Public Interest Attorney (Community Health Care)
St. John's Well Child & Family Center is the largest non-profit community health care in South Los Angeles with 19 health centers including two mobile centers. We have a wonderful opportunity for a Public Interest attorney to provide healthcare advocacy work for: low-income families, undocumented immigrants, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, uninsured, transgender individuals, people with HIV/AIDS, etc.
Experience with or strong interest in advocacy work and policy impact. Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of groups, including people of color, people who are without shelter, people with low incomes, immigrants, non-English speakers, people living with mental and physical disabilities, people experiencing domestic violence, service providers, government employees, and community partners. A client-centered, holistic approach to legal advocacy, including comfort with a harm reduction framework. Personal or professional experience with the communities our work centers (transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, people of color, gender-nonconforming individuals, and people living with HIV and other chronic health conditions) highly desirable.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide representation, advocacy work and policy impact on behalf St. John’s Well Child & Family Center:
· to increase access to healthcare services;
· prevent cuts in funding and programs for community health centers;
· challenge policy decisions which reduce access to healthcare for underserved communities, including:
o low-income families;
o undocumented immigrants;
o communities of color;
o people experiencing homelessness;
o Medicaid recipients;
o the uninsured; o transgender individuals
o people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.
· provide periodic legal training for medical providers, community partners, and client groups;
· staff an on-site legal clinic for patients in need of advice and support;
· complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant and services reporting. Additional tasks as assigned by President & CEO;
Member of the California State Bar in good standing, or successful completion of the California Bar Exam and awaiting completion of a background check.
· Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage a demanding caseload and excellent time management, priority-setting, and organizational skills.
· Demonstrated interest in integrating racial and social justice into law practice.
· Excellent written and oral advocacy skills. Bilingual skills in Spanish highly desirable but not required.
Martin Chao, Director of Recruitment