Paralegal - Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN)

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Job location
55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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: 

Position -- The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has a Paralegal position open in the Albany office. The position is as an ombudsman and advocate for individuals who are in mandatory Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) under the Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) grant. The Paralegal will assist health care consumers in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Schoharie Counties through outreach and education concerning MLTC options; assistance with program navigation; education and assistance with rights, appeals and grievances; consumer empowerment and self-advocacy; and providing policy feedback and systems advocacy.

Responsibilities – As an ICAN paralegal, duties include conducting outreach to the 6 counties covered by the grant; advising clients on their rights and legal options; and representing clients in informal appeals, insurance carrier grievances, and administrative hearings. The grant requires travel to each of the counties both for outreach and, if necessary, to meet with clients either in donated space in the client’s county of residence or, if the client is home-bound, in the client’s home.

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 individuals 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. Good computer skills. Spanish speaking a plus.

Salary: $26,624 To $33,242, depending upon experience. Unionized program with excellent fringe benefits.

Deadline: October 27, 2016. 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, the elderly, LGBT persons 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 individuals 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. Good computer skills. Spanish speaking a plus.

To apply: 

Deadline: October 27, 2016. 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, the elderly, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Notes: 
No applications will be accepted without a writing sample, cover letter and resume. We are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBT persons and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
$26,624 To $33,242
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016