Receptionist/Intake Paralegal

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $41,000
Maximum: $54,000

Published

10/24/2018

Start Date

10/29/2018

Application Deadline

10/29/2018

Address

331 Main Street
2nd floor
Poughkeepsie
New York
12601
United States

Description

Job Description

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) has an immediate opening in our Poughkeepsie Office for a Receptionist/Intake Paralegal. Under the supervision of the Attorney-in-Charge, this person will be responsible for administrative duties in support of the office and clients. 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Initial client intakes, and in some cases in-depth screening of applicants for eligibility and services;

Spanish translation and interpretation;

Front desk reception duties for walk in clients and phone clients, including provision of non-legal information and referrals;

Maintenance of file records for client and applicants for services;

Administrative work as well as general clerical duties, in support of the office staff;


Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and problem solving skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs


Preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income persons with prior experience in legal services or similar program;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish;
  • Certification in paralegal studies

Benefits

Benefits: Health, dental vision. Competitive union scale, with excellent benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual: Spanish English, Fluency in written and spoken Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree


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