Disability Advocate Resume Samples

A Disability Advocate job description varies based on several things, depending on the type of advocacy the professional is referring to. While legal disability advocates are trained lawyers, who litigate for disability rights on behalf of the client, organization, or government, a social advocate works to further disability rights through social change and public policy. Other general and specific tasks are mentioned on the Disability Advocate Resume as – advocating for disability-related causes creating community awareness, providing legal representation, and addressing any unfair treatment or abuse faced by the disabled person.

To become a Disability Advocate, the individual should first obtain a four-year degree and three years of law qualification. Students looking to work for the disability rights area should take pertinent electives during law school and gain work experience as well. License requirements vary from state to state. An Advocate should be well-versed in relevant legislation and have a strong grasp of common problems faced by disabled people.

 

Disability Advocate Resume example

Disability Advocate Resume

Summary : Disability Advocate with 14+ years of experience in medical and social service setting, working with diverse populations in health care and independent living settings.

Skills : Hospice Medical Social Worker, Dementia Care.

Description :

    1. Interviewed, hired, supervised, and provided training to up to 30 personal care assistants who provided the in-home-care to the individuals receiving in-home care services.
    2. Managed all of the consumers receiving the care in their homes.
    3. Provided advocacy for people with disabilities in the areas of employment discrimination, housing discrimination, agencies and businesses who are ADA non-compliant, to parents with disabilities who have open case files through the Department of Health and Welfare Children and Family Services.
    4. Assisted parents whose child may be on an IEP or 504 work with their school's personnel and/or school district, Assisted people who, because of their disability, were unable to file for their social security disability benefits.
    5. Assisted people who were interested in receiving the transportation services provided through LINC, Assisted people looking for assistive technology through LINC's deaf and hard of hearing program as well as the durable medical equipment program that was offered.
    6. Conducted Quality Assurance Checks in the homes of the people receiving services through the in-home-care program.
    7. Helped people who needed home modifications apply for the housing modification program through Idaho Housing.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
GED


Disability Advocate Resume

Headline : Motivated, personable human service professional with a recent degree in Psychology with experience in various subfield settings. Aptitude for quick mastery of technology - Micro Soft Office, internet research, and office automation. Cognizance, tact, and diplomacy, utilized in communication with professionals and non-professionals at all various levels.

Skills : Claims Processing, Microsoft, Multitaking.

Description :

    1. Assisted individuals with disabilities in securing appropriate health services, and discharge planning from institutions.
    2. Performed interviewing, intake, factual development, and legal research in preparation for administrative proceedings.
    3. Performed legal research and writing.
    4. Knowledged of administrative rules, state statutory, regulatory and case law.
    5. Participated in committees addressing mental health issues.
    6. Conducted outreach and pro-active training to individuals with disabilities.
    7. Timely investigated reported allegations of abuse, neglect, and rights violations of disabled adults.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS


Disability Advocate Resume

Headline : Providing ongoing coaching/process-expertise to enable employees to thoroughly research and exhaust all available methods/resources to establish eligibility and/or efficiently process claims, and also Facilitating and/or resolving first-level escalated claims and high-dollar accounts. Provide expertise on team/process-specific tasks. Request DA [TEAM] Supervisor assistance, if needed.

Skills : Workers Compensation Law, Personal Injury Law, Social Security Law, State And Federal Court Procedures.

Description :

    1. Approved special education and KRC services within the last two years.
    2. Transported to Jules Stine Eye Institute for eye appointments at UCLA Pediatric Ophthalmology.
    3. Cooperated with KRC case manager to determine services needed such as respite care, after school program, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.
    4. Obtained a second opinion from a vision therapy specialist, Dr.
    5. Penelope Suter, for vision therapy services.
    6. Appealed case with KRC to fund vision therapy services.
    7. Contacted a Disability Rights Advocate to evaluate the KRC case and prepare for the informal hearing at KRC.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Arts In Sociology

Disability Advocate Resume

Objective : Disability Advocate with 3 years of experience in Collaborating telephonically with individuals who have pending applications for Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI) benefits (to include state and local government agencies and nationwide Medical providers), and also Gathering of all required documentation to include state, federal and medical treating records.

Skills : Advocate, MS office.

Description :

    1. Managed the operations of an Independent Living Center satellite office which includes: Act as the primary contact when speaking to various groups and attending community meetings.
    2. Provided direct services of advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling, and skills training, as requested by the consumer and in line with the Independent Living philosophy.
    3. Developed, coordinated, and advertised programs, focus groups, training, and awareness events, for individuals with disabilities and the community at large.
    4. Accurately and consistently tracked activities and actions according to data tracking procedures.
    5. Recruited, trained, and supervised volunteers to assist in the office.
    6. Administered a subsidy program for equipment to assist individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
    7. Worked with an advisory committee comprised of individuals with disabilities, and listen to their concerns relative to local, state, and national disability issues, along with the goals and objectives of the center.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master's In Social Work

Disability Advocate Resume

Objective : Team-oriented lawyer equipped with excellent persuasion skills who communicates with both empathy and compassion while consistently exhibiting a strong work ethic and the capacity to learn quickly.

Skills : Detail-oriented individual with experience in preparation.

Description :

    1. Explained fee and retainer contract to clients.
    2. Ensured the team is securing the information necessary to determine if the individuals meet Social Securitys non-medical and medical criteria.
    3. Managed a work queue of approximately 100 claimants.
    4. Collaborated telephonically with individuals who have pending applications for Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI) benefits (to include state and local government agencies and nationwide Medical providers).
    5. Gathered all required documentation to include state, federal, and medical treating records.
    6. Ensured claimant's most current information is secured with all required agencies to include, company systems, state and federal agencies.
    7. Served as an active part of the Housing Disability Advocacy Program (HDAP) team and carry out all required responsibilities as needed.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Junior
                Education
                Education
                GED

                Disability Advocate Resume

                Objective : Ensuring the team is securing the information necessary to determine if the individuals meet Social Security non-medical and medical criteria, and also  Managing a work queue of approximately 100 claimants.

