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Metro Boston and North East RegionChelsea, MA02150
The Human Rights Committee is a volunteer advisory board that ensures that North Suffolk Mental Health Association’s programs promote and protect the human and civil rights of all persons served.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Reviewing complaints and allegations of client mistreatment or rights violations
Monitoring the agency investigation and complaint resolution process
Monitoring limitations imposed on an individual’s movement or human rights (ex. involuntary medication, privileges restrictions, house rules, individual funds)
Monitoring and reviewing authorization and use of behavior modification interventions proposed by program staff
Reviewing reports of various quality management activities to ensure inclusion of human rights issues
Reviewing and monitoring agency methods used to inform staff and clients of human rights policies and procedures
Reviewing and making recommendations regarding proposed and existing policies and practices relevant to client rights
Visiting program sites annually
Providing guidance and support to program Human Rights Officers
Ensuring that Human Rights Officers are fulfilling position responsibilities
Attending relevant trainings related to committee member responsibilities
Time Commitment: HRC members attend bimonthly committee meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Members should have availability for program site visits one day per month (this may be in the morning, afternoon, or evening). Site visits generally last 1 - 2 hours.
For more information and an application please contact: Krista Jansons, Human Rights Coordinator 617-912-7986 or email@example.com
Verbal / Written Communication
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Requirements & Commitment
Committee meetings bi-monthly 6-8:30pm
Site visits monthly (1-2 hours each), depending on your availability