Senior Attorney

Healthcare/Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, Ontario or Remotely in California

 

Individuals who are Deaf or Disabled are encouraged to apply.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $85,176 – $124,722 annually

EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match and a LRAP (Loan Repayment Assistance Program)  program that pays up to $300 per month depending on salary and debt.

 

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.

 

Healthcare/Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Practice Group

The Healthcare and Home and Community-Based Services Practice Group believes healthcare is a human right.  We work to ensure that healthcare and home and community-based services are available to everyone.  We work to ensure people with disabilities have access to essential health care services and a full range of community long-term services and supports to enable them to live in the community and avoid institutionalization, consistent with the principles of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision. We work to dismantle structural and systemic inequities in healthcare and access to services.

Areas of particular focus include Olmstead litigation and advocacy, Medi-Cal home and community-based services waivers, In-Home Supportive Services, and access to essential health care benefits through Medi-Cal managed care, EPSDT, and California Children’s Services (CCS).

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor degree plus seven years of experience practicing law. Internal candidates, if employed at DRC for two continuous years and with six years of experience practicing law, are encouraged to apply. Additional minimum qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex litigation projects, build strong relationships, and work well in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated commitment – through lived experience and/or employment history – to working with people with disabilities, people of color and low-income clients, and incorporating race-equity and community lawyering principles into their work.
  • Expertise in one or more substantive areas of law of importance to people with disabilities
  • Four years of demonstrated experience in two or more of the following areas of practice related to the position: representation at administrative hearings and writs, community organizing, civil litigation (including discovery, motion practice, class action litigation, trial advocacy), or appellate practice.
  • The ability to work independently with appropriate supervision.

 

LICENSES / CERTIFICATES

Must be a member of the California State Bar, or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program.

 

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate would:

  • Have experience working in the Medi-Cal/Medicare/healthcare system;
  • Incorporate race equity and community lawyering principles into their work;
  • Have a strong sense of professional responsibility;
  • Have a desire to learn from and share knowledge with team members;
  • Take initiative and work well under pressure;
  • Meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail;
  • Maintain positive relationships with diverse groups of people;
  • Communicate well, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to speak a language other than English

 

Working at DRC is more than just a job – it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job description and complete the application process here.

Senior Attorney, Healthcare
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