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Careers

Thank you for your interest  in employment opportunities with On My Own, Inc.  We are a non-profit independent living center that provides many different programs and services, as well as in-home care.  We strive to assist individuals with disabilities to remain living independently in their homes while continuing to be involved and productive members in the community.  We are constantly looking for qualified, reliable, dedicated, and compassionate individuals to provide services to our clients to attain their goal of independence at home.  We are always accepting applications and will keep them actively on file for one year from the date of application.  As positions come available, we will review those applications that are current to see if a qualified candidate has applied.  On My Own, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate.  All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Below you will see information about different opportunities to work for or with On My Own, Inc. or its clients/consumers and a brief description of the types of positions available and how to apply.

ALL APPLICANTS must be registered with the Family Care Safety Registry for consideration of any position.  The FCSR forms are included in each application packet and must be completed, signed, and returned regardless of registration status; they are required to be on file with us so that we may complete the background screening.  If you are unsure about your registration status, or if you need to register, you may check your status or register here.

The office application packet is for those individuals applying for one of our internal office support positions located at one of our office locations, either Nevada or Collins.  If you have strong clerical skills, reception experience, data entry experience, management, accounting, or administrative experience, or a background in social work or independent living skills, please complete our office application to be considered for an office position.

The Agency Directed/In-Home Aide application packet is for those individuals who are interested in working in our in-home department as an aide or certified nursing assistant as an employee of On My Own, Inc.  As an employee of On My Own, our scheduling staff will work with you and your full time or part time availability and our clients’ needs to set up a schedule that works for everyone.  We provide office training which includes First Aid and C.P.R. certification, and on the job training with one of our aide trainers.  Also, as one of our employees, once you have attained full time status and met those eligibility requirements, we have a great benefit package that includes plans for health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, and accident insurance.  We also have a retirement plan that employees over 21 may participate in by payroll deduction immediately, no waiting period.

Listed below are the minimum qualifications for becoming an On My Own In-Home aide or C.N.A.:

On My Own, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Opportunities:

Youth Transition Specialist

We are accepting applications for a Youth Transition Specialist.

The Youth Transition Specialist reports to the Director of Programs. As a Youth Advocate, the Independent Living Specialist (ILS) is responsible for partnering with area schools and assisting youth with disabilities through educational advocacy; high school to college transition; and other youth transition related activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for assisting persons with disabilities achieve goals toward greater independence. This includes but is not limited to: case planning services, skills training, information and referral services, advocacy and support.

The ILS works with consumers on individualized goals, documents services provided, participates in community activities and presentations and conducts intakes for new Independent Living consumers.

The ILS will also assist with peer support and assist with providing resources, teach a self determination class, assist with Disability Awareness month in the schools and participate in the annual Youth Transition Fair.

This position is responsible for oversight of the Youth Advocacy program and creating the hard file documentation required to open the service and the case management of the services and the databases necessary to administer the programs.

This position will be cross-trained in TAP-T/TAP-I, Assistive Technology, Home Automation, Emergency Funds, Emergency Management, Fundraiser Program, Equipment Loans, Circuit Breaker, Donations and the 5 core services; Advocacy, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills Training, Transition and Information and Referral.

​Additional responsibilities and/or assignments as determined by the Director of Services for Independent Living and/or the Center’s Executive Director.

Education:

A bachelor’s Degree and two years experience in Independent Living OR a combination of education and experience, with one year of experience being equivalent to a year of education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent skills in organization, communication and personal experiences with
disabilities.

Understanding of and adherence to the philosophy of independent living and the disability rights movement.

Effectively deal with the demands of the job by prioritizing essential functions and multitasking while maintaining accuracy.

Must be able to respect other employees and work as a team.

Each applicant must be registered with the Family Care Safety Registry.

Download an office application packet. Mail the completed application packet and required documentation to: On My Own, Inc., Attention Director of Programs, 428 E. Highland, Nevada, MO 64772 or email sara.nunez@omoinc.org.

On My Own, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age disability or any other characteristic protected by law. On My Own, Inc. will make reasonable accommodations governing all aspects of employment including job selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training for qualified individuals with known disabilities.

