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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Eviction Right to Counsel Intake Worker

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

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Job Summary

We are seeking to hire two intake workers for our Eviction Right to Counsel Program in Nashville. The Eviction Right to Counsel Program is a new, 2-year grant funded project wherein low- and moderate-income tenants facing eviction will be appointed legal representation to ensure equity and inclusion in the legal system. This role is often the first contact tenants make with LASMTC, so the ability to communicate effectively and create a positive environment is a must. The Eviction Right to Counsel Intake Worker will screen and compile initial intake information for new client cases and enter data into our computer database to open new cases daily. This role may also perform general administrative support to employees and attend court and outreach events to assist with intake and eligibility screening for on-site representation. This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. This position is funded for the duration of the grant and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Strong typing and computer skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) required and Legal Files database preferred.
  • Prior employment or volunteer work with a law office, court, social service agency, or other related setting.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including client interviews and helping people in crisis.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and complete projects timely.
  • Must adapt quickly to new technology and processes.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have great organizational skills.
  • Welcoming demeanor and a great sense of humor.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principle of equal justice and to advocacy for low-income persons.
  • Treat clients, staff, and the public with dignity and respect.
  • Appreciate the experiences and needs of people from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate a personal sense of integrity.
  • Take ownership of projects and produce solid work product.
  • Work as a member of a team and independently, including willingness to help others (cooperative) and share knowledge, information, contacts, and experience.
  • Address issues in a timely manner.

Qualifications

Minimum High School diploma or GED. Associate’s degree preferred.

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Health insurance.
  • 401(k)
  • Health savings account.
  • Employee assistance program

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to our Hiring Manager at hr@las.org.

Subject line should read: re: ERTC Intake Worker. Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Details

  • Date Posted: August 3, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Legal
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Start Date: 09/01/2022
  • Salary Range: 37,250.00 - $42,750.00
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8-5 pm. Overtime might be required.