Employment Opportunities

Ombudsman/Monitor Baton Rouge

The Advocacy Center, a legal services non-profit organization in New Orleans, LA, seeks a qualified candidate to join our team as an Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman/Monitor work as a part of a team of caring compassionate to protect and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and special needs in state licensed facilities.

Essential Functions

  1. Regularly visits individuals with disabilities who are residents in facilities to ensure that they are receiving appropriate care, treatment, and services; to protect them from abuse and neglect; and to advocate for their rights consistent with AC’s goals and priorities.

  2. Monitors facilities and advocates for individuals living in those facilities when care and treatment is inadequate; they are being subjected to abuse and neglect; or their rights are being violated.

  3. Prepares reports regarding activities and specific cases as requested by the Regional Coordinator/Program Director.

  4. Performs trainings and outreach to the community, facility staff and facility residents as assigned by the Regional Coordinator, Program Director, and/or the Rights Team leader on issues affecting the services and benefits available to, and the rights of, persons living in facilities.

  5. Coordinates with other agency staff as needed to ensure appropriate care, treatment, and services; to protect residents from abuse and neglect; and to advocate for their rights consistent with AC’s goals and priorities.

  6. Report to the Regional Coordinator, Program Director, and/or the RightsTeam Leader and, as directed, work cooperatively with AC legal staff, whenever it is suspected that residents are not receiving appropriate care, treatment, and services; that they are being subjected to abuse and neglect; or that their rights are being violated.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services related discipline preferred.

  • Three to five years in human services field, preferably working with

    individuals with disabilities.

  • Experience with advocacy and/or social work preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, willingness to work as part of a team.

  • Strong training skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.

  • Dependable automobile, valid driver’s license and current liability insurance.

    This position is based in our Baton Rouge office and will be classified as an exempt position. If you are interested in this position, please review the essential functions and requirements as seen below.

    Resumes (including cover letter and references) must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and will be accepted by email or fax only. Resumes can be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by fax to (504) 273-6040. No phone calls will be accepted. Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Salary: $30,000 - $40,000, Depending on Experience