Intake Coordinator- Children’s Rights Project (Guardianship)
ABOUT PUBLIC COUNSEL
Public Counsel is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to advancing civil rights and racial and economic justice, as well as to amplifying the power of our clients through comprehensive legal advocacy. Founded on and strengthened by a pro bono legal service model, our staff and volunteers seek justice through direct legal services, promote healthy and resilient communities through education and outreach, and support community-led efforts to transform unjust systems through litigation and policy advocacy in and beyond Los Angeles.
Public Counsel operates eight legal projects: Children’s Rights, Community Development, Consumer Rights & Economic Justice, Homelessness Prevention, Immigrants’ Rights, Veterans’ Rights, the Audrey Irmas Project for Women & Girls’ Rights, and our impact litigation project, Opportunity Under Law.
Public Counsel has a full-time staff of over 150. We are committed to building a diverse staff and encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, and people of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S RIGHTS PROJECT/GUARDIANSHIP TEAM
Public Counsel’s Children’s Rights Project (CRP) serves children, youth, and their families on a variety of legal issues, including probate legal guardianship, public benefits, and adoption, and issues affecting transition age youth. The Guardianship team is part of the larger CRP. The Guardianship team operates a free self-help legal clinic at the Stanley Mosk courthouse four days each week, helping litigants to establish, object to, modify, and terminate probate legal guardianships. All litigants are assisted in pro per with a wide variety of pleadings related to guardianship matters.
Under the supervision of the Guardianship team’s Senior Supervising Attorney, the Intake Coordinate has the following responsibilities:
- Assist litigants with guardianship and related petitions at the in-person clinic;
- Compile and organize reporting of all clinic services provided;
- Provide translation assistance; and
- Other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Spanish language fluency;
- Excellent oral and written communication, including an ability to communicate in an empathetic and professional manner with clients;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with teams;
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, effectively prioritize workload, and accurately complete work in a timely fashion;
- Ability to staff the courthouse clinic located in the Stanley Mosk courthouse in downtown Los Angeles at least three days per week;
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Creative problem solving skills;
- Strong computer skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Pro);
- Commitment to gender/racial/social justice and Public Counsel’s mission.
- The following skills or abilities are preferred, but not required:
- Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of relevant experience in social services; and
- Prior experience in nonprofit legal setting.
JOB TYPE AND BENEFITS
- Full-time, Non-Exempt position
- The salary range for this position is $53,000 to $55,932.18. Dependent on experience.
- Public Counsel offers a competitive benefits package including:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage with both HMO and PPO options,
- The option to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account,
- A 403(b) retirement plan with elective contribution and a discretionary employer contribution after a year of employment, and
- Employer-paid life insurance and disability plans.
- Generous paid time off
- Parking and transit benefits
HOW TO APPLY
We value lived experiences and experiences working with clients across a range of settings. Please consider discussing such experiences in your cover letter, especially if they are not reflected in your resume.
PUBLIC COUNSEL VACCINATION POLICY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
Public Counsel requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees, including new hires. Pursuant to federal and state laws, Public Counsel will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.
Public Counsel is generally office-based, but remote work has been permitted during the pandemic. All employees with Public Counsel are required to work in the office at least one day per week, at the discretion of the head of department. This policy is subject to redesign by leadership. Public Counsel will work in a manner consistent with public health and local and state emergency orders.
PUBLIC COUNSEL EEO POLICY
Public Counsel is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on the basis of union membership or activity, race, religious creed, religious observance, ethnicity, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or predisposition, military service, military and veteran status, pregnancy, child birth and related medical conditions, marital and family status, national origin, ancestry, age, medical conditions as defined by state or federal law, or disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
All qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Our leadership team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities discipline, discharge and general treatment during employment.