Thursday, September 5, 2013

Human Rights Advocate Position Available

Human Rights Advocate

(Program Admin Specialist 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 for  monitoring of, and advocacy to,  individuals discharged from DBHDS Training Centers. This position provides direct services to implement a community based human rights systems for individual’s receiving Medicaid services. Duties include:  provision of human rights monitoring and training  activities for individuals discharged from DBHDS Training Centers with Office of Licensing, Division of Developmental Disabilities, other Offices and agencies;  direct monitoring of the health and safety of individuals discharged from DBHDS Training Centers, participation in DBHDS provider development and training; and coordination of  human rights advocates DOJ monitoring activities. This position will primarily provide services in central and southwestern Virginia but may also serve other areas of the state. Significant travel is required.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Extensive experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental  Disabilities. Extensive experience with monitoring program compliance and service quality. Experience monitoring and developing quality improvement activities.   Experience in supervising and monitoring the works of others.  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 and Medicaid funded programs.   Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  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: #00505                                                                                     Salary: $43,000-$60,000

Please apply online with the Recruitment Management System at  Only accepting online applications.  Closing date for this position is September 20, 2013, 5PM.  DBHDS is a tobacco-free, smoke-free work environment.  

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