Paralegal, MassHealth Redetermination Project (1 Year Position) – MWLS
The mission of MetroWest Legal Services is to provide legal advocacy to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled and other disenfranchised people in our service area and to assist them in obtaining legal, social and economic justice.
Under the oversight of a supervising attorney, the paralegal shall:
- Interview current MassHealth recipients to assess continued eligibility for MassHealth benefits.
- Work with MassHealth recipients to complete the redetermination process so that their MassHealth benefits can be renewed.
- Work with MassHealth to ensure that necessary documentation is submitted to support redetermination claims for clients.
- Conduct outreach and work closely with community groups who serve MassHealth recipients to facilitate referrals for legal assistance.
- Review active cases and close cases in a timely manner in accordance with office procedures.
- Paralegal studies Certificate or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Proven interest in and commitment to advocacy for the legal rights of low-income and other vulnerable populations.
- Interest in and some experience working with low-income populations.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to relate to professionals as well as community groups and individuals.
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-bias principles, cultural competency and addressing systemic racism and other forms of oppression.
- Enthusiasm, creativity, good judgment, initiative, and willingness to work collaboratively.
- Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese helpful.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is based on a union scale with a starting wage of $43,500. Benefits package include generous PTO leave, 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, employer match on retirement contributions, student loan repayment assistance program for eligible attorneys and extensive professional development opportunities.
To Apply: Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in poverty/public interest law, resume, and brief writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicant applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
MWLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. MWLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.