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Attorney

The Attorney provides legal advice to Disability Rights Oho (DRO) clients, conducts legal research and prepares legal memoranda as needed, engages in individual representation and complex litigation, participates in community outreach and policy determination on disability issues.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides legal advice, consultation and research on general issues to DRO clients, receives and investigates complaints regarding civil and human rights of DRO clients and negotiates resolution, settlement and litigation of legal matters.
  • Conducts legal research and prepares legal briefs, memoranda and pleadings on complex litigation on behalf of Disability Rights Ohio.
  • Prepares cases for trial and independently tries cases in state and federal courts, examines witnesses, presents legal arguments and evidence and handles appeals for DRO clients.
  • Reviews provider rules, programs and policies for client’s rights implications.
  • Works in cooperation with other program staff, answers inquiries and provides referrals and technical assistance concerning client’s rights to government officials and the general public.
  • Performs related legal and administrative work (e.g. serves subpoenas, prepares reports and maintain records, including time logs in cases where attorney fees are available).
  • Confers with team leaders, administrators and other attorneys concerning difficult legal problems.
  • Attends conferences and participates in continuing legal education.
  • Conducts intakes as assigned.
  • Writes publications and conducts public speaking to clients and related groups as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of law school and admission to Ohio Bar and admitted or eligible for admission to the Northern and Southern District Courts, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Commitment to mission of the P & A and to the civil rights of all people.
  • Understanding of and commitment to client directed advocacy.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication and computer literacy.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to deal effectively with and negotiate through confrontational situations and stressful interactions.
  • Ability to travel.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

 
REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE REVIEWER

Job Description

A Representative Payee Reviewer monitors Social Security Representative Payeeships, onsite, throughout the state. Reviewer’s will be responsible for reviewing financial records of individuals receiving cash benefits through the Social Security Administration as well as interviewing these beneficiaries in concern with the Representative Payee services they are receiving. Reviewer’s work independently of others and will be required to travel to beneficiaries and Representative Payees.

Essential Job Duties:
• Conduct assigned financial reviews of individuals, agencies, and/or entities holding Representative Payee duties through the Social Security Administration in order to ensure accounting rules are properly maintained.
• Complete interviews with Representative Payees and beneficiaries, as well as their guardians, when applicable.
• Observe the physical surroundings in order to determine the safety and security of the beneficiaries, and make referrals when necessary.
• Identify problems or needed changes after reviews and assist with completing all required reports within a timely manner.
• Ensure confidentiality of all information received or provided at all times.
• Maintain and keep organized files and reports.

Qualifications:
• An Associate’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of education and experience closely related to position.
• A functional knowledge in basic financial record keeping.
• Upon hire, successful completion of the Social Security Administration conducted background checks and fingerprinting in accordance with the Social Security Administration personnel suitability requirements. Adherence to the Social Security Administration’s Code of Ethics.
• Upon hire, successful completion of required Social Security Administration Representative Payee training.
• Commitment to mission of the P&A and to the civil rights of all people.
• General knowledge of social security and community benefits.
• Generally proficient in Microsoft Office and computer literacy as well as effective writing and communication skills.
• Ability to work with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds and abilities.
• Ability to travel.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter to hr@disabilityrightsohio.org.

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