Staff Attorney or Paralegal - Medical Legal Partnership

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Job location
315 Magnolia Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
Street address: 
128 Orange Avenue
City: 
Daytona Beach
State: 
Florida
ZIP: 
32114
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve in this position as either Staff Attorney or an exceptionally qualified Paralegal in an exciting medical-legal partnership between CLSMF and the West Volusia Hospital Authority (WVHA) in Volusia County.

This highly visible position’s key responsibilities include the provision of direct legal services to underserved, low-income clients; educating healthcare providers on assessing health-harming legal needs; and supporting the firm’s overall mission in the area served under the grant.
Areas of practice for the Medical-Legal Partnership include public benefits, housing, and other civil legal matters. Successful outcomes are measured through securing eligible case referrals and providing overall positive engagement to clients and stakeholders in the service community.

Reporting to the Managing Attorney, the Medical-Legal Partnership Staff Attorney or Paralegal serves as the designated liaison between CLSMF, stakeholders throughout the provider community, non-profit leaders, and a wide array of human service entities, this position is responsible for cultivating, and coordinating effective working relationships, from inception to follow up to assure CLSMF’s impact to individuals served in Volusia County. This Medical Legal Partnership professional role is a FT position with the ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business need throughout the Volusia County service area by develop effective working relationships with medical and behavioral health organizations in west Volusia County and serving as CLSMF’s liaison to WVHA’s Commissioners.

Requirements: 

Must be admitted to practice law in Florida or possess Certification as a Paralegal with commensurate experience
2 - 4 years’ experience as a lawyer or Paralegal. Commitment to low-income/vulnerable clients and communities on legal matters; experience working or volunteering in a health or human services setting preferred.
Successful candidate will have highly approachable presentation and organizational skills and the ability to effectively and consistently engage a broad constituency, including experience in community /grant-funded programs. This field driven position is able to creatively and zealously advocate for clients while managing a full caseload; and demonstrates a solid commitment to improving community health; with flexibility and enthusiasm about outreach and the challenges in building this program.
Spoken and written fluency in English and Spanish preferred.
Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365)
Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

To apply: 

Resumes in confidence to: [email protected]

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, May 18, 2018