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Client Advocate (Domestic Violence Program)

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We believe that a life free of violence and abuse is a basic human right. Our mission is:

  • To ADVOCATE for domestic violence victims, at-risk children, and other vulnerable individuals through comprehensive pro bono legal services;
  • To EMPOWER victims with knowledge, resources, and on-going support; and 
  • To BROADEN OUR IMPACT by engaging, training, and supporting a strong and diverse network of volunteer lawyers and community volunteers. 

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) was established in 2008 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We engage, train and support hundreds of dedicated volunteer attorneys each year to handle emergency protection order, custody, child/spousal support, divorce, and immigration cases on behalf of victims, and to serve as court-appointed advocates for vulnerable children living with abuse, neglect, and other dangerous circumstances. We operate free call-in and walk-in clinics throughout the District so victims and other DC residents can access free legal services on a wide variety of legal issues including family law, immigration, related criminal cases against abusers, and enforcing victim legal rights in housing, employment, and other financial matters; and non-legal support services including social services referrals, crisis support, and safety planning. More information at www.dcvlp.org. We are seeking qualified applicants to join our skilled and passionate team; we are hiring a Client Advocate for our Domestic Violence Program.

ABOUT YOU:

  • You are looking for a job that matters.
  • You are detail-oriented, highly-organized, and appreciate systems.
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to working with vulnerable populations. Experience working with trauma survivors is a plus
  • You are self-motivated and like taking on a variety of tasks.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You are able to work virtually, but you understand that onsite attendance in our D.C. office may be required as is necessary to carry out your duties; and onsite participation in community clinics will be required.
  • You have a college degree in a related-field or comparable experience working with vulnerable populations/trauma survivors.
  • You have one to three years of relevant work experience, preferably with an organization that provides direct services to domestic violence victims and their families. 
  • You have familiarity with social services in Washington, D.C.
  • You are proficient in MS Word and MS Excel and database entry.
  • Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. In conjunction with Supervising Attorney/Manager of Advocacy Services and team of advocates, spearhead advocacy services for domestic violence victims following the conclusion of their court case. 
  2. Conduct screenings with domestic violence victims seeking advocacy services with DCVLP at the conclusion of legal services.
  3. Provide non-legal support following the resolution of the case including safety planning, crisis intervention, and case management including needs assessments and referrals to partner organizations.
  4. Conduct walk in hours for clients at our weekly walk-in community-based clinics.
  5. Cultivate partnerships with social services providers that provide services to domestic violence victims. 
  6. Participate in outreach and community events relevant to the services of DCVLP and the community we serve. 
  7. Present at volunteer lawyer trainings on topics including the cycle of domestic violence and trauma informed care. 

This is a grant-funded position that requires careful attention to grant reporting requirements. As such, the Client Advocate will be required to properly document and share with the Development team in a timely manner the following: client and case data (e.g., client demographics, legal and support services provided, referrals to community partners, client follow-up services, and survey responses); grant-related activities (e.g., outreach, community meetings, and trainings); client stories; significant changes occurring during the reporting period; and any other information required by our funders.

NOTE: This description is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position as it is recognized that job duties may change over time, based on DCVLP’s needs.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • DCVLP pays for 90% of your coverage in our medical and dental plans and sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • New employees accrue three weeks of vacation over 12 months plus one week of sick time. 
  • In addition to all federal holidays, two personal days per year are also available as floating holidays. 
  • We offer a generous family leave policy for parents following the birth or adoption of a child. 
  • DCVLP has a positive work environment, with a focus on collaboration, empowerment, and service toward our clients and volunteers.

Physical Requirements of The Job

In addition to the functional skills in this job posting, the following physical abilities are representative of physical demands and environment essential to this position:

  • Regular, predictable attendance onsite is required.
  • Ability to travel to local clinics and court venues as necessary.
  • The work environment has moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, printers, and light traffic).

To Apply:

DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or other status protected by applicable law. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent and a resume to Sara Tennen at jobs@dcvlp.org.

We believe that a life free of violence and abuse is a basic human right. Our mission is:

  • To ADVOCATE for domestic violence victims, at-risk children, and other vulnerable individuals through comprehensive pro bono legal services;
  • To EMPOWER…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    3 de enero de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    10 de diciembre de 2021
  • Educación
    Licenciatura
  • Nivel Profesional
    Profesional
Salario
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Salary commensurate with experience.

Compensación

  • DCVLP pays for 90% of your coverage in our medical and dental plans and sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • New employees accrue three weeks of vacation over 12 months plus one week of sick time.
  • In addition to all federal holidays, two personal days per year are also available as floating holidays.
  • We offer a generous family leave policy for parents following the birth or adoption of a child.
  • DCVLP has a positive work environment, with a focus on collaboration, empowerment, and service toward our clients and volunteers.
  • DCVLP pays for 90% of your coverage in our medical and dental plans and sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • New employees accrue three weeks of vacation over 12 months plus one week of…

Nivel de Idiomas

Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

Spanish proficiency strongly preferred.

Ubicación

Temporalmente A Distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de Washington, DC
Ubicación Asociada
5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 440, Washington, DC 20015, United States
Washington, DC 20015

Cómo aplicar

DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or other status protected by applicable law. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent and a resume to Sara Tennen at jobs@dcvlp.org.

DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability…

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