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Legal Staff Paralegal in Philadelphia, PA

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Company name

Philadelphia Legal Assistance.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Practice Area

Health Care

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Philadelphia, PA

Date Last Verified

Feb 19,2018

Posted on

Feb 17,2018

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Program Development Paralegal, Medical-Legal-Community Partnership The candidate will be serving the needs of health center patients through direct service and capacity building efforts. Although the candidate will have dedicated time to each activity, she or he should be flexible, dynamic, and able to allow both aspects of this position inform the other. Duties include: Interviewing and advising patients who become clients via referrals from health center staff; working with healthcare providers to understand the relationship between clients’ legal, medical, and social circumstances; evaluating a client’s situation and making appropriate referrals; negotiating with local and state agencies to help clients access critical benefits; representing clients in administrative proceedings; researching, understanding and utilizing statutes and regulations (including those that fall under the Affordable Care Act); coordinating and managing case referrals; community outreach and education on legal rights. Program Development duties include: Building partnerships with relevant community organizations, health centers, or other organizations to strengthen, developing a nuanced understanding of the needs of our clients and their communities, planning for expansion to additional health centers, collaborating with all members of the team, identifying and managing grants and other funding opportunities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A college graduate with a demonstrated commitment to community service, a high sense of empathy, and an eagerness to work on a collaborative team. Experience with grant management, program development, and leadership is preferred. This person is a resourceful problem-solver with excellent written and oral communication skills. Academic background in public health, health policy, legal studies, or social services preferred but not necessary. Attention to detail and ability to follow specific protocols are a must. Spanish language capabilities preferred.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Philadelphia Legal Assistance.
42 South 15th Street
Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-685-7534