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Clients’ Rights Advocate - Disability Rights California

Bianca Garcia | Published on 4/10/2021



Clients’ Rights Advocate

Modesto, CA; Valley Mountain Regional Center


DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Salary Range (Depending on Experience): 

Clients’ Rights Advocate 1: $52,231-$69,995

Clients’ Rights Advocate 2: $57,585-$77,169



Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities.  DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.


Office of Clients’ Rights Advocate (OCRA)

Disability Rights California has entered into a contract with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), State of California, to provide Clients’ Rights Advocacy services at each of the 21 regional centers located statewide. The Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate (ACRA) position is funded under the contract with DDS.



The Client’s Rights Advocate provides advocacy services to persons with developmental disabilities who are clients of regional centers and to persons who reside in state developmental centers and community facilities. The Client’s Rights Advocate position will be located at or near an office of each regional center. The Client’s Rights Advocate positions are funded under the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) contract.



Directly supervises one (1) Assistant Clients’ Rights Advocate subordinate in the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) department and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the agency's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include to interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems.



Education and Experience

Master's degree (MA or MS) or Juris Doctor degree (JD) plus 1-2 years paid or volunteer experience

- Knowledge of the legal, civil and service rights of persons with developmental disabilities in California.

- Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities.

- Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons from multi-ethnic communities.


Working at DRC is more than just a job - it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job description and complete the application process visit here.