STAFF ATTORNEY: HEALTH CONSUMER CENTER

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330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
Redwood City CA, CA 94065
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo
Street address: 
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
City: 
Redwood City CA
State: 
California
ZIP: 
94065
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (LASSMC) seeks an energetic attorney with a passion for health equity and social justice advocacy to work in our Health Consumer Center (HCC). The HCC is part of the statewide Health Consumer Alliance. The HCC provides direct legal services to low income San Mateo County residents in the area of health care coverage and access to health services under public and private health insurance programs. In addition, the HCC works with state and local partners to provide outreach and education and to engage in systemic advocacy to eliminate barriers to health coverage and health care.

Organization: LASSMC (www.legalaidsmc.org) is a dynamic and collegial non-profit law firm that is recognized as a leading legal services provider in the Bay Area. A non-LSC funded legal services program with a 50 year history of collaboration and innovative programs, LASSMC is able to engage in class action litigation and to provide assistance regardless of immigration status in areas of basic need including health, housing, safety-net benefits, and freedom from violence.

Responsibilities:
Conduct intake interviews and research, advise, and represent low-income San Mateo County residents on a wide variety of health matters, including access to coverage under Medi-Cal, Covered CA and other public and private health insurance programs and access to essential health care services. Pursue all appropriate legal strategies, including litigation, in accordance with Legal Aid’s priorities. Engage in outreach and education efforts in partnership with local community groups in order to educate low-income consumers about their rights to health insurance coverage and timely, affordable and high quality health care. Participate in local and state-wide strategy calls and health task forces to develop HCC priorities and pursue strategies for eliminating health discrepancies and barriers to coverage and care for low-income communities. Assist with grant reporting and writing grant proposals as needed.

Requirements: 

Required Qualifications:
 Active membership in the California State Bar or admitted in another state and eligible to practice in California for 3 years under the California State Bar rules for the Registered Legal Services Attorney Program (must pass CA bar)
 Demonstrated commitment to public interest law
 Excellent writing, public speaking, and communication skills
 Ability to drive and access to a car

Preferred:
 Familiarity with health care law and/or public benefits law generally
 Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or Tagalog
 Bi-cultural background/experience
 Experience working with community-based organizations

To apply: 

To Apply: Send, email or fax: 1) cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the required job qualifications and 2) your resume to:

Tricia Berke Vinson
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 123
Redwood City, CA 94065
Fax: (650) 517-8973
[email protected]

Notes: 
The Legal Aid Society is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
Salary: Salary is based on experience. Excellent benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Expiration date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016