Legal Advocate


Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc.

DEPARTMENT: Program Services - Outreach

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, nonexempt, hourly, “at-will”

REPORTS TO: Outreach Advocacy Supervisor

Job Summary

The Legal Advocate provides direct services to victims of domestic violence with an emphasis on legal advocacy. Advocate must work effectively with minimal supervision and have a working knowledge of court proceedings in regard to immigration and/or injunction for protection proceedings.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week as scheduled by your supervisor. Some flexibility is needed to meet the needs of the victims.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Read and abide by the rules, policies and standards set forth in the Employee Personnel Policy Manual.
  • Provide direct services to victims of domestic violence in accordance with program guidelines and
    agency policies.
  • Provide legal advocacy, court accompaniment, crisis intervention, safety planning, supportive
    counseling, advocacy, and referrals.
  • Assist victims in the VOCA relocation application process and address confidentiality program.
  • Provide community training and participate in community events and meetings.
  • Able to work in different environments and utilize effective time management skills.
  • Maintain accurate program records and grant required statistics.
  • Promote an organizational culture that embraces workplace values of respect, caring, support, effective
    communication, teamwork, collaboration, accountability and responsibility; and work with staff to create
    and maintain a workplace environment reflective of those values.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology or related field or a minimum of three years relevant
    experience in legal advocacy.
  • DCF Domestic Violence Program Core Competency and privilege status obtained within first 90 days.
  • Meet required training hours annually to maintain privilege status.
  • Victim Services Practitioner Designation and Certification by the Office of the Attorney General must be
    obtained within first six months and maintained throughout employment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service skills.
  • Reliable transportation, and if that is a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
    for insurability.
  • Basic use of MS Excel, Word, Outlook and client database software.
  • Fluent in reading, writing, speaking English/Spanish.

Special Requirements and Physical Demands

  • Ability to exert physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects
    and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, sitting, including
    movement up and down stairs.
  • Regular travel required in the Palm Beach County area; minimal travel in tri-county area.

How to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to recruiting@avda-fl.com. Indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter as well as the language(s) you are fluent in. Please advise Human Resources at this email address in advance if you require accommodations to participate in the employment process. EOE/DFWP/E-VERIFY


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