Mental Health Advocacy Attorney

Closes: May 21, 2021

Job Location: TBD

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 attorney to join our mental health advocacy team.

The duties will include extensive outreach into the community in order to provide individuals with advocacy and representation in institutional and community based settings including at treatment team meetings, administrative hearings and court proceedings.

Duties will also include working on systemic projects designed to advance the rights of individuals living with psychiatric labels throughout Maine. Projects will include developing and presenting rights trainings and conducting investigations into allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Qualifications include: J.D. degree and license to practice law in Maine; experience working with individuals with psychiatric labels; the ability to master regulations and policy; strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; and a commitment to economic, racial and social justice, equity and inclusion. 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 Friday, May 21st, 2021 to:

Chief Financial Officer
160 Capitol Street, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
scrocker@drme.org

DRM is an equal opportunity employer