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Employment

NRCIL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, veteran status, or disability. We encourage people with disabilities to apply.

Immediate posting

EEOC – PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY, RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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Northern Regional Center for Independent Living,

5520 Jackson Street, Lowville, NY 13367

Youth Transition Coordinator/Youth Peer Advocate

Youth Transition Coordinator is a Youth Peer Advocate who is responsible for working with youth and young adults between the ages of 15 – 26 transitioning to adulthood. The Youth Transition Coordinator helps to develop independent living skills and connects young people with disabilities to community resources including educational, prevocational, vocational and other programs to help them achieve life goals.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Meet formally and informally with youth to discover their interests and encourage participation in school activities, community activities, formation of new interest groups in school or community and encourage job readiness or on-going education
  • Provide individual advocacy for parents and, or youth in educational and vocational settings
  • Project staff will be fully prepared to:
    • administer the No Wrong Door (NWD) screening tool and online applications
    • Actively promote disability rights and independent living philosophy through all activities conducted within and on behalf of NRCIL.
    • Complete all reporting and record keeping as required.
    • Work outside of regular office hours when necessary.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate’s Degree and work experience or appropriate combination of skills, experience and education.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must be well organized, able to work independently and able to meet deadlines
  • Respond to individuals in a professional, nonjudgmental, and culturally appropriate manner
  • Must have interest in disability rights and agreement with the concept and philosophy of independent living movement.
  • Multi-lingual is a plus
  • Must be eligible to become certified as Youth Peer Advocate or credentialed as a Family Peer Advocate
  • Equal Opportunity Employer