Community Outreach Worker - AmeriCorps VISTA Worker

Industry: 
Legal
Classification: 
Full-time
Company: 
Legal Aid Society,
416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.,
Suite 300
Louisville,
Kentucky
40202
Contact Person: 
Meagen Peden Agnew
Contact E-mail Address: 
magnew@laslou.org
Contact Phone Number: 
(502) 6143110
Description/Responsibilities: 
Essential Job Functions: 1. Identify potential sites or organizations for community presentations. 2. Plan, promote and manage all aspects of the presentations under the supervision of Legal Aid staff. 3. Contact local service providers and partner organizations to secure locations for each presentation. 4. Work with service providers and partner organizations to develop appropriate content for the presentations and publicize the event. 5. Work with supervisor to develop plan for community education and other outreach. 6. Recruit clients and volunteers to participate in the clinics. 7. Assists in recruiting volunteer attorneys to help in the delivery of pro bono legal services to individual clients. 8. Interact with clients and staff and service providers professionally and appropriately. Establish and maintain rapport with clients to obtain accurate information and to establish trust. Work with other staff on client services or other program tasks in a collegial and cooperative nature. Develop and nurture good relations with service providers who make referrals or otherwise coordinate with the program. 9. Collect and process data to track event attendees and effectiveness of the program. 10. Maintain accurate and complete records. Prepare reports and timely complete forms and records necessary for client services or administrative tasks related to job. 11. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to be insured. 12. Occasional night and weekend work hours; some local and out of town travel.
Requirements/Qualifications: 
Qualifications: 1. Must have demonstrable commitment to understanding and addressing issues of low-income constituents. 2. Must have skills to use office technologies. 3. Must be able to balance administrative and outreach responsibilities. Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls or equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other: The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or to otherwise balance the workload.
Application Instructions: 
Apply at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=52948&fromSearch=true