Seeking Health Care Access Navigator

Preferably Based in Spokane, Washington


People with disabilities, people of color, and those from other marginalized or oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. Disability Rights Washington (DRW) looks forward to reviewing all applicants, including applicants who have concerns about how accepting this job could affect their eligibility for Medicaid or other programs.


Health Care Access Navigator Sought

DRW 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. This statewide program will equip youth, adults and their families with the advocacy skills they need to access necessary health coverage and services today and through the rest of their lives. Our holistic approach will focus in particular on assisting youth to enter into the world of disability, which unfortunately also means simultaneously entering the world of complex advocacy.



The Health Care Access Navigator will deliver services in a number of ways over the next three years, including: creation of written and video materials to help people understand the services available to them, their legal rights related to those services, and how to enforce those rights; and provision of in-person and web-based trainings around the state to help people understand and use the materials created. These services will be delivered statewide to help youth and adults with developmental disabilities and their families understand their support options, how to access those options, and give them the tools they need to secure those services either on their own or, when necessary, with the assistance of Disability Rights Washington lawyers.


Equal Opportunity Employer

DRW values diversity of culture, disability and other life experiences, and is an equal opportunity employer by choice.  We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, religion, race, color, citizenship, veteran status, or disability. We endorse and support the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees who need accommodations.


About Us

DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across Washington.  We are designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, DRW promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. For information about us, please visit:


To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional reference contacts to the attention of Jodi Rose at DRW, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 or  Preferred writing samples for this position include PowerPoint presentations, webinar content, other training materials etc.  We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Submissions will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications received by April 6, 2018 will be considered.