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Intake Screener (Clean Slate Initiatives (CSI)/Reentry Team)

Description: 

Join the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) and become part of an energetic team of advocates that provide a wide-range of legal services aimed to address issues that disproportionately impact the poor. These services include litigation, providing training and technical assistance, and community education.

 

NLSLA is seeking an Intake Screener for its Clean Slate Initiatives (CSI)/Reentry team. The Intake Screener will support a team of advocates that work passionately to advance the rights of formerly incarcerated individuals as they reintegrate into their communities. The ideal candidate should have a trauma-informed understanding of the barriers faced by individuals navigating crisis, as well as an understanding of the collateral consequences faced by individuals with a criminal record. Excellent communication skills, patience, respect, and sensitivity towards system-impacted individuals is essential to succeeding in this position.

 

 

Position:

 

Intake Screener, Temporary

 

Availability:

 

Availability is Immediate. 

 

Salary:

 

Salary starts at $40,000- commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits which include: choice of medical, dental, vision; life and disability insurance plans; 125 plan; 403(b), bilingual pay supplement, sick and vacation pay, and 14 employer-paid holidays.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Intake Screener completes eligibility screening for applicants who call NLSLA seeking reentry-related legal services, including but not limited to: expungement, arrest sealing, employment and housing denials as a result of their criminal record, and assistance with early termination of probation/parole. The Intake Screener will complete phone intakes and provide information to callers regarding the relevant legal assistance that the CSI team can provide. Daily responsibilities include conducting intake phone calls with potential clients, obtaining client signatures, requesting client submission of documents, submitting record requests to CA Department of Justice, communicating with the CSI team regarding client needs, managing the client waitlist, and providing information and referrals when appropriate. While the bulk of this position is administrative in nature, the opportunity to perform substantive client work at monthly expungement clinics is available and encouraged. While not required, the position may be a good fit for an individual interested in becoming a paralegal or attending law school.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma. Additional college or other education strongly desired. Strong communication skills (oral/written), multi-tasking/organizational skills, and comfort managing a high-volume workload is required. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish is required. Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Familiarity with the criminal legal system preferred, but not required. Prior legal experience preferred, but not required. This team welcomes system-impacted individuals to apply.

 

COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

 

 

About NLSLA:

 

Founded in 1965 as part of our nation’s War on Poverty, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA) is now one of the largest and most prominent public interest law firms in California. NLSLA provides free assistance to more than 115,000 low-income residents of Los Angeles County each year. The NLSLA staff of 180, including 80 attorneys, specialize in areas of the law that disproportionately impact low-income people, including affordable housing and eviction defense, access to public benefits, support for domestic violence victims, access to healthcare, worker and consumer rights, services for justice-involved adults and youth, education rights, clean slate initiatives, and employment and training.

Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation, and public policy advocacy, NLSLA’s advocacy combats the immediate and long-parting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity and justice.  NLSLA serves all of Los Angeles County with a special emphasis on the poverty communities of the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Pomona and Antelope Valleys, as well as the central county cities of Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena. In addition, NLSLA advocates are co-located in courthouses in Van Nuys, Lancaster, Chatsworth, Pomona, Pasadena, and Downtown LA; Hospitals and health centers in Sylmar, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and El Monte; and with social services providers in the Antelope Valley.

 

 

Requirements: 

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma. Additional college or other education strongly desired. Strong communication skills (oral/written), multi-tasking/organizational skills, and comfort managing a high-volume workload is required. Bilingual ability in English and Spanish is required. Experience working with low-income individuals and families preferred. Familiarity with the criminal legal system preferred, but not required. Prior legal experience preferred, but not required. This team welcomes system-impacted individuals to apply.

 

COVID-19 vaccination is required, which is a condition of employment.  Reasonable accommodations will be considered. 

To Apply: 

 

To apply:

 

Forward cover letter, resume, and writing sample to (no phone calls):

 

 

 

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Lambreni Waddell, Chief of Staff & Interim Director of Human Resources

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

1102 E. Chevy Chase Drive

Glendale, CA  91205

Fax: (818) 291-1790 E-mail: employment@nlsla.org

 

NLSLA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at NLSLA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws. NLSLA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  NLSLA provides equal benefits to employees with spouses and its employees with domestic partners.

 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
September 8, 2022
Organization Information: 
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
United States