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ProfileWelfare 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
Send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and one brief writing sample (up to 10 pages).
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
1424 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2505