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IL Peer Mentor



Employment Type: Full-Time
Summary:
The Independent Living Peer Mentor is responsible for ensuring individuals with disabilities who wish to leave nursing homes or remain independent in the community have the necessary emotional supports to do so. The Peer Mentor will contact referred consumers and provide support, including through sharing of personal experiences of community living, to individuals who are interested in living independently in the community.
Duties:
As a representative of CDR, the Peer Mentor will:
  • Complete the Peer Mentor Training.
  • Guide interested individuals in the process of living independently.
    This includes, sharing personal experiences, providing support, and answering questions and concerns.
  • Identify and provide information on barriers that impede community living and suggest next steps in resolving them.
  • Have the ability to keep notes regarding what occurred during peer meetings.
  • Keep track of hours worked and submit a bi-weekly timesheet.
Skills:
The Job Duties are representative of the essential functions of the position. The physical requirements for this position are those typically present in normal office environment conditions. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs. Reliable transportation is necessary as there may be local day business travel required of this position.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a strong commitment to the work and mission of Center for Disability Rights, Inc.
  • Must be an individual with a disability.
  • Must be respectful and comfortable with working with persons from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to actively listen and share personal reflections about your own experience, when appropriate;
  • Have adequate writing skills;
  • Be able to work independently, as well as take directions.
Language Required: None
Minimum Education: None
Minimum Experience: None
Contact Name: HR Department
Contact Email: resumes@cdrnys.org
Contact Phone: (585) 546-7510
The Center for Disability Rights strives to be a participant controlled, cross disability organization that is reflective of the community it serves. CDR 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. CDR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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