                Skills : Critical/Analytical Thinking, Effective Negotiating, Extremely Personable, Can-do Attitude, Attention To Detail.

                Description :

                  1. Litigated Social Security Disability cases for high-volume personal injury firm.
                  2. Oversaw department that demonstrated 200% increase in revenue in year one, and 400% increase in revenue in year two.
                  3. Argued before Administrative Law Judges to present evidence, cross-examine expert witnesses, and advocate for mentally and physically disabled clients.
                  4. Authored appellate briefs, case briefs, and motions.
                  5. Researched medical conditions and case law.
                  6. Developed training program regarding Social Security laws for office staff.
                  7. Managed legal assistant and team of support staff.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Junior
                Education
                Education
                GED

                Disability Advocate Resume

                Headline : Reviewing individual and group performance metrics related to both quality and quantity; provide regular, constructive feedback to employees, and also Conducting initial training for new employees as well as ongoing training for current employees.

                Skills : Intermediate In the Spanish Language. Meeting Deadlines.

                Description :

                  1. Received Inbound and Outbound calls to selected health plan members who might qualify for Social Security Benefits.
                  2. Read, interpreted, and applied regulations governing eligibility for benefits to the client.
                  3. Provided accurate information on public and private benefits and programs.
                  4. Completed and submitted all required paperwork in a timely matter to further the process of eligibility.
                  5. Provided excellent customer service by establishing a great rapport with clients.
                  6. Followed up with clients on new information about programs, enrollment, and the status of eligibility.
                  7. Provided individual and family-focused support to those discovering their child will be born with a disability.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                GED

                Disability Advocate Resume

                Summary : As a Disability Advocate, responsible for Researching methods to overcoming roadblocks in the SSI/SSDI application and follow-up process, Mediating and/or resolving first-level employee conflict situations/issues; requesting DA Supervisor involvement if corrective action is needed.

                Skills : Planning Skills, Advocate, Multitasking.

                Description :

                  1. Prescreened individuals for eligibility of benefits.
                  2. Assisted from the initial application process to the Appeals Council.
                  3. Assisted with any projects or requested paperwork.
                  4. Mediated between families and school personnel during 16 Individualized Education Program meetings.
                  5. Participated in 8 Individualized Family Service Plans.
                  6. Assisted with maintaining Medicaid-based Personal Assistant Services program for in-home care.
                  7. Completed SOAR online course training for certification.
                  8. Intake and assessment of incoming participants to determine eligibility and appropriate services.
                      Years of Experience
                      Experience
                      7-10 Years
                      Experience Level
                      Level
                      Executive
                      Education
                      Education
                      MS

                      Disability Advocate Resume

                      Headline : Ensuring claimant's most current information is secured with all required agencies to include, company systems, state and federal agencies, Reviewing and processing medical documentation for submission.

                      Skills : Word Processing, Excel, Multitasking.

                      Description :

                        1. Researched and stay current on regulations for Social Security/SSI, Medicare/Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation, housing subsidy programs, and other benefits programs.
                        2. Applied for Social Security Benefits and occupational therapy due to Autism diagnosis.
                        3. Engaged in interviews, on-site record gathering, and fact analysis.
                        4. Worked closely with many agencies including but not limited to Department of Health and Welfare (Self-Reliance, Regional Medicaid, Children and Family Services, Children's Mental Health, Navigators), Adult Mental Health Family Health Services Behavioral Health Social Security Administration Adult Protection South Central Community Action Partnerships Idaho Housing & Twin Falls Housing MVRS (Magic Valley Rehabilitative Services) Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
                        5. Attended the NCIL (National Council on Independent Living) annual conference in Washington D.C.
                        6. Collaborated telephonically with individuals who have pending applications for Social Security Disability (SSI/SSDI) benefits (to include state and local government agencies and nationwide Medical providers).
                        7. Gathered all required documentation to include state, federal, and medical treating records.
                                        Years of Experience
                                        Experience
                                        5-7 Years
                                        Experience Level
                                        Level
                                        Executive
                                        Education
                                        Education
                                        MS

                                        Disability Advocate Resume

                                        Headline : Educating, referring, and acting as a liaison for individuals to community agencies and businesses that appropriately address needs for food, clothing, transportation, medical services, mental health care, and other mainstream services(i.e. WestCare, Fresno County, community medical services, Veterans Administration, Housing Authority FMCoC).

                                        Skills : Managing Skills, Multitasking, Documentation Skills.

                                        Description :

                                          1. Received inbound and placing outbound calls 70% + of the working day.
                                          2. Presented a professional appearance and attitude at all times.
                                          3. Reviewed and processed medical documentation for submission.
                                          4. Researched methods to overcoming roadblocks in the SSI/SSDI application and follow-up process.
                                          5. Met individual productivity and performance standards established by the company.
                                          6. Managed initial eligibility determination of SSI/SSDI candidates and the appropriate completion of necessary federal documentation needed to pursue disability benefits.
                                          7. Managed a caseload of homeless participants including maintenance of client files, development of services plans, completion of assessments, and tracking pertinent data.
                                        Years of Experience
                                        Experience
                                        5-7 Years
                                        Experience Level
                                        Level
                                        Executive
                                        Education
                                        Education
                                        G.E.D