Outreach Worker at Not-For-Profit Legal Aid Organization in Waukegan Illinois

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  • Full-time
  • USA, Illinois
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  • Salary: Starting at $29,250 / Year (DOE)
  • Andrea Bagwell

Prairie State Legal Services

Outreach Worker at Not-For-Profit Legal Aid Organization in Waukegan Illinois

COMPANY:

  • Prairie State Legal Services

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

  • Prairie State Legal Services is a not-for-profit legal aid organization located in Waukegan, IL.

JOB & CAREER TITLE:

  • Outreach Worker at Not-For-Profit Legal Aid Organization in Waukegan Illinois

JOB & CAREER SUMMARY:

  • Prairie State Legal Services participates in New Leaf Illinois, a state-funded network of 20 non-profit organizations throughout the state that provides legal representation and other resources to help people expunge cannabis convictions from their records.
  • Under the New Leaf Program, we are hiring an Outreach Worker to educate the community about the new legal remedies available for people impacted by prior cannabis-related criminal records, and the services available from Prairie State.
  • New Leaf Outreach Workers will work in collaboration with our New Leaf Program Coordinator to create and implement an outreach plan using in-person presentations and social media.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Among other duties as assigned, the Outreach Worker will:

  • Create content for printed brochures and digital media and will provide community outreach across either the Northern portion of Prairie State’s service area.
  • Identify and build relationships with community partners, including workforce development offices, job training centers, community colleges, community action agencies, churches, and other social service agencies.
  • Identify locations and coordinate events or Prairie State’s participation in events such as job fairs, health fairs, and social service fairs, where the Outreach Worker will staff tables or present legal information.
  • Plan and schedule legal clinics, where Prairie State attorneys and volunteers will meet with clients to help them prepare legal documents or otherwise assist with the expungement process.

QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent education.
  • Commitment to improving access to legal aid for individuals looking to seal and expunge their criminal records, especially cannabis records, to improve access to employment and housing.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Comfort with public speaking, presenting to small to mid-sized groups, meeting new people, and engaging with community organizations.
  • Experience as a volunteer or employee working on community projects, preferably involving diverse populations.
  • Proficient with computers and online tools.
  • Moderate travel across our service area is necessary.
  • Valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation are required.
  • We will give preference to candidates who have experience providing services to low-income individuals.

SALARY and BENEFITS:

  • The Outreach Worker position is a full-time position at 37.5 hours per week.
  • PSLS offers a salary competitive with similar organizations.
  • Our salary scale for this position starts at $29,250 per year for candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and increases with each year of relevant experience.
  • PSLS is committed to providing an excellent, comprehensive benefits package to its full-time employees that include:
    • Health insurance, including the opportunity to qualify for a wellness credit.
    • Dental insurance.
    • Vision insurance.
    • 403b retirement plan including employer contributions.
    • Extensive training and education program.
    • PTO that starts at nearly 3 weeks/year and increases with additional years worked at PSLS.
    • Paid sick leave.
    • 6 weeks of paid parental leave after one year of employment.
    • 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

  • Submit your resume and job application to us through this website.
  • Write a cover letter or message explaining your interest in this opportunity, your experience, and also provide a list of three (3) references.

JOB & CAREER TYPE:

  • Full-time

JOB & CAREER CATEGORY:

JOB & CAREER LOCATION:

  • USA, Illinois

JOB & CAREER COMPENSATION:

  • Starting at $29,250 / Year (DOE)

JOB & CAREER POSITION:

  • Outreach Worker at Not-For-Profit Legal Aid Organization in Waukegan Illinois

EMPLOYER:

  • Prairie State Legal Services™

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER (EOE) STATEMENT:

Prairie State Legal Services is equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. This job description is a product of Marijuana Jobs Cannabis Careers.

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