Administrative Paralegal (Housing Unit), CAMBA Legal Services, Staten Island

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City. CAMBA serves more than 65,000 individuals and families each year, citywide, including almost 13,000 youth. Our 180+ programs in over 100 locations improve the lives of a diverse cross section of New Yorkers. From homelessness prevention in Staten Island to supportive housing in the Bronx; from employment training in Manhattan to after school programs and college access in Brooklyn; from family shelter and support in Queens to increasing affordable housing across the city, CAMBA provides holistic services to help struggling New Yorkers stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient.

CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is the legal services arm of CAMBA, Inc. CLS provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers in the areas of consumer law, foreclosure prevention, immigration, housing law, and domestic violence assistance. In addition to providing direct representation and providing legal advice and counsel to thousands of clients, CAMBA attorneys also engage in legislative advocacy, impact litigation in both state and federal court, provide community education and offer expert training on a wide range of issues, services that allow members of our community to improve their lives.

Position: Administrative Paralegal

Reports To: Assistant Program Manager

Location: 56 Bay Street 5th Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301

What The Administrative Paralegal Does:

  • Retrieve messages from general voicemail and forward to appropriate personnel.
  • Take or deliver messages or transfer calls to voicemail when appropriate personnel are unavailable.
  • Cover the front desk.
  • Answer questions about organization and provide callers with address, directions, and other information.
  • Welcome onsite visitors, determine nature of business, and announce visitors to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitor visitor access when required.
  • Update appointment and court calendars.
  • Maintain fax and copy machines, assist users, send faxes, and retrieve and route incoming faxes.
  • Perform other clerical duties as needed, such as filing, photocopying, data entry and collating.
  • Perform computer data entry/verification functions.
  • Order, receive, and maintain office supplies.
  • Submit payments / payment requests to third-party vendors, e.g., TRW, Voiance, LexisNexis, UPS, NYC Bar, etc.
  • Collect and log money orders delivered to staff.
  • Complete affidavits of service.
  • Prescreen clients over the telephone for eligibility and schedule intake appointments.
  • Refer clients to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
  • Assist with registering and closing client’s case files.
  • Assess emergency situations and respond appropriately.
  • Assist clients in completing CLS intake applications and forms.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive document/client files including up to date case note documentation.
  • Pickup checks from agencies and/or charities and deliver to the office, court, or office of opposing counsel.
  • Assist in communication with HRA benefits (e.g., request benefits issuance printouts, check application status, etc.).
  • Assist in referral and client communication throughout duration of intake and/or case.
  • May prepare marketing and outreach materials for the program.
  • May maintain client data in relevant databases.
  • May help with reporting and/or billing.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Associate’s Degree (A.A.) and two years applicable experience or Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B.S.) and/or equivalent experience.

Other Requirements:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Haitian Creole) preferred.

Compensation: $48,763-$76,231 annually
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Benefits
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

The support staff, law graduates, and staff attorneys at CAMBA Legal Services are unionized with the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, UAW Local 2325 as the CAMBA Legal Services Workers Union.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.

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