$31.22-$39.81 Hourly / $2,497.48-$3,184.79 BiWeekly /
Assists in administration of an individual rights program with respect to civil, legal and human rights, right to treatment, confidentiality, and other unique rights as specified by state and federal legislation; provides advocacy services, determines available courses of action, and develops advocacy strategies with individuals, families and/or groups; investigates and evaluates complaints and allegations of abuse and/or misrepresentation of authorized individual services; implements advocacy strategies through informal and/or formal actions such as meeting with legal and/or agency representatives to ensure provision of proper services; consults with professionals of various disciplines such as attorneys, physicians, educators, and others to identify options and barriers to individual rights; develops and interprets policies regarding individual rights; assists in researching and interpreting laws pertaining to individual rights; maintains confidential individual files documenting advocacy services provided and prepares reports summarizing case activities; prepares correspondence and reports; assists in orientation of new employees with regard to agency individual rights program; may investigate accident and injury reports to determine cause; may conduct studies to assess quality of care; may conduct in-service training sessions on individual rights; may provide technical assistance and training to field staff; may participate on task forces and coalitions formed to effect system changes; may meet with legislators, agency officials, and members of various interest groups on individual rights; may participate in agency task groups to develop policies, positions and reports; may make public presentations; performs related duties as required.
AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES: Provides quality assurance through site visits and monitoring of vendor reporting to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of individual programs.
OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE: Evaluates delivery of services to children by state agencies; reviews procedures of state agencies providing services to children; visits residential facilities to review procedures, assure safety and assess facilities; may recommend changes in state policies concerning children including changes in system of providing juvenile justice, child care, foster care, and treatment.
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in the provision of advocacy or direct services to individuals with disabilities or to children.
NOTE: Advocacy services are defined as speaking and working on behalf of a position, cause, or individual to further interests and ensure the preservation of rights.