Legal Services Coordinator

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description:               Legal Services Coordinator

Status:                               Full Time/Exempt

Reports To:                       Director of Programs

Position Summary

The ­­­Legal Services Coordinator oversees and coordinates legal services for survivors who access Julian Center programs. The Legal Services Coordinator serves as the liaison between clients (survivors) and attorneys/staff at partner agencies.  The Coordinator also serves as a representative of The Julian Center when working with partner agencies.

Please note that this is a grant funded position.  Evening and weekend hours are required, as necessary.  Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates legal intakes with legal partners for all clients referred by The Julian Center advocate team
  • Researches and obtains all necessary paperwork related to legal cases (i.e. client release forms, Protective Orders and police reports, etc.)
  • Transmits completed case assessment and appropriate documentation to program attorneys for review 
  • Applies for and maintains Department of Justice Accreditation through the Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • Assists program attorneys in correspondence with the client and maintains contact with the client throughout the duration of the case
  • Provides support as necessary to legal services clients by attending hearings and assisting with court documentation and filings
  • Provides direct service coordination for survivors, as needed
  • Establishes and maintains quality communication, meetings, and collaboration with partner agencies
  • Facilitates community education events, as requested
  • Provides internal training on a semi-annual basis
  • Serves as agency representative during community wide pro-bono committee and electronic protective order filing committee meetings
  • Manages and ensures grant compliance, data entry and reporting; participates in drafting grant applications
  • Attends weekly team meetings to ensure proper communication among advocate teams
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership

Skills Needed

  • Must be willing to become a DOJ Accredited Representative and maintain active standing
  • Basic working knowledge of legal system and terms
  • Trauma informed care, client focused, rules reduction knowledge
  • Desire to work with clients using a strengths-based, empowerment approach
  • Strong cultural competence, including ability to interact successfully with a diverse population
  • Understanding, experience, and sensitivity in working with survivors who have experienced trauma, homelessness and related psychosocial matters
  • Commitment to quality, equitable treatment and service provisions related to all colleagues and clients regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, religion, age or sexual orientation
  • Abilities in developing interpersonal relations, communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and boundaries
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Attention to detail in record keeping, partner coordination and documentation
  • Excellent organizational skills; Ability to prioritize projects and tasks; Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Punctuality and dependability; Ability to work both independently and with a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and National FBI Fingerprint check
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as data entry skills for the tracking database (ETO)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, psychology or related field
  • Three or more years human/social services experience (preferably within domestic violence or criminal justice field)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual – Spanish
  • Paralegal certification
  • Grant Writing/Reporting Experience
  • Experience with Efforts To Outcomes (ETO) or comparable data tracking system

To Apply:             Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs@juliancenter.org

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