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Union County Legal Advocate

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Transitions of PA
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Lewisburg, PA
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Published 4 days ago

Summary

The Union County Legal Advocate specializes in legal advocacy services, acts as an agency resource person on legal issues, provides systems advocacy and direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes in Union County. This position will offer support to Legal Advocates in Snyder and Northumberland Counties to provide legal advocacy services to victims. The Union County Legal Advocate 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 and early evening hours. This position participates in on-call duties.

Responsibilities

1.     Provide crisis counseling and trauma-informed, victim-centered support services to adult, teen, and child victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes.

2.    Assist clients in obtaining protection orders and filing for custody, including assisting with filling out court documents and paperwork, providing accompaniment to hearings, and serving as a resource on state law and local procedures.

3.     Accompany victims for criminal proceedings against their abuser.

4.     Refer clients to Transitions Legal Center as necessary.

5.     Provide or arrange for transportation to civil or criminal court filings or proceedings related to the abuse or assault.

6.     Develop relationships with local law enforcement, court officials, judges, and other local professionals and advocate with same to address clients’ concerns.

7.     Participate in Union County STOP Team.

8.     Assist with filing for compensation through the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program.

9.     Act as a legal resource person to Transitions’ staff, criminal justice professionals, and other social service organizations.

10.  Keep abreast of changes in laws affecting our service population.

11.  Complete and maintain required documentation, both in Efforts to Outcome (ETO) software and paper files.

12.  Attend staff meetings and in-service training.

13.  Participate in the on-call rotation.

14.  Perform other related duties as assigned as allowable by funders.

Qualifications

1.     Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Criminal Justice, or related field and/or equivalent experience.

2.     Must be knowledgeable of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other serious crimes and their impact on victims.

3.     Must have demonstrated ability to counsel in crisis situations.

4.     Must possess excellent communication skills and be computer literate.

5.     Must possess exemplary customer service skills, including dealing effectively with both other professionals and clients, in-person and over the phone.

6.     Upon hire, must complete 80-hour Transitions Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselor Training.

7.     Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and adequate motor vehicle insurance.

8.    Must have Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151 clearances. 


Summary

The Union County Legal Advocate specializes in legal advocacy services, acts as an agency resource person on legal issues, provides systems advocacy and direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 19, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 25, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$13 - $16

Benefits

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Paid Time Off

Retirement Plan

Employee Assistant Program

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Paid Time Off

Retirement Plan

Employee Assistant Program

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

Location

On-site
Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA

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