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Paralegal The candidate will work with the homeless population as follows: Will conduct eligibility and substantive interviews in person and by telephone. Interviews may at times take place outside the regular office setting. Paralegal will provide basic information and referrals to applicants, including those ineligible for services. Will provide direct representation of clients in administrative or judicial proceedings as Person-in-Charge of individual cases, including but not exclusively, Social Security proceedings. Paralegal will assist and represent clients at all administrative stages of the Social Security application and appeal process including representing the client in administrative hearings. Paralegal will assist clients with the drafting and submission of SOA- enhanced applications for Supplemental Security Income benefits to Social Security. Must be active within the local homeless advocacy community to insure that the Legal Clinic for the Homeless has a visible presence and a voice. This entails to attending El Paso Coalition for the Homeless (EPCH) meetings, participating on EPCH committees, and networking with other members of the EPCH. Paralegal will conduct and participate in extensive outreach. This entails going to shelters and community events to inform residents and the public about the mission of the LCH, and doing on-site consultations. Extensive travel may be required to conduct outreach. Work under direct supervision of Attorney/Project Coordinator and must work closely with the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless and its 33-member shelters. Maintain a client caseload, exercising the independent professional judgment required of an advocate on all aspects of each individual case. Maintain accurate and complete client files and administrative records, including data entry into client database and other requirements, such as timekeeping. Degree in relevant field preferred. Must be Bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Substantial knowledge and familiarity with programs of the Social Security Administration, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and other agencies is preferred.r emergency needs to other service providers.
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