Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for a Victim Advocate in its Gallatin office. The Victim Advocate works with survivors of domestic violence in a five-county territory, providing court accompaniment to clients, information on criminal victim compensation and other necessary services, and community education, and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies and law enforcement.
This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the grant and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of two years of relevant experience.MSW Ideal.
- background in social work, preferred.
- fluency in written and spoken Spanish is a plus.
- experience with orders of protection, domestic violence, and family law issues and/or experience working with low income persons.
- Previous employment or volunteer work with a law office, court, social serviceagency, or other related setting.
- effective oral and written communication skills, including in interviewing clientsand helping persons in crisis.
- excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- basic proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel software.
Salary: Dependent on experience. Comprehensive benefits package.
Our Mission: Legal Aid Society’s mission is to advance, defend and enforce the legal rights of low income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life. Our staff includes national authorities in the fields of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, federal income taxation, health advocacy, nonprofit group representation, social security and special education. To learn more about LAS, please visit www.las.org
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and three references (with contact information) in PDF format to our Hiring Manager at HR@las.org. No phone calls, please.
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.