Employment Opportunities

Ombudsman/Monitor Baton Rouge

The Advocacy Center, a legal services non-profit organization in New Orleans, LA, seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as an Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman/Monitor work as a part of a team of caring compassionate to protect and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and special needs in state licensed facilities.

Essential Functions

  1. Regularly visits individuals with disabilities who are residents in facilities to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, treatment, and services; to protect them from abuse and neglect; and to advocate for their rights consistent with AC’s goals and priorities.

  2. Monitors facilities and advocates for individuals living in those facilities when care and treatment is inadequate; they are being subjected to abuse and neglect; or their rights are being violated.

  3. Prepares reports regarding activities and specific cases as requested by the Regional Coordinator/Program Director.

  4. Performs trainings and outreach to the community, facility staff and facility residents as assigned by the Regional Coordinator, Program Director, and/or the Rights Team leader on issues affecting the services and benefits available to, and the rights of, persons living in facilities.

  5. Coordinates with other agency staff as needed to ensure appropriate care, treatment, and services; to protect residents from abuse and neglect; and to advocate for their rights consistent with AC’s goals and priorities.

  6. Report to the Regional Coordinator, Program Director, and/or the RightsTeam Leader and, as directed, work cooperatively with AC legal staff, whenever it is suspected that residents are not receiving appropriate care, treatment, and services; that they are being subjected to abuse and neglect; or that their rights are being violated.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services related discipline preferred.

  • Three to five years in human services field, preferably working with

    individuals with disabilities.

  • Experience with advocacy and/or social work preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, willingness to work as part of a team.

  • Strong training skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.

  • Dependable automobile, valid driver’s license and current liability insurance.

    This position is based in our Baton Rouge office and will be classified as an exempt position. If you are interested in this position, please review the essential functions and requirements as seen below.

    Resumes (including cover letter and references) must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and will be accepted by email or fax only. Resumes can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to (504) 273-6040. No phone calls will be accepted. Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary: $30,000 - $40,000, Depending on Experience 


 ACCOUNTING AND HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST

We are looking for energetic, and motivated candidates who want to continue to develop their skill set by assisting the Chief Financial Officer in all financial and human resource related matters of the agency, to perform accounting tasks in accordance with agency procedures and standards, and to manage the human resource functions of the agency. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to develop new skills.

Essential Functions Accounting Functions

  • Prepares monthly grant invoices for local and state agencies.

  • Performs drawdowns as directed by Chief Financial Officer.

  • Performs remote bank deposits.

  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer with compiling monthly financial reports.

  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in maintaining accurate accounting records.

  • Assists Chief Financial Officer with various accounting tasks including bank deposits, financial reporting, and maintaining accounting records.

  • Payroll Functions

  • Process bi-weekly payroll including reviewing and verifying that all time has been entered and approved for pay-period.

  • Prepare and enter all payroll journal entries and associated reports.

  • Review, approve and pay employee expense reports

  • Coordinates and monitors benefit package including enrollments and terminations.

  • Conducts Benefit Reconciliations on a quarterly basis.

  • Human Resources Functions

  • Implements human resources programs by providing human resources services, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations; completing personnel transactions.

  • Develops human resources solutions by collecting and analyzing information; recommending courses of action.

  • Improves manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; implementing selected solution; coaching and counseling managers and employees.

  • Maintains and monitors FMLA usage and documentation.

  • Ensures agency compliance with labor law postings.

    Requirements

  • Two to four years of bookkeeping and payroll-related experience.

  • College degree, preferably in related discipline.

  • Pro-active, well-organized and ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Strong computer skills including experience with spreadsheet and accounting

    programs.

  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written expression.

  • Demonstrates full understanding/knowledge of substantive issues related to

    work.

  • Willingness to maintain and develop substantive knowledge through on-going

    staff development opportunities.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment,

    initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with other employees and

    vendors.

  • Ability to handle sensitive issues and confidential information that requires

    discretion when communicating with staff, management, or outside vendors.

  • Some in-state travel may be required.

    If you are interested in this position, please review the essential functions and requirements as seen below. Resumes (including cover letter and references) must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and will be accepted by email or fax only. Resumes can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to (504) 273-6040. No phone calls will be accepted. Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary: $50 - $65k annually, DOE


 DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND STATEWIDE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Advocacy Center, a legal services non-profit organization in New Orleans, LA, seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as the Director of Policy and Statewide Community Engagement.

The Director of Policy and State-wide Community Engagement should be passionate about protecting, empowering, and advocating for the human and legal rights of people with disabilities and special needs populations. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Management Team and will be responsible for:

  • Developing a coordinated agency-wide Government Relations plan and providing Policy Analysis;

  • Legislative Engagement; Community Outreach; Promoting and Assisting in the Development of

    Community Based Programming; and

  • Overseeing Direct Services and Community Integration Programs designed to be responsive to community/statewide needs.

    Essential Functions

  1. Coordinatesthedevelopmentandexecutionofastrategicgovernmentrelationsplanforthe organization at the local, regional and federal levels to ensure that policies, legislation and regulation is proposed that promotes equity and inclusion for the people we serve.

  2. Plans, monitors, and coordinates the reporting on program related matters;

  3. Regularly attends management meetings and provides input regarding planning, coordination and evaluation of agency activities;

  4. This position requires frequent travel and the Director must have the ability to travel frequently throughout the state of Louisiana.

  5. Well-organized with good analytical and systems management abilities; Ability to pay attention to details and handle multiple priorities.

  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, business or related discipline; Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in Social Policy, Political Science, Public Administration, is preferred

  • Five to seven years experience in a human service environment, two of which are in a supervisory or policy and planning capacity.

  • Dependable automobile, valid driver’s license and current liability insurance.

This position is based in our New Orleans, LA office and will be classified as an exempt position.
If you are interested in this position, please review the essential functions and requirements as seen below.

Resumes (including cover letter and references) must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and will be accepted by email or fax only. Resumes can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to (504) 273- 6040. No phone calls will be accepted. Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary: $50 - $80k annually, DOE 

 

Advocacy Center of Louisiana Hiring Policy

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; gender, or pregnancy; national origin; age; religion, disability; genetic information; veteran status; sexual orientation; or marital status. Individuals with disabilities and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Advocacy Center of Louisiana offers a great benefits package including: Medical and Dental Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (e.g. medical and dependent care), Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Supplemental Life for self, spouse and dependents, Long Term Disability, Paid Holidays, Vacation and Medical Leave (sick days), 401K plan participation for all employees which includes an annual 3% employer contribution, and subsidized parking at selected offices.