Legal advocate

Website Family Tree

Organization Overview
The mission of Family Tree is to partner with all people to prevent and overcome the interconnected
issues of child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness to promote safety, healing and stability
across generations.

As a long standing non-profit human services agency, we are committed to empowering change and
transforming the lives of vulnerable populations in our community. We aim to recruit and retain high-
quality and diverse team members who share in our commitment and vision to empower people and
transform our community through innovative and integrated services. We are also committed to
investing in our team i.e., strive to pay a fair wages, offer competitive benefits, provide generous sick
and vacation time, offer staff development along with believing each employee’s unique qualities
and experiences are the core of the organization.

Family Tree strives to value and uplift diverse and marginalized voices, to recognize and address
the ways in which oppression impacts the communities with which we work, and to promote
inclusion and equity.

Recruiting and Retention Bonus
Family Tree is offering a $300 hiring bonus paid on the first paycheck after hired. In addition, Family
Tree is offering a retention bonus of $500 after 12 months of employment and $700 after 18months
of employment.

Job Summary and Responsibilities
The Legal Advocate assists victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault by providing legal
information, referrals, support and court accompaniment for clients pursuing civil protection orders, child
custody and divorce.

Example Activities

  • Provides one on one in person and virtual legal advocacy services for survivors of domestic

violence, sexual assault and stalking using a trauma informed, multi-generational approach.

  • Prepares and accompanies victims to court for temporary and permanent protection order

hearings, as well as other civil domestic relations hearings to assist in legal matters involving
domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

  • Provides legal information, assistance and court accompaniment in matters of civil protection

orders, divorce or child custody issues.

  • Provides referrals to other community and government agencies that can assist survivors.
  • Enters intake and client data into the Salesforce database.
  • Maintains professional working relationship with judges, district attorneys, and victim advocates in
order to effectively advocate for victims

  • Facilitates twice-monthly legal clinics on Wednesday evenings, as well as other evening trainings
as requested by supervisor.

  • Attends regularly scheduled victim advocate meetings, and other relevant meetings or workshops

in the community.

  • Presents trainings to agencies that provide services to domestic violence victims, including in-

services for staff at Roots of Courage, PorchLight Family Justice Center and outside community
agencies.

  • Work with other Family Tree staff in a cooperative manner that allows timely completion of work

and smooth transition for survivors working with multiple programs/departments within the agency
and the community. This may be achieved through Family Tree’s client connection initiative and
the continuous improvement project.

Required Skills

  • Familiar with and able to practice trauma informed care with a two-generation approach.
  • Ability to think outside the box for solutions to client needs, knowledge of domestic violence
dynamics and the cycle of violence.

  • Maintain professional relationships with other agencies in the community and represent Family
Tree’s Legal Advocacy Program.

  • Knowledge of proper safety planning techniques and ability to determine the need of the client as

it relates to safety.

Preferred Education and Experience
• Lived experience and professional experience working with vulnerable populations preferred

  • Education in Criminal Justice, Human Service-related fields (social work, psychology, etc.)
preferred

Job Details
Location: Porchlight Family Justice Center

11100 W 8th Ave Suite 200,
Lakewood, CO 80215

Program: Legal Advocacy Program
Status: Full-time
Hourly Pay Rate: $22.10-$26.52

The base salary range represents the low and high end of Family Tree’s hiring range for this
position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to range of
experience, years of experience. The range listed is just one component of Family Tree’s total
compensation package for employees.

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, supplemental insurance, retirement plan and retirement plan match,
employer paid long-term disability, EAP, wellness program, paid sick and vacation time
Travel Requirements: Occasional travel around the Denver Metro area to attend off-site meetings.
Schedule: Flexible schedule, weekends required.
Working Conditions:
The majority of work is done in an office setting and in client interview rooms. Employees are frequently
required to be able to travel to and from Porchlight Family Justice Center and the courthouse to meet with
clients who have court hearings. Employees are also occasionally required to travel to other Family Tree
facilities for training and meetings.

Equal Opportunities and Accommodations
Family Tree is committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized.
We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse
environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, family status, marital status, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, neuro-diversity, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other
non-merit based or legally protected grounds.

Family Tree is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with
disabilities in the employment application process. To request an accommodation, please contact
Human Resources at 303-403.5884, or by email at dberridge@thefamilytree.org

Fair Chance Hiring
We value diverse experiences, including those who have had prior contact with the criminal legal
system. We are committed to providing individuals with criminal records a fair chance at
employment.

For more information about Family Tree and other open positions please go to
www.thefamilytree.org/careers.

To apply for this position or other positions please send your resume to hrjobs@thefamilytree.org

To apply for this job email your details to hrjobs@thefamilytree.org