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1663 Mission Street, Suite 225

San Francisco, CA 94103

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501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

JOIN OUR TEAM

Legal Assistance to the Elderly (LAE), in partnership with AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) seeks a Social Worker who will work with our housing attorneys to provide support to clients facing eviction. This interdisciplinary team will collaborate in case assessment, strategy, and management. This position requires a strong advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, a willingness to work collaboratively across legal and social work disciplines, and a desire to help grow an exciting and challenging new endeavor of integrating social workers into a legal organization. This position will be housed at LAE, but will also support ALRP’s Eviction Defense Team which is located in the same building.

LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER - Eviction Defense

Full-Time

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters in Social Work- license required

  • 2 years post-license experience

  • Excellent verbal, writing, and organizational skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

  • Aptitude to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse client groups, including people in crisis, seniors, people with disabilities including mental health, physical, and HIV/AIDS, people of color, people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, immigrants, non-English
    speakers, service providers, government employees, and community partners

  • Experience with or strong interest in MSW intern supervision

  • An interest in being part of an interdisciplinary team with attorneys to support clients

 

EXTREMELY DESIRABLE

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, Cantonese and/or Mandarin

  • Experience working with elderly, adults with disabilities, including HIV/AIDS and/or homeless individuals or those experiencing a crisis

  • Experience working in non-profit legal services, or other non-profit organization

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Work collaboratively with attorneys and staff in assessing and meeting the psychosocial and legal needs of housing clients

  • Provide case management, crisis intervention and support to clients

  • Support clients in identifying their needs, setting goals, and developing structured plan for achieving those goals

  • Meet clients in various settings, such as at home, court, and other community based settings

  • Help clients connect with appropriate social services and support, including housing support services; physical and mental health and substance abuse treatment

  • Develop relationships with local social service organizations and agencies

  • Provide advocacy for clients in non-legal settings (i.e., local housing authorities, social service offices, community-based organizations)

  • Supervise MSW interns

  • Participate in trainings of and with legal team

  • Complete administrative tasks, such as those related to grant management, reporting, and client case management

  • Participate in professional development to improve client services and student supervision

  • Additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor

COMPENSATION

Salary is based on experience according to our union scale.

UNION MEMBERSHIP

After successful completion of a probationary period (90 days), membership in the National Organization of Legal Services Workers becomes a condition of employment.

TO APPLY

E-mail a Resume and Cover Letter to:  lchiera@laesf.org

Attention Hiring Committee                                                        

Subject line: HEALTHCARE ATTORNEY

APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED UNTIL THE POSITION IS FILLED.

We are strongly committed to diversity and encourage applications from anyone who can contribute to making Legal Assistance the Elderly a more diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Legal Assistance to the Elderly believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity, and the agency is committed to not discriminating on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

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