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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.

Advocate - Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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.

Interviews, investigates, monitors, researches, analyzes, negotiates, advocates, and provides outreach, training and technical assistance. Candidate should possess knowledge of disability service system, at least one year of experience in working with people with disabilities, and demonstrated written and oral communication skills, problem solving skills, team skills, and computer skills. Bachelors or masters degree in human services or related field.

Staff/Senior Staff Attorney - Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Disability Rights New Jersey is the designated protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities in New Jersey. The agency provides information and referral, training and technical assistance, outreach and education, individual and systemic advocacy and legal representation for persons with disabilities to protect their legal, civil, and human rights.

An attorney candidate must have a law degree, be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and have one year of experience as a practicing attorney in a disability or public interest related area. For a senior position, a candidate must have a minimum of five years experience in public interest/civil rights practice, including two years of complex litigation.

The candidate should possess effective written and oral communication skills, legal skills, willingness to work as part of a team, and a commitment to the civil rights of persons with disabilities.

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

Date: June 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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