Consumer Advocate -Part Time or Full Time

We have 1 Consumer Advocate position available in our Napa or Santa Rosa office.

Job Description

Are you passionate about providing support and caring for individuals with developmental disabilities? Are you looking for an organization where we help our clients achieve their goals and dreams? North Bay Regional Center is a nonprofit private corporation that contracts with the Department of Developmental Services to coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. We are looking for a Consumer Advocate to join our dedicated team. At North Bay, we’re promoting opportunities by supporting choices for people with developmental disabilities; in the role of Consumer Advocate you will be responsible for advocating for regional center clients including those with intensive physical or emotional needs, ensuring that the client’s Individual Program Plan and its objectives are pursued.

Job Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director of Client Services, the Consumer Advocate creates and supports self-advocacy groups for NBRC consumers; performs individual and group outreach and education to consumers, families, staff, service providers; assists consumers in obtaining needed services and represents consumer interests at public meetings and to elected officials.

Minimum Job Requirements

Must be a person with developmental disabilities.

Equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of paid or volunteer work in a position supporting people with developmental disabilities;

                     OR

Bachelor’s degree in a field which offers content related to developmental disabilities, such as social work, psychology, counseling, special education or nursing.

Benefits

We offer our employees an all-inclusive compensation and benefits plan, including:

Medical and Dental Insurance
Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
Retirement plan – CalPERS
Vacation Time and Sick Leave
Training and Orientation
Paid Holidays

Salary Range

$55,968 – $75,036 with opportunities for 5% increases annually

Company Overview

At North Bay Regional Center we believe that all people with developmental disabilities should have the same opportunities as are available to all other citizens. As one of the 21 nonprofit Regional Centers throughout California, we offer a comprehensive program supporting the needs of our communities, provided by driven and passionate employees who ensure that we achieve our goals daily.