DEADLINE: Open until filled.
Salary Range (Depending on Experience):
Clients’ Rights Advocate 1: $52,231-$69,995
Clients’ Rights Advocate 2: $57,585-$77,169
Office Location: Modesto, CA; Valley Mountain Regional Center
WHO WE ARE
Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities. DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.
Office of Clients’ Rights Advocate (OCRA)
Disability Rights California has entered into a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services at each of the 21 regional centers located statewide.
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The Client’s Rights Advocate position will be located at or near an office of each regional center. The Client’s Rights Advocate positions are funded under the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) contract.
· California State Bar membership;
· Three or more years’ experience advocating for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities;
· Experience in public service law such as Special Education, Social Security, etc.
- Two or more years’ experience in employee supervision and management.
· A working knowledge of the legal, civil and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities in California;
Licenses / Certificates
To be considered for a CRA 2, must be a member of the California State Bar, or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program [admitted to practice in another state and eligible to practice in California for three (3) years; requires admittance to the California Bar within three (3) years.]