Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland
Position: Investigative Advocate, Representative Payee Team
Description: The Investigative Advocate will be responsible for conducting investigations and reviews of people or agencies serving as Social Security representative payees for people with disabilities, and works under the direction of a Program Supervisor. The investigative advocate engages in outreach and educational activities and systemic advocacy pursuant to DRM’s program priorities and defined advocacy strategies. The ideal candidate will share DRM’s values and commitment to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to maintain independence and full access to community life with freedom from abuse and discrimination. This is a grant-funded position for 12 months: August 2019 – July 2020. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.
Responsibilities/Duties: Perform reviews or investigations of people or agencies serving as representative payees for Social Security beneficiaries. Manage individual workload in conformity with DRM priorities, policies and case management procedures; applicable professional standards and best practices; legal, ethical and other requirements. Draft and submit investigative reports to federal government. Prepare and disseminate information brochures regarding rights of people with disabilities. Attend and present trainings seminars as requested. Exercise sound independent judgment in all advocacy activities. Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment in a law firm environment. Accept direction and feedback from Program Supervisor. Adhere to DRM policies, practices and case management procedures in the execution of job responsibilities. Understand and follow requirements of any federal, state, or private funding sources related to assigned work. Competently utilize database and time tracking systems. Perform other appropriate duties as may be assigned. This job involves travel within Maryland approximately 50%-75% of the time. Pre-approved travel and mileage costs will be reimbursed.
Qualifications/Skills: 3+ years’ related experience conducting site visits, home visits, investigations or reviews. Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field such as Social Work. Additional experience may be substituted for education. Ability to successfully obtain a U.S. Government level 5 security/ suitability clearance. Ability to conduct research, analyze complex issues, and execute a variety of advocacy strategies. Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with DRM staff and colleagues in a team environment. Ability to work independently and in teams, successfully manage multiple work priorities and work under deadline pressure. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the handling of all advocacy activities. Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and from multi-ethnic communities. Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions. Ability to travel within the State of Maryland with reliable transportation. Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, and to participate fully in community life with meaningful choices and opportunities. For a list of preferred qualifications, see detailed description at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.
Salary/Benefits:The salary may range from $35,000 – $50,000 depending on education and experience. Benefits package is highly competitive with other Maryland public interest organizations.
To Apply: This position remains open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by July 14th. Send resume, cover letter and three references to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Advocate –Rep Payee” in the subject line or via mail: Disability Rights Maryland, ATTN: Advocate- Rep Payee, 1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland
Position: Advocate/Investigator, Mental Health
Description: DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, part-time Advocate/Investigator to work with DRM’s Mental Health Team, defending people with psychiatric and behavioral health disabilities from abuse, neglect and rights violations and providing advocacy to victims of crime with mental illness. The Advocate/Investigator will review reports of abuse and neglect, interview teens and adults in hospitals and residential treatment centers who allege abuse or neglect or rights violations, request and review medical treatment records, and write up investigative reports of their findings. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.
Responsibilities/Duties: Identify possible victims of crime through reports received through the reporting system and DRM’s intake process. Investigate potential victimization of people with mental illness, provide information to ensure the person’s safety, and identify other appropriate interventions or service changes, such as victim remediation services, trauma counseling, or changes in living arrangements. Develop expertise in RTC and psychiatric hospital delivery systems for people with mental health disabilities. In consultation with the Mental Health Team, identify systemic issues for further investigation, draft reports and request intervention from state oversight agencies. Prepare and disseminate informational brochures for victims of crime as well as families, advocates and professionals. Advocate for reasonable accommodations and modifications as necessary. Manage individual workload in conformity with DRM priorities, policies, case management procedures, applicable professional standards, best practices, legal, and other requirements. Exercise sound judgment in handling and investigating cases and all other advocacy activities. Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment in a law firm environment. Adhere to DRM policies, practices and case management procedures in the execution of all job responsibilities. Understand and follow any requirements of federal, state, or private funding sources related to assigned workgroup. Competently utilize database and time tracking system. Perform other appropriate duties as may be assigned. Travel throughout the State of Maryland.
Qualifications/Skills: A college degree. Ability to relate respectfully to people with disabilities. Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and from multi-ethnic communities. Ability to conduct and execute a variety of advocacy strategies. Ability to work independently, successfully manage multiple work priorities and work under deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with DRM staff and colleagues in a team environment. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the handling of all advocacy activities. Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions. Access to reliable transportation for travel within State of Maryland. Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, and to participate fully in community life with meaningful choices and opportunities. For a list of preferred qualifications, see detailed description at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/.
