Domestic Violence Legal Coordinator

Employer: Center for Women & Families

Job Description

OVERVIEW: The DV Legal Coordinator is responsible for training and mentoring new staff. They model exemplary performance to all staff and volunteers. They oversee all domestic violence order (DVO) and emergency protective order (EPO) dockets. The legal coordinator is responsible for providing direct service, building relationships with court personnel and community partners, and engaging in program initiatives while managing a caseload of clients with minimal direct supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Client Services:

  • Attend DVO hearings, interpersonal protective order (IPO) hearings, and criminal court hearings with survivors. Support clients as they seek protective orders; discuss safety issues with all clients
  • Facilitate groups and develop curriculum for other educational groups for non-residential clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention over the phone.
  • Support with Center services/clients as needed.
  • Review and respond to both internal and external referrals.
  • Collaborate with the Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC) to ensure The Center and the DVIC have a good relationship and work well in tandem to provide resources to survivors.
  • Ensure CWF receives EPO petitions. Organize petitions for staff and volunteers in preparation for court.
  • Coordinate court schedules for staff and volunteers; mentor and provide oversight to volunteers.
  • Serve as a liaison between court personnel and Center staff. Serve as a resource for judges and court staff around the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Attend staff meetings, agency meetings, case reviews and assigned community meetings.
  • Provide quality control of day-to-day services and interactions with judges, court personnel, advocates, and volunteers.
  • Ensure courtrooms have up-to-date educational material; serve as resource for judges, court staff, police, around the dynamics of domestic violence.

Training:

  • Coordinate and monitor peer to peer shadowing with co-workers.
  • Mentor new hires; serve as an ambassador to other Center teams.
  • Provide trainings and awareness education to schools and community partners.
  • Participate in new hiring training; review overall effectiveness of the curriculum.
  • Develop and share resources with and between the agency, clients, and community.
  • Organize and prepare agenda from quarterly volunteer trainings.
  • Participate in judicial training as requested.

Documentation:

  • Maintain daily written, verbal and electronic communication
  • Record client interactions in appropriate databases
  • Use collected client information to support continuous improvement and examine programs and outcomes

DV Team/Centerwide Initiatives:

  • Collect and record data relevant to Center services to assist with identifying program outcomes and goals.
  • Participate in agency data workgroup to analyze data collection and enhance the agency’s capacity to make data driven decisions.
  • Participate in interview and hiring process for the DV teams and other teams as requested.
  • Participate in cross-team collaboration efforts to ensure skill sharing, communication about program updates.
  • Collect and submit agenda ideas for the non-residential DV team.
  • Participate in critical incident debriefing with staff and volunteers in processing difficult situations.

Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000

Job Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field may be substituted for a degree.

Competencies:

•      Ability to facilitate cooperation among individual and groups

•      Attitude of growth and learning

•      Self-starter

•      Confidence in decision making

•      Conflict mediation skills

•      De-escalation skills

•      Organizational skills

•      Developed sense of empathy

•      Critical thinking skills

•      Ability to remain calm during challenges

•      Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

•      Ability to identify problems and offer creative solutions

•      Ability to set and maintain boundaries

 

Other:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements.
  • Fluency in languages other than English are a plus.

How to Apply:

Please apply here.