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Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence

Spanish Bilingual Legal Advocate

SPAN is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through support, advocacy, education and community organizing. SPAN is a multi-racial, social justice, inclusive organization dedicated to peace and non-violence for all individuals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the development, management and monitoring of legal advocacy services to provide assistance and support to survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), including immigrant survivors, throughout their experience within the civil, criminal and immigration legal systems.

 

DUTIES:

  • Provides survivors of IPV with information, support and assistance throughout civil and criminal proceedings and immigration processes.
  • Advocates on behalf of survivors in civil, criminal and immigration matters.
  • Manages SPAN’s Boulder and Broomfield protection order clinics, ensuring survivors receive advocacy at all civil protection order hearings.
  • Trains, supervises and supports a team of volunteers to staff SPAN’s protection order clinics to provide support for survivors accessing the legal system. Manages the scheduling of volunteers for the clinics.
  • Assists with civil and immigration legal clinics for immigrant survivors of domestic violence to consult with pro-bono attorneys.
  • Ensures survivor access to program services and resources countywide. Methods include, but are not limited to, office hours, outreach and clinics provided in Boulder and Broomfield communities.
  • Provides ongoing follow-up support and advocacy for survivors throughout their experience in the justice system.
  • Organizes court watches and utilizes the observations gained to compile a report to assist in the development of appropriate training for judges, attorneys and police officers.
  • Assists in training sessions for community groups, including immigrant community groups, law enforcement and justice system personnel and other victim service providers, regarding legal advocacy, immigrant legal advocacy, issues related to social justice and effective system response for domestic violence survivors.
  • Collaborates with immigrant advocacy groups, legal advocacy organizations and social justice groups to improve community awareness and response to intimate partner violence.
  • Compiles and maintains a countywide list of resources for civil, criminal and immigration matters; this includes a list of attorneys willing to serve IPV survivors on a sliding scale or on a pro-bono basis. Provides ongoing training and support to these attorneys and others where appropriate.
  • Completes all necessary record keeping, i.e. monthly reports, time-sheets, data entry and statistics.
  • Supervised by the Advocacy Program Director.
  • Participates in and facilitates sessions in SPAN’s tri-annual trainings of new staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Participates in staff meetings, team meetings, monthly volunteer meetings and regular supervision with the Advocacy Director.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Advocacy Director.
  • Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) Advocacy and Emergency Response: assists with the maintenance and implementation of emergency response by being on-call one night per month and being available for additional on-call hours as needed.
  • Supports an organizational environment based in respect, the utilization of ethical communication and adherence to the organization’s non-negotiables.

Experience Required

B.A. degree in human services or equivalent experience. Management, organizational and supervision skills. Spanish and English proficiency required. Experience working with and advocating for victims of crime; experience with civil, criminal and immigration systems. Experience working with and advocating for marginalized populations, including LGBTQ and immigrant communities. Experience working with volunteers and community organizing. Able to work independently; effective problem-solving skills; experience in public speaking. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of issues related to intimate partner violence. Knowledge of and experience with anti-oppression organizing and social justice issues.

Perks

Excellent benefits including subsidized health insurance, reduced-rate Eco-Pass, generous vacation time and work in a dynamic and diverse setting.

Salary

Annual salary begins at $32,000 with an increase to $33,000 possible after 6 months.

How to Apply

Send resumé and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org or Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, 835 North Street, Boulder, CO 80304. Resumé review begins immediately. No calls, please.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
835 North St Boulder
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 3034498623

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