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Advocacy Specialist - Tallahassee Office

Disability Rights Florida, the non-profit protection and advocacy system for Floridians with disabilities, has an opening for an Advocacy Specialist in our Intake Unit located in our Tallahassee office.

The Advocacy Specialist is responsible for initial contact and in-depth telephone interviews with callers in order to provide appropriate information and referral services, or facilitate further evaluation or investigation. The ideal candidate should have at least an associate’s degree and 3 years of experience in advocacy and disability rights. Certified Information and Referral Specialist (CIRS) or Certified Recovery Peer Specialist credential preferred. Outstanding oral and written communication skills, active listening skills, and sensitivity to disability issues required. This position is fast-paced and requires excellent computer skills, extensive data entry, and efficient use of phone system technology.

Excellent benefits package. A favorable background check is also required.

Application deadline is June 26, 2015.

Please include a brief wiriting sample with your resume and application to job622@disabilityrightsflorida.org.

DFWP/EOE

Staff Assistant - Tampa Office

Disability Rights Florida has a job opening for a Staff Assistant in our Tampa Office. This is a non-exempt position responsible for the performance of administrative duties necessary for efficient functioning of a professional office.

The Staff Assistant is responsible for a variety of duties to support of lawyers and other professional staff, including preparing correspondence and documents, organizing and maintaining staff files and other administrative records, and general reception. This position assists the lawyers and paralegal with preparation and organization of documents and other evidence for hearings, scheduling depositions, coordinating witnesses, and communicating with process servers. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate distribution of correspondence, both hard copy and electronic, between this organization and other state and federal agencies.

Knowledge and proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as excellent writing and organizational skills required. Excellent benefits package. A favorable background check is also required.

Application deadline is June 26, 2015.

Please submit a detailed resume to job619@disabilityrightsflorida.org.

DFWP/EEO