Employment Opportunities

GBLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.

 


Attorney Positions

Fair Housing Attorney

Under the direct supervision of the Fair Housing Litigator, responsible for providing investigative, educational outreach and litigation support, within the framework of the Fair Housing Law Project.  This is a professional staff position that is funded for a specific duration through a grant contract with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Fair Housing Attorney JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Legal Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

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Domestic Violence Attorney

GBLA is currently accepting applications for a full-time attorney with 3+ years of knowledge and experience in family law with emphasis in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. As the Domestic Violence attorney, you will provide a holistic legal representation to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and /or stalking in matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Holistic representation goes beyond a victim’s need for a protection order and includes representation in other proceedings directly related to the client’s experience of violence which is likely to increase victim’s safety and security.

Domestic Violence Attorney JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Legal Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

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Homelessness Attorney

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. seeks an attorney to work in its Homeless Prevention Unit to prevent low-income tenants from becoming homeless. Staff attorneys are expected to use the full range of potential forums to address relevant issues for our clients including all aspects of litigation, including but not limited to, court hearings, trials, and appellate and federal court representation. Staff attorneys pay special attention to identifying legal solutions for those who suffer from disparate treatment or disproportionate burdens of poverty based on special needs, disability, race, ethnicity, language barriers or other obstacles.

Homelessness Attorney JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Legal Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Paralegal Positions

Fair Housing Law Project Paralegal

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is currently accepting applications for an experienced Senior Paralegal to work in our Fair Housing Law Project. The Senior Paralegal will work closely with the Staff Attorney and/or the Director of Litigation to reduce the incidences of housing discrimination and reduce and/or eliminate systemic barriers to fair housing in Bakersfield and Kern County.

Fair Housing Law Project JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

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Homelessness Paralegal

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) is currently accepting applications for an experienced Senior Paralegal to work in our Homelessness Prevention Unit. The Senior Paralegal will work closely with the Staff Attorney and/or the Director of Litigation to help prevent low-income tenants from becoming homeless.

Homelessness Paralegal JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Staff Positions

Field Ombudsman

The Field Ombudsman is a critical member within the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program team charged with addressing issues negatively affecting the lives of long-term care residents, through facility coverage and complaint investigation seeking to resolve issues that negatively impact the quality of life and quality of care of older and dependent adults. The Field Ombudsman is assigned to monitor facilities for abuse, violation of resident’s rights, and quality of care and health and safety issues. Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in gerontology, human services, social science, or a related field, and three (3) years experience focused on aged or incapacitated adults in a public, private or non-profit social services agency, or other similar related experience.

Field Ombudsman JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

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Volunteer Coordinator – Long Term Care Ombudsman

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) offers advocacy and assistance to seniors and dependent adults; clients are residents in long-term care facilities within the Kern County Area. Services are provided by staff, and volunteers certified by the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Volunteer Coordinator JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

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Mobilehome Advocacy Project – Legal Outreach Associate

The Legal Outreach Associate is the liaison between GBLA and residents who reside in mobile homes within Kern County. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining social media content, presenting workshops to the public, and be physically present in the community in order to support the Mobile Home Advocacy Project.

The goal of this role is to inform the community about the Mobile Home Advocacy Project and provide advocacy and referrals to the Project Attorney.

Legal Outreach Associate JOB DESCRIPTION

To apply, email the following documents to recruitment@gbla.org

  • Cover letter detailing your interest in the position
  • Current resume
  • Writing sample
  • 3 Professional references

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.