Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate 1
Posted on 3/15/2023
Disability Rights California
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • This position is bilingual in Spanish/English
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus 1 - 2 years related experience or training
  • Able to communicate fluently and write effectively in Spanish, including the ability to interpret and translate
  • 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
  • Online Disability Rights California Application Form
  • Your resume
  • Cover Letter: We need a workforce that can utilize insights and strategies that can come from both professional and personal experience. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself and why you are a great fit for this position and for DRC
  • Greet callers and provide initial response to requests for help
  • Coordinate meetings and conference calls
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail
  • Apply screening guidelines to identify problems and determine appropriateness of advocacy services
  • Provide information and referral to individuals who do not qualify for representation or services
  • Process requests for materials and publications
  • Assist in client and caller interviews
  • Use electronic case management software to create case files, including recording required demographic data, and to maintain accurate and timely case information
  • Collect data and generate reports
  • Assemble evidence packets for use in administrative hearings and other proceedings
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • Associate degree in a related field from a two-year college or technical school, OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from a four-year college or university, OR equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Able to communicate fluently and write effectively in Spanish, including the ability to interpret and translate
  • Knowledge of statewide resources available to people with developmental disabilities
  • Experience reviewing medical or educational records
  • 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
  • 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