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Paralegal/ Victim-Advocate

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Sarah's Voice
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Brooklyn, NY

Sarah's Voice


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Published 7 days ago

April 1, 2021

Shalom Task Force seeks to combat and prevent domestic violence  in the Jewish community, to help those that may not have access to traditional services and need culturally sensitive programming.

Sarah’s Voice, the Legal Department of Shalom Task Force, provides trauma-informed, confidential, free legal services to victim-survivors of domestic abuse in the Jewish community in the areas of matrimonial, family and immigration.  Sarah’s Voice empowers victim-survivors through comprehensive, culturally responsive, compassionate and effective legal assistance. Sarah’s Voice provides ongoing case consultation, full representation and extensive safety planning and referrals for social services, mental health services and other legal services. Attorneys also assist clients through the religious court system. 

 Sarah’s Voice seeks a full-time paralegal/ victim-advocate who is passionate, resourceful, and compassionate to join our fast-paced practice.

 The paralegal’s responsibilities include:

  • Caller intake
  • Comprehensive safety planning
  • Advocacy (public benefits, mental health, court)
  • Assisting with grant reporting on the Federal, State and local levels.
  • Working collaboratively with project attorneys to screen and organize caller information.
  • Administrative tasks
  • Legal support work including filing, researching and drafting documents
  • Managing case files in Salesforce database;
  • Supporting technological and administrative needs of the project
  • Communication and collaboration with personnel from a variety of institutions, including the courts, police, and administrative or government agencies 
  • Representing Sarah’s Voice at task forces and coalitions

Qualifications and skills include:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent writing and research skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Knowledge of tech platforms and problem solving skills.

Please send a cover letter and resume to ebistricer@shalomtaskforce.org. Reference Paralegal/ Victim-Advocate Applicant in the subject line. Please indicate where you found this job listing.

Preferable second language skills include: Russian, Hebrew and Farsi

Shalom Task Force is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, and people over the age of 40 or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law are strongly encouraged to apply.

Shalom Task Force seeks to combat and prevent domestic violence  in the Jewish community, to help those that may not have access to traditional services and need culturally sensitive programming.

Sarah’s Voice, the Legal Department of…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferable second language skills include: Russian, Hebrew and Farsi

Preferable second language skills include: Russian, Hebrew and Farsi

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY

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Please send a cover letter and resume to ebistricer@shalomtaskforce.org. Reference Paralegal/ Victim-Advocate Applicant in the subject line. Please indicate where you found this job listing.

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