Legal Advocacy Services Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: DOE

Published

07/27/2018

Address

905 Pacific Avenue
Bremerton
Washington
98337
United States

Description

SUMMARY

Responsible for the day-to-day operations of all YWCA legal advocacy services throughout Kitsap County. Supervises legal advocates, volunteers and interns to ensure that clients’ legal advocacy needs are identified, prioritized and that appropriate referrals for other resources are made.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Trains and supervises legal advocates, volunteers and interns
  • As needed, assists in the provision of legal advocacy services
  • Assists in the development and updating of Legal Advocacy program policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the collection and management of all Legal Advocacy Program client data
  • Ensures that program goals, outcomes and deliverables are met 
  • Represents YWCA Kitsap County in community related efforts to improve the community’s response to domestic violence and victims’ needs
  • Coordinates with other staff to plan and facilitate domestic violence advocacy trainings
  • Is a member of the YWCA Management Team and attends and participates in weekly team meetings. Actively participates in strategic decision making, budget planning and management and long-term sustainability efforts


OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work as a member of a team and independently
  • Ability to read, analyze, and comprehend simple legal documents and supporting documentation, professional journals, technical procedures, or court regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from members of the court, law enforcement community, clients, and the general public
  • Commitment to YWCA vision, mission and value
  • Commitment to work effectively with diverse people
  • Ability and willingness to work with survivors of trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position supervises all legal advocates, volunteers and interns.


REQUIRED EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.


At least two years of experience providing advocacy to victims of domestic violence within a domestic violence program; and

A minimum of fifty hours of training on domestic violence issues and advocacy within three years prior to being hired as a supervisor.


YWCA supervisors must maintain a minimum of 20 hours continuing education victim services training and 5 hours leadership/supervisor training, annually. 


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Acceptable State Patrol Criminal History Record
  • Must have the ability to transport self in and around Kitsap County, if that includes driving your own vehicle then must possess current and valid Washington State Driver’s license as well as vehicle insurance per Washington State Law.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


HOW TO APPLY

Send a resume and cover letter detailing how your qualifications meet those needed of the position. All application materials must be sent to:

YWCA Kitsap County Hiring Manager

employment@ywcakitsap.org


Please reference Legal Advocacy Services Manager in the subject line.

Benefits

  • Rate of pay DOE
  • Benefits package including medical and dental insurance, vacation, holiday and sick leave plans.
  • After two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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