Temporary Position: Public Benefits Advocate

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Job location
Springfield, MA 01144
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks an advocate to work for a six-month period assisting clients with cases involving public benefits issues, including TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP (food stamps), MassHealth, Emergency Assistance shelter, and veterans' benefits. The advocate will be based in CWJC's Springfield office and will assist clients living in various parts of western Mass. In addition to handling cases, the advocate will engage in community outreach and education. Some grant reporting will be required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Admitted attorneys, or individuals awaiting bar exam results, are encouraged to apply. Fluency in a second language, especially Spanish, preferred. Experience advocating for low-income clients seeking public benefits and/or other administrative agency advocacy experience, including law school clinical experience, strongly preferred. Reliable transportation required.

Please submit cover letter and resumes electronically, or mail to Eileen Messier, HR Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. EOE.

Posting Date: January 8, 2018

To apply: 

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018