Colorado Nonprofit Association

Adult Advocate Bilingual (preferred)

Job Description   

Bilingual (preferred) Adult Advocate

 Under the supervision of the Executive Director, provide advocacy and support to individuals
with intellectual/developmental disabilities age 21 through life in the area of
self-determination, community resources and public systems.
  

  

· Provide advocacy at the local and state level for the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

· Facilitate communication between client, family/parent, caregiver and/or other
public/community agency.
 

· Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.  

· Mitigate conflict and communication problems.  

· Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive recommendations for change.  

· Serve as a resource to client and relevant communities.  

· Maintain the integrity and confidentiality of client information.  

· Coordinate/facilitate training to diverse and different age populations. 

· Keep abreast of disability issues, changes within public systems, public law and regulations.  

  

Position Characteristics/Requirements 

· Strong oral communication skills (English and Spanish) 

· Strong reading and written language skills (English and Spanish) 

· Understanding of the Rehabilitation Act, and the American’s with Disabilities Act 

· Understanding of evaluation and eligibility procedures for community centered board/case management agency 

· Understanding and sensitivity to disability issues 

· Ability to work effectively with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, parents/families and community agencies