ATTORNEY - Long Term Managed Care and
Position -- The Legal Aid Society of
Northeastern New York has an Attorney position open in the Albany office. The
position is approximately .7 full-time equivalent (FTE) as an advocate for
individuals who are in mandatory Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) under the Independent
Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) grant and approximately .3 FTE representing
people with Medicaid, Medicare and other health law related issues. The Attorney will assist health care
consumers in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Schoharie
Counties through outreach and education concerning MLTC options; assistance
with program navigation; education and assistance with rights, appeals and
grievances; consumer empowerment and self-advocacy; and providing policy
feedback and systems advocacy.
Responsibilities - As an ICAN attorney, duties include conducting outreach to the 6 counties
covered by the grant; advising clients on their rights and legal options; and
representing clients in informal appeals, insurance carrier grievances, and
administrative hearings. The grant
requires travel to each of the counties both for outreach and, if necessary, to
meet with clients either in donated space in the client's county of residence
or, if the client is home-bound or in a medical facility, in the client's home
or facility. The remainder of the
attorney's time will be dedicated to non-MLTC health law issues for clients in
the six counties.
At least 2-7 years prior legal experience or equivalent is required. Admitted to New York State Bar. Demonstrated
commitment to public interest law and providing high quality legal services to
clients in civil matters. Must be able
to communicate effectively and work independently and efficiently. Must have a car and valid New York State
driver's license. Good computer skills.
Prior experience in health law matters preferred. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Salary: $46,307 To $59,700, depending upon
experience. Unionized program with
excellent fringe benefits. May be
eligible for loan repayment assistance program.
Deadline: June 30, 2018.
applications that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will
not be considered.
To apply, please go to www.lasnny.org OR
1) Complete the Application linked here, or the mobile-friendly application linked here
2) Complete the Demographic
Survey linked here
are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ
persons, Protected Veterans and people with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.