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Staff Attorney – Full Time

Disability Rights Vermont is Vermont’s Protection & Advocacy system. DRVT is expanding its legal team and looking to hire a staff attorney with 2-5 years of experience to assist in our advocacy of people with disabilities. Advocacy includes litigation, policy advocacy, outreach and monitoring, and public education.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft legal memoranda
  • Assist, advise, and represent clients with disabilities on a wide range of issues from discrimination, getting reasonable accommodations, remedying rights violations, and victims representation
  • Identify and review potential cases and develop advocacy strategies
  • Conduct outreach and monitoring
  • Draft reports, articles, and other publications
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed to practice law in Vermont
  • 2-5 years legal experience
  • Litigation experience is a plus but not required (clerkship or fellowship experience also a plus)
  • Experience working with people with disabilities is a plus
  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Compassionate, creative, and ability to maintain a good sense of humor
  • Supervisory or management skills are a plus

Salary competitive for a non-profit public interest legal work and based on experience and competitive benefit package. This position comes with an opportunity for growth within the organization.

To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest in advocating for people with disabilities, resume, writing sample 10 pages or less, and contact information for 3 references to:

Nicole Chicoine (she/her)
Administrative Coordinator
nicole@disabilityrightsvt.org
141 Main St. / Suite 7
Montpelier, VT 05602

VCSP Communication Support Specialist (CSS) — Occasional Part Time

A Communication Specialist is an individual specifically trained to understand communication support needs of people with disabilities such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, mental health disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others, including stroke and disease related disabilities.

The VCSP offers CSS training, mentorship and certification periodically to a select and limited number of qualified individuals. In order to serve as a CSS, a potential candidate must attend the equivalent of 2-3 days of intensive classroom training days and complete a mentorship. Dates and locations are coordinated based on interest and eligibility.

Interested?

Please send resume and attached letter of interest (or email) expressing the reasons for your interest, why you believe you are qualified, and outlining your general schedule availability.

Send letter of interest & resume to: Jen Le Scouezec, VCSP Program Coordinator csp@DisabilityRightsVT.org

NEXT EXPECTED TRAINING: Spring 2022

VCSP Positions are open until filled. Read more about the project