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29 Apr 2022

Full-Time Administrative Secretary/Legal Assistant – Family Law Unit

Greater Boston Legal Services – Posted by yortiz Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Greater Boston Legal Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

 

GBLS seeks a qualified candidate to immediately fill an AS/LA position whose primary responsibility will be to support the work of the Family Law Unit (FLU). The FLU represents clients in a range of contested family law matters, and the majority of our clients are survivors of domestic violence.

 

The AS/LA will be responsible for performing a wide variety of administrative/legal assistant work in support of staff members and the smooth functioning of the FLU.  This work includes:

  • greeting, screening, and referring potential clients;
  • completing client intakes;
  • using GBLS’ case management database to enter case data, check for case conflicts, and assist in preparing grant reports;
  • scheduling interpreters for staff, and doing some interpreting and translating as needed;
  • preparing and/or organizing case related documents; and
  • participating in orientations and trainings for student interns, new staff, and volunteers.

 

Additional responsibilities include administrative tasks such as filing closed cases and organizing files; ordering and organizing office supplies; maintaining and reporting on client trust accounts, petty cash, and cash receipts; and preparing time sheets.

 

A strong candidate will excel in the following areas:

  • interpersonal relations
  • written and verbal communications
  • attention to detail
  • planning
  • compassion

 

A strong candidate will be able to:

  • organize and prioritize tasks;
  • work well both independently and as part of a team;
  • respond to urgent case or client matters;
  • maintain confidentiality; and
  • use software such as Microsoft Office 365, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Speak at least one language in addition to English, with a preference for fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole.

 

Salary is based on a union scale with annual raises and in which, for example, someone with 4 to 6 years of experience would earn between $39,015 and $41,015, with an additional $950 annual payment for second language ability. GBLS offers a generous benefits package including low-cost comprehensive health insurance, retirement contribution, paid time off, and ongoing professional development opportunities. GBLS currently has a hybrid work model for all staff.

 

GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to the GBLS Human Resources Team via email to jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code FLU-ASLA when applying for this position.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by May 20, 2022.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 23 days.

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