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Learn more about the Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR) Coordinator position below and how to apply. Thank you for your interest in the opportunity to work for Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities!

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Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR) Coordinator Posted on April 6th, 2023

Posted Date:
April 6th, 2023

Reporting Supervisor:
Program Manager

Salary / Benefits:
$26 per hour


About CID

CID's mission is to provide support services, community awareness, and systems change advocacy to promote full and equal community integration and participation for people with disabilities.

The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is a private, nonprofit corporation located in San Mateo, California. Incorporated in 1979, CID is a consumer- driven, community-based, services and advocacy organization serving San Mateo County and beyond. By federal mandate, the majority of CID’s Staff, Management, and Board of Directors consists of people with disabilities.

CID is one of 25 Independent Living Centers in the State of California and over 400 Independent Living Centers in the United States. We are affiliated with other ILCs through our membership and participation in the California Foundation of Independent Living Centers and the National Council on Independent Living. CID is affiliated with other nonprofit agencies through our membership in the California Association of Non- Profits.

Position Summary

Under direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR) Coordinator is an entry-level position that facilitates all activities and functions CID’s DDAR Program to ensure the goals and objects specified for the program are accomplished in accordance with established priorities, timeframes, funding limitations, and other specifications.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implement deliverables according to the Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR) Center Agreement.
  • Conduct community outreach and marketing initiatives via multiple platforms (in person, online and print mailers) to spread awareness about the PG&E Medical Baseline Program and the Disability Disaster Access and Resources Program and various San Mateo County Emergency Preparedness and Community Resilience Programs as indicated in the agreement listed above.
  • Provide community education on Emergency Preparedness topics. Cultivate relationships, collaborate, and partner with County Offices of Emergency Services and other emergency service providers, as well as other Community-based organizations within San Mateo County.
  • Maintain a list of San Mateo County residents who require electricity to power devices.
  • Maintain associated consumer and inventory databases including but not limited to CilSuite, NATADS, Microsoft Teams, etc…
  • Maintain an inventory of batteries and deploy to consumers during power outages.
  • Maintain CID's DDAR webpage information.
  • Complete needs assessments for individuals with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) for preparation before and during Public Safety Power Shutoffs and other outage events.
  • Assist Consumers with the creation of Individualized Emergency Plans.
  • 1Coordinate resources such as hotel reservations, food vouchers, and back up batteries to individuals with AFN during Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
  • Serve as primary contact during an emergency power shut-off situation. Be able to respond to consumer requests quickly during a power shut off situation.
  • Remain available from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Sunday, including holidays, if required, during the activation of the Emergency Operations Center during times of high risk for power outages to respond to Consumer needs for support.
  • DDAR Program reporting to CID management and funders.
  • Represent CID in State-wide DDAR meetings and events, and other community-based events pertaining to Emergency Preparedness.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Experience is preferred in the areas of project coordinating, emergency preparedness, public administration, adult education training or closely related areas. Relevant job, volunteer or previous internship experience; Field experience in a public safety discipline.
  • Must be willing to travel to work and various locations in San Mateo County, and other locations for program and meeting related events.
  • Must be highly motivated, customer focused and work well in a team environment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills essential; ability to make presentation before both small and large audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, communicate effectively both orally and written and provide empathy in difficult interpersonal situations.
  • Must maintain valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Ability to drive a vehicle; able to transport self to various client locations; able to lift large size object such as projectors, back-up batteries, equipment, boxes, and storage bins, etc…
  • Most of the work will be performed in an office. However, occasional travel to various locations within San Mateo County will be required.
  • 7.5 hours daily average (sometimes unpredictable long hours); Monday-Friday with potential needs for weekends; must be willing to be on call during emergency Public Safety Shut off Events and other high-risk for outage events.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people including funders, consumers, media, human service agencies and government entities.
  • Excellent public speaking skills, the ability to present information in a clear, articulate, logical and organized manner.
  • Bilingual-bicultural strongly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodation provided on request to persons with disabilities in the application and interview process as well as in employment.

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is wheelchair accessible and provides reasonable accommodations on request, including ASL interpreters and print information in alternative formats. CID is a scent free office in order to be fully accessible to all persons with disabilities. Please do not wear any scented products including perfumes, aftershave, hairspray, etc. to any meetings, groups, or workshops held at or by CID.

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