• Legal Advocate

    Posted: 09/01/2019

    September 4, 2019

    Legal Advocate

    This is not an attorney position
     
    Alexandra House is seeking a full-time Legal Advocate to provide trauma informed advocacy and support services for individuals impacted by domestic and sexual violence.  This position is located at our office in the city of Anoka.
     
    Primary Responsibilities
    • Provide individual advocacy within the civil and criminal court systems
    • Enhance existing and foster new community relationships and partnerships
    • Educate community members and professionals about domestic and sexual violence and about Alexandra House services
    • Coordinate services with  other community and county based agencies on behalf of clients
    • Collect and monitor data for reporting purposes
     
    Qualifications
    • A strong commitment and passion for ending violence
    • Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse populations and marginalized communities
    • Knowledge of various systems including legal/criminal justice, health care and social services
    • Experience  in providing advocacy and understanding the needs, options and resources available for persons impacted by domestic violence and sexual abuse
    • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with individuals, community partners, and systems representatives
    • Ability to problem solve and make decisions individually and within a team
    • Strong ability to organize, schedule and prioritize tasks
    • Ability to handle client information with complete confidentiality
    • Excellent written communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated computer experience
     
    Preferred Candidate Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Bilingual in English and one of the prevalent languages in our service delivery area (i.e. Spanish, Somali, Arabic, Oromo)
    • Completion of 40-hour state-mandated sexual assault advocacy training
     
    Salary Starting Range
    $31,250 – $37,500 DOQ
     
    How to Apply
    Please submit a cover letter and resume by September 20th to Megan Close at hradmin@alexandrahouse.org.  No phone calls or emails please.  This email address is only for receiving resumes.  No additional information is known about open positions.  Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview within five business days of the closing date.

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