SCVAN is now hiring for the following Positions:
Bilingual Paralegal/Victim Advocate
Organization Background: The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) serves as the voice for all victims of crime in South Carolina and the people who serve them. Through its programs and services, SCVAN seeks to fulfill three main objectives: 1) ensure ALL crime victims receive access to and assistance from the criminal justice system; 2) improve the quality of services provided to crime victims by victim advocates; and 3) ensure the criminal justice system adequately serves crime victims. SCVAN currently manages five programs that provide services and resources to our state's crime victims and the professionals who serve them: 1) Annual SC Victims’ Rights Week Conference; 2) Emergency Financial Assistance Fund; 3) Legal Assistance to Victims (LAV); 4) Statewide Forensic and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinator; and 5) Crime Victim Information Program.
Position Description: The LAV Bilingual Paralegal/Victim Advocate will be a full-time, salaried employee who works 37.5 hours per week and devotes 100% of his/her time to this Project in the Columbia office. This position will report to the LAV Staff Attorney. This position will be primarily responsible for 1) providing client intake, victim service referrals and resources to clients and 2) serving as a paralegal on all legal cases handled by the Program Director and other attorneys. This position will also be responsible for court scheduling for pro and low bono attorneys and assisting the Attorney and Case Management Coordinator in maintaining client intake forms, client files, training evaluations, and client satisfaction forms
Qualifications and Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
Experience with both civil and criminal matters
Knowledge of South Carolina’s criminal justice system, particularly from a crime victim’s standpoint
Demonstrated experience working with diverse clients
Familiarity with Box and Clio file management/storage systems
Monthly benefit stipend.
To apply, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org