Los Angeles (Hybrid - home/in-office) Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy - OCRA Full-Time/Non-Exempt
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Location: Los Angeles, California - 350 S. Bixel Street
We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.
Employment Status: Non-Exempt; Regular; Full time (37.5 hrs)
EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match, a language differential up to $250/mo. Health (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, basic life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance and flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care and commuter). Additionally, we offer ample vacation, sick/self care leave and eighteen paid holidays (including the last week in December) and more….. We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) - eligible employer.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by January 8, 2023 to be considered for the first round of interviews.
WHO WE ARE
Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.
DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.
DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.
OFFICE OF CLIENTS’ RIGHTS ADVOCACY
DRC has a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services for clients of each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. We are a team of zealous advocates and disability generalists who are building a culture of teamwork and working for a world where all disabled people have power, are treated with dignity and respect, and make their own decisions.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Clerical Support position provides clerical and administrative support to a supervising attorney in OCRA and works under the supervision of that supervising attorney. The position requires attending virtual and in-person meetings to take notes and provide communication support, as well as strong computer, proofreading, and time management skills.
The successful candidate is eligible for a hybrid schedule working both remotely and in-office and must be available to work from the Disability Rights California downtown Los Angeles office, currently located at 350 S. Bixel Street, at least two days/week.
Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. Clerical Support essential functions include:
· Take written notes during virtual and in-person meetings.
· Create documents, emails, and presentations from dictated content.
· Provide communication support during in-person and virtual meetings, calls, and events.
· Read out loud documents, reports, and correspondence as needed for content access.
· Proofread and format all written work produced by the supervising attorney.
· Prepare materials for mailing and shipping.
· Use electronic case management software to create project and/or case files, including recording required demographic data and maintaining accurate and timely information.
· When in-person, provide access to physical materials like books and files and organize desk and materials.
· Travel with and provide clerical support to the supervising attorney when conducting or attending outreach, education, and training.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
· High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus 1 – 2 years related experience or training.
· Effective communication skills, including the ability to handle difficult situations patiently, tactfully, and with empathy.
· Ability to understand and carry out instructions, work well under pressure and deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.
· Ability to pay close attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
· Proficiency with Windows-based computer applications including Microsoft Office software such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel.
· Familiarity with videoconferencing software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
· Minimum keyboarding speed of 45 net words per minute.
· Flexability and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
· Experience working for non-profit or social service organizations.
· Associate degree in a related field from a two-year college or technical school.
· Knowledge of statewide resources available to people with developmental disabilities.
· Experience with or contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities.
· Life experience as a person with a disability or direct experience as a caregiver of a person with a disability.
· Demonstrated experience and ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives, including people with disabilities, administrators, advocacy groups, and the public, and to maintain confidentiality in all matters.
Occasional travel required. Ability to travel occasionally for activities such as out-of-town meetings, team meetings, training, or outreach activities up to 20% of the time. More travel may be required to meet program or contract requirements.
High speed internet connection is required to work for us.
The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations.
· Duties are performed in office and home environments and the field in a wide range of settings, including courthouses, congregate care or other institutional settings, and community agencies.
· Duties frequently require sitting and communicating with others.
· Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, hearings, facilities, and settings where clients live.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in becoming a part of DRC, please submit the following:
1. Online Disability Rights California Application Form
2. Your resume
3. Cover Letter: We need a workforce that can utilize insights and strategies that can come from both professional and personal experience. In your cover letter, please tell us about yourself and why you are a great fit for this position and for DRC.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
At Disability Rights California, we value diversity among our employees because unique perspectives allow us to effectively serve Californians with disabilities from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), Disability (mental and physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
Disability Rights California endorses and supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees who need accommodations.