Independent Living Skills & Benefits Specialist

On My Own is accepting applications for a full-time Independent Living Skills & Benefits Specialist.

Job Summary

This position provides assistance to persons with physical, mental or multiple disabilities to achieve goals they have set to decrease dependence on others. The Independent Living Specialist provides case planning services, skills training and information and referral services. The Independent Living Specialist advocates for the needs of persons with disabilities, documents services provided, makes community presentations and may supervise volunteers involved with direct consumer service.

Essential Functions

  • Provide one-to-one or group training in Independent living skills. These include such things as bus or other transportation training, cooking, budgeting, and preparing for the written portion of the Mo. Driver’s License test, using low-technology assistive devices and other skills.
  • Advocate for the collective needs of people with disabilities; monitor activities in the community for potential discrimination; assist consumers in filing complaints; write letters make calls or deliver testimony concerning proposed legislation which affects people with disabilities.
  • Document services provided according to policies and procedures; maintain clear, concise and accurate records in Consumer Service Record; record completed requests for Information and/or Referral; keep accurate records of community contacts; file monthly activity reports. county area.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and maintain roster of Peer Support volunteers.
  • Match Peer Supporters with consumers upon request of consumer.
  • Understand various benefit systems such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Medicare, Division of Family Services, Social Security and others. Be able to assist consumers in navigating these systems.
  • Perform outreach activities focused on difficult to reach and unserved populations
  • Obtain TAP T and I and CAPTel certification.
  • Cross training in Fundraiser, Equipment Loan, Circuit Breaker and Donation Programs.
  • Deliver the 5 Core Services: Advocacy, Peer Consultation, Independent Living Skills Training, Transition and Information and Referral.
  • Understand and adhere to the Independent Living Philosophy
  • Make presentations to community groups in the five-county service area.
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in training opportunities.
  • Participate in program planning.
  • Make home visits to consumers who are unable to come to the office. May involve travel in five-
  • Travel to conferences or workshops, both in and out of state.
  • Work occasional evenings or weekend days for special events.
  • Perform as a team member with other OMO staff.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary and appropriate by the Program Director.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or other field related to independent living*
  • Experience in a counseling, training or related position within a human service or benefits setting
  • Personal experience with disability

*Educational qualifications may be waived for equivalent experience.

Skills / Job Knowledge

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to handle a number of job demands at once
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with OMO staff, consumers and the public
  • Ability to effectively listen and perform in-depth interviews with consumers
  • Flexibility in dealing with job functions and schedules
  • Effective public speaking skills
  • Mastery of computer programs such as Microsoft Word and networking applications.

Each applicant must be registered with the Family Care Safety Registry.

If you meet these qualifications, please download an office application packet and mail the completed application packet and required documentation to: On My Own, Inc., Attention Director of Programs, 428 E. Highland, Nevada, MO 64772.

On My Own is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Agency Directed (In-Home) Aides

We are in need of In-Home Aides for Cedar & Vernon counties. However we are still accepting applications for all of the counties we serve. We serve Bates, Cedar, Hickory, St. Clair and Vernon counties. Aides will provide in-home personal care, homemaker, and Respite services to our clients. CNA preferred but not required. Training provided. Competitive pay and benefit packages available.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lb
  • Ability to read, write and follow directions
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must also meet one of the following:
    • Have at least 6 months paid work experience as an agency homemaker, maid or household worker

or

    • At least 1-year experience, paid or unpaid, in caring for children or for sick or aged individuals

or

    • Successful completion of formal training in nursing arts or as a nurse aide or home health aide.

Qualified applicants may download the Agency Directed Aide Application packet from the selections above.

Consumer Directed Services Attendants

We are currently accepting applications for full and part time Consumer Directed Services Attendants. These applicants will be put on an available Attendant list and provided to our consumers so they may contact you for an interview when they are hiring. You would be an employee of the consumer, not On My Own, Inc.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • GED
  • Valid drivers license, insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lb
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Qualified applicants may download the Consumer Directed Services Attendant Application packet from the selections above.