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Disability Rights Advocate - Housing Specialist


Full time


Starting Pay Rate: $17.95 per hour


Flexible work schedule menu to include the ability to work: a four-day work week, nine-day biweekly schedule with a three-day weekend every other week, or a typical five-day work schedule.

16 vacation days

12 sick days

11 paid holidays

401K 6% match

Heavily subsidized health/vision/dental insurance

Additional benefits available


Job Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Remain informed of disability regulations and policy in order to provide information, referrals, and educational services;
  • Identify independent housing opportunities for unstably housed individuals;
  • Encourage and educate consumers in self-advocacy; and
  • Assist eligible participants through all necessary steps in the housing process.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Candidates should have two years of experience working with people with disabilities. A knowledge of state and local housing policies and practices is required. Candidates should have a working knowledge of entitlement programs. Excellent customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills are required, along with a knowledge of disability rights legislation. An Associates Degree is preferred. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

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.

Travel Required: Yes

Location: Utica, NY


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Recruiter Contact:

Nate Discavage


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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 315-272-2994. 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; seniors; 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.