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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.


 

Delaware tribe of Indians: Family & Children’s Services

Fill out application with resume attached and turn in to the Human Resource Department by walk in, email or regular mail. They will be accepting applications from Dec 2018 through Jan 2019.

ngodinez@delawaretribe.org

5100 Tuxedo Blvd.

Bartlesville Ok, 74006

Mon – Fri 8AM to 5PM

Position: Domestic Violence Advocate

Employment Status: Regular

Class: Full-Time

Location: Bartlesville, OK / Caney, KS

Immediate Supervisor: Family & Children’s Services Director

General Description

The Domestic Violence Advocate’s main role is to assist domestic violence victims in achieving safety and resource utilization to be free from violence. The Advocate will assist victims by promoting trust and communication with the criminal and civil court system as well as partner agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a minimum of one year of experience OR 3 to 5 years of experience working in the field of domestic violence advocacy or crisis intervention with a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and effective intervention strategies. Must be skilled in working with sensitive issues and possess a commitment to respecting the confidential nature of the work. Must have a proven ability to work effectively with diverse clients and resource services. Must have a demonstrated problem- solving approach to concerns and challenges. Must be proficient in data collection and reporting, and possess strong written and oral communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides crisis intervention and advocacy services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims, including:

Safety Planning Needs Assessment Referral Services and facilitation in obtaining services Lethality Assessments Domestic Violence Education Court accompaniment and support Court preparation and follow-up

Assists victims in completing the ex parte order of protection paperwork, presenting the protective order petition to the Court and understanding the legal process.

Assists victims in identifying and obtaining resources for basic needs.

Provide ongoing advocacy based counseling and safety planning.

Engage in community networking activities to both increase access to services for individuals as well as assist community service providers in understanding the dynamics of abuse.

Attends and participates in local, state and tribal coalition meetings and programs.

Assists in the evaluation and revision of policies, procedures and protocols, and provides technical assistance. Facilitates data collection and management.

Responsible for special projects such as the development and presentations or training programs for tribal staff and community partners.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Children & Family Services.


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.