HOUSING SOCIAL WORKER, Baton Rouge and Hammond

SOUTHEAST LA LEGAL SERVICES   Baton Rouge, LA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on May 10, 2024

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) is a non-profit law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya basin. We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households. Our attorneys serve this region from offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Hammond, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

HOUSING SOCIAL WORKER, Baton Rouge and Hammond
The Housing Law Unit Social Worker provides social work services for greater Baton Rouge and Hammond tenants in collaboration with the SLLS Housing Law Unit defense team. SLLS’ Housing Law Unit provides intensive, individualized and holistic representation to clients facing eviction, termination from housing assistance programs, and/or other housing instability with the goal of preventing eviction/loss of housing, helping stabilize families, and ensuring access to safe and healthy housing. The social worker assists attorneys in diverting eviction, preventing homelessness, and supporting housing stability. This position will be in the Baton Rouge office, meet with clients in the Hammond office, and be eligible for remote-hybrid schedule.

Qualifications required:
Must have a master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work and two years of professional direct social service experience, Licensure as a Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Preferred qualifications:
Familiarity with the array of community-based services and resources in the Baton Rouge and
Hammond area.
Law office experience, judicial, or other legal experience

The salary range for SLLS Social Worker is $45,469 - $76,875 depending on licensure and
experience. Additional compensation for fluency in one or more languages other than English and regularly used in the position. For more information about SLLS, our benefits offered, and other jobs available, please visit www.SLLS.org/employment

SLLS does offer reimbursement for mileage.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to the SLLS H.R. Manager, Shannan Latino, at  slatino@slls.org.

At SLLS, we know our differences make us better and stronger in achieving equal access to justice and we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to make a positive contribution to our clients, communities, and each other. SLLS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.