Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a VOCA Family Law/Immigration Bilingual Intake Specialist Position in its Nashville office. The Bilingual Intake Specialist will complete intakes on potential Immigration and Family Law clients and provide case handling and case management assistance to lawyers. Some community outreach in immigrant communities may be required. The intake specialist will also provide interpretation services and address the special needs of immigrant victims of domestic violence in a culturally sensitive way.
This position is funded in part by STOP and VOCA grants from OCJP and the intake specialist must adhere to goals and outcomes spelled out in the grant contracts.
Must be able to effectively communicate in oral and written form in English, and a language other than English, Arabic or Spanish preferred. Must be sensitive to and committed to providing high quality legal and advocacy services to low-income people, victims of domestic violence, elderly people and immigrant communities. Must be very detailed oriented and have good organizational skills. Must be able to follow directions and work with a team and independently. Ability to relate to the needs of people of diverse backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong typing and computer skills. Experience with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, etc). Experience with Legal Files database a plus. Ability to learn new computer skills quickly. Minimum five years’ experience in social work setting and intake experience. High School Diploma or GED is required.
Salary: Dependent on experience. Excellent benefits.
Legal Aid Society has thirty-seven attorneys in eight offices in Middle and East Tennessee. Its attorneys provide low-income people expert legal assistance at all levels of state and federal court. Its staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education. For more information about LAS, visit www.las.org.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume and three references (with phone numbers). No phone calls, please. Send by mail or e-mail (in Word or PDF format) to:
Re: Bilingual Intake Specialist Position
Legal Aid Society
1321 Murfreesboro Rd, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37217
Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. 3/20/2019