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Now Hiring: Office Assistant in Seattle

June 8, 2018DRW seeks an Office Assistant to work 40 hours per week in our Seattle Office.  An Office Assistant will have both primary and secondary (backup) duties. Work will be within our regular work week of 8:30 – 5:00, Monday to Friday. There may be occasional work on Saturdays or evenings to provide logistical support for meetings (negotiable).  Due to the nature of our advocacy, calls can be intense and emotionally taxing.

Announcing the 2018 Breaking Barriers Award Winners!

May 31, 2018Each year, Disability Rights Washington presents its Breaking Barriers Awards. These prestigious awards honor a business, an elected official or public servant, and an advocate with a disability for breaking barriers to advance the rights of and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Washington State.

Now Hiring: Attorney in Seattle

May 18, 2018The attorney will travel Washington to investigate whether people who assist Social Security Beneficiaries' fund management are complying with federal regulations designed to guard against financial exploitation and other forms of abuse and following the expressed wishes of the Social Security Beneficiaries about how to prioritize the spending of their benefits.

Now Hiring: Investigator in Spokane

May 18, 2018Disability Rights Washington seeks an investigator in its newly created Rights Investigation and Accountability program. The Rights Investigation and Accountability program investigates the extent to which individuals with disabilities retain their basic rights to make personal and financial decisions and how people in positions to assist them in exercising those rights respect, protect, and facilitate the individual’s expressed interests.

Now Hiring: Investigator in Olympia

May 18, 2018The investigator will travel across south west Washington and the peninsula to meet with people in their homes or the facilities in which they reside to ask them about how well their rights are respected and protected by the professionals supporting them. The investigator will also meet with those professionals and review records maintained on behalf of the individual with a disability.

Now Hiring: Litigation Attorney in Spokane

May 8, 2018Disability Rights Washington seeks an attorney with litigation experience, preferably two to three years, but people with less will be considered, and a demonstrated interest in disability issues or other social justice issues. Experience in assisting with class actions and large impact litigation is valuable but not necessary. This position is in Disability Rights Washington’s Spokane office.

Now Hiring: Rooted in Rights Program Director

April 10, 2018We are now seeking a passionate advocate for human rights to take on the role of Rooted in Rights Program Director (PD). The PD has a deep understanding of disability issues and a passion for advancing the rights of people with disabilities, including those who experience multiple marginalizations.

Now Hiring: Seeking Health Care Accesss Navigator

March 19, 2018DRW seeks a Health Care Access Navigator to serve youth and adults with autism, and their families, who are insured by Regence as well as other private and public insurers.

Welcome Rachel Miyazaki

January 22, 2018Rachel Miyazaki joined the Rooted in Rights team in December 2017 as their new Creative Production Assistant.

Welcome Arielle Inveen

January 12, 2018Arielle will be working with both Disability Rights Washington and the Office of Developmental Disabilities as the Developmental Disability Ombuds and Development Assistant.

Helen Gebreamlak joins AVID Program

November 30, 2017We are looking forward to Helen’s contributions to AVID’s advocacy of behalf of people with disabilities incarcerated in prisons and jails around the state.

People First of Washington honors DRW staff

October 12, 2017Public Policy Director, David Lord and Developmental Disabilities Ombuds, Betty Schwieterman were recently honored at the People First of Washington Convention in Yakima, WA.

Tina Pinedo to Travel to Africa to Promote Use of Digital Communications in Disability Advocacy

January 5, 2017Tina Pinedo, DRW's Digital Communications Manager, will travel to Morocco and Tunisia as part of the 2017 Winter Professional Fellows Reverse Exchange Program.

DRW attorney Emily Cooper receives Governor’s Award

October 19, 2016Emily Cooper, DRW staff attorney, was awarded the Governor’s Trophy Award in Memory of Carolyn Blair Brown. It is reserved for a Washington resident with a disability who has significantly enhanced the empowerment of individuals with disabilities in the community and workforce.