Domestic Violence LEGAL ADVOCATE
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Post Date: Oct 16, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: asap
Salary: $44 TO $46K
Location: US - New Jersey - Morristown
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Seeking a dynamic bi-lingual advocate to assist individuals experiencing domestic violence with obtaining the protection provided under the law and support and advocacy services.
•        Provide legal information around the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), and related statutes to individuals.
•        Assist survivors to file complaints and/or attend court/legal proceedings.
•        Provide advocacy relevant to individual needs and assist clients in making informed decisions.
•        Accompany survivors to legal proceedings.
•        Plan and assist in the implementation of educational legal information sessions.
•        Document statistics related to clients serviced.
•        Establish and maintain a professional demeanor in court and with court staff.
•        Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and respond appropriately to crisis and stressful situations.
•        Actively contributes to a positive team environment and provides the collaboration needed for high-quality services to survivors.

•        BA in Social Work/related field or equivalent work experience
•        3 years providing case management services.
•        Fluent Bilingual Spanish verbal, written and reading.
•        Ability to build strong relationships with community partners including court personnel.
•        Excellent organizational, documentation and interpersonal skills.
•        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
•        Must be culturally aware and sensitive to challenges faced particularly in marginalized populations.

This fulltime position is Monday to Friday. It includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, EAP program, life and LTD insurance, as well as a generous time off allotment.

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