Archive for November, 2017

Job Posting – Advocate/Ombudsman

Disability Rights Wisconsin is seeking a full-time Advocate/Ombudsman for the Family Care and IRIS Ombudsman Program for adults with disabilities. This position provides assistance and advocacy to adults enrolled in Wisconsin’s publicly funded long term care programs for a statewide disability rights agency.

Please click here for more information.

This position is located in Menasha.

DRW is an EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to by noon on Monday, December 4th at noon. Applications received after the deadline or applications not meeting requirements will not be considered.

Learn More About Supported Decision-Making

On November 8, Disability Rights Wisconsin, The Arc Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), and the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) hosted an informational webinar about the latest on Supported Decision-Making in Wisconsin. A bill, AB 655, has now been introduced that could make Supported Decision-Making a legally recognized agreement here in Wisconsin.

To learn more about Supported Decision-Making, check out this FAQ.

To view the slides from the webinar, click here.

To listen to the webinar and access other resources on Supported Decision-Making, click on
this link

Openings on DRW PAIMI Advisory Council – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Openings on DRW PAIMI Advisory Council – Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

Disability Rights Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s Protection and Advocacy agency, part of a nationwide network of disability rights agencies mandated by Congress to provide advocacy services and legal representation on behalf of all persons with disabilities. DRW provides advocacy assistance to adults and children with serious mental health conditions through our PAIMI program (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness).

The DRW PAIMI Advisory Council  (PAC) is seeking new members who want to advance positive change in working to protect and advocate for the rights of Wisconsinites with mental health diagnoses. The PAC helps DRW staff and the DRW board of directors set priorities for the PAIMI program and advises the board on policies and issues that affect people with mental illness. The Council also serves as a liaison to the communities its members represent. The PAC generally meets four times a year, and also participates in opportunities to get input from the community such as listening sessions.  See attached for more information.

The DRW PAIMI Advisory Council has openings for the positions listed below.

  • Person who has received or is receiving mental health services or the family member of a person who has received or is receiving mental health services.
  • Mental health provider
  • We are especially interested in candidates from areas of the state not currently represented, as well as candidates who reflect Wisconsin’s racial and ethnic diversity.  We currently have members from La Crosse, Milwaukee, Superior, Rice Lake, Kimberly,  and Madison.

Please share the attached description of the PAC and DRW PAC application form with interested candidates. Completed applications can be returned to Barbara Beckert as explained in the application packet.

DRW PAIMI Advisory Council Application

About the PAIMI Advisory Council

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Disability Rights Wisconsin Board Listening Session

The next Disability Rights Wisconsin Board Listening Session will be held on Friday, Dec. 1st, in Platteville, Wisconsin. There will a short informational session about DRW’s work from 4 – 4:30, followed by the Listening Session from 4:30 – 6:30.

Please see the flyer for location information!

Job Posting – Administrative/Office Coordinator

Disability Rights Wisconsin is seeking an Administrator/Office Coordinator for our Madison location. This position will:

  • Provide administrative and organizational support for DRW in coordination with other administrative staff across multiple offices.
  • Oversee Madison office administrative operations including supervision of clerical staff.
  • Perform a variety of administrative support for the organization including communications, database management and reporting, administrative process management and improvement, and provide support to a variety of projects.

This position is based in Madison and is full-time with benefits. For a detailed position description click here. EEO/AA employer committed to a diverse workforce. Submit resume and cover letter to Deadline: Midnight 11/26/17 for priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.