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Advocate Team Leader

FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

The Advocate Team Leader will be responsible for directing client and P & A investigative advocacy work for one or more priority /issue areas of responsibility based on the current work and funding priorities of Disability Rights Ohio. This person will also mentor staff, review the team’s work for compliance with program guidelines and quality assurance and participate in monitoring of the team budget. Coordination of systemic issues is also an important function of this position.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Mentors staff on all client matters and P & A investigative and monitoring activities within the scope of the team’s priorities and issue areas.
  • Reviews matters for compliance with the Program Activities Manual.
  • Coordinates systemic efforts for team priorities and issue areas.
  • In conjunction with senior management and fiscal staff, develops and monitors the team’s budget as it relates to team activities, including responsibility for review and approval of client matters and P & A investigation of monitoring-related expenses.
  • Develops training for team issue areas.
  • May be assigned additional responsibilities by Director of Advocacy and Assistant Executive Director.
  • Will also perform job duties listed on Advocate and Senior Advocate job descriptions.
Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years’ experience as an advocate, demonstrated competency to handle client and P&A investigatory and monitoring matters, and leadership in managing projects and teams.
  • Good leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and computer literacy.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in law, disability or social services academic field and 1 year experience conducting investigations and/or inspections.
  • Commitment to mission of the P & A and to the civil rights of all people. Understanding of and commitment to client-directed advocacy.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.
  • Ability to travel.
To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

Representative Payee Reviewer

Reports To: Team Leader
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

A Representative Payee Reviewer monitors Social Security Representative Payeeships, onsite, throughout the state. Reviewer’s will be responsible for reviewing financial records of individuals receiving cash benefits through the Social Security Administration as well as interviewing these beneficiaries in concern with the Representative Payee services they are receiving. Reviewer’s work independently of others and will be required to travel to beneficiaries and Representative Payees.

Essential Job Duties:
  • Conduct assigned financial reviews of individuals, agencies, and/or entities holding Representative Payee duties through the Social Security Administration in order to ensure accounting rules are properly maintained.
  • Complete interviews with Representative Payees and beneficiaries, as well as their guardians, when applicable.
  • Observe the physical surroundings in order to determine the safety and security of the beneficiaries, and make referrals when necessary.
  • Identify problems or needed changes after reviews and assist with completing all required reports within a timely manner.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all information received or provided at all times.
  • Maintain and keep organized files and reports.
Qualifications:
  • An Associate’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of education and experience closely related to position.
  • A functional knowledge in basic financial record keeping.
  • Upon hire, successful completion of the Social Security Administration conducted background checks and fingerprinting in accordance with the Social Security Administration personnel suitability requirements. Adherence to the Social Security Administration’s Code of Ethics.
  • Upon hire, successful completion of required Social Security Administration Representative Payee training.
  • Commitment to mission of the P&A and to the civil rights of all people.
  • General knowledge of social security and community benefits.
  • Generally proficient in Microsoft Office and computer literacy as well as effective writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to travel.

Job Type: Full-time

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and a resume to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

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