Employment

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VCSP Program Coordinator

This challenging position offers significant rewards for a multi- talented professional interested in making a difference. The applicant must have outstanding administrative, organizational, technical, telephone and communication skills. The successful candidate will have strong management experience or ability. Professional and/or personal experience with disability is required.
Office location can be negotiated, 30+ hours per week, M-F. Competitive wage & benefits.

Note: To be considered for the program coordinator’s position, a candidate must also be willing to train, or have been trained, as a Communication Support Specialist and be willing to practice these skills in the field.

Send letter of interest & resume to: Lynne Cardozo, VCSP Director csp@disabilityrightsvt.org

VCSP Communication Support Specialist (CSS) — Occasional Part Time

Candidates are trained to assist individuals with disabilities that impact communication in court and administrative proceedings (this is neither advocacy work nor legal representation).

The Vermont Communication Support Project is a statewide project that provides Communication Specialists who can assist people with disabilities in court and administrative hearings. These accommodations assist in addressing challenges and barriers to effective communication caused by disability. The Communication Support Specialist is not an advocate, and does not offer legal advice.

VCSP Positions are open until filled. Read more about the project
Send letter of interest & resume to: Lynne Cardozo, VCSP Director csp@disabilityrightsvt.org

Staff Attorney – Full Time Position

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

Salary competitive for a non-profit public interest legal work and based on experience and competitive benefit package.

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, Office Manager
DRVT, 141 Main St., Suite 7, Montpelier, VT 05602
or email to nicole@DisabilityRightsVt.org

Applications will be reviewed starting November 5, 2021.