Colorado Nonprofit Association

Investigations and Monitoring Coordinator

Disability Law Colorado (DLC) is a statewide, nonprofit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Coloradans with disabilities. DLC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through advocacy, litigation, policy leadership, education, and outreach. As Colorado’s designated Protection and Advocacy System (P&A), we use our federal authority to serve clients with disabilities—everywhere from nursing homes to prisons, schools to voting booths. DLC operates eight federally mandated P&A programs for people with disabilities. For more information about DLC, please visit: http://www.disabilitylawco.org. 

POSITION OVERVIEW A primary purpose of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies is to go into the places where people with disabilities live and/or are served to identify abuse and neglect.
As the designated P&A for Colorado, we have unique and extensive access authority. The Investigations and Monitoring Coordinator (Coordinator) is vital to coordinating and supervising DLC’s important work in this area, shaping the future of our investigations and monitoring plans statewide, and asserting our access authority.
 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPSThe Investigations and Monitoring Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Legal Services. The Investigations and Monitoring Coordinator is expected to work
collaboratively across the organization, especially with team leaders.
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESThe following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the Investigations and Monitoring Coordinator and should not be considered an
all-inclusive list:
 

· Works with others to develop investigation and monitoring plans. 

· Coordinates and manages the implementation of investigation and monitoring plans and activities.  

· Writes letters to gain access to monitor facilities and negotiates issues relating to access. 

· Conducts and coordinates abuse and neglect investigations, including death investigations. 

· Writes investigation reports, and writes and sends results including recommendations to the subjects of investigations. 

· Coordinates and conducts onsite monitoring visits to look for evidence of abuse, neglect, or other legal rights violations of individuals with disabilities. The onsite monitoring visits will involve travel around the state and monitoring facilities and service providers that include jails, prisons, state hospitals, Division of Youth Services facilities, youth residential facilities, group homes, regional
centers, host homes, nursing homes, voting polling places and other places where people with disabilities are served.
 

· Writes follow-letters to subjects of monitoring including any recommendations. 

· Performs other duties, as assigned by the Director of Legal Services. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must also possess these qualifications: 

· Bachelor’s degree. 

· A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related area (i.e. investigations, social work, or community outreach).

 · Experience in coordinating work with membres of a team.  

· Ability to work independently in a hybrid or remote environment, as well as under general supervision and on a team. 

· Ability to work across teams.   

· Ability and flexibility to travel throughout the state and work nonstandard hours, as needed for monitoring, investigations, advocacy, and other duties.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSThe following qualifications are highly desired to advance DLC’s work, but they are not required:  

· Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.   

· Bilingual or multilingual. 

· Experience working with individuals with disabilities. 

· Familiarity with relevant systems, including jails, prisons, state hospitals, nursing
homes, regional centers, Community Centered Boards, special education, Medicaid, guardianship, group homes, and/or host homes.
 

· Experience working on federal grants. 

· Experience conducting investigations. 

WORK ENVIRONMENTApplicants for this position must live in Colorado or be willing to relocate to Colorado before they begin the position.  

DLC is promoting a mostly remote work environment to increase DLC’s presence and staffing statewide, with the understanding that employees will travel and meet in person as needed for
conducting their job functions and collaborating with other staff members, the Board, clients, and partners. (DLC currently has office space in Denver, which is available, but not required, for employees’ use.) DLC provides equipment to employees to work successfully in a remote environment, including, but not limited to, laptops and phones. Due to the nature of investigations and monitoring, the Investigations and Monitoring Coordinator might experience frequent periods of travel, however, and should expect a more hybrid work experience.