Job Description

PRC – Legal Assistant — Equal Access to Healthcare (Full Time, Non Exempt)

General Description:

The Legal Assistant provides assistance to attorneys and advocates who represent low-income clients to achieve income and health insurance benefits (SSI, SSDI, CAPI, Covered CA, Medi-Cal, Medicare, ADAP, etc.).

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Benefits Advocacy: Assists Benefits Counseling Program staff in helping clients to apply for public benefits and health insurance while navigating other benefits-related issues. Assists with following claims throughout the process. Assists with filing appropriate paperwork and obtaining supporting medical evidence. Screens calls for consultations and intakes.
  • Hearings: Assists program staff with case preparation for appeals before Administrative Law Judges or other tribunals, including filing documents for appeals process and obtaining supporting medical evidence.
  • File Management: Assists the program staff in maintaining confidential client files. Maintains accurate and updated case management and billing database. Calendars deadlines and assists program staff in meeting deadlines.
  • Community Trainings: Assists with setting up community training events including sending out invitations, registration, room set-up/clean-up, etc.
  • Administrative Assistance: Full range of administrative tasks including filing, faxing, copying, scheduling, intake screening, etc. Additional administrative tasks and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A. and/or experience in legal assistance combined with administrative and computer skills required.
  • Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian or Arabic) highly desirable.
  • Ability to be sensitive to and work well with low-income individuals, people with psychiatric disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS, people of color, active drug users, people with a history of homelessness or incarceration, and people in the LGBTQ community essential.
  • Ability to work effectively with attorneys and service providers required.
  • Familiarity with mental health issues, HIV/AIDS, and state and federal laws regarding disability benefits preferred.
  • Knowledge of Harm Reduction theory and practice as applied to legal services preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time nonexempt position. PRC offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, and vision insurance for e employees and their eligible spouse/children, as well as employer matching contributions to 403(b) plan, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, short/long-term disability, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Application Procedure:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:  PRC, Attn. Human Resources, 785 Market Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103; or email HumanResources@prcsf.org.  Please include Job Code:  “PRCLA19” in the subject line of your email, when applying.

PRC is an Equal Opportunity employer. We actively seek applications from people living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ individuals, and other disabilities, people of color, and people who are bilingual / bicultural.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.