DV Legal Advocate

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Women Aware envisions a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice.

Our missin is to promote the safety & self-sufficiency of individuals & families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3 years experience in domestic violence counseling and/or other direct services Knowledge of Criminal Justice a plus Good communication and writing skills Bilingual Spanish preferred Full time, M-F

General Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Coordinator of Advocacy Services, carries the responsibilities of providing direct services to victims of domestic violence. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff Maintain positive working relationships with Middlesex County Family Court Officials and other community organizations Provide direct services to clients within the program in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.

Specific Duties:

Provide victims with legal information/options under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, referrals, safety planning, and supportive counseling Provide direct services to DV victims which include explaining the judicial process/system and providing court preparation and court accompaniment for restraining order hearings.

Advocate with Law Enforcement, Family Courthouse personnel, Family Law Attorney, Prosecutors office and community organizations/agencies in order to facilitate the delivery and coordination of services Maintain and submit statistical information and reports accurately and timely Coordinate Legal Clinics and Workshops as directed by supervisor Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, interdepartmental meetings, in-services, supervision, Agency events, etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Benefits Overview

Women Aware offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision

Life Insurance

401(k) with an Agency match

Paid Time Off for vacation, sick and personal leave

Salary: $30,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

***Send resume to admin@womenaware.net

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