We do not hire practicing attorneys for paralegal advocate and ombudsman positions. Attorneys are welcome to apply for our attorney openings only.
We are currently seeking applications for the position below.
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HEALTH LAW ADVOCATE
Vermont Legal Aid seeks a full-time advocate in its Office of the Health Care Advocate Project located in Burlington. Responsibilities include: investigating and resolving complaints and questions from Vermonters regarding health insurance and health care; advising consumers about their rights and responsibilities; assisting beneficiaries with appeals, and maintaining case records. A successful candidate must be able to work on a team, doing extensive telephone work in a busy environment. The position requires excellent communication and research skills as well as the ability to learn quickly. Prior health care, human services, health insurance or advocacy experience, and commitment to social justice are desirable. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Starting salary $34,917 +DOE, four weeks paid vacation and excellent fringe benefits.
Email your cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample as a single PDF file to Eric Avildsen, Executive Director c/o Rose Wunrow by December 4, 2017. Click here for complete application instructions.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building cultural competency in order to effectively serve our increasingly diverse client community. We encourage applicants to share in their cover letters how they can further this goal.