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Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance - Medical Legal Partnership
 
 
 
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. We provide free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois. We believe all people of central and southern Illinois should have access to justice, income security, adequate housing, quality education, healthcare, safety from violence and exploitation, and the opportunity to improve their own lives. Our mission is to provide low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. Through advice, representation, advocacy, education, and collaboration, we seek to achieve justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve.
 
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Member Duties : The East Central Illinois Medical Legal Partnership is a partnership between the Land of Lincoln Champaign office, Carle Foundation Hospital and Clinics, and Frances Nelson Health Center. The Partnership brings healthcare providers and legal aid attorneys together to address legal needs that negatively impact a person’s health. The goal of the VISTA position is to strengthen and grow the medical partnership. Qualifications include: • a bachelor’s degree preferably in the field of paralegal studies, social work, or a health care field, or a law degree; • an understanding of the issues faced by low-income people and a willingness to work with this population to address their legal issues; • competency in both Word and Excel; and a willingness to be a team player and work in a team environment.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Medicine ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  Public Health . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance - Medical Legal Partnership

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  06/14/2017  To  06/14/2018 

Contact Susan Zielke
302 N 1st St
Champaign   IL   61820
217-356-1351
szielke@lollaf.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68375


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