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Housing Coordinator

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Job Description

The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is seeking Housing Coordinators to join the Housing Unit in all five boroughs. Reporting to the Housing Director, Housing Coordinators will work with Housing/Housing Benefits Supervising Attorneys; Office Managers and their team; case handlers; and the Civil Grants & Contracts Team to ensure quality assurance for all housing and related benefits cases in the borough. The Housing Coordinators will work with the Housing Director, Housing/Housing Benefits, Supervising Attorneys; Grants & Contracts, and Office Management team to establish efficient systems for data collections and updates.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and ensure collection of data for grants/contracts
  • With Office Management team ensure that all cases, including associated benefits cases, are entered within one week of intake.
  • Periodically update the housing team on any changes or updates in data collection required for housing grants
  • Once registered, work with the case handlers to ensure that all cases are timely updated with data required for grants management including accurate service levels, completed DHCI (Declaration of Household Composition and Income) forms, other information needed to establish eligibility and outcomes; and are timely marked as ready for closing in the case management system.
  • Work with case handlers to upload all documents needed for programmatic audits in the case management system within one week of intake and before case closing.
  • Responsible for overall quality assurance in the case management system including cross-referencing LAS data with OCA data and NYSCEF (New York State Court Electronic Filing System); finding any duplicate cases or clients; ensuring all cases are registered to the appropriate case handler in the case management system; ensuring that all cases where case work is complete have been closed; etc.
  • Once casework is completed, coordinate with the Office Management team to ensure cases are timely closed and archived
  • Following-up with and/or interviewing clients to obtain information needed to properly enter and/or update cases, as needed
  • Provide input into performance evaluations of staff
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Documents

Please submit the following documents as a combined single pdf - Cover Letter and Resume

Requirements

TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or work experience consistent with the position
  • Ability to work in a team setting including strong communication and follow-up skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage relationships and effectively communicate with Office Management team; case handlers; and Civil G&C team
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and quickly gather data, compile information, and keep
  • accurate records
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills including Office 365 and all Microsoft Office programs, especially Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, etc.), and demonstrated ability to work with databases
  • Excellent judgment, including ability to handle sensitive or confidential information
  • Ability to multitask

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society believes in attracting and retaining exceptional talent committed to serving our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, disability, and life insurance, and more. Salaries for our unionized jobs are governed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please visit our Careers page for additional information. Salary and benefits information will be available to applicants, when and if, an offer is made.


OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

 

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION

The Legal Aid Society is taking precautions and implementing safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to comply with New York City's requirements concerning Covid-19. All members of the Legal Aid community have a shared responsibility to support and comply with policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of our community. Learn more about our COVID-19 policy by visiting our website.


HOW TO APPLY

All applications must be completed online. We do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings, and instructions on the application process. For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org opens an email client applicationopens an email client application.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one's internal deeply-held sense of one's gender which may be the same or different from one's sex assigned at birth; one's gender identity may be male, female, neither or both, e.g., non-binary), gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one's name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not be distinctively male or female and may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Description

The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice is seeking Housing Coordinators to join the Housing Unit in all five boroughs. Reporting to the Housing Director, Housing Coordinators will work with Housing/Housing Benefits…

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