FLORIDA COUNCIL AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE
PURPOSE: The Supervising Attorney will be responsible for providing civil legal assistance to sexual violence survivors in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas as well as supervising staff. This person will work with certified rape crisis centers and system-based agencies to uphold the rights of sexual assault survivors within the community.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Associate Director/General Counsel
STATUS: Full time, exempt
LOCATION: Tampa, Florida
We envision a world free of sexual violence in which men and women together assure that all human beings are treated with dignity and respect for their physical, emotional, intellectual & spiritual integrity.
Sexual Violence shatters lives, wounds communities and perpetuates injustice.
The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence leads, informs and inspires the people of Florida to create safe and just communities.
REQUIREMENTS AT ENTRY:
- Juris Doctorate; active member in good standing with the Florida Bar.
- Experience practicing law for a minimum of 5 years, with preference given to applicants with experience providing civil legal representation.
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues impacting victims of sexual violence.
- Demonstrated experience working with victims of violence and commitment to pursuing justice through an anti-oppression lens.
- Ability and willingness to work with people of different nationalities, gender, education and experience.
- Commitment to providing trauma-informed and professional services to victims and survivors who have experienced or are experiencing the effects of trauma.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate professionally with individuals of varying backgrounds and educational levels.
- Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced setting.
- Strong attention to organization, detail and accuracy.
- Flexibility and ability to work independently.
- Fluency in Spanish highly preferred.
- Ability to travel required and occasional overnight travel may be included with this position. Must have valid Florida driver’s license and own means of transportation.
- Coordinate all aspects of case management up to and including trial.
- Provide competent and zealous civil legal advocacy for victims of sexual violence in areas including, but not limited to, safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, immigration or financial issues, as well as victims’ rights advocacy.
- Assist in development of and implementation of outreach program in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas.
- Participate in regular conference calls with project partners to strategize cases and outreach.
- Complete and submit monthly, quarterly and semi-annual performance reports as directed by the Associate Director/General Counsel.
- Attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service trainings and perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director/General Counsel.
- Management oversight of legal services team, including:
- Conduct weekly case review meetings;
- Assign client cases, as appropriate, to legal staff and volunteers;
- Supervise / mentor staff attorneys, including one-on-one meetings, as needed;
- Establish written policies for legal services team (e.g. confidentiality policy, referral policies, serving minor clients, etc.);
- Ensure that the legal services team is able to follow established policies;
- Case management and conflict checks procedure- implementing and maintaining a consistent system.
- Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This job requires the ability to travel to and from different locations within the State of Florida.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (2-3 pages), preferably a court pleading or legal memorandum, via email to FCASV Associate Director and General Counsel Theresa L. Prichard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Priority consideration of applications will begin on June 10, 2019 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
FCASV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind. FCASV is committed to the practice of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at FCASV are based on agency needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national, social, or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, familial status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and/or expression.