|The Safe Center LI, Inc. (TSCLI) is a not-for-profit created through the merger of the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Coalition Against Child Abuse & Neglect. It is the only agency in Nassau County to provide comprehensive services to all victims of domestic violence, child abuse, trafficking, and sexual assault - women, men, children, elderly and transgender - all under one roof. Our mission is "To protect, assist and empower victims of family violence and sexual assault while challenging and changing social systems that tolerate and perpetuate abuse: Restoring hope to victims of abuse."
The Legal Services Center of The Safe Center provides direct comprehensive legal representation and advocacy to low-income and indigent domestic violence victims and survivors of domestic/dating violence, rape/sexual abuse, stalking, trafficking, and elder abuse in family offense proceeding, paternity, custody/visitation cases, child/spousal support, divorces, immigration proceedings, and other legal matters arising out of the abuse.
The Legal Services Center is seeking a full-time bilingual legal assistant who is committed to the Center's mission and work. The legal assistant coordinates and oversees functioning of legal client services, collects and analyzes legal case statistics. She Interacts with the attorneys and other Legal Department employees, in-house pro bono volunteers and student interns/externs. The legal assistant schedules legal intakes for clients, schedules staff meetings and arranges for meeting room availability. She also assists the director and attorneys in scheduling appointments, maintaining court calendars, collects, reports, and maintains statistical information. The legal assistant enters statistical information into Abacus and Butterfly, complies with grant requirements, collects information for biannual reports, coordinates intern/extern and volunteer schedules, coordinates, prioritizes, and assigns intern/extern and volunteer workflow, orders and maintains legal office supplies, scans all client correspondence and orders into client computer files, arranges, coordinates, and schedules meeting room space, and monthly Q and A Programs. Duties include some community outreach, particularly in the immigrant Latino communities.
Requirements include: knowledge women's rights and violence against women (domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking); an ability to write and speak persuasively; an ability to perform creative legal research and advocacy; a commitment to collaborative cross-cultural work; and the ability to work well with people in diverse settings. The legal assistant must be English/Spanish bilingual, both written and verbal, have proficient computer skills, specifically in Abacus, Word and Excel, demonstrate a commitment to public interest law, have good interpersonal skills. Applicants must have excellent public speaking skills, research, writing, and analytical skills, organizational, planning and time management skills, as well as the ability to work independently, cooperatively, and under pressure. An understanding of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, crime victimization and resulting trauma, knowledge of victims' rights and remedies, and cultural sensitivity and diversity is also required.
Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer a good benefits package. Strong interpersonal skills are a must. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.
The Safe Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, LGBTQ people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Safe Center's services are available for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, marital status, disability, or age.
Please send resumes with cover letters to:
Lois Schwaeber, Esq.
Director of Legal Services
Legal Services Center
at The Safe Center LI
15 Grumman Road West
Bethpage, New York 11714
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