Work at Access Living


Charmion D. Cobb

Human Resources Specialist

(312) 640-2130

We believe people with disabilities are their own best advocates

At Access Living we work hard to build and keep a talented and diverse workforce. Our team is made up of:

  • 60% people with disabilities
  • People who are passionate about disability rights, and social and racial justice
  • Service professionals with a deep knowledge of disability
  • Experts in their fields including accessible affordable housing, accessible transportation, and many other important issues that impact people with disabilities in Chicago

Build the world you want to see – work alongside people with disabilities in the community

We offer our employees:

  • A competitive market-based salary structure
  • Comprehensive benefits that include an excellent health plan
  • A generous vacation policy – our office is closed between Christmas and the New Year in addition to paid time off
  • See a summary of benefits

Available positions at Access Living

Colbert Engagement & Support Coordinator

This role will outreach to people with disabilities living in nursing facilities (NF) to tell them about their right to seek transition services under the Colbert Consent Decree. In addition, this role will educate consumers about resources available to them to transition, offer pre-transition support and education, and conduct post transition home visits for 18 months.

Learn more and apply for the Colbert Engagement & Support Coordinator position here

Community Development Organizer – Economic Justice

The Economic Justice Community Organizer supports Access Living’s work addressing the disability racial wealth gap, as well as the deep poverty experienced by thousands of Chicagoans with disabilities. This role focuses on development and implementation of community organizing campaigns on economic issues related to disabled people of color that are aligned with Access Living’s strategic plan.

Learn more and apply for the Economic Justice Community Organizer role here.

Housing Counselor

The Housing Counselor is responsible for providing people with disabilities one-on-one and group professional housing counseling services to obtain and/or sustain their housing to independently live in the community.

Housing Counselor – Full job description + how to apply

(Part-Time) Peer Support Coordinator

Access Living seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Peer Support Coordinator as a key member of the gun violence support program team. The Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting survivors of gun violence and facilitate peer support groups for people who have become disabled through gun violence. This position will also work with peer facilitators that will run or co-run support groups for specific identity groups (e.g. youth who are disabled by gun violence).

Full Peer Support Coordinator job description and information on how to apply

Youth Transition Coordinator

The Youth Transition Coordinator works within the Disability Innovation Fund-Pathways demonstration project and provides services to youth with disabilities. The Coordinator is responsible for assisting youth with disabilities in preparing for transition out of high school. The coordinator educates youth on Independent Living skills, disability awareness, preparing for and placement in employment, and exploring continuing education options. The Coordinator assists in connecting youth to wrap around services.

Full Youth Transition Coordinator job description and information on how to apply