The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

CAREER OPPORTUNITY: Cherokee Family Violence Center seeks Legal Advocate

Posted on: 11.12.12

Job Description

Cherokee Family Violence Center has an employment opportunity

Title:   Legal Advocate

Job Summary:            The Legal Advocate helps clients move smoothly through the legal process.  The Legal Advocate also interfaces directly with the client and provides information, court monitoring, and moral support for abuse victims during the judicial proceedings.

Reports to:      Legal Services Coordinator

Level/Grade:  Full Time/Exempt

Positions Directly Supervised:           None

Essential Job Functions:

The following is a summary of the essential functions of the job.  The employee may perform other duties, both essential and non-essential, that are not mentioned below; and specific responsibilities may change from time to time.

Administer the Legal Advocacy Program by assisting clients in obtaining Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) and at the final hearing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:

Education and Formal Training:

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Services, or other related field

Work Experience:

Two years experience in the legal or domestic violence profession.

Previous court experience in the domestic violence field.

If interested please email you resume to Tommie@cfvc.org or tommieat@windstream.net

Deadline to apply: November 14, 2012

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