Employment Opportunities

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1)  Clerical Support / I&R Coordinator

2) Independent Living Skills Instructor/Advocate for the D/deaf

Job Title:    Clerical Support/I&R Coordinator
Status:                Full-time, Non-Exempt
Salary Range:   $14.00 to $16.00 per hour
Reports To:       Operations Manager

Location:           North Orange County
This posting is open until filled. 

About Dayle McIntosh Center

The Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) is an Orange County-based organization that provides services and support for people with disabilities as they work to overcome barriers and achieve personal goals.  Assistance is offered without regard for race, ethnicity, age, gender, or type of disability. The center has been a community resource for 41 years.  DMC is staffed and directed primarily by individuals, who have disabilities and have met the challenge of becoming self-sufficient. The center is named in memory of Dayle McIntosh, a young woman with a significant disability, who worked tirelessly to lay the foundation for an independent living center in Orange County.

Position Summary:

Functions as the organization’s receptionist; performs routine clerical tasks; expands and updates the information and referral database; and, provides referrals to contacts by phone, e-mail, and regular mail.

Essential Duties

  • Meets and greets walk-in consumers and others visiting the center;
  • Answers incoming calls and routs them to appropriate personnel;
  • Provides office support for staff members including copying, faxing, mail dissemination, etc.;
  • Compiles and maintains a broad range of referral data of relevance and interest to people with disabilities;
  • Responds to inquiries for information and referral assistance;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree from a community college or certificate from a business school;
  • Two years’ experience working as an office assistant or related position; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated clerical skills;
  • Familiarity with operation of standard office equipment;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Evidence of people skills;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
  • Ability to perform job functions in a manner that demonstrates flexibility, consistency and professionalism;
  • Demonstrated capacity to cope with mental and emotional stress relevant to the position and the work environment; and,
  • Evidence of compliance with attendance policies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants, who have disabilities;
  • Candidates, who are bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Ability to use American Sign Language.

How to Apply
Please send resumes and cover letters to:
Jody Parrish, DMC HR Consultant, at jody@strategies4hr.com

Only qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

Job Title:      Independent Living Skills Instructor/Advocate for the D/deaf
Status:           32-hours, Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Program Manager of Core Services
Location:      North Orange County

Position Overview:   Assists D/deaf clients of all ages to achieve personal adjustment and maximum independence through independent living skills training and individual advocacy.


  • Conducts outreach to inform people, who are D/deaf or hard-of-hearing about services available through DMC;
  • Assesses the service needs of consumers and jointly develops independent living plans or statements of goals and objectives;
  • Provides, or arranges for the provision of, independent living services and related assistance;
  • Compiles and/or develops training related to topics such as methods for self-care, housekeeping tasks, management of personal affairs, social skills, etc.;
  • Advocates with or on behalf of D/deaf individuals to ensure their rights are understood and protected and that compliance with relevant legislation is achieved;
  • Educates the community regarding issues of relevance to deaf people;
  • Offers peer advice and support to consumers, who are d/Deaf;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent personal/professional experience;
  • Ability to use American Sign Language;
  • Understanding of the D/deaf culture and assistance required to facilitate independent living within this consumer group;
  • Experience providing instruction to individuals or in small groups settings
  • Ability to adequately represent the agency to the public;
  • Working knowledge of the Independent Living philosophy and methodology;
  • Valid California Driver’s License or state identification card;
  • Car insurance, (if applicable);
  • Reliable mode of transportation.


  • Takes initiative to ensure successful results;
  • Works cooperatively with others;
  • Communicates clearly orally, visually, and in writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Focuses on solutions rather than problems;
  • Understands and supports consumer-directed services;
  • Respects the opinions of others;
  • Highly organized with exceptional self-management skills (i.e. time management and prioritizing);
  • Represents the agency in a professional manner;
  • Upholds the principles of the organization;
  • Exhibits a commitment to professional growth.


Normal office temperature-controlled conditions with quiet to moderate noise level and little to no exposure to heat, dust, and fumes.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision required by this job includes close vision

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Jody Parrish, DMC HR Consultant,

 * Only qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.

The Dayle McIntosh Center does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex (gender including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity (expression), age (over 40), national origin (ancestry), disability (mental and physical), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, or military and veteran status, in any of its activities or operations. 

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