Disability Law Center
Disability Rights Advocate
Posted OnFebruary 17, 2021
Experience Level2-5 Years
Education LevelBachelor's Degree
The successful applicant will engage in individual and systemic advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Specifically, the applicant will monitor the care and conditions for persons with psychiatric disabilities served within Bridgewater State Hospital (BSH) and monitor the continuity of care for BSH persons served who are discharged to correctional facilities, Department of Mental Health facilities, and other settings. The successful applicant will use the information gathered through monitoring to shape further advocacy. In addition, the successful applicant will provide technical assistance, consultation, outreach and training to BSH clients, family members, and advocates.
Education and/or Work Experience Required
The successful applicant must meet one of the following minimum requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in one of the following areas: sociology, psychology, social work, or other related human services fields with experience (2+ years) in advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities;
A minimum of four (4) years of experience in human services area, with at least three (3) years of direct experience working with individuals with psychiatric disabilities;
OR a comparable combination of educational and work experience.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT
DLC is committed to protecting the fundamental human rights of its clients by providing zealous advocacy and excellent representation. We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ diverse circumstances and to meeting their needs. In fulfilling our mission, DLC is committed to fostering diversity at all levels of the agency. DLC’s leadership is responsible for ensuring diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and equitable treatment for all and encourage people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Disability Law Center strongly encourages applications from individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, resume (with three references), and a short writing sample through DLC’s website at dlc-ma.org
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