about resumes, job searches, and the interview process.  In the afternoon speakers from Vocational Rehabilitation, Kansas WORKS, and a Benefits Specialist will give brief presentations of their services.  Sessions will be held 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 2 pm on May 24th at our Emporia office location:  215 W. 6th Ave. Suite 202

Please RSVP by May 22nd by calling 1-800-580-7245 or emailing info@rcilinc.org

#KSCILs

Watch the following video on how our RCIL Friends’ Group in Emporia was able to advocate for more accessible crosswalks!

“Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQEf-y08-To
“Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” with audio description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmeCIZuqwcI