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Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Eviction Right to Counsel Legal Navigator

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

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Job Summary

We are seeking to hire two legal navigators for our Eviction Right to Counsel Project in Nashville. The Eviction Right to Counsel Project 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. The Eviction Right to Counsel Legal Navigator will help clients apply for public benefits, refer clients to stable housing and supportive services for vulnerable individuals, advocate for tenants in administrative proceedings, and educate tenant groups at community outreach events. Bilingual competency a plus. This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the grant and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Experience working with low-income persons.
  • Previous employment or volunteer work in a law office, court, social service agency, or other related setting.
  • Office administration experience.
  • Proficiency in use of office equipment (copiers, scanners, facsimile, postage machine, etc.).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
  • Enjoys talking to people in individual and large group settings
  • Use a high level of professionalism, diplomacy, and sound judgment.
  • 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 of diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate a personal sense of integrity.
  • Take ownership of projects and produce solid work products.
  • 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

  • High school diploma or GED. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Additional Information

Benefits

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

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to our Hiring Manager at hr(at)as.org. Subject line should read: re: ERTC Legal Navigator. 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: 43,000.00 - $49,750.00
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8-5 pm. Overtime might be required.