Health Care Advocate

Vermont Legal Aid
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Vermont Legal Aid seeks candidates for a full-time legal helpline position within the Office of the Health Care Advocate (HCA) in our Burlington office. The advocate will provide legal help over the phone to Vermonters with health care or health insurance problems.

We encourage applicants from a broad range of backgrounds, and welcome information about how your experience can contribute to serving our diverse client communities. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace. Please see our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Responsibilities include advising consumers on their rights, investigating and resolving problems, and maintaining a high caseload and detailed case records. The successful candidate must be able to work on a team and have excellent communication and research skills. Four years’ professional work experience or bachelor’s degree, or a comparable mix of education and experience desired.  Full job description at

Experience in advocacy, health care, health insurance, or human services is desirable but not required. Prior legal experience is not required.

Application deadline is January 22, 2022. Your application should include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references combined into one pdf, sent by e-mail to with “HCA Position” in the subject line. Please let us know how you heard about this position.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We have a Racial Justice Committee that meets regularly and invited all staff to attend that has discussions about diversity and inclusion and trainings. There is a representative from our Racial Justice Committee in all of our hiring steps from screenings to interviews who ask candidates questions about racial equity and justice. We advertise our positions specifically with organizations and institutions who represent the BIPOC community in order to enhance our reach to diverse applicants.

Wage or Salary
Base salary is $44,200 with salary credit given for relevant prior work experience. Four weeks paid vacation, retirement, and excellent health benefits.