ATTORNEY

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $85,000

Published

11/06/2018

Address

1118 Grand Concourse
Bronx
New York
10456
United States

Description

Bronxworks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences. We have 34 locations throughout the borough providing a variety of programs that offer assistance in the areas of family, children and youth support, educational services, elder care, homelessness, mental health and workforce development. We are an employer of choice for anyone interested in a meaningful career in the social services field.

BronxWorks seeks to hire an attorney for its eviction prevention services. The attorney will represent individual low - income tenants in housing court proceedings. These proceedings include non-payments, holdovers and HP actions. The housing court attorney will assist individuals and families resolve barriers to receiving government entitlements, as well as both New York City and State housing subsidies. The attorney will also conduct monthly intake at Bronx County Housing Court.

Interested individuals should e-mail a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: jspitzer@bronxworks.org Opens a New Window. . Please write “Eviction Prevention Attorney” in subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled  

Candidate sought for November 2018.  

Pay commensurate with experience. 

RESPONSIBILITES:

  •  Client representation and advocacy with City, State, and Federal agencies and in court proceedings, administrative hearings, and affirmative litigation
  •   Conduct regular courthouse-based intakes
  •   Maintain a full caseload of clients
  •  Provide supervision to paralegals

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Law degree required
  •  Admission to NYS bar or eligible for immediate waiver
  •  Must indicate in your cover letter whether and when you are scheduled to sit for the Bar examination, or, if you have already taken the Bar examination, when you did so and whether you passed or failed
  • Superb analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with low-income and diverse communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in public interest law and civil legal services
  •  Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and manage a high volume of cases
  •  Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required


Benefits

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round.

  • Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave12 paid holidays.      
  • Comprehensive medical, and life insurance coverage care for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees.
  • A pension plan that is 100% employer paidTwo tax deferred annuity plans and employee assistance in maximizing the pension plan and tax deferred annuity plans to prepare for retirement.
  • TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute.
  • Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.

Additionally, BronxWorks offers:

  • A comprehensive monthly training calendar
  • Access to some scholarship opportunities
  • Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees


BronxWorks seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination.

Level of Language Proficiency

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.


Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

Apply for ATTORNEY using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1b568ba3-8b35-4407-aa58-c406cde8fb17&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=47530&lang=en_US&source=CC4


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