Supports Ascend Justice clients through safety planning, information and advocacy.
Build and maintain relationships with partner agencies.
Links clients to resources necessary to overcome barriers to safety.
Assist with preparing immigration forms, affidavits and filings with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Assist with client intake onsite and at partner agencies.
Maintain strong communication with clients of Ascend Justice’s Extended Services Division and applicants.
Deliver all services according to principles of trauma-informed care.
Maintain client files, opening and closing case according to agency procedures.
Record all client communications in Legal Server.
Translate/interpret for clients and attorneys as needed.
Actively participate in required staff meetings, trainings.
Keep abreast of the field by maintaining networks, participating in professional organizations.
Protect the organization by keeping information confidential.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Courthouse and offices are fully accessible. Some work at off-site locations may be required and those may not necessarily be fully accessible.
Evening and weekend work may occasionally be required.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. Employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, and communicate effectively via computer.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds.
Smoke- and drug-free environment.
Ascend Justice is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on individual merit. Ascend Justice does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor protected under state, local or federal laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for training. Ascend Justice is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, MSW preferred
Bi-lingual in Spanish/English required
Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds who are in crisis
Must have completed or be willing to complete 40 hour Domestic Violence training
Knowledge of or experience with working with survivors of gender-based or intimate partner violence
Experience with U Visa, VAWA and Battered Spouse Waiver forms, filings and affidavits preferred.
Familiarity with principles of trauma-informed care and willingness to complete additional training
Sensitive listener with ability to explain complex concepts
Ability to communicate effectively with people in crisis
Strong self-motivation and ability to manage multiple tasks
Basic computer and office skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to work in fast-paced legal environment
Excellent communication and time management skills
Sense of humor
About Ascend Justice (fka Domestic Violence Legal Clinic)
Ascend Justice serves victims of domestic violence with a range of free legal services, including orders of protection, domestic relations matters, immigration matters (U Visas & VAWA petitions), housing matters, employment matters, crime victims compensation, and family defense. We provide high quality, compassionate legal assistance to people in crisis and work to keep families safe.