Legal Advocate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary starts in the low $30k

Published

09/25/2018

Start Date

10/15/2018

Application Deadline

09/25/2018

Address

Allentown
Pennsylvania
United States

Description

We are expanding our Legal Advocacy team! Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, a non-profit working to eliminate domestic violence in the Lehigh Valley, is seeking an energetic, self-motivated professional to fill a Legal Advocate position. This is a full-time, non-exempt position starting in the low $30k’s, with excellent benefits, including competitive wages, health and life insurance. Perfect for a mission-oriented person who has excellent communication skills, has the ability to handle crisis situations calmly, effectively, and thrives in an ever changing work environment. is a team player but can also work independently.


The Legal Advocate position provides support, information and referrals, advocacy and accompaniment services for victims of domestic violence within the civil and criminal legal systems throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The work requires the ability to work independently and with considerable initiative and autonomous judgment. Primary responsibilities are emergency legal options counseling, court accompaniment, supportive counseling, systems advocacy and emergency financial assistance.


A Bachelor’s degree in social services or criminal justice is preferred, and/or demonstrated relevant work experience in social work or a criminal justice related field. Preferred candidates will be bilingual in Spanish and English. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All interested parties must submit a cover letter and resume.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, LTD, 403(b), Personal, Vacation and Sick time accruals,

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred candidates will be bilingual in Spanish and English

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hr@turningpointlv.org
http://turningpointlv.org

To be considered, all interested parties must submit a cover letter and resume to hr@turningpointlv.org


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