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Disability Rights Advocate

Company: Disability Resource Center, Inc.
Location: Peabody
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Disability Rights Advocate/Resource Specialist -About the Disability Resource Center -The Disability Resource -Center (DRC) -is a frontline civil rights organization led by people with disabilities that advocates -for an inclusive and accessible community for all.--- Our mission is to enhance the independence and inclusion of people living with disabilities. -We are currently -seeking -a talented and dedicated Disability Resource Specialist to join our team.--- -As a Disability Resource -Specialist, -you will: -

  • Educate and advocate with the community in understanding accessibility and inclusion.
  • Assist -consumers in achieving their personal goals and increased abilities to live independently. - -
  • Work with consumers in obtaining -community resources and -assistance -programs -such as MassHealth, -SSI, -SSDI, -SNAP -and other resources. - -
  • Support people living in nursing homes to transition back into the community. -This position -requires -fieldwork in the community, and so applicants must have their own reliable transportation. ---- -Qualifications: -
    • People living with a disability -highly -encouraged to apply. -
    • Bachelor's Degree in human services, a related field, or equivalent life experience. -
    • Excellent interpersonal, -verbal, -and written communication skills. -
    • Computer literate in Microsoft Office word processing and email applications. -
    • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is a plus.
    • Must be committed to Independent Living Philosophy. -This is a full-time (35 -hour), -benefited -position.------ - -Compensation: $34,580 to $36,400 depending upon experience. -DRC offers Health and Dental insurance, 401K -with a 3% match, generous PTO, 12 holidays a year, free Short and Long-Term disability and Life insurance, and limited tuition reimbursement. -DRC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons with disabilities, women, and persons of color to apply for these positions. - -

Keywords: Disability Resource Center, Inc., Peabody , Disability Rights Advocate, Other , Peabody, Massachusetts

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