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Medicaid Protection Program Attorney

Description: 

Medicaid Protection Program Attorney

Hybrid remote work schedule: 3 days in office/field and 2 days remote

Position can be based from any of these office locations: Asheville, Hendersonville, Rutherfordton, Brevard, Marshall, Burnsville, Newland, Highlands/Cashiers or Spruce Pine with travel to other office locations and service region.

Position Status  Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Posting 

Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) is a community-based non-profit legal aid agency governed by a local Board of Directors. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina (WNC), Pisgah Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people in WNC. The organization currently has offices in Asheville, Brevard, Burnsville, Hendersonville, Highlands-Cashiers, Marshall, Newland, and Rutherfordton.  With over 100 dedicated staff, including over 30 attorneys plus program staff, and an active group of 300 volunteer attorneys, the program provides free services to nearly 20,000 people per year to meet their basic needs, primarily in the poverty law areas of housing, public benefits, domestic violence prevention, health care, immigration, and consumer law. 

The Medicaid Protection Program Attorney will:

  • Advise and represent clients in public benefits cases relating to Medicaid and other public benefits, handling a geographically and substantively diverse caseload. This may include representation at informal and formal hearings, negotiations, and other types of direct case representation applicable to Medicaid and the managed care system.
  • Conduct trauma-informed and client-centered interviews with a holistic approach to poverty law remedies.
  • Maintain meticulous and contemporaneous records, and document all work in Legal Server case management software.
  • Prepare, submit and follow client applications for Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance through the SOAR Program (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery Program).
  • Support the PLS work with North Carolina Medicaid Ombudsman Program through research, advice, training, reporting assistance, and quality assurance work as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with communities and other non-profit agencies, government officials, government employees, community leaders and others.
  • Adhere to program priorities and case handling policies, procedures and standards of practice, as well as the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the law and disseminate information to staff, volunteer attorneys and the public.
  • Provide all information and services in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate and ensure accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

 

Salary/ Benefits

Salary ranges from $51,819 – $98,297 depending on experience.  

Our salary scale is predetermined based on the years of relative professional work experience that qualify for this position to ensure equity in pay. 

Employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage the 1st of the month following the start date.  Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) pays 100% of the Employee and 50% of the Dependent Cost for BCBS Medical and Dental coverage.  PLS pays 50% of the Employee Coverage Cost for BCBS Vision coverage.    PLS pays 100% of Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Coverage, Life Insurance Coverage of 5x base salary + an additional $15,000 Life & AD&D Coverage.  401k Retirement Plan after 6 months of employment.  Additional Fringe Benefits includes Paid Parental Leave, 12.5 Company Holidays, 22 Paid Leave Days, Paid Sabbatical Leave for Attorneys, Employee Assistance Program for entire household and a great working environment with work life balance!  Full benefits guide available at: https://www.flipsnack.com/5de6a5a7c6f/pisgah-legal-services-2022-benefits-guide/full-view.html

 

COVID-19 Safety Information:

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pisgah Legal Services has worked tirelessly to promote evidence-based practices across our entire organization. With this in mind, as of January 4th, all Pisgah employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine.   Employees who are unvaccinated or have an approved exemption will be required to provide verified weekly COVID-19 test results.  We currently have COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

Requirements: 

Qualifications

  • N.C. Licensed attorney.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NC Medicaid System and NC Prepaid Health Plans preferred.
  • Legal aid or public interest litigation experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills at socio-economic and cultural sensitivity, commitment to equity.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, consumers, clients, board members, donors, community groups, member organizations and others.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate and organized.
  • Ability to create, communicate, understand, remember, and carry out complex instructions.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with teams.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe PDF professional; experience with Legal Server Case Management software preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with co-workers and clients in virtual, face to face and meeting settings.


General Requirements

  • Available 8:30 am- 5pm daily, Monday-Friday, except NC State holidays.
  • Access to a reliable car with car insurance and have a valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Available to work nights and/or weekends during high demand periods.
  • Possess socio-economic and cultural sensitivity and ability to communicate with
To Apply: 

Submit your online application with resume and cover letter through our Career Center located at https://www.pisgahlegal.org/jobs

PLS invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice. 

Pisgah Legal Services is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with our Human Resources department.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
October 31, 2022
Organization Information: 
Pisgah Legal Services
62A Charlotte St
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
Phone: 828-210-3412