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Now Hiring: Investigator

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an Investigator to uncover and stop possible financial exploitation and other forms of abuse.

People with disabilities, African American, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and those from other oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. Disability Rights Washington looks forward to reviewing all applicants.

All employees are expected to participate in DRW’s race equity work.

This position will be based in our Spokane office, but remote work the entire week is typical due to current COVID protocols. Once current COVID protocols are lifted, remote work will likely continue for much of the work week.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABILITY

DRW is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees. Applicants for DRW employment seeking reasonable accommodations for the application process should contact the HR & IT Manager by calling (800) 562-2702 or by emailing info@dr-wa.org.  

JOB OVERVIEW

Disability Rights Washington seeks an investigator in its Rights Investigation and Accountability program. The job includes an extensive examination of whether people in formal “helping” positions respect, protect, and facilitate the expressed interests of the people they support. The program’s primary focus is on whether people who receive Social Security benefits are being financially exploited, neglected, or abused by the people assigned to manage their funds.

Currently, investigators conduct their investigations remotely via phone and computer due to concerns about COVID-19. Once it is safe, investigations will revert to their typical form in which the investigator will travel across Washington to meet with people in their homes or the facilities in which they reside. The investigator will ask them about how well their rights are respected and protected by the professionals supporting them. The investigator will also meet with the people who manage the money of those people with disabilities and thoroughly review their financial records for accuracy, appropriate use of funds, and compliance of expectations set by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

The investigator will be responsible for conducting detailed investigations and reporting findings in a clear manner. The investigator will compile and document pertinent information, report the information in a standardized format, and submit that report and their investigative conclusions to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The investigator’s records will inform subsequent advocacy carried out by the U.S. Social Security Administration, our Rights Investigation and Accountability program, or one of Disability Rights Washington’s other programs to address any suspected financial exploitation, neglect, abuse, or civil rights violations.  The investigator will also assist individuals they meet with to become better self-advocates by providing them with information about their rights and methods for enforcing those rights.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Advocacy

Investigation

Records Management

TIMELY PAPERWORK AND REPORTING

WORK CONDITIONS

WORKLOAD MONITORING

REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience

Transportation

ABOUT DISABILITY RIGHTS WASHINGTON (DRW)

DRW is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. DRW encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, ages, national origins, marital statuses, disabilities, and veteran status backgrounds.

DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advances the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. 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:  http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/ [1].

TO APPLY

Please fill out the online application below and include a cover letter, resume, and three contacts for employment verification. You may also mail your application to: Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 Attn: Jodi Rose. Reasonable accommodations for any portion of the application or interview process are available upon request.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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