Disability Rights Advocate
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Connect individuals with disabilities to resources in the community;
- Engage in promoting disability rights on the local, state and federal level;
- Provide information and referral services; and
- Establish and maintain community referral knowledge.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The ability to speak, read and write Spanish is highly preferred, but not required. A strong knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability rights legislation, Social Security Administration, Department of Social Services, and Rehabilitation Act is required. Living experience in obtaining disability services or at least two years of experience in providing case management to individuals with disabilities is required. An Associates in Human Services is preferred; a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Wages: $15.39 per hour
Shift: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Travel Required: Yes
Locations: Utica, 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.
DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK OF COVID-19, RCIL IS NOT CURRENTLY ABLE TO HIRE NEW OFFICE STAFF; HOWEVER, WE WILL STILL REVIEW APPLICATIONS THAT ARE RECEIVED SO THAT INTERVIEWS WITH QUALIFIED APPLICANTS CAN BE CONDUCTED WHEN THE SITUATION HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
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!