Careers

Disability Rights Texas, an equal opportunity employer, is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Our mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.  For more information on our organization, click here.  We are dedicated to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment upon any unlawful basis, including but not limited to, race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or any other prohibited factor. Due to the nature of the organization’s mission and work, we highly encourage individuals with disabilities to inquire about employment in any open position to which we are seeking to fill.  The organization makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees who have a disability.

An employer of choice and a one-of-a-kind organization in Texas, Disability Rights Texas combines legal work, advocacy, training and policy initiatives. We offer a unique opportunity to contribute to a critical civil rights movement and to develop a unique and marketable skill set. Employees of Disability Rights Texas are afforded a robust benefits package including competively priced comprehensive insurance coverage, retirement, work/life flexibility and paid time off, plus a casual work environment with many of the most talented and passionate people in the legal and advocacy profession. Click here for an overview of our benefit package.

Open Positions

A summary of open positions for which we are currently accepting applications follows.  To read the detailed job description and apply for the position, click on the position title. 

BI-LINGUAL INTAKE SPECIALIST - Disability Rights Texas is seeking to hire a qualified bi-lingual Intake Specialist to be located in one of our Austin, El Paso, Lubbock, or Houston, TX offices. Only one position is available. Being bi-lingual in Spanish, both oral and written, is required.  The Intake Specialist receives inbound requests by phone, email, mail and office visits from individuals seeking information, referrals, or services from the organization. Through an interactive process, the Intake Specialist gathers necessary demographic and issue information from the individual and makes initial determinations regarding service eligibility and, if eligible, the level of services needed.  The Intake Specialist then prepares the request for services and sends it on for review by a Supervising Attorney.  In some cases, however, Intake Specialists also provide legal advice and performs short-term case work as instructed and under the direction of the Supervising Attorney.  This position requires working under a high degree of stress resulting from frustrated and challenging callers, time constraints, complex issues, and conflict resolution.  

ADVOCATE - LUBBOCK, TX - Disability Rights Texas is seeking to hire a qualified Advocate in our Lubbock, TX office.  This position will work with individuals residing in State run intermediate care facilities, known as State Supported Living Centers, for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.  The Advocate is responsible for receiving rights violations, complaints, determining eligibility under Organization priorities and administering non‐litigation case level services. This position will provide services on the State Supported Living Centers team. Under the direction of an Attorney, the Advocate exercises independent judgment within agency policies and priorities in determining client services at the case level. This may include interviewing clients, reviewing records, negotiating favorable outcomes, mediating disputes, supervising referrals, and assisting attorneys with representation of clients in administrative hearings and trials. The Advocate analyzes problems based on client information and case investigation and consults and collaborates with an attorney to develop a case strategy. The Advocate investigates facts, recognizes the legal issues in a case and applies a basic understanding of applicable rules, policies and regulations. The Advocate also prepares and conducts education and training sessions and other outreach initiatives for persons with disabilities, parents, advocates, and professionals/service providers. This includes participating in different activities in order to present information regarding the Organization’s services and programs.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - AUSTIN, TX - Disability Rights Texas seeks an Executive Assistant in its Austin, TX office. The Executive Assistant provides administrative and secretarial support to executive leadership and policy specialists.  Duties include maintaining a smooth running, well organized infrastructure including information systems, resources, mail, producing reports and documents, and internal as well as external meeting planning.   This position also serves as the primary support and coordinator for the organization’s advisory council on individuals with mental illness (PAIMI), comprised of volunteers from across the State, who meet together quarterly.  As a support to the management team of the organization, this position will play a key role with others to build and sustain the appropriate organizational culture to attain the organization’s goals and objectives, around and in the spirit of the organization’s mission, vision and values.

 

Notice: Disability Rights Texas does not accept contacts or resumes from any search firms or staffing agencies, unless previous agreements have been made.  All unsolicited resumes will be considered Disability Rights Texas' property, and Disability Rights Texas will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers.

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