This position is responsible for monitoring disability rights developments in Medicaid/Medicare/private healthcare/long term services and supports (LTSS). The position is responsible for facilitating Access Living’s systems advocacy efforts to make healthcare accessible, and to rebalance Medicaid long term care funding towards community-based long term services and supports for people with a wide range of disabilities. Must possess excellent writing and analytical skills, and be a team player.
Monitor Medicaid/Medicare/private healthcare/LTSS policy, legislation and related court cases at local, state and Federal levels, from a standpoint rooted in disability rights and the disability movement
Provide/coordinate public comment, policy reports and recommendations relating to disability and healthcare/LTSS, including updates on relevant government budgets as needed, and be able to complete projects on deadline, sometimes with quick turnaround
Collaborate and build coalitions with healthcare related government agencies, legislative bodies, policy institutes and community based groups
Brief elected and career officials on critical matters in healthcare and LTSS
Collaborate with Access Living’s Community Development Organizers on in efforts to support grassroots campaigns on issues of concern to the organizers’ consumer groups
Provide internal and external workshops and seminars to consumers and health services providers on health/LTSS policy, related court cases and legislation. This includes creating materials in Power Point and other formats.
Conduct public education efforts around health access policy and legislation, including for Access Living grassroots consumers
Act as a spokesperson for AL on health access related issues as requested
Provide individual health access advocacy counseling, resource referral and follow-up calls
Coordinate and prepare quarterly reports where necessary
Maintain database/project files with confidentiality as appropriate
Maintain records of program participants, workshop/seminar evaluations and other pertinent data needed for reporting to AL Board of Directors and funding sources
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Advanced degree preferred in public policy, health, social work or political science. Must have excellent writing/research skills. Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Extensive experience with disability-related health policy. Preferred – understanding of Independent Living Philosophy and experience with health research, policy, legislation and regulations. Experience with reproductive justice and health parity. Comfort with public presentations to a variety of audiences.
Ability to travel within state; may need to travel out of state on occasion.
*Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and no more than 5 pages of a writing sample related to advocacy, preferably related to this position.
*People with lived experience of disability encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: $47,000-$52,000
Access Living offers excellent benefits: vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
No phone calls, please.
About Access Living
Non-profit organization that help individuals with disability.