The Legal Advocacy Coordinator specializes in legal advocacy services, acts as an agency resource on legal issues, and provides direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other serious crimes. This position interacts with personnel from the civil and criminal justice systems to promote systems change. The Legal Advocacy Coordinator oversees all programmatic legal advocacy requirements under STOP and is responsible for the supervision of legal advocacy staff, volunteers, and interns. The Legal Advocacy Coordinator is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse as defined by PA Child Protective Services Law. Responsibilities require the exercise of independent judgment and knowledge of overall agency activities. This position is full-time with primarily daytime hours. This position participates in back-up on-call duties.
Full-Time; Non-Exempt Position
Starting Salary: $21-$24/hr ($46,680 - $49,920)
*Starting salary determined based on education and experience. Click here to view our salary rubric.
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1. Provide supportive services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other serious crimes.
2. Assist clients with completing Pro Se court documents, including Protection from Abuse, Sexual Violence Protection Order, Protection from Intimidation, and Custody petitions.
3. Accompany clients to court hearings.
4. Assist clients in interactions with the courts, criminal justice professionals, the Victims' Compensation Assistance Program, and private attorneys.
5. Advocate and collaborate with systems including criminal justice professionals and other social service organizations.
6. Screen clients and make appropriate referrals to Transitions Legal Center for civil legal representations.
7. Act as a legal resource in police and criminal justice professionals' training and education programs.
8. Attend STOP meetings and agency collaboration meetings as assigned.
9. Assist in the completion of statistical reports and complete STOP E-grants reports as assigned.
10. Supervise legal advocacy staff, volunteers, and interns and provide oversight to all legal advocacy projects and programs.
11. Keep abreast of changes in laws affecting Transitions' service population.
12. Complete and maintain required documentation.
13. Assist Outreach Coordinator in training new staff and volunteers on legal advocacy skills.
14. Attend staff meetings and in-service training.
15. Participate in the back-up on-call rotation.
16. Perform other related duties as assigned and allowable by funders.
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Required: Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience in a related field.
Must be knowledgeable of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other serious crimes and their impact on victims.
Demonstrated skill in supervision and leadership.
Demonstrated skill in overseeing projects and programs.
Must use initiative and independent judgement within established policy and procedural regulations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented environment.
Proficient at the use of technology, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, and internet-based programs.
Upon hire, must complete 80-hour Transitions Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselor Training.
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and adequate motor vehicle insurance.
Must have Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 clearances.
Transitions is an EOE. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.