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Organization TypePublic Interest
ProfileResidential Child Care Monitor/Team Attorney Investigator
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Law Degree plus Texas Law License with 1-5 tears experience. Provide legal services and advice to individuals eligible for Disability Rights Texas services which may include legal advocacy, negotiation, mediation, litigations and handling of administrative and court proceedings. Provide direction and technical assistance to Advocates, when appropriate. Will participate in case reviews and provide Advocates with direction on strategizing cases and legal issues, when appropriate. Implement agency's client services policies and procedures regarding client interviews, case records, investigations, case advocacy and case files. Develops and/or maintains ongoing caseload within the level established by the agency's client services policies and procedures and meets expectations for litigation. Strong and effective writing, verbal, and negotiating communications skills including the ability to do so in a concise manner, even when doing so regarding complex issues to a variety of people. Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills including the articulation of well thought out arguments; drafting complaints, briefs, memorandums of law and other pleadings; conducting depositions and other discovery methods; engaging in negotiations and settlement discussions; writing demand letters and other correspondence. Demonstrated knowledge of complex state and federal rights protection statutes, laws and regulations. Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and collaboration skills to be able to work effectively with others inside and outside of the organization; relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”. The ability to take direction and independently follow through on all instructions. The ability to research, analyze, and disseminate relevant issues and apply information effectively. Willingness and ability to travel extensively, even to remote rural locations. Excellent detail-orientation, follow-up skills and organizational skills plus the ability to multi-task and work under challenging conditions while meeting deadlines. Knowledge and skills to appropriately implement instruction. Demonstrated ability to manage individual workload so services are delivered timely and appropriately. High level of commitment to service excellence, plus high degrees of integrity, ethics and judgment are a must. Demonstrated functional knowledge of complex laws, regulations, and programs on both the state and federal level affecting persons with disabilities or foster youth. Ability to work well with others in a team environment, but also ability to work independently and exercise independent professional judgment. Knowledge and skills to appropriately monitor residential child care facilities. Ability to multitask, prioritize conflicting assignments, and work under challenging conditions while meeting required deadlines. Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and collaboration skills to be able to work effectively with others inside and outside of the organization; Excellent detail orientation, follow-up skills and organizational skills; Strong computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of the state and federal laws and regulations relating to Residential Child Care Facilities. Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual disability, emotional disturbance, physical disabilities, development disabilities, and trauma-informed treatment as applied to children. Demonstrated knowledge of interviewing techniques, especially of children. Skill in assessing immediacy of harmful situations, which might result in the physical or psychological injury or death to a child. Ability to evaluate investigation records in relation to the Texas Department Family and Protective Services standards for quality. Ability to analyze reports and produce comprehensive documents regarding findings. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Skill in effective verbal and written communication. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Ability to manage hostility and resistance to regulation in a professional, non- defensive manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with team members and others. Knowledge of investigative principles, techniques and procedures. Experience monitoring for compliance with policies and procedures. The ability to independently analyze qualitative and quantitative program-specific data. Bilingual in English/Spanish – both in written and spoken communication. Experience investigating or monitoring facilities for compliance with laws, rules, policies and procedures.
Disability Rights Texas
Houston, TX 77004