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Step Forward Foundation


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Published 14 days ago

March 4, 2020

Step Forward is looking for an administrative/legal assistant. The position will be full time probationary for three months and then become permanent after evaluation. The work hours are 8:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday. The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will answer the main phone line for Step Forward and provide support to the attorneys and DOJ representative. Step Forward Foundation is located inside Community Solutions in Morgan Hill, California.

Step Forward is a legal aid organization that focuses on survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. We currently provide free immigration and family court representation to primarily (but not exclusively) Spanish-monolingual clients. We are co-located with a large nonprofit that provides comprehensive victim services and we work very closely with their staff. With a staff of 4 attorneys and 2 DOJ Accredited Representatives, we are a tight-knit group who treat each other like family, and all pitch in when needed. We will train new hires and encourage learning. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to enter the legal field and help survivors of victimization!

Responsibilities:

  • Answer incoming calls for a very busy, multi-line phone system.
  • Develop and maintain a sufficient understanding of Step Forward's work and service areas to accurately transfer calls and provide callers or walk-ins with information and referrals as appropriate.
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail, packages and faxes and process outgoing mail and other deliveries.
  • Support the attorneys/DOJ Reps by performing such administrative support tasks as correspondence, copying, filing, other work to maintain client files, data entry, writing up client stories and inputting data to assist with reports to funders; and by legal support tasks as communicating with clients directly (in-person or over the phone), filling out forms, and in-person meetings.
  • Translate documents between Spanish and English and provide Spanish interpretation assistance as needed.


Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Spanish proficiency required.
  • Excellent communication skills and professional telephone manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of all professional levels and cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including patience, tact and courtesy.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn new software programs.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail.
  • Patience working with traumatized individuals.

Step Forward is looking for an administrative/legal assistant. The position will be full time probationary for three months and then become permanent after evaluation. The work hours are 8:30am – 5pm Monday – Friday. The Receptionist…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

PTO: 12 Holidays, Vacation, sick time, personal days

Health insurance (100% premium for staff)

PTO: 12 Holidays, Vacation, sick time, personal days

Health insurance (100% premium for staff)

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency

Spanish fluency

How to Apply

Please provide resume and cover letter to Karen Schulz, Managing Attorney, at apply@stepfwd.org. Cover letter should reflect Spanish/English fluency.

Please provide resume and cover letter to Karen Schulz, Managing Attorney, at apply@stepfwd.org. Cover letter should reflect Spanish/English fluency.

Location

16264 Church Street, Suite 103, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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