Peer Advocate

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Peer Advocate

30 hours per week position in the Rutland office.

Candidate must have an individual disability and an ability to work in partnership with people with disabilities, assisting and empowering them by working toward independent living goals. This position will participate in outreach activities and provide technical assistance to increase community options and supports.

Candidate must have ability to work as a mentor, educator and advocate in individual and group settings. Other skills required: knowledge about accessing local resources; understanding of issues affecting individuals with disabilities, including barriers to housing, transportation and employment; and computer proficiency, including data entry and social media skills.

Access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel around Rutland County, neighboring towns, and periodically to our main office in Montpelier Vermont is a must.

Candidate must have the ability to work independently, but also be willing and able to work as part of a team.

Candidate must have the ability to work independently, but also be willing and able to work as part of a team.

Join a great team committed to our mission and great benefits, including yearly time off, 15.5 holidays, 10 vacation days (once accrued and increases with years of service), 10 sick days and 3 personal days. VCIL insurance benefits include health, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD as well as an HRA account of $750 annually and occasional 403b contributions when voted by the VCIL Board of Directors.

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.

Rate of pay is $16.00 per hour plus benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume to Sue Booth VCIL 11 East State Street, Montpelier VT 05602. It may be sent by email to [email protected]

VCIL is an EOE/affirmative action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of persons with disabilities.

To apply for this job email your details to suebooth@vcil.org