Paralegal - Family Stability - Saratoga Springs NY

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Job location
40 new Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Street address: 
55 Colvin Avenue
City: 
Albany
State: 
New York
ZIP: 
12206
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

FAMILY STABILITY PARALEGAL- SARATOGA SPRINGS OFFICE

Position -- The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has a Paralegal position open in the Saratoga Springs office. The Paralegal will assist clients, under the supervision of an attorney, to successfully access benefits and services needed to enhance family stability.
Responsibilities — As a Family Court Advocate, duties include conducting client interviews, developing a case plan to assist the family, advocating for the client's access to services, such as public benefits, child care, etc., conducting outreach to homeless families, accompanying the client to appointments, making referrals and assisting the client in applying for and finding and retaining suitable housing. The Family Court Advocate will be expected to work closely with area service providers, such as the Department of Social Services to ensure services are provided to the family. As a Public Assistance Advocate, the paralegal will carry his/her own public assistance caseload with responsibilities as outlined above. The Paralegal will also be expected to perform tasks assigned by the Attorney such as drafting court documents and occasional legal research.
Qualifications -- Must be intelligent, hard-working, careful, reliable, have good judgment and a demonstrated commitment to the low-income community. Must be sensitive to the needs and difficulties low income and homeless families face. Must be able to write clearly and persuasively. Must have either a BA in the human services field (with a strong preference for additional relevant experience) OR four years or more relevant experience. Must be able to work well as part of a team. Must have a clean and valid NYS driver’s license and vehicle. Prior experience in housing or family court issues is a plus. Good computer skills. Spanish speaking a plus.
Salary: $26,624 -- $37,213 DOE. Excellent fringe benefits.
Deadline: COB, October 26, 2017
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR

1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

No applications will be accepted without a writing sample, cover letter and resume.

We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, LGBT persons, applicants and recipients of public assistance, the elderly and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Requirements: 

Qualifications -- Must be intelligent, hard-working, careful, reliable, have good judgment and a demonstrated commitment to the low-income community. Must be sensitive to the needs and difficulties low income and homeless families face. Must be able to write clearly and persuasively. Must have either a BA in the human services field (with a strong preference for additional relevant experience) OR four years or more relevant experience. Must be able to work well as part of a team. Must have a clean and valid NYS driver’s license and vehicle. Prior experience in housing or family court issues is a plus. Good computer skills. Spanish speaking a plus.

To apply: 

To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR

1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic Survey linked here

No applications will be accepted without a writing sample, cover letter and resume.

Notes: 
We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, LGBT persons, applicants and recipients of public assistance, the elderly and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
$26,624 -- $37,213
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017