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As summer comes to an end, I can’t believe how fast time has flown. This past month, I unfortunately got a breakthrough case of COVID-19. I was fully vaccinated and luckily was only out for two weeks, but it gave me a scary amount of medical flashbacks.

For the past two years, I’ve been in remission from Lyme disease and have been overall doing well. I’ve experienced minor symptoms from time to time, but haven’t needed treatment of any sorts. Thinking back to living and working with Lyme, it was so complicated for me to disclose this to my employers. I felt an immense amount of shame and fear in telling my managers that I was ill. If you haven’t read my story before, you can read my experience here.

Now, with COVID, it felt so easy to talk to my clients and coworkers. Nobody questioned me or second-guessed my need for time off. For a few days, I felt angry that I went through all that turmoil in the past, but now after a pandemic, the world seems to accept illness in the workplace, and even empathizes with others. Why is that fair?

In a lightbulb moment, I realized that the world has gotten here because of people like you and me: people who are advocating for the rights of those with chronic illnesses and disabilities and being open about their stories. The attitudes of employers are changing because advocates have been working tirelessly over the last 30+ years to change the workplace.

While I, along with many of you, am angry about the way the business community has treated those of us  living with chronic illnesses and disabilities, I am hopeful that we truly are on the brink of change. I’m grateful for the employers who are stepping up every day, rethinking inclusivity and actively seeking out talent with varied health needs. Our work is making a difference, and your stories and support make all the difference!

If you are new to these monthly articles, my name is Hannah Olson and I’m the founder of Chronically Capable, a digital talent marketplace and community that connects chronically ill and disabled jobseekers to inclusive employers. We have always believed in the importance of creating space for the chronically ill and disabled to work and excel at their jobs without feeling like they have to sacrifice their health. Now, we’re working on getting employers across the globe to join us in actively supporting our community! 

If you want to keep up with our work and our job opportunities, be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check out our Instagram to stay updated! Chronically Capable is hosting our second-ever job fair with RedHat on September 22. If you’re looking for a job at an inclusive company, make sure to register ASAP! On that note, I’d love to share seven remote work opportunities available this September. These roles are hot and going fast! 

1. Levi Strauss & Co.

We all know Levi Strauss… and they are officially an employer partner at Chronically Capable, meaning they are 100% committed to their inclusive hiring efforts. Best news ever! Employing more than 15,000 people globally to support their great brands: Levi’s®, Dockers®, Denizen® and Signature by Levi Strauss & Co™, the company is hiring across multiple departments. Levi has put a lot of thought into their employee programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, they are committed to caring for their employees. Benefits include 401K match, health care coverage, five hours of paid volunteer time per month, 50% discount off their merchandise, Paid Family Leave and more!

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Levi Strauss Jobs:

Visit LS&Co’s employer page on Chronically Capable. Please note that you must be logged into Chronically Capable to apply to open roles. While filling out your application, it is important that you specify that you heard about this role through Chronically Capable.

2. Bindle Systems

I’m obviously a huge fan of health tech companies, but Bindle may take the cake for “favorite new health tech startup.” Bindle is helping the world reopen safely amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Founded in June 2020 as a Public Benefit Corporation, Bindle’s health verification platform is designed for privacy, equity and security. Individuals use Bindle as a health wallet to securely carry vaccine records, test results and symptom surveys. The company prioritizes work-life balance, including things like working from home, taking off to care for kids, starting late to walk your dog, etc. This also means that you have unlimited PTO. Bindle additionally commits to a competitive package including salary, equity, retirement and full health benefits.

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Bindle Jobs:

Visit the company’s employer profile on Chronically Capable. Please note that you must be logged into Chronically Capable to apply to open roles.

3. Daily Harvest

I tried Daily Harvest for the first time this year and I was beyond impressed with their at-home meal delivery service. It saved me when I was sick of cooking every single night after work. I was especially excited when I heard that they’re one of the fastest-growing companies in the food industry and they are hiring for tons of positions! From the start, Daily Harvest has been committed to serving the communities they operate in and, as they’ve grown, their efforts have too. From grassroots support of our frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis, to supporting City Harvest in their fight against food insecurity, and all the way to company-wide volunteering efforts — the company takes pride in making sure they give as much as they take. Benefits include a flexible time-off policy, comprehensive health benefits and the option to work 100% remote. 

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Daily Harvest Jobs:

To view more openings, visit Daily Harvest’s careers page.

4. Good Days

I’ve personally known the Good Days team for the past few years and I can say first-hand this organization is truly committed to helping improve the lives of patients. Good Days is a national, independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides financial assistance to patients so that they do not have to choose between access to medicine they need and affording everyday living. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, as an employee, you’ll feel right at home at Good Days. Their vision is to help create a world where no one has to choose between treatment and the necessities of life and they’re looking for kind, committed and passionate people to join them. Benefits available for full-time employees.

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Good Days Jobs:

Visit the Good Days’ employer profile on Chronically Capable to explore their open job opportunities.

5. ChartHop

As an inclusive employer on Chronically Capable, ChartHop is a company that truly values the health and well-being of their employees and strives to be inclusive every single day. They are in the mental health space working to shape the future of mental health care, so they make sure their employees are taken care of as well. They offer 100% health and dental coverage, mental health benefits, unlimited vacation time, paid sick days and more. Most importantly, they are remote and work-from-home friendly! They are actively hiring on Chronically Capable so be sure to apply ASAP!

The Details: 

How To Find Other ChartHop Jobs:

Visit ChartHop’s employer profile on Chronically Capable to view open, remote roles. Please note that you must be logged in to apply. 

6. Facet Wealth

100% remote-first, always. My favorite kind of company. Facet Wealth is a financial management company that has been working remotely long before the pandemic. As an inclusive employer on Chronically Capable, they pride themselves on supporting their employees and are actively seeking out candidates just like you! If you’re someone struggling with mental health, you can join Facet Wealth’s employee resource group. They also offer some amazing benefits including unlimited vacation time (they trust you!), 100% health, dental, vision, cell phone reimbursement and more. Don’t miss out on this fantastic remote-first company that is committed to inclusive hiring.

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote Facet Wealth Jobs:

Visit Facet Wealth’s employer profile on Chronically Capable to view open, remote roles. Please note that you must be logged in to apply. 

7. NexRep

I shared this company back in July but they’re actively hiring across multiple positions this month, so I wanted to be sure to give them a shout out once again! Flexible, work-from-home opportunities are a huge hit for those living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. We’ve seen huge success on our platform placing independent contractors, as these roles allow for people to work from the comforts of their home. Unlike conventional contact centers, NexRep recruits, contracts and certifies independent contractors who provide services to their clients from home. Since these are contract positions, NexRep doesn’t offer benefits, but they do offer 100% remote roles in 33 states. The only states they do not currently contract in are: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, IL, MA, MD, ME, MO, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA, and WI. 

The Details: 

How To Find Other Remote NexRep Jobs:

Visit Facet Wealth’s employer profile on Chronically Capable to view open, remote roles. Please note that you must be logged in to apply. 

Want to learn more about Chronically Capable? Sign up and see what other job opportunities are available through its website.

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Originally published: September 1, 2021
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