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Receptionist

Description: 
POSITION: Receptionist   LOCATION: Santa Monica Community Office   SALARY: $41,784.23 – $47,682.75k / DOE with excellent benefits   APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled   Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you! The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 150 employees, including more than 70 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Receptionist.      
Requirements: 
QUALIFICATIONS: • Three (3) years minimum experience as a receptionist or similar front-desk representative. • Outstanding verbal communication and customer service skills with the proven ability to relate to diverse individuals with respect and humility on a consistent basis. • Strong time management skills and the ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail. • Proficiency in keeping accurate records and documentation. • Prior experience working with people who are in high stress situations is helpful. • Understanding of and commitment to LAFLA’s community-driven missions and priorities. • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.   EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: • Answer a high-volume of calls and in-person requests from individuals seeking legal assistance and perform an initial intake screening with care and empathy. • Oversee the lobby and reception areas, ensuring areas are always monitored and maintained to provide the best experience for visitors and individuals seeking LAFLA’s services. • Assess a potential client’s eligibility for legal services and connect every individual with appropriate resources and information. • Input potential client and client information into online case management systems timely and accurately, and properly document all client interactions. • Schedule appointments and communicate effectively via email, Microsoft Teams, and case notes with clients, colleagues, and partner agencies. • Perform other clerical duties, such as photocopying, scanning, and filing.

 

To Apply: 
HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to ciwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Receptionist” in the subject line.   INTRODUCTORY PERIOD – A six-month introductory period will be required.   AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.   The company is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process or expect to require an accommodation if hired, please contact humanresources@lafla.org.   VACCINATION POLICY AND COVID-19 PROTOCOLS - LAFLA requires all staff, including new hires, to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., at least 2 weeks after last dose) and have received at least one COVID-19 booster shot. If hired, all employees must present proof of vaccination by their start date.   BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend.

Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 1, 2024
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
United States