Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff person to help build up its brand-new Social Work Program. This employee will provide targeted case management services to Legal Aid clients needing assistance with non-legal issues, such as:
- completing applications for Medicaid, Food Stamps, unemployment, and other public benefits
- pursuing rent and/or utility assistance
- searching for affordable housing or temporary shelter
- scheduling doctor’s appointments at affordable clinics
- securing tax filing assistance
- procuring documentation requested by attorneys in order to secure benefits
This employee will also handle a variety of tasks that benefit clients indirectly, including:
- helping to supervise social work interns;
- engaging in monthly meetings with Legal Aid teams to identify/educate about appropriate program referrals;
- tracking program services and outcomes, and other grant reporting tasks;
- acting as a point of contact with community partners and attending outreach events; and
- performing other duties as assigned.
This is a full-time position housed in our Central Office in Kansas City, Missouri.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri offers a professional and friendly work environment with integrity and excellence as our guiding principles. We are an equal opportunity employer with recruitment efforts focused on ensuring a diverse workforce. As with all job openings at Legal Aid, second language proficiency in a language commonly spoken by Legal Aid’s clients or potential clients, including but not limited to Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Somali or Dinka will be viewed favorably in our hiring decision for this job. The ability to speak in a second language, however, is not a requirement for this job.
Benefits: Medical & dental, life, vision, long & short-term disability insurances; 401K/match and retirement plans; paid vacation, sick & holidays; flexible spending account, parking and travel reimbursement; paid CEUs, licensure fees, and professional development; and qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
The qualified candidate must have the following: a Master of Social Work or equivalent degree; familiarity with community resources; strong written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high-quality assistance to low-income clients.