Fields: law, children, social work, counseling, public health
About the Organization: Children’s Law Center fights so every District child can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to advocate for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With more than 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 9 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children.
CLC’s Healthy Together is a medical-legal partnership for DC’s children. CLC partners with Children’s National Health System, Mary’s Center and Unity Health Care 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.
About the Position: CLC invites applications for a full-time investigator to work with Healthy Together to begin immediately. 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. Two-year commitment required.
- The position 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.
- Previous experience working with low-income persons and government agencies a plus.
- College degree preferred, but not required.
Estimated Salary: $36,000
Deadline: August 3, 2018
Apply Here: Children’s Law Center