O2 Employment Services, Northern California’s leader in staffing and recruitment, is working with a local nonprofit to find their next employee. This position is located in REDDING, CALIFORNIA.
Local nonprofit is seeking PARALEGAL to join their team. The Paralegal will provide direct no-cost legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse, elder abuse and/or human trafficking. Providing assistance with Divorce, Separation, Paternity, Custody, Guardianship and Child Support. This is a part time, long term opportunity.
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
$18-20/hour + benefits
Monday-Friday, daytime, 20 hours/week
DUTIES for PARALEGAL
- Screening victims for services and completing legal intake with victims;
- Assist with safety planning;
- Provide limited legal services on the matters stated above, including preparing protection orders, documents related to child custody, paternity and divorce, process and assemble documents for filing with the court;
- Referring clients to Attorney/Legal Resources as needed for legal services that the Paralegal cannot provide.
- Data entry.
QUALIFICATIONS for PARALEGAL
The ability to:
- Exhibit technical and professional expertise and decorum;
- Solve problems and analyze difficult or challenging issues;
- Take initiative to evaluate and streamline processes;
- Communicate effectively in both specific and broad terms;
- Develop and maintain good relationships; Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
- Collaborate, foster and encourage teamwork.
- Data entry
- Communication Proficiency
- Strong Organization Skills
- Detail Oriented
- Technical capacity
- Collaboration Skills
- Strong Multi-tasking Skills
- Time Management
- Stress Management/Composure
Trained Skills Needed:
- Basic legal concepts, terminology, principles, rules, and procedures;
- Document preparation techniques;
- Standard office procedures and equipment;
- Filing techniques and procedures;
- Ability to conduct basic legal research, including the location of statutes, sherardization of cases and computerized legal research utilization;
- Basic understanding of family law, civil law, criminal law, and rules of civil and criminal procedure;
- Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills including the ability to meet deadlines;
- Proficiency in Word, Excel and other computer skills;
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize staff requests, and set expectations;
- Ability to handle confidential material;
- Ability to communicate in crisis situations;
- Meticulous attention to detail;
- Self-sufficient and resourceful;
- Strong customer focus with interpersonal, teamwork and problem solving skills.
- Post hiring requirement: Satisfactory completion of a 66-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention training and ongoing completion of continuing education hours to maintain state certification as a domestic violence and sexual assault advocate/counselor.
MUST POSSESS the following:
- A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.