Job Details

Paralegal, Housing

Company name

Brooklyn Legal Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Aug 26, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 09, 2020

Posted on

Jan 11, 2019

Location

Brownsville, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Profile

Paralegal, Housing
Candidate will be responsible for assessing clients eligibility for public benefits and housing subsidies, individual case advocacy, including obtaining rental arrears grants and other benefits advocacy, and providing advice and referrals to clients under the supervision of an attorney. May also conduct community education and outreach.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity; Excellent interviewing, writing, and communication skills; Experience working with low-income people; Excellent organizational skills and strong facility with numbers; Experience with housing and public benefits advocacy strongly preferred; Experience navigating agency bureaucracy, particularly the Human Resources Administration, strongly preferred. Fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Haitian-Creole, Mandarin, or Cantonese strongly preferred. Skill with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, internet research and a willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.

Additional info

Job #70_2018. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2 writing samples.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fax: 781-855-0733

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