Supervising Clients’ Rights Advocate

Sacramento, Chico, Tustin, San Francisco, Ontario, Culver City or Remote – Work from Home (California based only)

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by October 23, 2020 to be considered for the first round of interviews.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $93,698 – $137,202 annually

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
The Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) is part of DRC. The California Department of Developmental Services funds OCRA through a contract. OCRA has been providing advocacy services to regional center consumers, their families, and interested community members since 1999. OCRA provides legal services to consumers of all 21 regional centers throughout California.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Supervising Client’s Rights Advocate is a member of the management team that provides ongoing supervision, consultation and technical assistance to Clients’ Rights Advocates in their duties to assist and/or directly represent persons with developmental disabilities in pursuing administrative and legal remedies. The job involves extensive travel throughout California including remote locations.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • California State Bar membership; 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 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program, and required admittance to the California Bar within three years.);
  • Three or more years’ experience advocating for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities;
  • 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; and
  • Bilingual in Spanish, or one of the dominant Asian language(s).

Licenses / Certificates
California State Bar membership; 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 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program, and required admittance to the California Bar within three years.)

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 visit here.