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NAAV: CIRCLE PROJECT- Contract Attorney

General Information:

Employment Status: Hourly Rate/Contract contingent upon grant funding

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Primary Responsibilities:

The Contract Attorney position is funded under the NAAV’s Coordinated Indigenous Resource Center for Legal Empowerment (CIRCLE) Project, a project that provides survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking with comprehensive, high quality, culturally-competent and effective legal services. This is a contract position. The Contract Attorney will provide civil legal assistance according to CIRCLE Project policies.

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration:

The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and its sweeping effect on many areas of a victim’s life.

Have knowledge of the jurisdictional complexities existing in Oklahoma Indian Country for domestic and sexual violence victims.

Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking that may be occurring in Native American communities.

Must be willing and able to perform all job related travel normally associated with this position.

Possess a Juris Doctorate Degree from and ABA accredited law school and currently be in good standing with the Oklahoma State Bar Association.

Must be licensed to practice law or must become licensed to practice law in the court in the State of Oklahoma, and CFR Courts and Tribal courts in the service area.

Must demonstrate a commitment to working with Native American victims and/or residents of reservation communities.

Specific Duties:

  • Conducts interviews with clients for possible assessment of services to be provided.

  • Provide civil legal assistance according to CIRCLE Project policies to individuals seeking services of the agency.

  • Provide legal assistance with respect to protecting victims’ rights in criminal cases.

  • Work closely with the advocates to assist in assessing safety issues and to ensure that constant communication is taking place regarding the client’s needs and the services being provided.

  • Attends training seminars, conferences and related educational programs to expand and enhance knowledge, understanding, and skills required for the position.

  • Maintains daily records of activities, client files, client progress, and outreach efforts.

  • Attend quarterly meetings as necessary to provide input to the grants management team or send designee if unable to attend.

  • Maintain adequate mal-practice insurance for the practice.

Submit Resume & Cover Letter to:

NAAV, P. O. Box 5507 Norman, OK 73070

or by email to: info@oknaav.org


tribal programs now hiring

The NAAV is posting these open positions for Oklahoma's tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs. If there are any questions about the positions listed below, please contact the tribe for further information.


 

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program

An application must be completed to apply. Applications will be kept on file for a period of three (3) months.

All MCN Career OPPORTUNITIES listed here

General Description

The Victim Advocate shall provide a variety of short and long-term advocacy and supportive services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. This position will be based in Eufaula with working primarily in McIntosh and Muskogee counties, however; work in additional counties within the Nation's jurisdiction may also be needed at times. The Advocate will rotate an on­call schedule to ensure availability of emergency advocacy, 24/7 and 365 days a year, including non-business times such as weekends and holidays. All advocacy and supportive services will be provided in a manner to increase/enhance safety, empower victims/survivors and to be respectful of each individual's right to self-determination. The Advocate will engage with communities and both tribal and non-tribal entities and professionals to provide on-going education and outreach designed to increase awareness and to improve and enhance responses to victims/survivors.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor degree in social work or related field and one (1) year of experience in professional social work/social services field. Combined professional and educational experience can also be considered.

Preferred Requirements

Bachelor degree in social work or related field with professional experience providing advocacy services to victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

1. The Advocate will conduct intake/lethality assessments with victims/survivors to obtain information about the victimization and related history of violence and will work with victims/survivors to identify/address safety concerns and related needs.

2. The Advocate will accompany victims/survivors to medical facilities, shelters, law enforcement agencies, court or other appointments as needed and requested by the victim/survivor in order to advocate for and provide the needed support.

3. The Advocate will assist in scheduling Sexual Assault Nurse Exams (SANE) and Domestic Violence Nurse Exams (DVNE) and accompany victims/survivors through the exams in order to provide support.

4. The Advocate will work with the victim/survivor to develop safety plans and address on-going safety concerns.

5. The Advocate will assist the victim/survivor in accessing services/resources to meet emergency, basic needs including shelter, food and clothing and make appropriate referrals as needed.

6. The Advocate will maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with tribal code, pro􀀂ram policy and procedure and federal 􀀂rant 􀀂uidelines.

7. The Advocate will provide educational presentations, in-services, etc. in order to increase awareness of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as well as program services.

8. The Advocate will actively participate in coordinated community response team/task force activities to identify and address barriers to victim safety and help enhance and increase each community's response to victims/survivors while also increasing offender accountability.

9. The Advocate will actively participate in on-going training/workshops/meetings to continue to enhance and increase advocacy and professional skills.

10. The Advocate will maintain client file with appropriate documentation as well as maintain statistical data to complete monthly and other reports as necessary to demonstrate services provided.

11. The Advocate will be knowledgeable of tribal, state and federal policies that impact victim/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.

12. Assume additional responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of a person in this position.


The NAAV complies with all provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization of 2013 including the civil rights provisions that prohibit grantees from excluding, denying benefits to, or discriminating against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in any program or activity funded in whole or in part with federal grant funding.