Los Angeles, CA Full Time 1 week ago
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LOCATION:
Los Angeles – Hybrid remote and in-office (two days per week) schedule SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $27.71 - 33.23 per hour We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis. EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by May 30, 2022 (2 weeks) to be considered for the first round of interviews.
The Investigations Unit The Investigations Unit (IU) engages in non-litigation strategies to eliminate the abuse and neglect of people with disabilities. IU investigates allegations of abuse and neglect in facilities and programs such as state hospitals, developmental centers, nursing facilities, group homes, community crisis homes, jails, and immigration detention facilities. IU investigates individual incidents of abuse and neglect, failures of the abuse response system, and the root causes of abuse and neglect of people with disabilities. IU strives to address the intersectional needs of people with all types of disabilities experiencing abuse and neglect, especially those from traditionally underserved and underrepresented populations. We value lived experiences with disability, incarceration, and/or institutionalization, and experiences working with our clients across a range of settings. Please consider discussing such experiences in your cover letter, especially if they are not reflected in your resume. PURPOSE OF THE JOB Serves to enhance the effectiveness of the legal advocacy staff by providing legal secretarial support as well as other administrative and technical support. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Essential functions are the job responsibilities an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. Legal Secretary 1 essential functions include: Attorney/Investigator support: – 70%
  • Request reports from different agencies.
  • Review reports received, save in proper files, and keep spreadsheets and other data tracking mechanisms organized and up to date.
  • Open and close cases in internal database.
  • Communicate with clients, professionals, and others; and direct telephone calls.
  • Case file maintenance of both paper and e-files.
  • Assemble, serve, and file legal documents with administrative agencies and courts.
  • Provide secretarial support as it relates to court filings, mailings, record and database management, and the creation of public reports.
  • Create and complete documents, correspondence, and forms.
  • Assist IU management with IU case management and quality assurance, including compiling information from internal database for grant reporting.
Administrative/technical support – 30%
  • Prepare PowerPoint documents for outreach and training presentations including accessibility, formatting, and proofing.
  • Coordinate travel and conference calls.
  • Distribute materials to Unit staff.
  • Maintain calendar.
  • Copy, fax, and process mail, including Docu-Sign.
  • Assemble documents and materials for trainings, conferences, and meetings.
  • Coordinate logistics and provide off-site assistance at training.
  • Provide reasonable accommodation assistance to staff with disabilities.
  • Establish and maintain filing systems.
Other Duties
  • Participate in outreach activities to minority and underserved communities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position has no supervisory responsibilities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience High school diploma or general education degree (GED), plus one-year legal secretarial experience, or two years of other specialized secretarial experience. Plus:
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel
Licenses / Certificates None required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to read, write, and speak a language other than English, including American Sign Language, with sufficient fluency to translate documents and conduct interviews/trainings. Possibility of increased pay differential for eligible candidates.
  • Two or more years of legal secretarial experience.
  • Experience using database applications, web-based applications, or work-flow systems.
  • Experience using additional Microsoft Office suite programs, including PowerPoint and Teams.
  • Experience working with nonprofit and/or social service agencies.
  • Experience in the disability rights movement and/or contacts in the disability community.
  • Experience with and/or contacts in ethnic or language distinct communities.
  • Familiarity and/or contacts with one or more of the following: homelessness, criminal justice, institutional settings, or Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Intersex/Asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS Minimal travel required: Ability to travel infrequently for activities such as training or outreach activities up to 10% of the time. WORKING CONDITIONS The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations. Duties are primarily performed in an office environment but can extend to the field in a wide range of settings, including locked institutions; health care facilities; client group or family homes; community agencies; and community-based outpatient settings. Work areas are often noisy. Duties frequently require sitting, communicating with others, and occasional periods of standing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching. Weights to be lifted and/or moved up to 10 pounds are frequently encountered. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, centers, etc. HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applicants MUST submit the following: 1. Disability Rights California Employment Application (must fill out completely; do not state “See Resume”). 2. Resume 3. Attach a cover letter. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions. How would your colleagues describe you? and outside of work, what are you passionate about? (i.e. motivated or driven by).
Incomplete applications will not be considered
At Disability Rights California, we value diversity among our employees because unique perspectives allow us to effectively serve Californians with disabilities from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), Disability (mental and physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.
Disability Rights California endorses and supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees who need accommodations.
  • Company:
    Disability Rights California
  • Job Type:
  • Posting Date:
    14th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    14th Jun 2022
  • Location:
  • Est. Salary:
    $27.71-33.23 / HOUR
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