Employment Opportunities

Consumer & Employment Attorney – Richmond Office 

Central Virginia Legal Aid society (CVLAS) seeks a full-time consumer law staff attorney for its Richmond office. 

The person selected for this role will: 

  • Advise and represent clients in courts, before governmental agencies, and in other legal matters consistent with the parameters of the attorney’s respective area or program 
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues and others involved in the case 
  • Conduct research and analysis of legal problems 
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for area of law  
  • Prepare and file legal documents  
  • Maintain cases in CVLAS’ case management system (including court and/or hearing dates, pertinent documents, case notes, and hours spent on case work) 
  • Engage in outreach, strategic partnership building, and community education in housing related matters  

 Must possess the following: 

  • An active Virginia State Bar license 
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills 
  • Strong oral and negotiation skills  
  • Knowledge of consumer law and/or experience with the VEC or other relevant practice experience are preferred 
  • Federal Court experience a plus 

Salary range $65,000 – $85,000 depending on experience 

To apply for this position, please submit a resume to Jill Pierce, Director of Human Resources, at Jill@cvlas.org.  Applications for this position will be taken until the position is filled. 

CVLAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

Enroll Virginia! Navigator

Purpose: To educate people in your service area about Medicaid and Virginia Marketplace health insurance coverage options and to provide one-on-one application assistance and information to individuals and businesses seeking coverage.

Responsibilities:
Develop and implement an outreach plan and application-assistance project for service area
Complete required Virginia Health Benefit Exchange training and pass tests for certification.
Complete Virginia-specific Medicaid and FAMIS training
Assist uninsured individuals, families and small businesses with completion and submission of applications for health insurance affordability programs (Medicaid, FAMIS, private coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace).
Educate the public and individuals about the health insurance affordability programs through multiple community events, local publicity, and direct communications.
Develop contacts within the community to assist in promoting affordability programs to the uninsured.
Develop and maintain relationships with navigators, CACs, and other assisters in the region to coordinate activities.
Develop and maintain relationships with local departments of social services, schools, health departments, Chambers of Commerce, community service workers, unemployment counselors, and other potential partners to facilitate dissemination of information and assistance.
Provide presentations to partners and train volunteers.
Coordinate, manage, and/or assist with community outreach and enrollment events.
Collect data, maintain accurate records and generate required reports on outreach activities, the number of applications submitted, the number of individuals/families/businesses enrolled, and other required data.
Attend required Enroll Virginia meetings and weekly conference calls.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Demonstrate initiative and ability to function independently
Must have excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills.
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to focus on detailed paperwork
Ability to relate to people from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds
Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Must have own means of reliable transportation and ability to travel within the target region.
Flexibility to work weekends and evening hours (especially during open enrollment from November 1 – January 15).
Bilingual in Spanish—or at least professionally proficient in Spanish—or another language prevalent in the region.

Education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree required; law degree, pertinent graduate degree, or significant experience with legal/technical aspects of health insurance eligibility preferred.
One to three years of relevant experience (e.g. customer service, education, public speaking, managing details, health care.)

Preferences:
Prior experience with private and public health insurance programs as a lawyer, paralegal, enrollment assister, outreach worker, case manager, broker, caseworker, volunteer, student or program participant

Contact our HR Director, Jill Pierce, jill@cvlas.org or Director of Healthcare Navigators, Carla Torres-Barrera, carlatb@cvlas.org for more information or to apply