Disability Life Coach

Municaipal Housing Authortity   Utica, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 8, 2021

Disability Life Coach (AmeriCorps position)



Stop talking about the problem and be the solution. #BeTheGreaterGood Join AmeriCorps. Utica Municipal Housing Authority AmeriCorps is an exciting program whereby you help others, prepare for a career in human services, and make a difference! You can help disabled youth prepare for jobs and careers and learn independent living sills. AmeriCorps is a professional mentoring program that may lead to a permanent job if the member successfully completes the year. Like Peace Corps, AmeriCorps members are paid volunteers who help to improve our community/ AmeriCorps provides an opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience, help others, and serve your nation. We offer to members professional mentoring to upgrade your skills and job readiness. Full and some part-time positions are available. Ideal for college students and graduates, people changing careers or who have employment gaps, people taking time off between college terms, retirees, second chance applicants, retirees, HUD subsidized housing residents. Our housing authority takes precautions to protect our staff and residents from COVID-19 such as mandatory masks and social distancing. Positions are located in Oneida County (Utica, New York).


Applicant Requirements:


1. Must be able to begin in January/February 2021; 2. Must be at least 18 years old; 3. Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED/HSED; 4. Must be willing to serve until December 31, 2021; 5. Must work 35-40 hours per week; 6. Criminal background checks and drug testing required; 7. We will check your social media; 8. Driver’s license is required. 9. Some college is preferred. 10. Computer literacy is necessary. 11. Must get along with others and together as part of a team. 12. Passion to help others and change society. 13. Commitment to empower persons with disabilities. 14. Ability to lift 50 pounds. 15. Must have positive social media experience. 16. Must be able to work from 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Monday – Friday at sites in Utica-Rome, NY>



Help older disabled youth prepare for careers and get jobs;

Provide one-to-one assistance in independent life skills;

Work with staff to increase positive outcomes for families;

Provide service coordination and linkage services to families.



Full-time members receive a living allowance of $14,279 on an annual basis (about $540 before taxes every two weeks).

You must agree to serve until December 31, 2021.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award before taxes upon successful completion of 1700 hours in the service term (February to December).

Student loan forbearance, Health insurance, child care benefits, and work-related travel reimbursement, if eligible. For 1700 hour members, college award is $6,345.




Applications are due as soon as possible and are reviewed on a first come basis.

Please call 315.982.3731 for an immediate Zoom interview or send an email to applyamericorps@gmail.com/jfurman@uticamha.org .


You can fill out an application at the Utica Municipal Housing Authority, 509 2nd Street, Utica, NY 1350. Or you can email your resume to applyamericorps@gmail.com. Please call 315.982.3731 for an immediate Zoom interview. AMERICORPS MEMBERS ARE NOT CONSIDERED EMPLOYEES AND ARE, THEREFORE, NOT ELIGIBLE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION. POTENTIAL MEMBERS SHOULD CHECK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, VETERAN AFFAIRS, SECTION 8/PUBLIC HOUSING, SSI, SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY, AND SNAP OFFICES TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF AMERICORPS BENEFITS ON ASSISTANCE BENEFITS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO VERIFY ANY IMPACT. AMERICORPS INCOME IS GENERALLY EXEMPT FROM SNAP AND HUD SUBSIDIZED HOUSING BENEFIT CALCULATION. All applicants will receive consideration for the AmeriCorps Program without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other prohibited criterion. The Utica Municipal Housing Authority offers equal opportunity and treatment to all AmeriCorps applicants.


QUESTIONS: John Furman (315.982.3731 or Francesca