Staff Attorney (Public Benefits Unit)
Legal Aid seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Public Benefits Unit to provide legal representation to people with public benefit issues regarding Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Temporary Assistance. The attorney will also handle cases involving unemployment benefits, stimulus issues and guardianships. The attorney in this position will represent clients in administrative, judicial and legislative forums. The attorney will also act as a point of contact with our community partners, may handle grant reporting, and perform 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.
Salary: $48,200 + depending on experience.
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 CLE and Bar dues and professional development; qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness; and eligible to apply for loan repayment assistance through Legal Services Corporation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program.
The qualified candidate must have the following: a Missouri law license; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a desire and commitment to assist in the delivery of high quality legal assistance to low income clients. Experience in Public Benefits, Administrative Law, and/or trial experience is preferred, but not required.