Investigator/Advocate

Posted on June 11, 2019

Closes: July 03, 2019

Job Location: Falmouth

Disability Rights Maine, a progressive non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure autonomy, inclusion, equality, and access for people with disabilities in Maine, has an opening for an investigator/advocate in our Falmouth office.

DRM is seeking a detail-oriented investigator/advocate who is committed to the rights of people with disabilities who live in the community or in institutional settings; who possesses strong interpersonal skills to interview people with disabilities, providers and family members in a variety of settings; and, who is able to work with financial data to assure that people with disabilities are protected from financial exploitation.

The general responsibility of the investigator/advocate will be to conduct reviews of Representative Payees. Representative Payees receive and manage Social Security payments on behalf of individuals with disabilities.

Duties will include: conducting site reviews and investigations; interviewing individuals; reviewing financial records; assessing incidents of potential misuse or financial exploitation; identifying possible health, safety or rights violations; and drafting reports and findings.

Qualifications include: the ability to master regulations and policy; strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; and a commitment to economic and social justice. The successful candidate will be expected to execute projects with a high degree of independence, while working within DRM’s team-oriented atmosphere. This position includes regular travel throughout Maine.

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary based upon experience.

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume by Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 to:

Operations Director
Disability Rights Maine
160 Capitol Street, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330

scrocker@drme.org