• Planned Parenthood
  • $58,215.00 -90,790.00/year*
  • Warsaw , NY
  • Administrative/Clerical
  • Full-Time
  • 4654 US-20A


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Description

RESTORE Paralegal Warsaw, NY

At Planned Parenthood we believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our agency and allows us to better serve our clients. We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. To that end, we strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ identifying individuals, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups to apply. In support of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York (PPCWNY)s mission, the RESTORE Paralegal has responsibility for supporting the RESTORE Attorney in providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. RESTORE Sexual Assault Services is a program of PPCWNY and provides immediate crisis intervention and support services to people of all ages and their loved ones impacted by sexual violence regardless of when the assault took place. RESTORE services include: crisis intervention, short term counseling, support groups, support through medical examinations and treatment, advocacy and support during law enforcement interactions and the court process including court accompaniment.

Essential Functions

Assists RESTORE Attorney in developing a new holistic, trauma informed legal practice based out of Warsaw, New York

Supports the RESTORE Attorney in providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence in Wyoming County Family Court and other civil proceedings

Supports the RESTORE Attorney in representing survivors of sexual assault in civil legal matters

Drafts letters, pleadings, court orders, and motions for attorney review

Communicates with clients and schedules client appointments

Performs investigation, records review, and other tasks in preparation for client trials

Prepares applications for victim compensation with the Office of Victim Services

Provides administrative support to the RESTORE Attorney

Works collaboratively with the other RESTORE Paralegal, maintaining familiarity with the others work in order to provide back-up

Facilitates referrals as a partner in the Crime Victims Legal Network

Engages in trainings and conferences

Participates in collaborative community efforts to improve services to survivors

Shows respect to all internal and external clients for differences in backgrounds, lifestyles, viewpoints, and needs in areas such as race, gender, ethnicity, creed, sexual orientation and others

Other Accountability Activities

Must participate in rape crisis training, and commit to at least two on-call shifts per month, including one week night and one weekend 24-hour shift, on a rotating basis with all staff, as well as holidays, providing coverage to all counties RESTORE serves: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming

Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department

Requirements

Qualifications

Minimum of two years paralegal experience

Associates degree in paralegal studies or a related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Certified paralegal preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

General PC skills needed, including use of all Microsoft Office programs and Outlook

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Familiarity with human services and/or social work

Family law and divorce experience preferred

Knowledge of criminal law and procedure preferred

Experience serving rural populations preferred

Must have reliable transportation and a valid NYS drivers license not in jeopardy of being revoked; ability to respond to emergency calls within thirty minutes when on call

Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have experience delivering services in ways that honor and respect LGBTQ communities

Planned Parenthood seeks candidates who have proficiency in one of the following languages, including but not limited to: Spanish, Nepali, Arabic, and Swahili

A commitment to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY (PPCWNY)s mission, vision and values along with a commitment to providing services to a diverse range of clients and to the goals of PPCWNY is essential

Work Schedule This is a full-time position; regular schedule will be 40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend duties, as well as on call responsibilities.
Compensation Commensurate with experience.
We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan with company match. Planned Parenthood serves a diverse client population and is committed to workforce diversity. Equal Opportunity Employer.



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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