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Office of Public Guardian

The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guardianship and other fiduciary services to legally incapacitated individuals in New Hampshire.  OPG has 40 years of experience serving as guardian of the person and guardian of the estate for individuals living with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, progressive cognitive loss due to dementia or other neurological disorders, and traumatic brain injuries.  The staff of approximately 50 committed professionals work under the supervision of an experienced management team including an Executive Director, Director of Legal Services, Director of Finance, Director of Fiduciary Services and Director of Guardianship.

The Office of Public Guardian is held to the highest standards of accountability in New Hampshire by the courts and benefits agencies.  Our advocacy and decision-making models are guided by the National Guardianship Association’s Standards of Practice and Ethical Principles. Our goal is to protect the legal and human rights and civil liberties of each individual we serve. Our professional guardians and fiduciary service managers exercise the highest ethical standards in decision-making and financial management on behalf of our clients.

Full time professional guardian position available with the Office of Public Guardian, a non-profit organization providing guardianship services throughout New Hampshire. Responsibilities include medical, residential and treatment decision-making and legal advocacy for incapacitated adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury or dementia. Qualifications include graduate degree in social work, law, medicine or human services, with a minimum of 3 years related experience, or bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years related experience. In depth knowledge of New Hampshire’s developmental services and/or community mental health systems a plus. Requires the ability to work autonomously and manage a large and diverse caseload. OPG offers a collegial professional work environment with strong team support. OPG provides a competitive salary and benefits package including generous vacation and holiday leave, health and dental insurance and retirement plan with employer contribution. Email letter of interest (required) with resume to by November 9, 2020.

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Date Added: October 27, 2020

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