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The primary focus of this position is to provide legal services to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. To advocate on behalf of our clients with other systems in the community. To support, respect, and grant equality and fairness to all survivors and their children.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or physical or other abilities required.
- Providing support and legal assistance with Sexual Violence Protection Orders and Protection From Abuse matters at hearings for victims of crime and assists victims during criminal investigations.
- Providing confidential support and assistance to clients regarding SVPO, PFA, Title IX, and other related topics.
- Consistently coordinates services with other Safe Berks counselors, legal advocates, and programs as necessary. Attends monthly departmental and staff meetings;
- Serves as Chair of the STOP Committee, manages the STOP Grant, including all reporting requirements, maintains Team Correspondence and minutes, manages communications among STOP team members, conducts quarterly STOP meetings, and others as necessary; and meets all requirements of the STOP Grant.
- Provides education and information and referral regarding rights of crime victims, as well as SVPO/PFA and Title IX processes at Safe Berks office, and/or other appropriate venues.
- Serves as a confidential advocate and guides victims through legal, medical, and emotional support options available to them.
- Coordinates legal services with Safe Berks attorneys, Mid Penn, CJP or other providers and maintains daily and weekly statistics and maintains knowledge of direct service operations and procedures (on-going).
Educational & Experience Requirements:
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in legal systems or related field, preferable legal representation experience encompassing social services.
- D. Degree and Member of the Bar Association of Pennsylvania.
- Knowledge of criminal and civil laws affecting both domestic and sexual violence and other laws governing colleges and universities and crime victims.
- State Police, FBI and Child Line Clearances.
- Completion of Safe Berks Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Training required.
- Ability to demonstrate empathy, and advocate for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; strong crisis intervention skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to maintain effective interactions with victims and their children and knowledge of direct service operations.
- Commitment to ongoing personal development and ability to think “outside the box.”
- Dedication to assisting those who have been victimized or marginalized in society.
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