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Client Advocate, Manhattan Team, Family Defense Practice - REQ: 2024-1229

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Comprometimento de Tempo
Carga Horária Integral
Data de Início
17 de junho de 2024
Prazo para Inscrições
17 de junho de 2024
Educação
Diploma de Ensino Médio Requerido
Nível de Experiência
Recém formado
Salário
USD $55.904,13 - $61.003,8 / ano

Descrição

NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE OF HARLEM

Client Advocate, Manhattan Team, Family Defense Practice

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office located in Harlem, providing criminal, civil, and family representation to residents of Northern Manhattan who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. NDS clients are represented by multidisciplinary teams including attorneys, advocates, team administrators, investigators and social workers. NDS is seeking an client advocate to join the Manhattan Team of our Family Defense Practice starting September 9, 2024.

 The Family Defense Practice at NDS represents parents in family policing cases (sometimes called “child welfare” cases) filed by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) in Manhattan and the Bronx as well as related family court cases, including custody, visitation, and termination of parental rights proceedings. Through our holistic approach to representation, the Family Defense Practice provides parents with the help they need—both inside and outside of court—to keep their families safe and stable. Parents are represented not only by a high-quality attorney, but also social workers, team administrators, and client advocates. NDS is committed to advancing due process rights for parents by fighting unwarranted state intervention in their lives and advocating for related systemic change. The client advocate is an essential part of a client’s interdisciplinary team and will work closely with team administrators, social workers and attorneys to provide vigorous advocacy to clients with ACS, foster agencies, and service providers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide anti-racist, intersectional, non-judgmental, and holistic advocacy for clients targeted by the family policing system;
  • Work as part of the interdisciplinary team, including attorneys, administrative staff, and other non-attorney advocates, to determine case strategy;
  • Work on complicated and difficult cases with energy, enthusiasm and ingenuity;
  • Respond quickly and communicate clearly with clients, their families, and ACS and foster agency case workers;
  • Advocate for clients in-person and virtually at ACS and foster agency case conferences;
  • Advocate for clients in-persona and virtually at school, hospital, and other meetings related to litigation;
  • Meet with clients in-person and virtually in collaboration with attorneys to prepare for court appearances;
  • Identify and secure placement of clients in programs and services intended to address allegations made by ACS where necessary;
  • Work with clients to determine if any community resources serve their legal and/or social work needs;
  • Communicate and advocate with client service providers;
  • Attend court appearances in-person and virtually with clients, including but not limited to regularly staffing intake in-person;
  • Provide support to clients and attorneys during court intake at Manhattan family court;
  • Acquire a robust institutional knowledge of ACS policy and practices;
  • Participate in in-person office training, individual and group supervision, and meetings with your supervisor and interdisciplinary team;
  • Provide support to clients throughout the family court case

Qualifications

  • NDS is seeking applicants with a demonstrated commitment to parents’ rights, indigent defense, social justice issues and/or impacted communities in the Northern Manhattan and/or the Bronx;
  • Lived experience with the Family Policing System and other systems impacting NDS’s clients strongly preferred;
  • Must possess excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills;
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to be flexible in order to manage a high caseload in a very fast-paced environment;
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with attorneys and other NDS advocates, and problem-solve independently;
  • Must be comfortable in a court environment;
  • Must be willing to work 14 hours a week in person in the Harlem, Bronx or court satellite office; Familiarity with the Harlem/Northern Manhattan and/or the Bronx a plus;
  • Spanish language fluency is preferred.

 Compensation

 Compensation is commensurate with experience and is in adherence to the NDS compensation scale. For this position, the salary range for 1-5 years of directly relevant experience is $55,904.13 to $61,003.80. Full medical and dental benefits, as well as other benefits, are provided. The salary, benefits, and employment policies relevant to this position are governed by the CBA between NDS and the NDS Union, part of ALAA UAW 2325.

 How to Apply

 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in a single PDF through NDS’s website at neighborhooddefender.org/careers. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

 Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NDS we are dedicated

to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

 The Neighborhood Defender Service is committed to creating a diverse environment that reflects the community we serve. NDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. NDS encourages people with incarcerated loved ones, formerly incarcerated people, people of color, women, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people to apply.

 Min

USD $55,904.13/Yr.

Max

USD $61,003.80/Yr.

The Neighborhood Defender Service is committed to creating a diverse environment that reflects the community we serve. NDS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. NDS encourages people with incarcerated loved ones, formerly incarcerated people, people of color, women, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people to apply. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At NDS we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE OF HARLEM

Client Advocate, Manhattan Team, Family Defense Practice

The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS) is a community-based, client-centered, holistic public defense office located in Harlem…

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Please copy and paste the link to apply: https://careers-neighborhooddefender.icims.com/jobs/1229/client-advocate%2c-manhattan-team%2c-family-defense-practice/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=980&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in a single PDF through NDS’s website at neighborhooddefender.org/careers. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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