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Indiana Disability Rights is hiring a Justice Advocate/Investigator

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About the Indiana Disability Rights
Indiana Disability Rights is the service arm of the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS) Commission. Our mission is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy.

Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About The Job:

The primary responsibility of this position is to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disabilities across a variety of settings.  The position will serve as a justice advocate to assist individuals with disabilities with civil rights related issues within institutional settings, including state psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment providers, juvenile treatment centers, and correctional facilities. The Justice Advocate/Investigator also assists with projects as assigned. 

A Day In The Life:
  • Perform individual case advocacy as directed by the staff attorney.
  • Conducts investigations as directed by the Investigations Coordinator and staff attorney.
  • Updates documents, emails, and tasks on the case management system.
  • Assists on projects as assigned.
  • Gives presentations as assigned.
  • Monitors facilities as assigned.
  • Represents the organization at meetings as assigned.
  • Responsible for working directly with adults and children with disabilities.
  • Maintain written communication and case updates with clients and staff.
  • All other duties as assigned.
Responsibility:

This position handles many functions autonomously, while other functions are performed under more direct supervision. Position requires high degree of dependability, reliability and the ability to work from detailed instructions.

What You Need For Success:
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and have the ability to write, type, and speak clearly.
  • Must be able to manage a heavy work load and work well under pressure. 
  • Must be able to manage and organize documents and files.
  • Must be able to write thorough reports and submit them in a timely manner.
  • Must have computer and Microsoft Office skills including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Must have the ability to understand and use case management software.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel throughout the State of Indiana.
  • Must be able to review, understand, and summarize complex records, including medical records, in a timely manner.
  • Must be organized and able to prioritize a busy schedule.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and independently as needed.
Difficulty of Work:

The Justice Advocate/Investigator must be able to manage a heavy workload and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.  This position does require travel and may require overnight stays for short periods of time.

Personal Work Relationships:
Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required.
This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public.
Physical Effort:
This role performs work in an environment where sitting for extended periods of time could be expected.
Working Conditions:
This role performs work in a standard office environment.
This role requires occasional and/or overnight travel.
Competencies
  • Acquiring Information
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Building and Supporting Teams
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Composing and Writing Text
  • Displaying Confidence and Composure
  • Prioritizing and Organizing Work
  • Showing Caring and Understanding
  • Assessing and Understanding People
  • Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Indiana Disability Rights is hiring two Social Security Rep Payee Reviewers


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About Us: The mission of Indiana Disability Rights (IDR) is to protect and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities through empowerment and advocacy. The IDR team is composed of empowered advocates, attorneys, and support staff that work collaboratively to achieve this mission. The work is challenging but always rewarding.

Purpose of the Position: This position will conduct reviews around the State of Indiana, on-site in the field as assigned and directed. The individual will also conduct monitoring visits and assists with advocacy, investigations and projects as assigned.

Essential Duties:

  • Conducts all aspects of field reviews of pre-determined Social Security Representative Payee assignments including but not limited to site visits and observations, multiple interviews (including beneficiaries), and extensive reviews of hard copy and/or electronic files.
  • Responsible for all aspects of scheduling interviews for the purpose of conducting site visits. Statutory deadlines must be met as directed.

Job Requirements:

  • Prior experience working with and/or interviewing people with various disabilities is preferred.
  • Interviewing, writing, and computer skills are a must for this position.
  •  Prior investigatory, financial, or auditing experience is preferred.
  •  Must be able to pass Social Security Administration credentialing and Federal background check(s).
  • Must be able to travel using personal vehicle approximately 50 to 65% of a Monday through Friday work week.

How to Apply: IDR is currently hiring for two individuals to join our team and to serve as Social Security Rep Payee Reviewers for a new Federally-funded program. If you would like to be part of this amazing team, submit your cover letter and resume to ExecutiveDirector@IndianaDisabilityRights.org  or mail to ATTN: Executive Director, Indiana Disability Rights, 4701 N. Keystone Suite 222, Indianapolis, IN 46205.