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Employment Specialist/Counselor


Full time


RCIL is seeking Employment Counselors who will discover a participant’s strengths, enhance their job readiness skills, and provide pre-vocational training as needed, to maximize their opportunities.  Counselors will also develop new and maintain existing positive relationships with area employers to increase job placement opportunities. The Employment Counselor will provide our participants with the tools to succeed in a new career. 

Consider joining our team today!

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist participants with job readiness skills, which includes resume building, problem solving, communication, and interviewing skills. 
  • Provide pre-vocational training to individuals through community experiences to prepare participants for the job development stage. 
  • Discover the participant’s skill set to insure appropriate job matches. 
  • Network with local employers to increase opportunities for participants and to ensure employers are aware of the benefits of employing individuals with disabilities. 
  • Assist participants with arranging/obtaining appropriate transportation including travel training where appropriate. 
  • Provide participants with on the job training including interaction with supervisors and co-workers.  Provide hands-on assistance for individuals to develop the skills necessary to meet the requirements of the job. 
  • Provide long term job retention support to individuals to insure continued success.


Educational Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Experience Requirements: Two or more years of experience providing vocational and employment services to individuals with disabilities. Two or more years of experience providing vocational assessment services.  

Required Skills: Excellent written and oral communication, assertiveness, organizational, and time management. 

Vacancies: Multiple

Other: A valid NYS Driver’s license and own reliable transportation is required.

Hourly Rate: $15.39/hr.

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. 

How to Apply:

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Recruiting Contact:

Nate Discavage

315-797-4642 ext.2992


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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 or

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 its 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 activates.  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.