Community Builder
                                                   20 hours per week

The Community Builder is responsible for helping people with developmental
disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and concurrent mental health challenges have
independent, productive, and satisfying lives through improving their ability to function
and contribute in their home, work and community environment. The Community
Builder’s focus is twofold; to provide educational experiences and expand the social
networks of the people she or he works with. The immediate goal is to help people
learn to engage in and cope with daily life through improving skills and gaining better
control over their personal environment. The long range goal is to enhance community
connections and networks of social support through the attainment of new skills and
increased self-esteem.  

Conduct groups and classes of interest and benefit to individuals: The Community
Builder is responsible for developing a plan and curriculum for all classes, obtaining
all necessary supplies within a set budget and maintaining progress reports. The
Community Builder often gains extra assistance through coordinated work with
university interns. Maintenance of our ongoing coordination with the MATC COTA
Program to teach social skills classes in the winter and spring is a key part of this

Offer classes that are designed to develop or improve skills and to increase
independence in daily life. Classes are offered at community centers, on the MATC
campus, and at “Cluster Sites.” Cluster Sites are neighborhoods and/or apartment
complexes where several people with disabilities reside. Areas of focus include:
social/interpersonal skills, vocational success, leisure activity, appropriate community
behavior, independence at home, cooking/nutrition, personal appearance,
neighborhood connections, and community safety. A focus should be placed on
connecting people who are supported by different residential support agencies and
those who have no residential supports.

Excellent verbal and written skills are required. Necessary computer skills include
familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, electronic file organization, PDF
annotation software, Microsoft Outlook, and electronic calendars.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a creative work environment.  Cultural
diversity is important to our agency; persons of color and/or diverse backgrounds are
encouraged to apply. Ability to speak Spanish or Hmong is a definite plus.

Submit resume by noon on Friday, May 20th.

Attn: Matt Jahnke
United Cerebral Palsy
2801 Coho St. Suite 300
Madison, WI 53713