VLAN Navigator/Paralegal

Location
Brunswick, Georgia
Salary
Salary depends on experience based on a competitive public interest salary scale.
Posted
Jul 10, 2019
Closes
Aug 09, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Administrative

The Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit civil law firm Seeking Victims of Crime Navigator in the Brunswick Office of Georgia Legal Services Program.  The navigator will work with GLSP attorneys to assist victims of domestic violence in accessing legal assistance, protection, financial benefits, housing, and immigration assistance.

  Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other core VLAN partners and funders in assuring holistic legal services to serve victims of crime. 
  • Conduct intake phone interviews for callers who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to obtain information regarding their civil legal assistance needs.
  • Forward intakes of eligible victims of domestic violence to GLSP attorneys for civil legal assistance.
  • Provide assistance to GLSP attorneys, as needed to serve victims, ie: gathering further information, obtaining documents, screen for services and benefits, etc.
  • Navigate victims to other partners, as appropriate.
  • Keep current on knowledge of office priorities, procedures, and GLSP/LSC regulations and priorities.
  • Maintain and update current and accurate resource information for victim referrals.
  • Maintain effective case management and file organization.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional attitude toward other staff, clients, and community contacts, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with attorneys or in court settings is preferable, as is prior work with domestic violence survivors.
  • Vehicle and valid driver’s license required for business-related travel.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrated desire and capacity to serve low-income populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a law firm or nonprofit organization preferred. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to innovate and improve existing programs.
  • High School Graduate; some college preferred.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred but not required.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits. A statement of interest and resume should be submitted to Jane Bonner, Director of HR at jbonner@glsp.org.

GLSP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Georgia Legal Services Program not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. GLSP values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced poverty or homelessness to apply.  GLSP invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.