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Resource Center for Independent Living Activities Aide Specialist in Utica, New York

Pay Rate: $17.50 per hour

Status: Part time - minimum 30 hours per week - Non-exempt

Job Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

• Plan and execute stimulating, person-centered and engaging activities for the Many Hearts program, including community outings, music, craft projects, art, math and word games, sensory activities, interactive mind building exercises, tactile activities such as gardening, sand, and clay.

• Develop the monthly activities calendar.

• Ensure that daily documentation is completed as assigned.

• Ensure the physical space is clean, neat and organized to ensure the health and safety of the participants.


• A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a social or recreational program planning, implementing, and executing activities for adults with disabilities/functional impairments.

• A fundamental knowledge of working with older adults with disabilities/functional impairments. Independent Living Philosophy and HIPAA.

• Must have the ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds, superior interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, responsiveness to working with older adults and people living with disabilities. Must demonstrate a positive, professional appearance and attitude, sensitivity to participants’ abilities, excellent communication skills and Exceptional group management skills.


  • 401K with up to 10% employer investment.

  • NYS paid sick leave, vacation

  • Additional benefits available

Travel Required: No

Location: Utica, NY

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.

RCIL is an equal opportunity employer and it is the policy of RCIL not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion, or veteran status.