Peer Support Specialist
Adult HCBS Behavioral Health Empowerment
Starting Pay Rate: $13.35 per hour; $13.85 per hour, after six months of successful employment.
Paid Sick Leave
401K with 6% match
Heavily subsidized health insurance for those working 30 plus hours a week
Additional benefits available
The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Have received a Certification by the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a Certified Peer Specialist or Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) as a Certified Peer Recovery Advocate;
- Provide support with activities such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, money management, personal care/hygiene, and social activities; and
- Have personal experience as a recipient of mental health services with a willingness to share personal and practical experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience working with individuals with disabilities and knowledge of the recovery process along with signs and symptoms of mental illness and/or substance abuse 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
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 315-272-2957. 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 and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.
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!