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Tenant Rights Legal Advocate Position

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SeniorLAW Center
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 22 days ago

• Under guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator and Legal Director, provide advocacy and referrals to SeniorLAW Center clients, with the primary focus on tenants facing housing instability and homelessness

• Review eviction notices, complaints, and other legal forms with clients at intake

• Counsel clients regarding housing or emergency shelter and other resources

• Assist clients with housing search

• Assist clients with administrative hearings

• Provide support to attorneys at court as assigned, including for Lawyer of the Day

• Assist in preparing case files for trial

• Draft and mail letters to clients

• Maintain case files and database

• Review cases with Tenant Rights attorneys 

• Provide support for telephone intake as assigned

• Represent SeniorLAW Center on professional committees/coalitions as needed

• Help conduct intake and review documentation for the SeniorLAW Center staff attorney covering the Lawyer of the Day program at court


• Visit senior, family and community centers and other outreach sites to present community education and professional training workshops as scheduled

• Aid in development of legal outreach, community education and pro-se materials as needed


• Maintain records

• Enter data into computer databases

• Provide support to other colleagues as needed

• Participate in scheduled staff and other meetings


• Participate in staff and team meetings, organizational events and other initiatives

• Assist with reporting, data collection and funding proposals

• Represent SeniorLAW Center at committee and coalition meetings, 

community events and other occurrences as needed

• Participate in SeniorLAW Center’s culture of philanthropy  


QUALIFICATIONS: 

• At least two (2) years of experience as a housing counselor, clinical social worker or paralegal

• Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills

• Interest and ability to work with older people and persons of different backgrounds

EDUCATION: B.A. or B.S. OR PARALEGAL CERTIFICATE.


SeniorLAW Center has a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for all staff and volunteers.  

• Under guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator and Legal Director, provide advocacy and referrals to SeniorLAW Center clients, with the primary focus on tenants facing housing instability and homelessness

• Review eviction…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $44,000 - USD $48,000
/ year

Benefits

Excellent benefits, including fully paid health and dental for employee, long- and short-term disability, 401k, flexible spending plan, sabbatical plan, and generous holidays and Paid Time Off, with a total value of approximately $20,000

Excellent benefits, including fully paid health and dental for employee, long- and short-term disability, 401k, flexible spending plan, sabbatical plan, and generous holidays and…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

How to Apply

All applications should include cover letter, resume and at least three (3) professional references, as well as salary range requirements. Please send by email to attention of Dana N. Goldberg, Esq., Legal Director, at employment@seniorlawcenter.org. No phone calls please.

All applications should include cover letter, resume and at least three (3) professional references, as well as salary range requirements. Please send by email to attention of Dana N…

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