Human Rights Committee Member
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We are in search for a Self-Advocate or Family Member to volunteer sitting on a Human Rights Committee at WORK Inc., a non-profit organization serving people with disabilities. Its headquarter is located in Dorchester, MA and other programs are in throughout different regions in the state. The Committee is composed of a Chairperson and volunteer members with diverse backgrounds in laws, health, nursing, social work, family, professionals, and a person with disability. We are looking for a volunteered member who lives in Andover, Methuen, or Winthrop to represent the North Shore area.
The purpose of the committee is to promote, safeguard, and protect the human dignity and legal rights of individuals receiving supports from WORK Inc. To meet this objective the Committee reviews and monitors WORK Inc.’s practices and procedures and makes recommendations with the intent of promotion the rights of disabled persons in the program.
The Human Rights Committee meets in-person four times per year. Verbal and/or written notification of the time and location of the meetings shall be sent to or communicated to each member. Meetings are held 2 nd or 3 rd Monday every three months at WORK Inc. headquarters in-person in Dorchester. Conference calls are available if Committee members are not physically available at the meetings. At each in-person meeting, members review the human rights related documents presented by a program staff, ask questions, and vote for a decision. Buffet dinner is provided.
The Committee has been following the state of Massachusetts and WORK Inc.’s guidelines during COVID-19 pandemic to hold virtual meetings on ZOOM.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About WORK Inc.
25 BEACH ST, DORCHESTER, MA 02122, US
WORK Inc. is the largest employer of people with disabilities in the region. The agency has a myriad of programs -- Day-Habilitation, Deaf Services, Family Support, Independent Living, Residential, Transportation, and Vocational Services -- which all converge toward one goal: "To make the lives of individuals with disabilities better"
Today, WORK Inc. serves over 800 individuals with all types of disabilities, is New England’s leader in the Federal AbilityOne contracts (with over 100 individuals with disability working at any given time), and provides complete facilities management for many buildings including the John F. Kennedy Library, a national landmark. The agency operates 12 twenty-four hour residential sites serving 60 individuals, and assists another 100 individuals with its supported living programs. With a current budget of over 24 million dollars, WORK Inc.’s dedicated staff and managers continue its mission to provide vocational training and placement services that make the lives of individuals with disabilities better and more independent.
Financial Empowerment Services assists people with disabilities, their families and the wider low income community to achieve financial stability. AmeriCorps members create real change in people’s lives by providing high quality financial education and counseling, educating people about available income-boosting tax credits and teaching people who receive benefits from social security about available work incentives and programs to help them build assets.