Managing Attorney OCRA Sacramento, Los Angeles, Tustin, Santa Rosa, Modesto, San Jose
DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by December 10, 2018 to be considered for the first round of interviews.
SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $96,978-$129,957
Office of Clients Rights California (OCRA) partners with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services at each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. These services include, among other things, technical assistance on the rights of people with developmental disabilities to regional center consumers, their families, agency staff, and interested community members, direct representation in selected cases, and investigation of any right to which a regional center consumer is entitled which has been abused, punitively withheld, or improperly or unreasonably denied.
The Managing Attorney provides leadership, direction and management of the OCRA Program, including development of program goals and objectives. This position supervises Supervising Clients Rights Advocates (SCRA’s) who are responsible for supervising the work and the day to day operations of local client’s rights advocacy office. The Managing Attorney is also responsible for staffing, budgeting, quality of work, training of staff, and reports to grantors and other parties.
Managing Attorney essential functions include:
Leadership – 70%
- Provide direction and supervision to SCRA’s and Client’s Rights Advocates
(CRA’s) including workload management, training, mentoring and monitoring staff.
- Review and approve expenses consistent with the larger OCRA budget.
- Lead work team with an emphasis on assisting the team in developing and implementing strategies to accomplish work team goals.
- Ensure that all work is in compliance with all program requirements, meets procedural and quality standards, including proper handling of personally identifiable information
- Prepare reports and attend Board Meetings to report on work as needed.
- Represent OCRA as needed with other DRC teams.
- Participate with other agencies and organizations to address systemic problems and issues related to OCRA and its clients, such as DDS, Regional Centers, and community care licensing.
- Monitor, summarize, and analyze case law, legislation, and administrative policy and practices.
Support – 20%
- Prepare training materials, publications, reports, or prepare presentations about OCRA’s work, which may include reports to funding entities.
- Assist with organizational development and planning, including the planning and development of DRC’s Advocacy Plan.
- Provide technical assistance and substantive training to other DRC staff in areas of expertise
- Lead and/or participate in statewide teams.
Community-Based Advocacy – 10%
- Engage in community-based advocacy and community leadership, representing DRC.
- Prepare written materials and conduct outreach, education and training to consumers, community groups, advocates and others, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities on issues pertaining to their rights.
- Assist with agency-wide management responsibilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Directly supervise SCRA’s and CRA’s and leads CRA team to carry out the program requirements consistent with DRC’s policies, applicable laws and contract requirements. Responsibilities include interview, hire and train employees, plan, assign, and direct work; regularly evaluate performance and provide ongoing feedback; work with HR to take correction actions when needed; address complaints and resolve problems.