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Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary:
This position is responsible for providing referrals and information, core service supports for housing, skills training, peer supports, community awareness, social and recreation, employment, benefits, transportation, and advocacy. This position is responsible for providing advocacy to individuals who want to leave an institution and received services in the community. This position is also responsible for assisting individuals in securing community based services.
Duties:
  • Outreach to nursing homes and other institutions, community agencies, and residents in institutional settings.
  • Assist consumers with transitioning to a community setting.
  • Responsible for/with providing Core IL Services to enable people to line in the setting(s) they desire.
  • Responds to referral from on-call, programs, community, and supervisor.
  • Assist with housing benefits, skills training, peer linkages, advocacy and community referrals.
  • Refers individuals to appropriate community based services and provides follow up.
  • Provide outreach to people with disabilities in the community, provide Independent Living advocacy at community sites.
  • Provides information and education in regards to an individual's rights under Title II of the ADA and Olmstead decision.
  • Maintain records and confidentiality of consumers served.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills:
SUPERVISION
  • This position does not have any regular responsibility for the work of others.

TECHNOLOGY/ EQUIPMENT/ TOOLS
Type of Technology, Equipment, Tool, SoftwareSkill Level
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)Basic
Ability to learn company in-house softwareBasic

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, see, and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit but occasionally needs to walk and stand.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • This job operates in a professional office environment with moderate to light noise. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Qualifications:
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related fields
Experience Requirements
  • One (1) year experience in community based services providing direct human service to persons with disabilities
  • Experience/knowledge with peer mentoring, community services
  • Experience/knowledge with Medicaid & Medicaid funded programs, SSI, entitlement programs
  • Experience/knowledge with grant reporting and routine documentation
Skills and Competencies Requirements
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and/or ASL
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate verbally and written
Language Required: Other
Minimum Education: None
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years
Contact Name: HR Department
Contact Email: resumes@cdrnys.org
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Regional Center for Independent Living strives to be a participant-controlled, cross-disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. RCIL values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, cultural or ethnic group membership, disability status, educational level, family status, gender, income, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. RCIL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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