Print

Employment Opportunity: Ombudsman / Monitor in Alexandria

 

   Ombudsman/Monitor

Alexandria

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

The Ombudsman/Monitor works as a part of a team of caring, compassionate advocates to protect and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities 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 Rights Team 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.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in the human services field, -preferably working with individuals with disabilities; experience with advocacy and/or social work (preferred); excellent communication, organization, and training skills 
  • 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.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities. 
  • Willingness to travel across a large geographic area to various facilities.  

This is a field-based position and candidate must have a dependable automobile, valid driver’s license, and current liability insurance.  Candidate is required to pass a background check to work in this role.

Submission requirements: Please provide cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (504) 273-6040, Subject: Ombudsman.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Salary: Depending on Experience 

Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity employer.