Position Open: 8/25/2023
ATVP is a not for profit organization that serves both Whitman County, Washington and Latah County, Idaho, offering direct services to victims and survivors of domestic, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, along with community education programming. We are seeking a Domestic Violence Legal Advocate that will provide a variety of direct and coordinated legal advocacy services, and related administrative and public education services under the direct supervision of the Washington Domestic Violence Program Lead Advocate both in the Pullman Office and Courthouse Outreach Office in Colfax.
- All applicants must be familiar and agree with ATVP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding support to survivors.
- ATVP is an equal opportunity employer, and our agency is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse work place.
- All applicants, if hired, will receive 45 hours of pre-service advocacy training as well as a minimum of 30 hours of yearly ongoing training. Ongoing training includes yearly attendance at a state-wide conference and access to national live webinars.
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Mission: ATVP empowers individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse and stalking. We work to create a safe and equitable community through education and prevention.
Vision: We envision our community being safe, equitable and free from oppression.
Inclusion Statement: ATVP affirms the right of each person to live without fear of the threat of violence. We recognize that all forms of oppression create a climate which enables gender based violence. We honor and advocate for individual autonomy and self-determination for members of our community. We believe that education is the foundation of creating a safe and equitable community, and the inclusion of youth is imperative for sustainable social change.
Tag Line: Educate. Empower. Prevent.
|Position: Washington Domestic Violence Legal Advocate/ (40hrs/week)|
|Reports to: Washington Domestic Violence Program Lead Advocate.|
|Terms: Full-Time. Non-exempt. (40 hours per week). Some eves and weekends required.|
|Starting Rate: $18.00 per hour.|
|Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and sick.|
|Location: Pullman Office Location and Courthouse Outreach in Colfax.|
|Start Date: Immediate|
|Requirements: COVID 19 Vaccination, Drivers license, Car Insurance, Ability to Pass Federal and State Background Checks.|
The job description is provided below, please read it carefully. The following materials are required for application and will be considered an example of your communication skills and evaluated as part of the screening process.
The application consists of:
- Cover Letter.
- Essay. (limit 1 page) Please address how your background, experience and personal philosophies are applicable to this position.
- Chronological work/education experience Resume.
- Whether paid or volunteer
- Hours worked
- Reason for leaving each position.
All items must be submitted for applications to be considered complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Position is open until filled.
Send completed applications to Kateisha Moreno, Program Manager at email@example.com or mail to ATVP, PO Box 37, Pullman, WA 99163.
- Provide direct legal advocacy services to WA domestic violence/intimate partner
victims/survivors, including (but not limited to):
- a.) Legal advocacy assistance including accompanying victims/survivors
to court; explaining legal processes and options; coordinating related
transportation of victims/survivors by volunteer advocates/interns as
necessary; assisting with the completion of necessary paperwork; and
conducting follow-up when appropriate. Legal advocacy also will
include assistance with domestic violence/intimate partner violence
(with back up for ID or WA SA cases/staff) including, reporting to law
enforcement, seeking protection orders, crime victim compensation
applications/assistance/claims & appeals criminal prosecution,
victim/witness support, divorce, custody and parenting plans, crime,
obtaining legal counsel, address confidentiality assistance, victim
impact statements and related medical advocacy.
- b.) Advocacy to include crisis intervention, information and referral;
assessing individual needs and options; facilitate victims/survivors’
awareness of the affective, behavioral, and cognitive effects of their
experience and enhance their ability to cope/adjust;
- c.) Direct assistance also will be provided to victims/survivors in
residence at the shelter;
- d.) crisis intervention evenings/weekends to victims/survivors on the
Hotline or in-person as back-up under unusual circumstances;
- e.) Coordinate with the WA DV Program Lead Advocate, and Shelter
Staff to ensure appropriate legal advocacy services to domestic
violence/intimate partner violence victims/survivors both in shelter
and community; [E]
- a.) Legal advocacy assistance including accompanying victims/survivors
- Serve as the lead liaison between subcontracted legal services and agency
victims/survivors for Whitman County.
- Intake process
- Schedule appointments
- Provide support to attorney/paralegal personnel
- Assist in training of staff, advocates, and interns who provide legal advocacy
services; provide pre- and in-service training to staff, advocates, and interns
regarding legal advocacy procedures and expectations; develop and present
related training for other agencies; prepare and update training materials as
- Assist with the compilation of monthly/quarterly statistics related to legal
advocacy including entering all information for the OCVA DVLA contract into
InfoNet ensuring all DVLA work completed by you is linked to your name in the
InfoNet system including the preparation of related progress reports for
funding/contracting agencies; provide the Executive Director and Program
Manager with at least quarterly and annual statistical summaries of legal
advocacy services; [E]
- Serve as an active member of the Whitman County CCR team collaborating and
meeting with/training the designated representatives of other area law
enforcement officers and reserves, rural law enforcement and prosecutorial
- Document all direct services provided as required by policy; [E]
- Serve as the agency’s liaison with the area Washington State Certified Batterers’
Treatment Program; [E]
- Maintain and foster community and inter-agency relationships and coordinated
services related to legal advocacy and related agency operations, including:
liaison with area law enforcement agency leadership and officers, prosecutors’
offices, court staff, judges, and legal services providers in ID; arrange routine and
special need meetings/discussions/case conferences and participate in legal
advocacy community/agency liaison functions as appropriate; all related
activities will be fulfilled as directed by the Executive Director and Program
- Work to increase access to and the extent of legal advocacy services, provided by
ATVP, including efforts to enhance official reporting and willingness to
prosecute; participate in the development and coordination of other legal
advocacy and related services as appropriate; [E]
- Participate in staff meetings, management meetings, and case conferences;
attend monthly advocate meetings as necessary; facilitate the occurrence of
regular legal advocacy staff coordination meetings; inform the WA DV Program
Lead Advocate of appointments, assignments, and progress/status on a regular
- Participate in educational sessions (including self-directed study) for purposes of
professional development to ensure current knowledge and skills and
compliance with statutory/accreditation/ program standards mandates,
including changes in Washington and Idaho statutes and related agency policies
and procedures; [E]
- Prepare new and update existing legal advocacy and related ATVP brochures,
public education materials, and legal advocacy reference materials; ensure
availability and knowledge of current domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking,
and harassment statutes in WA; [E]
- Participate in the back-up rotation of the office cell phone to ensure staff
availability in emergency situations; [E]
- Ensure that all victims/survivors and staff providing legal advocacy services
understand that services provided do not include legal representation or advice;
- Maintain agency/client confidentiality as required by ATVP policy; [E]
- Other duties as assigned. [E]
*NOTE: Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required. Availability of
transportation, a valid driver’s license, and minimum required auto insurance are required to
be able to fulfill job responsibilities. This position includes service hours in the public offices.
This position will be part of the after-hours response team and as such, residency in either
Whitman County, WA or Latah County, ID is required.