HPP Outreach Worker
Under the direction of the Homelessness Prevention Supervising Paralegal, the Outreach Worker will primarily conduct presentations to educate current and potential clients on housing rights. Other duties may arise that satisfy the EAF Homelessness Prevention grant, which will fund this position.
HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION PROJECT: CCLS’s Homelessness Prevention Project is an interdisciplinary, whole-person pilot project within our Housing Team that will address both the legal and social needs of housing clients, with a specific focus on low-income students and their families, students without parents or guardians, and students who are aging out of foster care. The goals of the Project are to promote housing stability, empower clients to effectively participate in their legal cases, and end the cycles of poverty that cause their legal issues. The Project will integrate the provision of legal services across substantive teams at CCLS (e.g., Housing and Health Teams), as well as the provision of non-legal services, such as assisting clients with accessing benefits and other social services. The Project will also entail outreach to target communities at community college and K-12 school sites. In addition to providing more impactful direct services to our housing clients, the Project will deepen CCLS’s understanding of our client community and help us to more effectively respond to their needs.
Position: Outreach Worker
Experience: All Experience Welcome
Location: Fresno, Merced, Visalia Offices, as needed Term of Employment: Regular, Full Time
Other: FLSA Non-Exempt, Union Position
Salary Range: DOE ($15.61 to $23.88 per hour)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
Applications should be received by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2022, to be considered for the first round of interviews.
Please visit https://www.centralcallegal.org/careers/ to submit an online application and join our CCLS family in an effort to Advance Justice & Empower People.
2. Cover Letter addressing the following questions:
a. Please tell us briefly about your experience, if any, doing advocacy work with a low-income community. What skills and qualities did you bring that were important to the effort? What did you learn?
b. Please describe your leadership experience, if any.
c. Tell us about your connection to the Central Valley: how well do you know it? Do you have ties here? What draws you here?
d. Do you have particular interest in being a Legal Aid employee? If so, please tell us about that.
3. Three Professional References