Current Openings: 3

To apply for a position at the Disability Law Center, please review the list below. Thank you!


Receptionist (bilingual)

The Disability Law Center (DLC) is looking for a part-time bilingual receptionist (English/Spanish) for the three agencies at the Community Legal Center (Disability Law Center, Legal Aid Society, and Utah Legal Services) from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm who is conscientious, reliable, and a team player.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer, screen and forward any incoming phone calls while providing basic information when needed.
  • Receive, direct and announce clients appropriately to various agencies.
  • Maintain security by following procedures and controlling access (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges).
  • Sort incoming mail for agencies.
  • Keep reception directory up to date.
  • Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as: close and open client cases; print weekly conference room calendars; and input client satisfaction surveys.

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience in similar roles.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Solid communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Ability to be resourceful and proactive when dealing with issues that may arise.
  • Ability to organize, multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

If interested, please send a resume with a cover letter to Susana Canton 205 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103, fax 801-363- 1437 or email to scanton@disabilitylawcenter.org. Due date for applications is Friday, September 15, 2017.


Attorney

The Disability Law Center (DLC), Utah’s Protection and Advocacy System for individuals with disabilities, has an opening for an attorney.

The successful candidate will provide advocacy for individuals with legal issues related to their disability, with a focus on individuals with mental illness who reside in, or are confined to institutions within the state of Utah. This position serves as the DLC’s PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Program attorney, working closely with other members of DLC’s Abuse & Neglect team, other DLC staff, the PAIMI Advisory Council, and other non-profits that advocate on behalf of individuals with mental illness and their families. Duties will involve interaction with a wide range of government entities, including the Utah State Hospital, the Utah Department of Corrections/Utah State Prison, as well as with county jails and local mental health authorities statewide. The position is located in Salt Lake City with some periodic travel to other areas of the state.

The DLC is a non-profit, civil rights-focused law office providing legal advocacy services statewide to Utahans with disabilities. Services include: legal advice and representation, (including litigation services), intake and referral, outreach, training and public policy advocacy. The DLC has 30 staff members including attorneys, advocates, intake specialists, administrators and support personnel. Core program funding comes from annualized federal grants.

Minimum Requirements:
Utah State Bar active membership or immediate eligibility for membership
Litigation and administrative law experience
Experience in both individual representation and policy advocacy
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to relate effectively and respectfully to individuals with disabilities.
Commitment to advancing civil rights & social justice
Commitment to the principles of community integration for individuals with disabilities
Experience working with individuals with mental illness desired

Minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Hours:
This is a full-time position. The DLC’s salary range and benefits package for this position are competitive with other public interest law providers. Starting salary will be based on relevant experience.

How to Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest, and a copy of your resume with references to: Aaron Kinikini, Legal Director: akinikini@disabilitylawcenter.org

Application materials must be received by: September 21, 2017


Fair Housing Testers (on-going)

The Disability Law Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Applications for persons interested in becoming a Fair Housing Tester can be found at the following link: http://disabilitylawcenter.org/job-posting-fair-housing-testers/.


Disability Law Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Disability Law Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.