Legal Case Manger

 

SALARY
$35,000-$38,000
Full-time

BENEFITS
Health (partial payment), dental, and vision
Generous Vacation and Holiday Allowances

LOCATION
Pasadena Site (West San Gabriel Valley)

SUMMARY

Peace Over Violence is seeking a legal case manager that has a demonstrated interest in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ideal candidate will work well in a team environment with other attorney, paralegal and advocate staff, who employ a holistic approach to legal services: one which values client empowerment, provide trauma informed care, support and resources via 24- hour hotline, follow up and advocacy. 

Legal Case Manager will work under the direction of the Managing Attorney assisting clients in immigration relief and benefits, duties include direct client contact, preparing and filing non-immigrant visa petitions and green card applications. This position requires consistent communication with clients and the monitoring of caseloads and expiration dates from inception to completion.

The ideal candidate must have a sincere interest in public interest law. The legal case manager must have some case management experience and provide advocacy with law enforcement and other community partners. 

DUTIES

  • Devise and implement policy to ensure efficient and successful management of legal services

  • Conduct initial screening, legal intakes, and assessment of clients’ legal needs

  • Provide crisis counseling, support, and resources to clients, in person or via the 24-hour hotline, follow up and advocacy

  • Maintain individual caseload, Handle high call volume of both existing clients and past clients

  • Provide assistance in legal clinics on selected topics

  • Provide assistance to clients in understanding the legal system and preparation for court

  • Assist clients, volunteer attorneys, and other legal services staff in drafting and filing court forms

  • Provide advocacy and follow up with law enforcement, housing, public benefits, etc.

  • Help clients with safety planning, resources and referrals when appropriate

  • Prepare clients for hearings, CIS appointments, or consular appointments

  • Comply with all confidentiality requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of crisis intervention, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, stalking, elder abuse intervention; experience in Crisis Counseling

  • Completed or intend to complete Peace Over Violence’s 72-hour counselor/advocate training or its equivalent

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with criminal justice and social service agencies members

  • Ability to work with clients, volunteers and staff in non-judgmental manner

  • Ability to relate in an empathetic, supportive, on-judgmental manner to victims and their families

  • Demonstrate initiative and professionalism; ability to work independently & maintain work load

  • Strong & effective oral & written communication skills; public speaking, facilitating group discussions

  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people; comfortable with L.A. & Pasadena communities

  • Capacity to balance and provide self-care while meeting the demands of a crisis center

  • Basic Computer Literacy required

  • Flexible Schedule to fit varying shifts; capacity to work some weekends and/or evenings

  • Automobile needed with a valid driver’s license and insurance

  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) required

  • Very organized and high level to attention to detail

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with U Visa and VAWA petitions preferred.

 

Peace Over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disabilities, candidates who identify with the LGBTQ community and others.

Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to Payal Sinha, Managing Attorney:
Peace Over Violence
Attn: Payal Sinha
Peace Over Violence, 892 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Suite D Pasadena, CA 91103

Email: payal@peaceoverviolence.org

No phone calls, please

Peace Over Violence is a equal employment opportunity employer.