Bilingual Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $56,000
Details: Depending on experience and skills. The total compensation package includes a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, and other coverage options.

Published

07/27/2018

Application Deadline

08/17/2018

Address

99 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge
MA
02139
United States

Description

What we do


Since 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence. BARCC empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provides education and advocacy for the social change needed to create cultures that prevent sexual violence. We rely on our dedicated, brilliant staff to do this important work, and our team is growing!


The role


Our Legal Advocacy team is looking for a new, full-time Bilingual Staff Attorney. You’ll work closely with our Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Advocacy Program Manager, and our client services team to ensure that our Spanish- and English-speaking clients understand their legal rights and options, providing support and guidance so they can make the decisions that meet their needs and goals. Your work will further BARCC’s mission of ending sexual violence through healing and social change.


Where and when you’ll work


BARCC's staff, operations, hours, and location vary by function, type of work, and work style. You’ll primarily work from our Cambridge office, located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive with occasional local travel for client accompaniments.


This is a 40-hour, full time position. You can expect to work regularly Monday through Friday. Two days a week you will have evening client hours until 7:00 p.m. BARCC is open to discussing options such as flexibility in scheduling and occasional remote work.


What you’ll do


  • Provide legal services to sexual assault survivors and significant others; assess clients’ needs, provide information and advocacy, identify legal options, provide referrals and assistance in accessing other legal services.
  • You’ll focus on navigating the criminal justice and court systems, safety, privacy, immigration issues, and employment/school matters.
  • Collaborate with Senior Staff Attorney on program improvements and new program development, regularly giving feedback and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Work closely with client services staff to coordinate services and a smooth continuum of care for clients.
  • Provide consultations to other advocates working with survivors at partner and community agencies.
  • Navigate a range of agencies and systems relevant to the legal needs of BARCC clients, including but not limited to law enforcement, prosecutors, employers, and universities.
  • Collect program-related data, prepare written updates and progress reports as necessary.
  • Provide training to staff, volunteers, and external stakeholders on topics related to sexual violence and the law.
  • Provide regularly scheduled evening hours to meet client availability until 7:00 p.m. twice per week.
  • Be an ambassador of the organization, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration, inclusivity, and mutual respect.
  • Collaborate on other projects as needed.


You’ll bring


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree and current Massachusetts Bar License.
  • Bicultural Spanish and English fluency, both written and verbal.
  • 2+ years of experience providing direct service to clients, such as legal advocacy and/or experience in sexual violence field.
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities.
  • Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, and possess excellent communication and comfortable working with a computer database.
  • Demonstrated commitment to BARCC’s mission and philosophy.


What we offer


  • The opportunity to make meaningful change and improve the lives of others through mission-driven work, at all levels of the organization.
  • The most compassionate, supportive, and fun-loving colleagues around—who will shower you with warm welcomes, funny memes, and regular shout-outs for your contributions.
  • An investment in your health, well-being, and professional development through competitive benefit offerings, generous time off policies, dedication to mental health and proactively managing vicarious trauma, and professional development funds and opportunities.


Starting salary range and benefits


$50,000–$56,000, depending on experience and skills. The total compensation package includes a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, and other coverage options.


Hiring process and timeline


Please submit via our online application system your resume and cover letter stating your interest and related experience to be considered for this position. No phone calls please. We are accepting initial applications through August 17, 2018, but the opportunity will remain open until we find the best fit possible. The full hiring process will include a phone-screen interview, first-round in-person interview, a skills assessment, and final team interview. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.


About us


At BARCC, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it and are always building a more inclusive and diverse work environment.


BARCC strives to represent the communities we serve. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


For more information about BARCC, please visit barcc.org.

Benefits

80% paid Medical, 70% paid Dental, Family Medical & Parental leave, 100% paid ST & LT Disability and Life Insurance (1x salary), 3 weeks vacation to start (4 weeks after 2 years, 5 weeks after 8 years), 18 sick days per year, 2 personal floating holidays, 12 holidays off, and pre-tax deductions.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bicultural Spanish and English fluency, both written and verbal.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

https://app.trinethire.com/companies/836-boston-area-rape-crisis-center/jobs/9858-bilingual-staff-attorney

Please submit via our online application system your resume and cover letter stating your interest and related experience to be considered for this position. No phone calls please. We are accepting initial applications through August 17, 2018, but the opportunity will remain open until we find the best fit possible. The full hiring process will include a phone-screen interview, first-round in-person interview, a skills assessment, and final team interview. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.


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