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Staff Attorney
Clients' Rights Advocate 1 or 2
Posted on 12/2/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Two or more years:
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis of pertinent legal authority
  • Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to communicate complex legal questions and issues to the general public
  • Experience working with or sensitivity to people with disabilities
  • Experience working with or sensitivity to people from ethnic or language distinct communities
  • Assist with the diverse legal needs of client's with developmental disabilities who are consumers of the Regional Center
  • Represent clients at administrative proceedings related to IHSS, Regional Center Eligibility, Regional Center Services, Special Education, and SSI/SSDI
  • Identify and employ impact advocacy strategies to remove systematic barriers for individuals with disabilities
  • Develop and engage in relationships and collaborations with a range of public and private community partners, including governmental agencies, and community-based organizations, to ensure integrative services for consumers of the Regional Center
  • Investigate, facilitate, and report on findings on the resolution of complaints of violation, withholding, or denial of rights made by or on behalf of clients
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • Three or more years advocating for the rights of people with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of statewide resources available to people with developmental disabilities
  • Experience reviewing medical or educational records
  • Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish or Tagalog, or to communicate in American Sign Language, with sufficient fluency to interview clients and conduct trainings
  • Alternate dispute resolution training and practice
  • One or more years supervising colleagues in a work or volunteer setting
  • Contacts with disability organizations and/or within disability communities
  • Experience with or extensive contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities
  • Experience providing training to a diverse range of people
  • Life experience as a person with a disability or direct experience as a caregiver of a person with a disability
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