Monday, June 20, 2011

Human Rights Advocate Position Available

Human Rights Advocate
(Program Admin Manager II)

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ Office of Human Rights is seeking a highly skilled professional accustomed to working with a high level of autonomy to manage a comprehensive regional human rights program in Central and Southside Virginia (Region VI). This position provides leadership, direction and direct services to implement a facility and community based human rights systems within Region VI. Duties include: supervising of human rights advocates, investigating complaints/allegations of client abuse or neglect; representing individuals/consumers in addressing human rights complaints; acting on behalf of individuals to obtain resolution of disputes through investigation, negotiation, conflict mediation, and follow-up monitoring; providing ongoing support, training, technical assistance, and consultation to Local Human Rights Committees; and providing rights information and training to providers, volunteers, advocacy and consumer groups, and families. This position has responsibility for continuous monitoring of compliance with statutory regulation within assigned licensed services and reviewing and providing technical assistance to licensing applicants in achieving compliance. This position is responsible for supervising the human rights advocates and programs at Central Virginia Training Center, Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation, Southside Virginia Mental Health Institute and the public and private programs in the region. This position is scheduled to be located at Central Virginia Training Center in Madison Heights, (Lynchburg) Virginia. The location of the position is negotiable but must ensure complete and easy access of the employee Region VI.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in supervising the works of others. Experience in managing a regional or statewide program. Ability to conduct thorough investigations, analyze problems, and recommend solutions; establish effective working relationships with human service delivery system managers; design and deliver training programs; and maintain records. Experience in human rights advocacy or a related occupation, which includes conflict resolution, client intervention and case investigation. Significant experience and knowledge in human service delivery systems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience working with persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and/or substance abuse disorders preferred. Masters degree in human services or a related field is preferred. Direct training & experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirements. Drug screen and background check required.

Position: #00512 Salary: $41,000-65,000

Please apply online with the Recruitment Management System at . Only accepting online applications. Closing date for this position is July 1, 5:00 PM. DBHDS is a tobacco-free, smoke-free work environment.

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