Vermont Legal Aid seeks candidates for a full-time position within its Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project to advocate for the rights of individuals receiving long-term care services and supports. This position will be part of a dedicated team that provides person-centered advocacy to people living in long-term care facilities, or who receive Choices for Care long-term care services and supports in the community. The position will be remote initially but will be based out of Legal Aid’s Rutland office once the pandemic is over.
We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace.
Responsibilities include advising residents of long-term care and seniors living in the community of their rights, investigating and resolving problems, and working to improve their quality of life. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, as well as on a team, and have excellent communication skills.
Experience in advocacy, long-term care, or human services is desirable but not required. Prior legal experience is not required. The position requires travel throughout southwestern Vermont and the rest of the state in a personal vehicle, with mileage reimbursement provided. Four years’ professional work experience or bachelor’s degree, or a comparable mix of education and experience desired.
Base salary is $38,281 with salary credit given for relevant prior work experience. Four weeks paid vacation, retirement, and excellent health benefits.
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Application deadline is July 26, 2021. Your application should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references combined into one pdf, with “VOP Position” in the subject line. Please let us know how you heard about this position.