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

Homeless Prevention 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

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Mobilehome Advocacy Project Attorney

This project is dedicated to ensuring low-income individuals and families (residents) living in a mobile home park are protected from common violations such as: illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, no written rental agreement between the park and mobile home resident, and other common violations.  The key goals of the project include increasing awareness of the rights of mobile home residents and to prevent mobile home residents from becoming homeless. Experience in housing law is preferred.

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

Staff Positions

Consumer Health Advocate

Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc. (GBLA) seeks a Bilingual Consumer Health Advocate to join our Kern Health Consumer Center. Under the supervision of the Project Supervising Attorney, the Consumer Health Advocate will be responsible for providing one-to-one technical assistance and working with low-income families to ensure immediate access to quality healthcare, responsible for providing education and community outreach on enrollees’ right to file grievances, appeals, and requests for independent medical reviews. The Consumer Health Advocate will monitor HMOs throughout the county to detect problems with the grievance and appeal process and provide culturally appropriate and linguistically sensitive services focusing on vulnerable individuals such as those with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

Qualifications: 

BA degree preferred, but will consider other candidates who exhibit leadership qualities and who exceed minimum qualifications

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)- Must have a desire to improve health outcomes for low-income populations
  • Experience in the HMO/Medi-Cal grievance and appeals process
  • Must be assertive with demonstrative leadership qualities
  • Must be dependable and reliable
  • Must exhibit superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication and ability to communicate with a broad audience
  • Must have own transportation, California driver’s license, and proof of insurance
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Must have experience outreaching to diverse individuals and groups
  • Must be computer literate, knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Other duties as assigned

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.