Disability Rights & Resources
Fighting for Justice... Advancing Independence
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

PEER MENTOR

Disability Rights & Resources is seeking an individual, with personal life experience with a disability, full-time to provide peer mentoring and advocacy with people with disabilities in Mecklenburg, Union, Gaston, and Cabarrus counties.

This position requires:

  • Education
    • High School graduate and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience
    • Minimum of one year’s experience in human service delivery and/or working with people with disabilities preferred.
    • Minimum of one year’s experience in independent living.
  • Skills and Knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement human service delivery systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking.
  • Ability to promote professional communication and contacts.
  • Extensive knowledge of independent living philosophy and movement.
  • Knowledge of human service agencies, community resources, and organizations serving people with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of housing and housing resources in our community.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, web-based email and calendar, and Google Drive Suite preferred.
  • Knowledge of sign language is a plus.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Current Work Situation

  • At the present time, all employees work remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This position is remote to start and will move onsite once all employees transition back into the office at the appropriate time.

Salary and Benefits

  • Potential starting salary is $32,000 and is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance available and a voluntary dental plan is available.

How to Apply for the Position

  • If you are interested in applying for the Peer Mentor position, please submit your resume by email or fax to:
    • Lydia Cosgrove, Program Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-566-0507.
  • We are looking to hire soon, so act fast if you are interested.

Disability Rights & Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity or disability.

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