Tuesday, May 11, 2010

LAFLA Position

Temporary – 24 Month Minimum


SALARY: $41,897 - $57,769/DOE, excellent benefits


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is largest law firm for low-income people in California and is currently accepting applications for the position of Social Worker.

The Organization: LAFLA ( consists of approximately 150 employees, and over 60 attorneys. The program has an annual operating budget of more than fourteen million dollars, and operates six neighborhood offices and four court-based offices.


· Masters Degree in Social Work;

Excellent organizational, cross-cultural communication skills;
· Prior advocacy or academic experience in housing and/or homeless services preferred; and

Bilingual Spanish or Korean preferred.


· Provide case management services to clients facing homelessness due to housing and eviction problems;

· Assess clients’ legal, financial, social, medical, psychological and other needs as related to their current housing crisis;

· Assess clients’ eligibility for public assistance and provide referrals and advocacy to assist them in accessing those benefits;

· Develop individualized housing stability plans;

· Provide life-skills training and financial literacy training to enhance housing stability;

· Coordinate medical and mental health treatment, education, vocational training, and other social services;

· Provide counseling and support to clients while LAFLA attorneys litigate their cases through the unlawful detainer court system;

· Mediate conflict between clients and their family and/or landlords to promote housing stability;

· Advocate on behalf of clients to law enforcement, government agencies, social service agencies, educational institutions, medical and legal professionals, and others.

· Conduct site visits to client’s homes to ensure eligibility for Homeless Prevention assistance.

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a resume to Diane Talamantez, Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019;; (323)801-7945 via fax.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD - A nine months probationary period will be required.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of age, race, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability.

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