Department of Social Services (DSS) Liaison
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Engage, assess and assist work activity requirements for DSS individuals with disabilities;
- Review each individual’s historical documentation;
- Develop a plan for employment in conjunction with each individual; and
- Monitor status to ensure community linkages remain in line with each individual’s goal.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Candidates must have at least two years of experience working beside individuals with disabilities, the ability to communicate effectively via phone, email and with written communication, and a strong knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), DSS, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), State Vocational Rehabilitation Service Agencies (ACCES-VR, CBVH),and Community Service Agencies. A thorough understanding of the Social Service system and resources in the community is required. An Associates Degree is preferred; a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Wages: $17.44 per hour
Shift: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, 9:00am-5:00-pm. Hours vary depending on Herkimer DSS hours.
Travel Required: Yes
Location: Herkimer, NY
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.
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!