Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA)

Location: Remote (Within California) or Sacramento, CA

Individuals who are Deaf or Disabled are encouraged to apply.

 

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $98,382 – $144,062 annually

We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.

 

Employment Status: Exempt; Regular; Full time (37.5 hrs)


EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match, a LRAP (Loan Repayment Assistance Program) that pays up to $300 per month depending on salary and debt and a language differential up to $250/mo. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – eligible employment.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

WHO WE ARE

Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.

OFFICE OF CLIENTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY

DRC has entered into 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 Supervising Clients’ Rights Advocate 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 Supervising Clients’ Rights Advocate is equivalent to an Associate Managing Attorney position and works under the direct supervision of the Managing Attorney and in collaboration with other OCRA attorneys and advocates.  They are a member of the OCRA management team.  They provide ongoing supervision, consultation, and technical assistance to attorneys and advocates in their duties to assist and/or directly represent persons with developmental disabilities in pursuing administrative and legal remedies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) or equivalent and membership in the California State Bar, or eligible to practice under the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program.
  • Three or more years’ experience advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, people of color, or low-income clients.
  • Two or more years’ experience in employee supervision and management.
  • A working knowledge of the legal, civil, and service rights of people with disabilities in California.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Able to communicate fluently and write effectively in Spanish or an Asian language.
  • Expertise in one or more substantive areas of law of importance to intellectually and developmentally disabled Californians.
  • Demonstrated experience in representing clients at administrative hearings or in litigation.
  • One or more years’ experience remote supervision.
  • One or more years’ experience providing training on various topics to a diverse range of people including people from multi-ethnic communities.
  • Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications including Microsoft Office and case management software.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives, including people with disabilities, administrators, advocacy groups, and the public, and to maintain confidentiality in all matters.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations.

  • Duties are performed in office and home environments and the field in a wide range of settings, including courthouses, congregate care or other institutional settings, and community agencies.
  • Duties frequently require sitting and communicating with others.
  • Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, hearings, facilities, and settings where clients live.

High speed internet connection is required to work for us.

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.

Supervising Clients’ Rights Advocate
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