LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF
NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK
Housing/Rural STEHP Staff
Attorney - Amsterdam, NY Office
Position -- The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has a part
Housing/Rural Solutions to End Homelessness Program (STEHP) (75%), part Senior
Legal Services (25%) position open in the Amsterdam office. The attorney will
work to provide assistance for individuals and families to remain in or obtain
permanent housing as well as assistance with obtaining supportive services
during the eviction process, in addition to assisting Fulton County Seniors
with general legal matters.
Responsibilities - STEHP duties include providing legal assistance to families who are
at imminent risk of homelessness with landlord tenant issues and public
benefits. This includes conducting
client interviews and assessments; advocating for the client's access to
services and government benefit programs (such as public benefits and child
care); conducting home visits and apartment inspections; engaging, recruiting,
and maintaining a panel of landlords and a listing of available housing;
matching families with housing opportunities; assisting the client in applying
for, finding and retaining suitable housing and spotting and resolving legal
issues related to housing stability and income.
Senior Legal Services duties include doing outreach, community legal
education, advice, brief service, and legal representation to elders living in
Fulton County. Case work for
representation to elders will include consumer issues, wills and estates,
housing, Social Security Disability, public benefits, including administrative
hearings and issues involving elder abuse, grandparents' rights, Medicare,
Medicaid, long-term care, nursing homes, EPIC, and guardianship.
Responsibilities include off site intake and monthly demographic and outcome
Qualifications - Two to seven years prior legal experience. Admitted to the New York
State Bar. Must be committed to ending homelessness, advocating for homeless
families and serving the low-income community.
Must be compassionate, intelligent, hardworking, careful, reliable, and
resourceful, have good judgment, attention to detail and demonstrate
sensitivity to the challenges facing low-income and homeless families. Must be able to pragmatically solve problems,
spot and resolve legal issues, and work well with adversaries, LAS staff and
attorneys and others in the community.
Must be able to work well as part of a team. Must have a clean and valid NYS driver's
license and vehicle. Good computer and
Salary: $46,307 to $59,700 depending upon
experience. Excellent fringe benefits.
Deadline: March 25, 2019, COB
that do not have a cover letter, resume and writing sample will not be
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
We are Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, the elderly, LGBTQ persons, Protected Veterans and
people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.