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The Family Court Legal Advocate is responsible for providing short/long term advocacy and support to survivors of family/domestic violence, human trafficking and/or sexual assault who have open Child Protective Services cases that are being heard in the Travis County District Family Court. The Family Court Legal Advocate also provides consultation, upon request, on family court cases involving domestic violence to the Presiding and Associate Judges of the 126th District Court. The Family Court Legal Advocate will provide ongoing training to court staff and other collaborating agencies, involved in the family court system, concerning the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the co-occurrence of family violence and child maltreatment.
SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
About this position:
We need you to fill the role of SAFE Family Court Legal Advocate. This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position at our Grove St. Campus. We will pay you an annual salary of $34,000-$36,000.
Serve as an on-site resource providing support and direct short term case management to survivors of violence who have open Child Protective Services case that are being heard in the Travis County District Family Court. Provides quality decision making and remains client focused when working within Child Protective Services/Family Court Systems.
Provide consultation, upon request, on family court cases involving domestic violence to the Presiding and Associate Judges of the 126th District Court. Assists with other tasks in the family court related to domestic and sexual violence as requested by the Presiding and Associate Judges of the 126th District Court.
Provide professional presentations/trainings to court staff, stakeholders, and/or clients, involved in the family court system, concerning the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, the co-occurrence of family violence and child maltreatment, Trauma informed services and available community resources.
Communicate effectively, instills trust and displays a high level of resilience when coordinating with all stakeholders: Travis County Family Court Judges and staff, Child Protective Services staff, Survivors of violence and their children, as well as other involved collaborating agencies.
Maintain relationships with collaborating agencies to support the work of the Prevention Advocacy Program services. By utilizing appropriate interpersonal skills, ensures that services are cooperatively planned, implemented and evaluated.
Participate professionally on internal and external workgroups and task forces which coincide with issues surrounding the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect, in support of positive systems change and to advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
Maintain accurate documentation and program statistics/evaluations to meet requirements of both the agency and grant reporting requirements. Complies with timelines with monthly statistical reports for all relevant parties.
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other related field required. Master’s degree in Social Work preferred; four years of experience in social services can be substituted for education.
Two years’ experience, required
in the field of Family Violence caused by Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse & Exploitation, Human Trafficking and/or Child abuse and the intersection of the Child Protective Services system and/or the legal system
in the coordination and/or delivery of social service programs, victim advocacy, conflict resolution, guidance counseling
One year of professional and client training or community education experience, required.
One year experience, preferred
in civil or criminal legal services related to Family Court or Family Protective Services
providing one-on-one advocacy to domestic violence survivors
Demonstrate appropriate skill level and capability in the operation of computers and general Microsoft office software programs, including outlook email, word, excel spread-sheet, power point and database software.
Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
About our benefits:
Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance. *
Optional dental, vision and pet insurance. *
403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 6 Paid holidays, and more*
We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.
All SAFE employees are eligible to enroll their children in our Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Program (ages 3 months to 5 years, space permitting).
*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.
The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.