Assistant Clients' Rights Advocate (Bilingual-English/Spanish)
THIS IS A BILINGUAL SPANISH/ENGLISH POSITION.
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Individuals who are Deaf or Disabled are encouraged to apply.
Location: ALTA CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CENTER -- 1831 K Street, Sacramento, CA HYBRID SCHEDULE (home/min. of 2 days in the office) *This position is bilingual in Spanish/English* SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $20.64 – 30.22 hr. / $40,249 - $58,923 annually We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis. EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match and a language differential up to $250/mo. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - eligible employment. Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by October 17, 2022 to be considered for the first round of interviews. WHO WE ARE Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities to live with autonomy, dignity, and respect in a barrier-free, inclusive, and diverse world that values each individual and their voice. OFFICE OF CLIENTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY DRC has a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services for clients of each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. That contract funds the Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate (ACRA) position. We are a team of zealous advocates and disability generalists who are building a culture of teamwork and working for a world where all disabled people have power, are treated with dignity and respect, and make their own decisions. PURPOSE OF THE JOB The ACRA assists and advocates for people with developmental disabilities who are regional center clients, including people who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The ACRA is primarily responsible for clerical and administrative support for the office, which provides information, advice, and representation on a wide range of legal topics impacting people who receive regional center services. Examples are special education, Social Security, IHSS, healthcare and insurance, and living in the community. The ACRA works under the direct supervision of a clients’ rights advocate and in collaboration with other OCRA advocates and attorneys in their advocacy and outreach efforts. This position is in a location convenient to the regional center and is eligible for a hybrid schedule working both remotely and in-office. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. ACRA essential functions include: Support and Advocacy – 85% · Greet callers and provide initial response to requests for help. · Coordinate meetings and conference calls. · Process incoming and outgoing mail. · Apply screening guidelines to identify problems and determine appropriateness of advocacy services. · Provide information and referral to individuals who do not qualify for representation or services. · Process requests for materials and publications. · Assist in client and caller interviews. · Use electronic case management software to create case files, including recording required demographic data, and to maintain accurate and timely case information. · Collect data and generate reports. · Assemble evidence packets for use in administrative hearings and other proceedings. Outreach / Training – 15% · Develop and update community referral information. · Strengthen and build relationships with local community-based organizations. · Assist in scheduling, organizing, and conducting training activities, and developing and producing educational materials. · Assist in the development and implementation of an outreach plan, including targeted outreach to traditionally underserved communities. Other Duties · Perform other duties as assigned.
If you are interested in becoming a part of DRC, please submit the following:
1. Online Disability Rights California Application Form at https://jobs.lever.co/disabilityrightsca
2. Your resume
3. Cover Letter: We need a workforce that can utilize insights and strategies that can come from both professional and personal experience. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself and why you are a great fit for this position and for DRC.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.