Salary/Benefits: $18 – $23 per hour, depending on experience.
To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Advocate/Investigator – Mental Health Position” in the subject line. This position remains open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received prior to July 5,2019. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to advance the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Maryland.
DRM is an equal opportunity employer. DRM values diversity. People of color, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals are especially encouraged to apply.
Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid
Position: Assistant Controller, Budget and Finance Unit
Description: The Assistant Controller is part of a six-person Finance Unit that supports Maryland Legal Aid’s statewide advocacy work. The Assistant Controller performs a variety of accounting and financial reporting functions associated with, but not limited to, funding from Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC), Legal Services Corporation (LSC), and other government grants and foundations. Detailed position description can be found here.
Responsibilities/Duties: Performs monthly allocations of costs in the accounting system to cost centers, programs and grants. Responsible for maintaining Full Time Equivalent allocation tables in the accounting system. Prepares all required financial reporting to LSC, including annual grant budgeting, spending reports and any financial compliance reporting and prepares financial sections of LSC grant applications. Prepares all required financial reporting to MLSC, including annual grant budgeting, spending reports and any financial compliance reporting and prepares financial sections of MLSC grant applications. Handles financial budgeting, financial application completion and financial reporting associated with federal grants, including billing, grant spending reports and financial compliance reporting. Monitors the proper allocation of grant program costs. Acquires and maintains an in-depth knowledge of Federal Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations and LSC accounting policies and reporting requirements. Acquires and maintains an in-depth knowledge of the organization’s accounting software system, including the ability to construct and edit reports and cost allocation tables. Coordinates with the Information Technology Unit and the accounting software vendor to assure that system releases and software maintenance procedures remain current. Assists the Controller with the preparation of program and organization budgets and financial reports as required. For annual audited financial statements, prepares schedule of expenditures of federal awards and schedule of LSC support, revenue and expenses and changes in net assets. Assists the Controller with the preparation of other supporting schedules and other tasks associated with annual audits and tax reporting as required. Prepares monthly bank account reconciliations. Prepares monthly reconciliation of flexible spending benefit plan balances. Performs other accounting, budgeting and management reporting functions as required.
Qualifications/Skills: Certified Public Accountant. Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a minimum of 5 years related experience. MBA preferred, but not required. Not-for-profit accounting and reporting experience as well as federal grant accounting experience preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as top notch customer service skills. Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and available to work evenings and/or weekends if needed.
To Apply: Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265365&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688
Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid
Position: Human Resources Specialist, Human Resource Unit
Description: The human resources (HR) specialist handles and supports various employee programs and projects within Maryland Legal Aid (MLA).
Responsibilities/Duties: Recruitment and testing of applicants for administrative support positions. Handling of background screenings. Enrollment of employees in benefit programs. Ppdating the Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Reporting and monitoring of time and attendance data. Onboarding of new employees. Maintenance of HR filing systems. Administration of COBRA continuation coverage. Affordable Care Act reporting. Preparation of other reports and documents as required. Assisting with processing of staff requisitions. Posting of internal and external employment opportunities. Updating position vacancy listings and history. Developing and maintaining professional relationships with business partners and staff. Arranging for registration of human resources-related events and trainings. Providing general information about MLA and services provided, and employment opportunities to potential applicants. Processing requests for background screenings with approved vendor(s) and monitoring progress. Participating in new-employee orientation and onboarding. Assisting with maintaining records on recruiting activities. Communicating with applicants verbally and in writing, as required. Assisting with maintaining applicant tracking system and website postings. Processing updates in HRIS before bi-weekly payroll processing. Managing HRIS updates and testing system changes. Writing of HRIS reports and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. Handling password resets for staff utilizing human resource applications. Reviewing and approving check requests for benefit programs and payments to HR vendors. Responding to reference checks and verifications of employment status. Completing governmental reports as assigned.
Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. SHRM and/or HRCI certification. Minimum of four (4) years human resources experience, preferably in a non-profit or mission-driven organizational setting. Attention to detail in composing, keying and proofing materials. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Proficiency with ADP/HRIS and Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Must be knowledgeable about federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices and maintain high standards of confidentiality with respect to employee records and information.
To Apply: Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Phillip C. Stillman, Chief of Human Resources. Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265048&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688