Employment Opportunities

Positions Available:

Administrative Assistant - Social Security Beneficiaries Payee Program

Location: Hollywood, Florida

This position will provide a variety of project and administrative support to the various staff of the Disability Rights Florida Social Security Beneficiaries- Payee Program. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Director of SSBPP but will work closely with staff to perform a variety of routine clerical and administrative functions for the Disability Rights Florida Social Security Beneficiaries- Payee Program. In this position, the ideal candidate will draft correspondence and documents, schedule appointments, organize and maintain paper and electronic files, and/or provide information to callers, as well as maintain a filing system to include confidential files. The person selected for this position will also perform fiscal tasks associated with staff travel, office supplies, and various office equipment. The Administrative Assistant will also provide reception desk coverage, screen and route incoming calls and faxes, receive and monitor visitors and deliveries and create, maintain and enter information into databases as required. 

Education and/or experience equivalent to an Associate degree and Government clearance by the United States Government Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required for this position. In addition, continued eligibility for government clearance by OPM is required. The ability to converse with individuals who possess diverse degrees of cognitive and language abilities using people-first language is preferred. Must be highly organized and possess the ability to manage multiple priorities. 

Disability Rights Florida recognizes the diversity of our state and English/Spanish bilingual candidates are preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The applicant must be able to travel for occasional work-related meetings. Some lifting and carrying of files up to 10 pounds may be required. Successful completion of the background check is required. 

Disability Rights Florida offers an excellent comprehensive employee benefits package. Some of the benefits included are paid vacation time, contributed employer medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with an impressive employer match, life, short and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays. 

To apply please submit a current resume, cover letter, and Disability Rights Florida application:

Deadline to apply is close of business on February 14, 2020.

DFWP/EOE

Advocacy Specialist - Bilingual Preferred

Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida and is the third-largest Protection and Advocacy system in the nation representing a growing, diverse state. Disability Rights Florida advocates, investigates, and litigates to protect and advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and self-determination and choices for all people with disabilities. We are a passionate, highly motivated group and we are looking for exceptional talent to join our team.

We currently have an opening in our Intake Unit for an Advocacy Specialist and we are seeking applicants who are passionate about the civil rights of Floridians with disabilities. This position will be located in the Tallahassee, Florida office.

The Intake Unit is the initial point of contact with Disability Rights Florida. Staff obtains general information about an individual’s reason for contacting us, along with requesting some demographic information to meet our federal reporting requirements.

As a part of this team, the Advocacy Specialist is responsible for initial contact and in-depth telephone interviews with Spanish and English-speaking Floridians seeking information or requesting our services, in order to provide them with appropriate information and referral services, and to facilitate additional evaluation by agency issue teams following established case selection criteria.

This position provides direct services to clients, therefore outstanding communication skills and sensitivity to disability issues is required. The position demands efficient use of phone system technology and excellent computer skills. The ideal candidate would possess a bachelor’s degree or significant experience providing information and referral as well as a background working in a social services or disability services setting. Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred. Experience with advocacy for people with disabilities or other vulnerable populations a plus. We offer an excellent benefits package and a favorable background check is required.

To apply please submit a current resume, Disability Rights Florida application and a writing sample:

Deadline to apply is close of business on January 21, 2020.

DFWP/EOE

Staff Assistant - Tallahassee Office

Disability Rights Florida has a job opening for a Staff Assistant in our Tallahassee Office. 

This is a non-exempt position responsible for the performance of administrative and clerical duties necessary for the efficient functioning of a professional office. The Staff Assistant will report to the Director of Operations and will provide a variety of project and administrative support duties to include; word processing, preparation of reports, front desk coverage, filing, scheduling, docketing and calendaring, pre-intake functions and assist with the preparation of correspondence and other documents for mailing, as well as, assist advocates, attorneys and other staff with various tasks and special projects as necessary. The incumbent selected for this position must be extremely organized and have the ability to work under time constraints, interruptions and have the ability to multi-task. Education and/or experience equivalent to a high school diploma with three years of administrative support and customer support service; or equivalent combination of experience through an accredited college and/or prior work experiences required. Knowledge and proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, SharePoint and Adobe Acrobat Pro, as well as excellent writing and organizational skills, preferred. A favorable background check is also required.

Disability Rights Florida offers an excellent comprehensive employee benefits package. Some of the benefits included are paid vacation time, contributed employer medical, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) plan with an impressive employer match, life, short and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.

To apply please submit a current resume and Disability Rights Florida application:

Deadline to apply is close of business on January 17, 2020.

DFWP/EOE

Employment Application

When you apply for a position at Disability Rights Florida, you may need to complete our employment application. It is an accessible PDF file that you can fill it out and signed electronically, save it, and send it to us.

If you want to request an accommodation or need any assistance in completing the application, please contact us at 1-800-342-0823.