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Disability Right Advocate / Employment Specialist (Herkimer)

posted 1/6/2017

Status

Full time

Location

Herkimer, NY

Department

311 Herkimer

Description

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. The Disability Rights Advocate/Employment Specialist  works under the supervision of the Program Director to provide information, referral and education services directed at increasing the consumer’s self-advocacy skills. The Advocate is responsible for providing information and referral services after completing the consumer’s initial intake and assessment. This position also requires maintenance of detailed files, releases, and working knowledge of all legislative system changes. As well as, counseling consumers on interviewing skills, scheduling interviews, and developing resume / cover letters.

Hourly Wage: $15.38

We are looking for an extremely organized, innovative candidate with outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

Successful candidates will have two or more years of experience working with people with disabilities.  A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Human Services or related field is required.

RCIL offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes paid time off, insurances, life and disability coverage, and a 401k plan.

Hourly Wage: $15.38

RCIL is an equal opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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