Mental Health Advocate

Closes: July 07, 2022

Job Location: Augusta or 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 a mental health advocate or attorney to join our mental health advocacy team.

Position Summary:

The duties of the Mental Health Advocate would include extensive outreach into the community in order to provide individuals with advocacy in both institutional and community-based settings including peer centers, clubhouses, group homes, shelters, hospitals and mental health provider agencies.

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 statewide and assisting in investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or other relevant life experience.
  2. Experience working with individuals with psychiatric labels.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  4. The ability to develop and pursue innovative high impact advocacy strategies.
  5. Be capable of executing projects with a high degree of independence, while working within DRM’s team-oriented atmosphere.
  6. A commitment to economic and social justice.

Location and Compensation:

Falmouth or Augusta. This position includes regular travel throughout Maine.
Salary range: $42k-$50k

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

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume by July 7, 2022 to:
Chief Financial Officer
160 Capitol Street, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
scrocker@drme.org

DRM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Persons from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.