Regional Navigator

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Braintree, MA3.9

Full-time$33,000 - $89,000 a year
The Disabled Persons Protection Commission’s mission is to protect adults with disabilities from the abusive acts or omissions of their caregivers through investigation, oversight, public awareness and prevention. The DPPC’s Sexual Assault Response Unit (SARU) furthers that mission by helping to ensure that sexual assault survivors with disabilities access multi-disciplinary trauma services throughout the Commonwealth. Regional Navigators inform sexual abuse survivors with disabilities of trauma service options as well as assist them to access such chosen trauma services. Trauma services include but are not limited to: Massachusetts Victim Compensation, services within the Department of Developmental Services, DPH-funded Rape Crisis Centers, DPH Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner services, SARU peer support, MASS Health behavioral health supports, as well as civil and criminal legal assistance. Regional Navigators are responsible for developing professional relationships with all the above service providers and closely coordinating with DPPC’s internal Investigative and Oversight Staff. Finally, Regional Navigators also engage in 30-50 Outreach and Education events annually within their region.

**The SARU is currently looking for Central Massachusetts candidates.**

Excellent Interpersonal Skills with Adults with Disabilities and as Professional Peers
Excellent Ability to explain complex medical, legal, and mental health subjects related to sexual assault in simple, accessible ways
Excellent Ability to advocate for survivors’ choice;
Excellent Working Knowledge of local, state and national resources available to victims;
Respect for confidentiality protections involving persons with disabilities and their families;
Excellent ability to work collaboratively and with culturally diverse families;
Excellent ability to work independently within region and collaboratively with SARU team;
Ability to manage competing priorities;
Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice, psychology, or related field, plus at least three years of work experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to:
Trauma work with vulnerable populations
Experience working with persons with disabilities;
Access to a vehicle and a MA Driver’s License for regional travel.


Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in: business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Program Manager III
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Braintree - 300 Granite St
Job: Unclassified
Agency: Disabled Persons Protection Commission
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Jan 31, 2019, 1:24:36 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 32,685.64 - 88,761.77 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Audrey Drinan - 617-727-6465
Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)
Confidential: No