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Self-Direction Broker


Full time


The Resource Center for Independent Living is excited to announce a new flexible schedule option for employees!  Employees may be eligible to work either Monday-to-Friday 8am-4pm OR extended hours with every other Friday off. 

Self-Direction is a program funded by the State and Medicaid that allows individuals the ability to live independently in their own homes and the ability to integrate into the community. Each participant as well as each budget are unique. Self-Direction is completely participant-driven. Participants and their Planning Team decide what services will best suit their needs.

The Self-Direction Broker will develop individualized budgets and service plans while facilitating Circle of Support meetings for participants.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Develop and update comprehensive person-centered plans based on individualized budgets and service plans;
  • Assist the Circle of Support with developing comprehensive goals and safeguards;
  • Provide education and assist the participant in finding and hiring their staff; and
  • Identify and access possible community and natural supports to support the individualized budget and service plan.


RCIL is a civil rights organization that offers individuals with disabilities a wide range of independent living and advocacy services through the numerous programs we manage. 

Who may be considered:

Two (2) years of experience working with individuals receiving Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) services along with experience with budgets and OPWDD documentation is required.  Broker training certificates are preferred.

Community networking and collaboration, organization, advocacy, and strong customer service skills are required.

An Associates Degree is preferred; a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Placement: Full-Time

Wages:  $15.39 per hour

Number of Vacancies: 1

Travel Required:  Yes, must have a valid NYS Driver’s License in addition to own transportation.

Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm OR extended hours with every other Friday off

Location: Utica, NY

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Recruiter Contact:

Nate Discavage

Phone: 315-272-2994


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A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.

It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-797-4642. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer. All persons—including people with disabilities; elders; women; and people of racial and ethnic minority—are encouraged to apply.

It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities.  Apply today to make a difference!

This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.