Bronx Legal Services is seeking an Intake Paralegal.
Bronx Legal Services is the largest provider of free civil legal services in the Bronx, and one of the largest services offices in New York City. For fifty years, they have been providing legal assistance to secure life's basic necessities - the right to housing, food, clothing, safety, medical care, education, economic security - for the residents of several of the country's poorest communities. They are seeking an Intake Paralegal to support the work of their office and their mission.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include excellent health and dental insurance, an employer contribution to a pre-tax 403(b) pension plan, and generous leave time.
conducting screenings of clients including demographic and eligibility requirements
coofdinating follow-up services including appointments, referrals, client correspondence
providing information, referrals, and advice under the supervision of an attorney
opening, closing, and maintaining client files
interpreting, translating and using language assistance resources
assisting with client-related matters including sending correspondence
entering and tracking information in electronic formats, and running reports
perform telephone intake, off-site intake and outreach
experience working with a diverse low-income population, and ability to identify client's needs quickly and accurately
excellent computer skills
excellent writing and communication skills
prior relevant work experience
post-high school education
experience entering and tracking information in electronic formats
proficiency in Microsoft Suite
biliingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
excellent organizational skills
To apply for the position, send a cover letter, resume, names of three references and one recent writing sample via email to Sandra Sanchez at [email protected] The email should include "Intake Paralegal" in the subject line. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls.
Bronx Legal Services is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 40, and gay, lesbian, and transgender people are all welcome and encouraged to apply.