Director of Advocacy (Charlotte)

Compensation

: $105,370.00 - $163,530.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Executive Management



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Description of Work
As an Advocate II, this position assures that individuals' rights are upheld on a day-to-day basis, while quality care is provided. This obligation is fulfilled by: directing the personnel and daily work flow in the Advocacy Department, being available to and working on behalf of the individuals and their families/guardians, consulting/collaborating with facility administration, training individuals/families/guardians and facility employees on human rights of the individuals served, investigating allegations of abuse/neglect/exploitation and other rights infringements, making recommendations for remediation or assessed needs, monitoring programs throughout the facility to ensure rights are upheld, compiling reports that reflect the Department's work and findings, contributing to the Human Rights Committee of the facility and participating in other facility committees as indicated. This position serves as a member of the Executive Leadership/Management Team for the Center and participates in the overall planning for the facility. This position also supports the Self-Advocacy Council which is operated by the individuals who reside at the Center.

This position is designated Mandatory and must report or stay over during adverse weather events.
Salary Grade GN11 ; Recruitment Range $42,780.00 - $72,424.00
Position 60048409 - Advocacy - Monday - Friday, 1st shift (8:00a - 5:00p)


About J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center:

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, North Carolina is an ICF certified facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We provide comprehensive residential care to citizens from 37 counties in the western portion of the state. JIRDC is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, & functional abilities.

The J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center is located just an hour from the Queen City of Charlotte, home of the Carolina Panthers and the City of Asheville, home to the world renowned Biltmore Estate and Grove Park Inn. Our facility sits on one of the most picturesque properties in Burke County. We are nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge and South Mountains and just minutes from beautiful Lake James. Nearby Pisgah National Forest offers outdoor adventure and fun for the whole family.
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they possess all of the following.

Management Preferences:
  • Expertise in interpreting laws and regulations and the ability to apply this knowledge in daily work/tasks.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical abilities.
  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of patient rights in healthcare setting.
  • Prior investigation experience.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Minimum Education and Experience Requirements


    Master's degree in a human services program from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of the experience providing diagnostic and treatment or advocacy services for individuals who are developmentally, physically, or mentally disabled, two years of which experience must have been in a supervisory or lead role; or

    Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience providing diagnostic and treatment or advocacy services for individuals who are developmentally, physically, or mentally disabled, two years of which experience must have been in a supervisory or lead role; or

    Bachelor's degree in a human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of human services experience providing skills in investigating abuse and neglect, interviewing techniques, and similar functions, two years of which experience must have been in a supervisory or lead role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Administering the Class

    Applicants possessing a law degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in an advocacy or hearing officer role, or one year of experience with laws affecting individuals with disabilities, or one year of experience as a practicing attorney are qualified for this classification.

    Degrees must be from appropriately accredited colleges or universities.


    Associated topics: administrative coordinator, administrative staff, assistant, associate, document, front office, operation, operations director, records management, support * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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