Paralegal/Legal Assistant - Vulnerable Elder Rights Project
Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is a not-for-profit legal aid organization that provides civil legal aid services to the poor, elderly, and people with disabilities. PSLS has 12 offices serving 36 counties throughout northern and central Illinois. PSLS focuses services on legal problems that impact the ability of our clients to meet their basic human needs, including physical safety, access to healthcare, adequate housing, and similar needs. It is the only legal aid organization in the majority of its service area. Annually, PSLS handles over 22,000 applications for legal help and serves over 16,000 clients. We pride ourselves on fostering a work environment that is motivating, collaborative, and fun, with plenty of opportunities for professional growth.
Under this project, PSLS provides comprehensive legal assistance to vulnerable older adults, including those requiring long-term care via nursing home, supportive living, assisted housing, or in-home care and those who are victims of elder abuse. The Paralegal/Legal Assistant will be located in the Rockford office, and will work with experienced staff attorneys in multiple PSLS offices throughout Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago Counties. The start date for this position is anticipated to be October 1, 2019.
Among other duties as assigned, the Paralegal/Legal Assistant will:
Salary and Benefits
Full-time position, 37.5 hours per week. Salary starts at $30,000 per year, higher depending upon experience. Excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, retirement, training and education, and generous leave time.
Please indicate “Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Rockford” in the subject line and e-mail a letter explaining your interest and experience, resume, three references, and a short writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to:
Resumes accepted until position is filled.
Prairie State Legal Services is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. We will recruit, employ, pay, and promote qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.