Housing Paralegal – Colorado Legal Services – Greeley

Paralegal duties and responsibilities:
Effectively and consistently handle a high-volume caseload;
Respond to requests for emergency legal assistance from eligible individuals or groups;
Gather information from applicants and clients, review documents, and identify and investigate factual allegations and defenses;
Perform legal research and analysis, summarizing and applying pertinent provisions of statutes, regulations, and case law;
Ensure correct and complete data entry into case management systems;
Assist clients to apply for rental arrears assistance;
Maintain familiarity with systems and organizations serving low income tenants;
Develop, maintain, and facilitate specific training and materials relating to the work of the unit;
Assist in special projects or administrative tasks that maintain or enhance effective operation of CLS or the Housing Unit.

Excellent communication and organization skills required. Must have experience working with low income or otherwise vulnerable populations. Housing and/or public benefits advocacy experience, bilingual ability, and Microsoft Office proficiency strongly preferred.

In addition to salary, each employee receives a $350/month stipend which can be allocated for various purposes, including dependents’ health insurance premiums, dependent childcare expenses, and contribution to a 403(b) retirement account.
CLS pays 100% of each staff member’s health, dental and vision insurance premiums. CLS also pays a percentage of an employee’s spouse and/or dependents’ health, dental and vision insurance premiums, based on a sliding scale depending on salary.
Leave policies allow for work/life balance, with twelve paid holidays, as well as annual, health and personal leave.

How to Apply
To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest in CLS and experience working with vulnerable populations, along with a resume and three references, to hiring@colegalserv.org. Please include “Greeley Housing Paralegal” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.