Developmental Services Attorney

Posted on November 30, 2017

Closes: January 05, 2018

Job Location: Portland, Maine

Disability Rights Maine (DRM), a progressive non-profit organization whose mission is to advance and enforce the civil and human rights of individuals with disabilities, has an opening for a Developmental Services Advocacy (DSA) Attorney in Portland.  

The successful candidate will join DRM's DSA team of advocates and attorneys located in Caribou, Bangor, Lewiston, Augusta/Rockland, and Portland.  Duties will include providing direct representation, including representation in administrative hearings and court proceedings; responding to reported rights violations; attending regional review team meetings reviewing the use of behavior management plans; participating in Person-Centered Planning meetings; conducting outreach and training; and working toward systemic change.

Qualifications include a Law degree; ability to master legal and policy areas; develop and pursue innovative high-impact advocacy strategies; and work effectively with a wide range of interests.  The successful candidate will be expected to execute projects with a high degree of independence, while working within DRM’s team-oriented atmosphere.  

People with disabilities and family members are encouraged to apply.  Salary based upon experience.  To apply, send a cover letter and a resume by Friday, January 5th, 2018 to:

Director of Operations
Disability Rights Maine
24 Stone St, Ste 204
Augusta, ME 04330

Or, via email to: scrocker@drme.org

DRM is an equal opportunity employer