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Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) Funded Legal Navigator

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Eastside Legal Assistance Program | Seattle, WA
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Eastside Legal Assistance Program


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Published 8 days ago

July 17, 2020
July 17, 2020
At least $50,000Starting Salary of $50,000 per year, with 90 day review

Location:                            Seattle, WA 5 days per week; Bellevue, WA for Staff Meetings and as needed

Job Type:                            Full time employee


Dynamic opportunity to make equal access to justice in our community a reality. Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides civil legal services to survivors of domestic violence (DV) throughout King County, and pro bono legal aid to low income individuals in East King County.


Position Description:


The Eastside Legal Assistance Program is seeking a Navigator for an innovative program, Project Safety. Project Safety is designed to address the legal needs of crime victims in King County. Research shows that people who become victims of crime have an average of 9 civil legal issues. With victims of domestic violence, the average number of civil legal issues grows to 18. The Project Safety Navigator supports victims of crime referred by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, helps determine their civil legal needs using an assessment tool, and refers the client to a Project Safety Attorney, or other legal aid resource for civil legal assistance.  Project Safety is a collaborative project consisting of partnerships with Eastside Legal Assistance Program, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Northwest Justice Project, and Legal Voice. 


The Project Safety Navigator will work in the King County Courthouse, in downtown Seattle, Washington 5 days a week and at the Eastside Legal Assistance Program office in Bellevue for Staff Meetings and as needed. This is a 40 hour a week position, Monday through Friday.


Job Responsibilities:

·Provides trauma informed, culturally competent support, and referral to victims of crime referred by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to help them to access civil legal aid for legal issues connected to their victimization, in an effort to help stabilize their situations and prevent further victimization. 

·Conducts intake and assessment to identify the legal issues, and works with the client to prioritize each civil legal need. Consults with Project Safety Attorneys, as needed.

·Enters data and related case information into database accurately.

·Prepares information and accompanying documents for referral to a Project Safety Attorney or other legal resource.

·Provides each client with a warm handoff referral to a legal aid attorney or program.

·Participates in regular Project Safety meetings.

·Participates in Eastside Legal Assistance Program meetings.


Qualifications:

·Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of experience in social services or legal aid, or 3 years of experience in social services or legal aid, or a combination of education and/or training and/or applicable experience, or a Master’s Degree

·Successfully pass a criminal background check, which includes finger printing

·Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook 


Desired Qualifications:

·Bilingual 

·Experience working with people in crisis

·Experience working with survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault

·Ability to work effectively independently with minimal guidance

·Ability to collaborate and work in partnership to improve processes and effectiveness of the program

·Experience with database

·Exceptional organizational skills; demonstrated communication skills


Working Conditions and Work Hours

Work Hours:     Base hours 40hrs/week

Salary:                Starting Salary of $50,000 per year, with 90 day review

Benefits:            Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401(k) with match up to 1 ½%, 12 paid Holidays, plus week between Christmas Day and New Year’s off, Vacation, and Sick Leave and paid Metro Pass (Orca Card)

Location:                            Seattle, WA 5 days per week; Bellevue, WA for Staff Meetings and as needed

Job Type:                            Full time employee


Dynamic opportunity to make equal access to justice in our community a reality. Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides…

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  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401(k) with match up to 1 ½%, 12 paid Holidays, plus week between Christmas Day and New Year’s off, Vacation, and Sick Leave and paid Metro Pass (Orca Card)

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401(k) with match up to 1 ½%, 12 paid Holidays, plus week between Christmas Day and New Year’s off, Vacation, and Sick Leave and paid Metro Pass (Orca…

How to Apply

Please include a resume.

Please include a resume.

Location

Seattle, WA

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