Home and Community Based Services Policy Specialist
New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Policy Specialist. All applications received by 5:00 PM on December 6, 2021, will be considered. NHLA expects to conduct video interviews during the week of December 13th. The anticipated start date for the selected candidate is no later than the end of January 2022.
We are open to part-time and full-time candidates for this position, depending on experience. The HCBS Policy Specialist will be based in NHLA’s Concord or Manchester office. NHLA has a remote work policy and will consider some mix of onsite and remote work for this position. Staff members are provided with the necessary equipment (such as laptop computers) to work from their homes.
The HCBS Policy Specialist will help develop and advocate for administrative policy initiatives to prevent the unnecessary institutionalization of individuals seeking or receiving home-based care and engage in outreach and training to support policy initiatives. Travel within New Hampshire will be necessary. Occasional travel out of state, for example to national conferences, is possible. Travel reimbursement including mileage is provided.
NHLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities of low-income and older (age 60 plus) people NHLA works alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. NHLA actively seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.
- Identify policies, procedures, and practices that create barriers to home and community-based services.
- Develop policy strategies to eliminate barriers to home and community-based services.
- Advocate before administrative agencies to promote policy initiatives.
- Develop written materials to support policy and training efforts.
- Participate in outreach and training to aging and disability network professionals and persons with disabilities.
- Any combination of applicable educational/professional credentials and experience that will enable you to perform the above duties successfully, including but not limited to a law degree, master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree.
- At least three years of relevant experience, with a focus on fair housing protections, New Hampshire’s Choices for Independence Program, and other public benefit programs impacting individuals with disabilities.
- Ability to travel routinely within New Hampshire.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other practitioners, advocates, and organizations.
- Commitment to and interest in expanding knowledge about poverty, disability, and access to justice.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable to a variety of constituent groups.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe.
NHLA is a nonprofit civil legal aid law firm that helps low-income and older individuals and families with civil legal problems that impact their basic needs, such as housing, economic security, and safety from violence. NHLA operates statewide from offices in Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Manchester, and Portsmouth. As a full-service law firm, NHLA represent clients in all of New Hampshire’s state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies; advocates for people with low income and older adults in the New Hampshire Legislature; and offers training and education to our client communities as well as fellow service providers. NHLA is a cornerstone New Hampshire nonprofit, marking its 50th anniversary in 2021.
This position is considered exempt for the purpose of federal wage/hour law. Salary DOE, plus benefits package including medical/dental insurance, retirement plan, and generous paid time off. Certain benefits are pro-rated based on part-time status. Purely by way of example, the anticipated salary for a licensed attorney with 10 years’ law practice experience, working full-time, would be $73,283 annually.
Applications: Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by December 6, 2021. Please note the number of hours per week you are open to working, as well as your preferred office location and remote work arrangements. Please also feel free to tell us anything that will help us communicate respectfully with you, including your preferred pronouns, the pronunciation of your name, or anything else you want us to know.