Disability Benefits Technical Assistance Program
Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with disabilities, and homeless veterans.
Position Description: ICLC is searching for a talented, full-time Paralegal for a project that is helping homeless individuals with disabilities gain access to critical income-support benefits. This position will assist attorneys who are helping clients experiencing homelessness with acquiring vital documents. The position will also provide administrative support to the team related to tracking work and outcomes outside of our direct representation. The team provides technical assistance and support to community partners and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. This is a unique opportunity to join a project that positively impacts thousands of individuals’ lives in Los Angeles County.
Position Duties: The Paralegal will support attorneys with limited scope vital document replacement cases, including: scheduling and meeting with clients for intake and follow-ups, preparing client documents and files; updating client case management and tracking systems; assisting attorneys with client identity verification, researching state specific vital document requirements; preparing and filing birth certificate requests or other vital documents applications such as applications to replace U.S. Passports and Certificates of Naturalization. The Paralegal may be asked to become a Notary Public and/or Live Scan Operator depending on the needs of the Project. The Paralegal will work as part of a team and will provide paralegal and general administrative project support to the attorneys and ICLC team members, including: handling email and other correspondence, formatting and editing Word documents; scheduling appointments and meetings; preparing documents and materials for training sessions; entering information in databases and spreadsheets; interacting with Project community partners and government agencies such as SSA and Department of Public Social Services; and other duties as needed.
Hiring Criteria: Commitment to ICLC’s mission and values. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Organized and detail-oriented. Ability to assume responsibility quickly and independently manage varied responsibilities. Ability to use good judgment, multitask and meet deadlines. Experience with Outlook and the Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to learn and utilize databases, software, and case management systems. Prior experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and/or individuals with disabilities is a plus. Interest and ability to become a Notary Public and/or Live Scan operator a plus but not required.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please upload your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position directly at www.innercitylaw.org/join-our-team.