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Domestic Violence Paralegal

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El trabajo se debe realizar en o cerca de New York, NY
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Educación
Licenciatura
Salario
USD $52.000 - $56.880 / año

Descripción

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979. NMIC has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 140 staff members serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs, and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their matters resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency. 

• Our Legal, Organizing, Advocacy, and Weatherization programs meet community member’s basic needs including legal representation, immigration assistance, housing advocacy, tenant organizing, financial services, DV and health related matters 

• Our Education & Career Services program impacts individual community members with the practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures


Job Title: DV Paralegal

Department: Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy 

Unit: Immigration & DV Services

Reports to: Managing Attorney for DV Services

Location: Main Office: 45 Wadsworth Avenue, NY, NY 10033 

FLSA: Exempt

Work Model: Hybrid


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The DV Paralegal is an integral member of the Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy Department. The Paralegal will work closely with the Managing Attorney for DV Services and NMIC’s DV team serving primarily immigrant domestic violence survivors. They will assess clients’ legal and social service needs, maintain an active caseload, provide advice and referrals to pro se clients, create internal and external referral networks, and work with the team to conduct outreach and education to DV survivors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Conduct screenings and intakes for family law matters such as family offense, custody/visitation, and child/spousal support proceedings with some additional similar work on immigration matters.

• Provide information to survivors of domestic violence about the criminal justice system. 

• Provide translation services to survivors of domestic violence.

• Draft immigration forms for survivors who are eligible for immigration relief. 

• Support litigation, including drafting and editing legal documents, conducting client interviews, writing correspondence, gathering evidence, maintaining case tracking systems, and filing and serving papers.

• Collaborate and follow up on cross referrals with clinicians and other advocates inside and outside of the agency to secure optimal client results.

• Collaborate with partners, including the Manhattan Family Justice Center, VIP, NYPD, the District Attorney's Office and other community and city agencies to prevent intimate partner violence and respond to survivors' needs and right to self-determination.

• Maintain case records and contribute information for statistical and narrative reports.

• Participate in supervision, case planning conferences, training and staff meetings. 

• Additional related responsibilities may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree preferred though work experience will be considered.

• Fluency in English/Spanish is required. 

• Advocacy experience preferred, especially with immigrant communities.

• Knowledge of trauma and strong commitment to social justice. 

• Knowledge of working with diverse and underserved communities preferred. 

• Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, empowerment perspective.

• Demonstrated computer/technology literacy. 

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal/written communication skills. 

• Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  

• Proven ability to work collaboratively and to interact with management and program staff. 


BENEFITS: NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are included; paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, 11 agency holidays, plus the week off from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits. 

SALARY: $52,000 to $56,880

NMIC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements. A combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.

TO APPLY: Please address all applications to Marc Valinoti, Assistant Director for Immigration & Family Law, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

● Cover letter

● Resume

● One writing sample 

All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls, please.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979. NMIC has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 140 staff members serving New York City with a focus on…

Nivel de Idiomas

Fluency in English/Spanish is required. 

Fluency in English/Spanish is required. 

Ubicación

Híbrido
El trabajo se puede realizar en o cerca de New York, NY
45 Wadsworth Ave, New York, NY 10033, USA

Cómo aplicar

TO APPLY: Please address all applications to Marc Valinoti, Assistant Director for Immigration & Family Law, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

● Cover letter

● Resume

● One writing sample 

All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls, please.

TO APPLY: Please address all applications to Marc Valinoti, Assistant Director for Immigration & Family Law, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line…

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