Current Openings: 3
To apply for a position at the Disability Law Center, please review the list below. Thank you!
The Disability Law Center seeks a dynamic individual to advocate for people with disabilities experiencing problems with the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. The Client Assistance Program (CAP) advocate will provide clients with information and representation – including assistance pursuing legal, administrative or other appropriate remedies to ensure the client’s full right to services is met. In addition to individual case work, the advocate will be responsible for conducting outreach, education, and training to the community about disability rights. The CAP advocate will contribute to grant coordination and reporting activities, as well as provide input on individual and systemic advocacy goals. Most importantly, the CAP advocate will provide clients with zealous advocacy and exceptional service.
The CAP advocate will help individuals by:
• Explaining rights, responsibilities, policies, and procedures throughout the VR process.
• Helping clients communicate concerns to VR staff and advocating for the unique needs and requests of program participants.
• Giving information about rehabilitation programs and services.
• Providing advocacy when a client is found ineligible for VR services, has a specific request or service denied, or if the client is unhappy with a service provided.
• Education and/or experience equivalent to a four-year college degree.
• Ability to read, write, and speak fluently and communicate effectively in English, including a working knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure.
• Ability to analyze complex problems and develop creative solutions.
• Experience working with people with disabilities and/or involvement in the disability community.
• Valid driver’s license and ability and willingness to drive (unless a disability-related accommodation is required and can reasonably be granted).
• Two or more years of paid or voluntary working experience as an advocate within a social, human service, government, legal or health care environment.
• Knowledge of the legal, civil and service rights of people with disabilities in Utah
• Alternate dispute resolution training and experience.
• Contacts with disability organizations and/or within disability communities.
• Experience providing training, presentations, and outreach in front of small and large groups.
Base salary starts at $36,000+ and will be commensurate with education and relevant experience. A generous benefits package is included. To be considered for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to Lindsay Boerens at email@example.com
Fair Housing Testing Coordinator
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of Testing Coordinator in its Fair Housing Testing Program. The DLC is charged with investigating certain types of housing discrimination complaints across in the State of Utah. Federal and State fair housing laws prohibit discriminatory practices in any housing industry related business or transaction. While blatant acts of housing discrimination occur, more often the discrimination is subtle and hard to discover. Testing is one of the most important tools fair housing agencies use to uncover discrimination.
Job duties will include recruiting and training testers; setting up fair housing tests; and assisting with fair housing investigations. Requirements for this position are exceptional organizational, writing and communication skills; experience with research methods; BS degree; and a commitment to social justice. People with disabilities and people of color are encouraged to apply. Benefits include competitive salary and flexible work environment.
To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter by 7/16/2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.