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Health Care Navigator & Somali Interpreter - Minneapolis

Company: Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

DescriptionThank you for your interest in working for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid). Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm with offices in Minneapolis, St. Cloud, and Willmar. Our mission is to advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in strong communities. Legal Aid provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota. The Minneapolis office primarily serves clients who live in Hennepin County. The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) is a separate branch of Legal Aid which is a statewide program that receives federal funding to serve as Minnesota s Protection and Advocacy system for persons with disabilities. The main office is in Minneapolis with other MDLC offices in Duluth, Fertile, and Mankato. Legal Aid is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc. Legal Aid enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar. Legal Aid does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is seeking a health care navigator and Somali interpreter for its St. Cloud office. This position is a full-time grant-funded position. It is offered for one year; however, ongoing funding is being sought. Legal Aid's St. Cloud office provides civil representation to low-income people in nine central Minnesota rural counties. Senior Law and Health Care Outreach are provided in additional counties. The office receives funding from a variety of public and private sources and enjoys strong support from the organized bar. St. Cloud is a city of 66,000 and is located 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul. There are three area colleges, community theaters, a thriving arts community, and easy access to state parks and the Lake Wobegon Bike Trail.Responsibilities include:
conducting initial client intakes; advising them of health care coverage options; assisting them with initial applications, follow-ups and annual renewals; maintaining information in a case management database system; conducting community outreach and education; assisting other agency staff with interpretation for Somali-speaking clients; translating documents from English to Somali; and performing other tasks as needed. underline;\"> Hours / Salary:
Starting salary is $16.45 to $16.84 per hour, DOE. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.Applications due by June 27, 2018. Late applications may be accepted until position is filled. underline;\"> Start Date:
As soon as possible.QualificationsApplicants must be detail-oriented; be proficient using Microsoft Windows and Office; have the ability to relate to the client community; and be self-motivated. Somali language ability, written and spoken, is required. Travel to outreach sites may be required. Legal training, knowledge of community resources, experience with case management software, and experience with diverse populations are helpful. The abilities to multi-task and work well under pressure are important center;\"> Legal Aid is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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