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Executive Director

Disability Rights New Jersey seeks a strong and compassionate Executive Director to lead this 24 year old organization that serves as the protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in New Jersey. Click here to access the position profile.

Advocate/Representative Payee Reviewer - Protections for Beneficiaries of Social Security Benefits

Disability Rights New Jersey is the designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in New Jersey. The agency provides advocacy and legal representation for persons with disabilities to protect their legal, civil and human rights. The agency’s priorities are established by a consumer-driven Board of Directors following extensive input from persons with disabilities, their families, and other interested individuals and agencies.

Conducts site visits, interviews beneficiaries and representative payees, reviews confidential records, documents observations, collects relevant data, reviews work sites and housing facilities for health and safety violations, reviews and analyzes financial records, prepares timely and comprehensive reports. Candidate should have at least one year of experience in working with people with disabilities. Government clearance through the US Government Office of Personnel Management and driver’s license required, willingness to travel on a regular basis, ability to adhere to strict timelines, demonstrated written and oral communication skills, problem solving skills, team skills, and computer skills. Bachelors or masters degree in human services or related field.

Spanish language required.

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and writing sample to:

Disability Rights New Jersey
Attn: Interview Committee
210 South Broad Street, Third Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
advocate@drnj.org
Fax: 609-777-0187
www.drnj.org

Assistive Technology Advocate

Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) is the designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in New Jersey, with a mission to advocate for and advance the human, civil and legal rights of citizens of New Jersey with disabilities.

The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center, the State’s Assistive Technology Act program, works to assist people with disabilities of all ages to access assistive technology devices and services through device loan, demonstration, reutilization and training.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Provides training and technical assistance, outreach and education, establishes relationships with individuals and groups to promote AT, demonstrates AT, develops materials for use on blog, newsletter and social media, assists with program sub-contracts, and provides information and referral, short-term intervention and advocacy activities to consumers.

Candidates should possess knowledge of and experience in disability related issues and assistive technology devices and services used by people with disabilities. Bachelors or masters degree in rehabilitation science or related field. RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) certification preferred but not required.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Interested applicants should mail, fax or e-mail resume and letter of interest to:

Disability Rights New Jersey
Attn: Tara Wilson
Recruitment and Interview Committee
210 South Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Fax: 609-777-0187
advocate@drnj.org

Date: September 2018

DRNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities


Disability Rights New Jersey
210 S Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
1.800.922.7233 (in NJ only) • 1.609.292.9742 (Voice)
1.609.777.0187 (Fax) • 1.609.633.7106 (TTY)
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