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Disability Rights Washington Seeks Investigator
February 20, 2024 | Erin Stewart

Disability Rights Washington seeks an investigator in its Rights Investigation and Accountability program. The job includes an extensive examination of whether people in formal “helping” positions respect, protect, and facilitate the expressed interests of the people they support. The program’s primary focus is on whether people who receive Social Security benefits are being financially exploited, neglected, or abused by the people assigned to manage their funds.

Investigators conduct their investigations by travelling across Washington to meet with people in their homes or the facilities in which they reside. The investigator will ask them about how well their rights are respected and protected by the professionals supporting them. The investigator will also meet with the people who manage the money of those people with disabilities and thoroughly review their financial records for accuracy, appropriate use of funds, and compliance of expectations set by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

The investigator will be responsible for conducting detailed investigations and reporting findings in a clear manner. The investigator will compile and document pertinent information, report the information in a standardized format, and submit that report and their investigative conclusions to the U.S. Social Security Administration. The investigator’s records will inform subsequent advocacy carried out by the U.S. Social Security Administration, our Rights Investigation and Accountability program, or one of Disability Rights Washington’s other programs to address any suspected financial exploitation, neglect, abuse, or civil rights violations. The investigator will also assist individuals they meet with to become better self-advocates by providing them with information about their rights and methods for enforcing those rights.

This position requires the employee to obtain and maintain Social Security Administration clearance and suitability status. DRW prefers candidates who already have suitability clearance but will consider candidates who do not yet have suitability. There may be a 2-6 month waiting period or delayed start date for new applicants while they await SSA’s suitability clearance.

This position requires unsupervised contact with vulnerable adults.

Salary Range: The position is intended for someone with 0-5 years of experience with a salary range of $57,018 (no experience) to $65,460 (five years)

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