July 1, 2019

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.

SUMMARY

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.

COMPENSATION

$18-20/hour + benefits

HOURS

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
  • Flexibility
  • 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.

Education/Experience Needed:

MUST POSSESS the following:

  • A certificate of completion of a paralegal program approved by the American Bar Association.
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