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Welfare Unit Paralegals

Company name

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jun 12,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

Salary

USD 33300 Annually

Location

Philadelphia, PA
Practice Area
Family Law >> Family Law
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Welfare Unit- Paralegals Duties: Working with clients on their eligibility for public benefits, with an emphasis on TANF, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, LIHEAP, and Subsidized Child Care. Will be doing intake, meeting with clients, filing appeals, using DPW’s Policy Manuals to analyze cases, drafting letters and affidavits, negotiating and advocating with the welfare office, and representing clients at hearings as needed. will also include community education and outreach. Will also be responding to, tracking and assigning referrals of potential clients. Will also be engaging in additional outreach to build the Benefits Access Coalition. Strong client interviewing, analytical, written and oral advocacy skills and organizational skills are needed for both positions.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. Strong analytical and writing skills. High computer literacy and willingness to learn new technology and systems. Strong ability to learn complex material quickly. Demonstrated initiative. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact well in a multi-cultural environment. Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice. Preferred Qualifications: Two or four year college degree. Experience in legislative or administrative advocacy, or experience with a social services agency or a nonprofit organization that advocates on behalf of the poor. Fluency in a second language spoken by low-income Philadelphians. For the Benefits Access Coalition position, experience working with community based organizations.
Apply until July 2, 2018

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and one brief writing sample (up to 10 pages).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
1424 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2505

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