Somali Health Care Outreach Navigator/Paralegal

For Posting Only

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a Health Care Outreach Navigator/Paralegal for its St. Cloud office. This position is grant funded and is a temporary 12-month position.

On-going funding is being sought.

BACKGROUND: Legal Aid's St. Cloud office provides civil representation to low-income people in nine central Minnesota rural counties. Senior Law and Health Care Outreach are provided in additional counties. The office receives funding from a variety of public and private sources and enjoys strong support from the organized bar. Legal Aid does not receive funding from the Legal Services Corporation. St. Cloud is a city of 60,000, located 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. There are three area colleges, community theaters, a thriving arts community, and easy access to state parks and the Lake Wobegon Bike Trail.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Navigator will provide assistance on health care issues, including providing information and application assistance. Assistance to low-income individuals can include service work, other advocacy, outreach, and community education as appropriate to client and office needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Concern for the needs and rights of low-income persons and victims of domestic violence is required. This position requires the ability to work positively within a law office, supporting co-workers while focusing on high-quality service to clients. Somali/English language ability required. Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences are a plus. Traveling between outreach and enrollment sites will be required. Criminal background check will be required. Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office required.

SALARY: The salary, starting at $32,088, is based on the Legal Aid salary schedule. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

APPLICATIONS: Applications preferred by March 31, 2019. Late applications will be considered until the position is filled. Starting date will be negotiated. Cover letter and resume should be submitted online at: www.mylegalaid.org/employment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

No agencies. No calls.