Fields: law, childhood, public health, human services, social work
Details and Requirements: CLC’s Healthy Together is a medical-legal partnership to help vulnerable children and their families overcome barriers to good health by holding agencies, landlords, and schools accountable for inappropriate school programs, the failure to provide medically necessary services, and illegal, unhealthy housing conditions. The investigator will work with lawyers who represent parents and caretakers in special education, health care access and housing matters. Many of the parents and caregivers are Spanish-speaking. The position involves assisting lawyers with all aspects of their representation including gathering school and medical records, performing document review, providing observations and reports on schools and classrooms, conducting intake interviews with potential clients, interviewing clients, caretakers, teachers, medical professionals and witnesses, accompanying and transporting clients and their children to appointments, attending school and other meetings and testifying in hearings or trials.
The position is appropriate for someone considering a legal, counseling, or social work career. Requires Spanish language (oral and written) proficiency, considerable resourcefulness, creativity, initiative and tenacity, as well as tact and discretion. An ideal candidate will have strong communication and organizational skills, in addition to an ability to prioritize and complete many tasks simultaneously. Car, driver’s license, and auto insurance required. Two-year commitment required. Previous experience working with low-income persons and government agencies a plus. College degree preferred, but not required. Seeking to hire immediately.