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Category: Public Awareness

Action Alert: WV Floods

Posted in Outreach, and Public Awareness

Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating floods in our state last week. In response, people across the country are asking how they can help our citizens and communities recover. Philanthropy WV has set up a page on their website to connect you with resources to volunteer, donate, and provide immediate and long-term recovery assistance. Click here to visit this page. Read more in their press release here.

Volunteer WV is working alongside WV Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WV VOAD) to coordinate the statewide volunteer response for the flooding. To register your interest in helping West Virginia flood response and recovery efforts, click here. At this time, volunteers are asked to stay at home for your own safety. As soon as road hazards are clear and needs are identified, a volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule a volunteer shift or overnight deployment. To receive regular e-mail updates on storm response contact Gina (gina.l.namay@wv.gov) at Volunteer WV.

NWVCIL Job Opening

Posted in Disability, Outreach, and Public Awareness

The Northern West Virginia Center for Independent, NWVCIL, a disability advocacy and resource center, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Transition Advocate. This person will be working with individuals with disabilities wishing to transition from restricted settings such as a group or nursing home back to community living. The Transition Advocate would also be working with young adults as they transition from High School to adulthood.

Responsibilities include assisting the transitioning individual to set goals for community living, identify barriers to reaching and maintaining those goals, and to develop strategies for addressing individual and systemic barriers.

A qualified applicant will have at least 2 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities, have a working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and navigate WV long term systems of care and community supports and services, good written and oral communication skills and have the ability to travel throughout a 13 county service area.

Interested applicants should send resume with 3 references to Jan Derry, Executive Director
601-3 East Brockway Avenue
Suite A & B
Morgantown, WV 26501

Qualified applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Closing date: May 27, 2016