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Paralegal

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Homeless Advocacy Project
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 22 days ago

Organizational Information:

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a staff of 16 lawyers, paralegals, administrators, and one social worker, along with a corps of 350 volunteer legal professionals, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.

Position Description:

HAP is seeking a full-time paralegal with a minimum of two years of experience, either in public interest law, disability-related law, or social work. Paralegal will be trained to handle a full caseload for clients who are applying for disability benefits through HAP’s fast-track SOAR Project. Under the supervision of HAP staff, paralegal will:

•             interview clients, maintain contact and relationship over claim length (3-6 months)

•             obtain, review and analyze medical and other supporting records

•             file social security disability claims

•             advocate on behalf of clients in writing and over the phone with disability adjudicators and SSA representatives

Minimum Requirements:

•          Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university

•          Excellent written, organizational and interpersonal communication skills

•          Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

•          Understanding and sensitivity to issues of people experiencing homelessness, living with mental illness, and in recovery from addiction

•          Commitment to racial and social justice

Preferred Requirement: 

•          Spanish speaking a plus

•          Familiarity with Philadelphia’s social services landscape


Equal Opportunity Employer

Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, genetic information, or veteran status.

Organizational Information:

The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) exists to meet the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a staff of 16 lawyers, paralegals, administrators, and one social worker…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Compensation

See below
Salary is commensurate with experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale.

Benefits

Available benefits include medical, dental, vision, term life, short and long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Available benefits include medical, dental, vision, term life, short and long-term disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and generous paid time off and holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish speaking a plus

Spanish speaking a plus

Location

On-site
Philadelphia, PA, USA

How to Apply

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by October 29, 2021. Please include a letter expressing in detail your interest in the position; your qualifications and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future; a current resume; and the names and contact information for three professional references. 

Materials should be submitted electronically to careers@haplegal.org in Microsoft Word or pdf format to Tanya L. Rambert, Director of Operations, HAP, 1429 Walnut St., 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

How to apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their materials by October 29, 2021…

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