Adult Advocacy Specalist
Title: Adult Advocacy Specialist
Reports To: Lead Advocacy Specialist
FLSA Status: Hourly, Full time, Benefited
Date: January 4th 2017
To Apply: Please send a resume and attached cover letter to Matt Cloven, Lead Advocacy Specialist at email@example.com
The Advocacy Specialist is an important member of The Arc of Larimer County. This position will work collaboratively with the other staff members to continuously strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the advocacy and education outreach of this chapter. The Advocacy Specialist is responsible for working with and on behalf of families, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) on issues related to education, individual rights and community needs. The Advocacy Specialist also serves as a co advisor for People First in Fort Collins and Loveland.
• Process new intakes with individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members
• Stayed informed on the latest laws, technology, and best practices in supporting individuals with I/DD
• Connect individuals with I/DD and families to community resources.
• Develop client and family ability to self-advocate when possible.
• Provide individual advocacy in legal setting without providing legal advice.
• Track volume and outcomes of direct advocacy for data collection as well as provide other reporting as requested.
Training and Outreach:
• Serve as a co-advisor for People First, assisting in the facilitation of meetings and educating People First Members in their leadership roles and community issues that are impacting individuals within the Larimer County communities. Support fundraising activities.
• Create and implement trainings and outreach in the community to empower and educate individuals/families/community members
• Actively involve and collaborate with other community support and/or service organizations.
• Track and evaluate participation and satisfaction of trainings/outreach and advocacy.
• Build and strengthen relationships with all providers of services.
• Represent The Arc of Larimer County on assigned committees and community committees.
• Provide feedback to the Executive Director related to development of new advocacy strategies, programs and community needs.
• Participate in the annual planning process by assisting in the development and evaluation of program goals and at least annually making recommendations to the Executive Director to best meet those needs.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required with minimum of two years’ experience in the field of developmental disabilities
The Arc of Larimer County offers a competitive pay, contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, or national origin.
The Arc of Larimer County offers a competitive salary, contingent on experience and qualifications and an excellent benefit package. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, veteran status, disability, or national origin.
Please Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. Duties, responsibilities or qualifications may change at any time with or without notice.