Legal Advocate - Domestic Violence

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $30,000
Maximum: $50,000

Published

07/10/2018

Start Date

08/01/2018

Application Deadline

07/31/2018

Address

New Brunswick
NJ
United States

Description

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Women Aware envisions a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice.

Our mission is to promote the safety & self-sufficiency of individuals & families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3 years experience in domestic violence counseling and/or other direct services
  • Knowledge of Criminal Justice a plus
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Full time, M-F

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Advocacy Services, carries the responsibilities of providing direct services to victims of domestic violence. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff
  • Maintain positive working relationships with Middlesex County Family Court Officials and other community organizations
  • Provide direct services to clients within the program in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide victims with legal information/options under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, referrals, safety planning, and supportive counseling
  • Provide direct services to DV victims which includes explaining the judicial process/system and providing court preparation and court accompaniment for restraining order hearings.
  • Advocate with Law Enforcement, Family Courthouse personnel, Family Law Attorney, Prosecutors office and community organizations/agencies in order to facilitate the delivery and coordination of services
  • Maintain and submit statistical information and reports accurately and timely
  • Coordinate Legal Clinics and Workshops as directed by supervisor
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, interdepartmental meetings, in-services, supervision, Agency events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Teamwork makes the dream work


Benefits

Benefits Overview

Women Aware offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with an Agency match
  • Paid Time Off for vacation, sick and personal leave


Level of Language Proficiency

English

Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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