The SLTCO supervises a staff of six ombudsmen located in Legal Aid offices throughout the state. The SLTCO provides support to the local ombudsmen on a wide range of legal issues including guardianship, public health care programs, and the rights of persons receiving long-term care services in Vermont. Pursuant to its statutory mandate, the SLTCO will analyze, comment on, and monitor the development and implementation of federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and other government policies and actions that pertain to long-term care facilities and services and to the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents, and to recommend any changes in such laws, regulations, and policies.
Applicants should have at least five years of legal experience and demonstrated expertise in long-term care services and supports or other direct services for older persons or persons with disabilities; consumer-oriented public policy advocacy; leadership, supervision, and program management skills; and negotiation and problem-solving skills. The SLTCO must have the organizational skills, commitment to social justice, and temperament needed to balance direct supervision of the local ombudsmen with the demands of playing a leading role in advocating for systemic change in Vermont’s long-term care system before the legislature and administrative agencies.
The position can be based in any of the 5 VLA offices and requires travel throughout the state. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are required.
We are committed to building a diverse, social justice-oriented staff, and encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. We welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination and harassment-free workplace.