Bilingual Outreach Paralegal - Community Justice Project, Pittsburgh

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The Community Justice Project is hiring a Bilingual Outreach Paralegal to work out of its Pittsburgh office.  This position can be either full time or part time.

Overview of the Community Justice Project:

The Community Justice Project (“CJP”) is a statewide, unrestricted legal aid program that is part of Pennsylvania’s Legal Aid Network. CJP conducts broad advocacy in all forms and subject areas, which include civil rights, employment, housing, community development, consumer, immigration, immigrant rights, and public benefits. An important part of CJP’s work involves outreach to immigrant communities from offices in Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton, Hazleton, and Harrisburg.

Job Description:

CJP is seeking to hire a bilingual, Spanish-speaking paralegal to do outreach and community education and to assist on cases, including by providing interpretation and written translation, on behalf of low-income immigrant and Limited English proficient (“LEP”) clients in the Pittsburgh area, under the supervision of CJP’s lawyers. Topics of outreach may include housing, language access, and employment rights, though the paralegal will also have the freedom to identify other potential areas of outreach in conjunction with CJP’s lawyers.

Job Requirements:

The Bilingual Outreach Paralegal must at least have an associate degree, be fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and have a strong commitment to CJP’s low-income client community. Strong communications skills, self-motivation, and organizational skills are also valued. Prior paralegal experience is not necessary.

Compensation and Benefits:

The Bilingual Outreach Paralegal will be a non-exempt employee. The starting, entry-level compensation for employees at the Paralegal I level is $18.74/hour. In addition, full time employees are eligible for CJP’s benefits package, including health insurance, dental and vision insurance, retirement contributions, and paid parental leave.

How to Apply:

This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Marielle Macher by email to The Community Justice Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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