Staff Attorney- Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with up to four years of experience and a commitment to social justice to join our Los Angeles office. This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal based on funding availability. The successful candidate will work closely with our strong, respected, and effective health team to ensure older adults receive the long-term services and supports that they require, with particular focus on older adults of color, women, those with limited English proficiency, and LGBTQ older adults. The attorney will play a key role in supporting legal services attorneys and aging and disability network professionals as part of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), which Justice in Aging administers under a contract with the Administration for Community Living.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidate review will begin on October 15, 2019. Questions about the position can be directed to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org.

Responsibilities

  • Work with our health and NCLER teams to improve older adults’ access to long-term services and supports, including home and community-based services and nursing facility care.
  • Develop written materials for both educational and advocacy purposes, including alerts, issue briefs, and training materials.
  • Develop training for the legal services, aging and disability networks, and respond to questions and inquiries from persons in those networks.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with members of the legal services, aging and disability networks, including legal services providers, social services providers, state units on aging, area agencies on aging, and others involved in protecting the legal rights of older adults.
  • Work with other Justice in Aging team members to advance organizational objectives.
  • Limited travel will be required.
Organization: 
Justice in Aging
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
CA
Date Posted: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Date Closing: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019