Civil Rights Attorney/Advocate
Posted on July 19, 2021
Closes: August 13, 2021
Job Location: Lewiston
Disability Rights Maine (DRM), 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 a full time Developmental Services Advocacy (DSA) Attorney or Advocate in our Lewiston office.
The successful candidate will join DRM's DSA team of advocates and attorneys located in Caribou, Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Rockland, and Bangor. Duties will include providing direct advocacy; 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: strong commitment to social justice and the rights of people with disabilities; ability to master rules, regulations, and policy areas; ability to develop and pursue innovative high-impact advocacy strategies; and strong communication skills. 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, August 13, 2021 to:
Chief Financial Officer
Disability Rights Maine
160 Capitol St, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
DRM is an equal opportunity employer