Laugh, create, give, and love. These are just a few of the positive words of affirmation that describe the culture at Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). We work together as a team and continually inspire each other to lead positive change, learn, and grow. Our commitment to research, innovation, and advances in technology drives us to reach for what could be possible. Every day is a new day to smile, do, and change. We are passionate about our work and making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
CNS helps people with brain injury find hope, independence and a meaningful life – and you can play a key role in that journey as a Legal Clerk.
The Legal Clerk position is responsible for the organization and upkeep of legal documentation and records, and for responding to and dealing with legal correspondence, subpoenas, records requests, etc. The Legal Clerk will also be responsible for performing clerical duties such as making copies, answering phones, preparing legal documents, and assisting in office organization and administration. He/She will work to foster and to maintain positive, effective and efficient working relationships within the department ensuring a consistently positive and productive place to work. The Legal Clerk will work to actively instill the culture, mission, and vision of the company to their work.
Since 1980, CNS has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs. Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.
Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership. We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D. researchers who collaborate with major U.S. universities. Please see our moving corporate video, The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=Jwqve9gWtEw .
The company offers a competitive salary and benefits, paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, paid holidays, and 401(k).
Essential Duties and Requirements:
Must have the experience and knowledge to comprehend and manage multiple, complex business entities. Work is full time and may require occasional overtime. Work is conducted primarily at the business office and clinic in Bakersfield, and includes visits to other CNS locations as needed, with some work in the community and other sites.
Prepare legal correspondence, documentation, and other materials, including, but not limited to, appropriate responses to subpoenas, record requests, and governmental inquiries.
Organize legal documents, invoices, and letters.
Compile legal documentation into files and maintain an organized filing system.
Create photocopies and reproductions of records and legal documentation.
Maintain and update files and databases for other documentation such as personnel records, financial reports, or policies as necessary.
Maintain schedules, calendars and handle updates as needed.
Assist in locating medical, billing, and legal records, along with organizing, copying, maintaining, and producing such records.
Monitor incoming and outgoing mail for legal department and route appropriately.
Greet clients/persons, sign for packages from USPS, FedEx, or UPS, and answer phone calls and transfer calls to appropriate party as necessary to relieve Executive Assistant.
Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, and other visitors.
Attends any required staff meetings, in-services, and all scheduled shifts.
Comprehends and follows instructions:
- Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods
- Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic)
- Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards
Performs simple, complicated and repetitive tasks:
- Ask simple and complicated questions or request assistance when needed
- Perform routine, concrete, organized activities
- Remember locations and work procedures
- Make decisions based on simple and complex sensory data
Maintains work pace appropriate to given work load:
- Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified tolerance
- Complete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periods
Performs complex or varied tasks:
- Synthesize, coordinate and analyze data
- Perform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards
Relates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:
- Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes
- Maintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening
- Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others
- Respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)
Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:
- Convince or redirect others
- Understand the meaning of words and use them effectively
- Interact appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer service
Makes generalizations, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision:
- Recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautions
- Understand and remember detailed instructions
- Make independent decisions or judgments based on sensory data or known guidelines
Accepts and carries out responsibility for direction, control and planning:
- Set realistic goals or make plans independently of others
- Negotiate, instruct or supervise people
- Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting
Preferred Duties and Requirements
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Skills Utilized, Education Level, Training
High school diploma required. Associate?s degree, Bachelor?s degree, and/or paralegal certificate preferred.
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite; scheduling and organization skills required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Able to perform a wide range of clerical duties, specifically including maintaining files and highly confidential information.
Excellent time management skills; able to prioritize tasks appropriately and independently.
Able to organize and to manage large amounts of tasks, schedules, and information.