The Independence Center’s Five Core Values, Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person-first, Accountability, and Integrity, define how we want to behave with each other and on the job. Our Core Values provide a measuring device against which we evaluate all our actions and behaviors. Individually we demonstrate our Core Values and incorporate them into our daily work life. Collectively our behaviors determine how we are perceived as an agency.
The Independence Center is simply a wonderful place to work! We provide a great work environment, competitive pay and fantastic benefits. Our benefits package includes a generous paid time off policy, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, as well as a 403b plan with company-match.
We provide a unique array of services to consumers with disabilities that include information and referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, computer training, along with home health skilled and unskilled attendant services. This is a consumer-centered, non-profit agency where services are provided and directed at the request of our consumers.
Our agency staff embody a wide range of visible and hidden disabilities, modeling empowerment for those they serve. Our staff works with individuals and the community to identify and remove barriers that block people with disabilities from living in the community and participating in community life.
Our philosophy and the manner in which we provide services set us apart from other home health agencies. Our consumers are not patients. Rather, those we serve are consumers who need independent support and assistance in order to maintain their lifestyle of choice.
- Home Health services provide the medical and personal support that enable people with disabilities to live at home and in the community.
- The Independent Living program provides the information and encouragement for people to believe they can create the life they want and provide training and support to accomplish their goals.
- The Center’s building is a shining model for access and for accommodating our customers and employees who have disabilities.