Disability Rights Advocate - Amsterdam
We are currently searching for a Disability Rights Advocate to work with the community and increase individual’s self-advocacy skills. The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Complete initial intakes, assessments, and/or orientations for new cases;
- Provide information and referral services;
- Encourage and educate consumer in self-advocacy
- Maintain a working knowledge of all legislative system changes; and
- Establish and maintain community referral knowledge.
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.
Who may be considered:
Successful candidates will have one-to-two years of experience working with individuals who have disabilities.
The ability to speak, read and write Spanish is preferred.
An Associates in Human Services is preferred; a High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Amsterdam, 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 315-797-4642. 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!