Volunteer Opportunities: Trained volunteers provide peer counseling to others who have just acquired or been diagnosed with a disability similar to their own, or who are dealing with similar issues. Volunteers also work to achieve compliance with the ADA, improve housing and public transit, etc.
Employment Opportunities: We have several unique part and full time career opportunities in the field of disability rights & counseling are currently available at Everybody Counts (Merrillville) and Everybody Counts North (Hammond), both of which are easily accessible by public transit services.
Qualifications: Must be familiar with issues faced by Northwest Indiana residents and have the ability to relate to people from all walks of life Education and experience in a related field is important, but it's also important to have a willingness to learn Knowledge related to issues people with disabilities face with lack of accessibility, housing, employment & transportation Personal experience in dealing with systemic and programmatic barriers faced by people with disabilities. Fluency in Spanish or ASL would be a real plus, but most important is a sincere desire to help make a difference.
PEER COUNSELOR: Assists people with disabilities to identify personal/professional goals and potential barriers then work with them to accomplish their goals.
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATE: Helps individuals to understand their rights and responsibilities, to improve their ability to make the system work more effectively.
SENIOR/YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR: Works alongside young people to ensure their successful transition, and with seniors to help them live in their own homes. COMMUNITY ORGANIZER: Has excellent communication skills and knows how to maximize resources and bring people together to accomplish common goals. Please contact us by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-ins, please. EVERYBODY COUNTS A DISABILITY RIGHTS AGENCY