VLA seeks f/t Long-Term Care Ombudsmen – Chittenden and

Vermont Legal Aid
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Location: Bennington County, Chittenden County,
About the Job

Vermont Legal Aid seeks two full-time, Long-Term Care Ombudsman: one for Chittenden and one for Bennington county, VT

General responsibilities: Advocate for long-term care recipients. Identify, investigate, and help resolve complaints made by, or for, individuals receiving long-term care services in long-term care facilities and in the community through Vermont’s Choices for Care Medicaid program. Visit long-term care facilities to talk with residents and monitor conditions. Empower long-term care recipients to direct their own care. See https://www.vtlegalaid.org/about-vla/jobs for details.

We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter how they can further our goals of social justice and individual rights. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination-and-harassment-free workplace. Please visit: vtlegalaid.org/about-vla/diversity-inclusion.

Starting salary is $48,200, with additional salary credit given for relevant prior work experience.

Four weeks paid vacation and retirement, as well as excellent health benefits.

One position will focus on Chittenden County, the other will focus on Bennington County. Significant in-state travel in a personal vehicle required (with travel reimbursement).

Application deadline is May 27, 2024. Your application should include a cover letter (specify location preference), resume, writing sample, and three professional references with contact information, sent as a single PDF. Applicants must be able to pass conflict of interest review and background check. Email your application to hiring@vtlegalaid.org; include in the subject line your name and “VOP Ombudsman May 2024.” Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We have an active Racial Justice Committee that has a subcommittee specifically for hiring. They take part in approving job descriptions, providing ad resources for attracting a diverse applicant pool, and take part in the screening and hiring meetings.

VLA consults with Tabitha Moore of Intentional Evolution for DEI training and issues for all staff.

Wage or Salary
Base salary is $48,200, with additional salary credit given for relevant prior experience.