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Legal Advocate Job in Worthington, Ohio US

Legal Advocate

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio - Worthington, OH

Posted: 6/17/2021 - Expires: 9/15/2021

Job ID: 228492467

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Job Details

Level

Experienced

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

 

Travel Percentage

Negligible

Job Shift

Day

Job Category

Health Care

Description
 
The Legal Advocate is responsible for providing an array of services for shelter residents and community clients of the LSS CHOICES Domestic Violence Shelter in Columbus, OH. Duties includecourt accompaniment, crisis intervention and stabilization; and referral and linkage. The Legal advocate is to maintain professional standards in his/her conduct; to stimulate cooperative and coordinated services delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide crisis intervention and stabilization services to shelter residents and community clients with domestic violence issues.

Provide temporary crisis assistance around legal needs and rights of clients.

Assess client's emotional and physical needs.

Offer court accompaniment as needed for any proceeding, including criminal case, TPO and CPO hearings, divorce and custody hearings.

Assists victims prior to court hearing to offer support throughout legal process.

Acts as advocate between domestic violence victims and the legal process.

Refer client to appropriate agencies for ongoing services.

Provide advocacy and support for clients through ongoing contact.

Provides thorough documentation on all client related data.

Interview victims with awareness and sensitivity to trauma experienced.

Educates victims regarding safety planning and other community resources.

Provides services in the shelter, including Crisis Office and telephone coverage as assigned

Provide feedback to supervisor for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) as necessary

Attend and contribute to all appropriate staff meetings.

Educate staff and volunteers regarding legal issues related to domestic violence

All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor degree in social work or related field preferred or equivalent experience required. LSW preferred.

Experience:

Experience with Crisis Intervention, legal experience;

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of DV, community resources and ability to engage clients experiencing trauma

Sensitivity to the needs of agency clients and ability to maintain confidentiality

Strong oral and written skills

Knowledge of human service delivery systems and systems advocacy

Ability to work independently and as part of team to deliver services

Knowledge of basic computer skills

Other Requirements:

Valid Ohio driver's license, access to reliable insured transportation and ability to meet LSS insurance standards required

Physical Requirements

Rarely

(0-12%)

Occasionally

(12-33%)

Frequently

(34-66%)

Regularly

(67-100%)

Seeing: read reports and use computer

x

Speaking & Hearing: communication with clients and co-workers

x

Standing/Walking

x

Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling

x

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling up to 25 lbs.

x

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling 25-50 lbs.

x

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling 50-100 lbs.

x

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling over 100 lbs.

x

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: write, type, use phones, etc...

x

Sitting for extended periods of time

x

Working Conditions:

Busy shelter-based work environment with regular contact with a diverse group of people who are in crisis.

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LSSCO is an EOE. M/D/V/F

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
No
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
56775456
Salary
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Licenses / Certifications:
N/A
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