Attorney and Advocate Supervisor - Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.

 

5/5/2021

Agency Name: Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc.

Address: 3124 East Appache

Website Address: 

Contact Name: Debby Raskin

Job Inquiry Phone: 9185082710

Job Inquiry Email: draskin@dvis.org

Job Opening Title: Attorney and Advocate Supervisor

Job Opening Description: The ideal DVIS candidate is one who is interested in joining a workplace culture that encourages self-care, an environment of continuous learning and strong peer support. We are looking for people to join a team of advocates who use trauma informed approaches that will scaffold and support our clients and their children.

The philosophy of our organization is that all people have the right to live without fear, abuse, oppression, and violence. Our advocacy programs embrace the philosophy that people experiencing violence and/or abuse have the potential to control their lives and can be helped in doing so through support, information, and encouragement. We believe that our organization should model behavior that is nonviolent and uses power responsibly for personal and organizational action and growth. 

SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Researches law, investigates facts, and prepares documents to assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault needing legal services.

Supervises: Protective Order Advocates in Tulsa and Creek Counties, and TPD Law Enforcement Advocate 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

. Responsible for reflecting on how parts of your identity might give you advantages in the workplace-even if you didn't ask for them or earn them-while others might experience disadvantages. We ask that you also reflect on how your position and how your power may shift depending on your environment, the people around you, or the institutions at play. The goal of this reflection is to build the awareness and compassion that is needed and expected to create an inclusive workplace. 
. Responsible for creating an inclusive environment and behaving in a way that ensures that clients and employees feel: embraced, no matter what their cultural orientations are, respected and valued engaged and connected to the community, and safe from abuse and harassment.
. Responsible for ensuring that services for clients are responded to in a professional manner and that the rights of clients are respected.
. Responsible for helping promote a positive environment for both clients and employees.
. Responsible for supervising and coordinating the schedule for PO Advocates and Law Enforcement Advocate to ensure adequate coverage.
. Responsible for assisting in personnel issues and professional development of employees supervised.
. Responsible for assisting in the hiring, on-boarding and training of new employees, facilitating meetings, and trainings.
. Responsible for assisting dispute resolution with employees and clients. Knowledge of and ability to de-escalate and create a calm atmosphere.
. Responsible for assisting employees in client assessment, identification of client needs, providing services, or making appropriate referrals.
. Responsible for researching and analyzing law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles, and legal codes.
. Responsible for preparing legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, and contracts, for review, approval, and use by the Vice President of Legal Services.
. Investigates facts and law of case to determine causes of action and to prepare case accordingly for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
. Responsible for representing clients, participating in court hearings, attempting settlements and taking cases to trial 
. Responsible for complying with all grant conditions and special conditions, including keeping statistics per grant requirements.
. Responsible for conducting resource referrals, safety planning, and risk assessments with clients. 
. Responsible for staying current with trends in family law and domestic violence / sexual assault related criminal law. Advise the Vice President of Legal Services how these trends may affect DVIS clients.
. Responsible for presenting effectively information and respond to questions from groups of co-workers, clients, customers, and the general public
. To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
o Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data.
o Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.
o Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
o Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality.
o Advocacy - Provides support and resources to and on behalf of clients.
o Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. 
o Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information.
o Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit.
o Professionalism - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
o Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
o Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
o Initiative - Takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.

Job Opening Basic Qualifications: . Juris Doctorate degree is required. 
. Licensed to practice in the State of Oklahoma and a member in good standing of the Oklahoma Bar Association is required. 
. Valid Oklahoma driver's license is required.
. Proficient in the use of computers and office systems and equipment including OSCN, Westlaw.
. Previous studies or experience in Psychology or social work, preferred. 
. A minimum of two years experience in client-oriented social services or providing legal services to the under-represented, preferred.
. Work experience representing immigrant victims and knowledge of additional legal and social services preferred. Knowledge of Oklahoma domestic violence, family and criminal law including superior research skills both traditional and electronic, preferred. 

Job Description Summary: Researches law, investigates facts, and prepares documents to assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault needing legal services.

Supervises: Protective Order Advocates in Tulsa and Creek Counties, and TPD Law Enforcement Advocate 

Application Deadline: 6/30/2021

Additional Information: To apply visit our website at http://dvis.org.

 

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