Date: September 2019
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Manager of Legal Services
Schedule of Hours: 9:00-5:00
Position Remote Eligible: No
Mandated Reporter: No
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), is the only agency in San Mateo County providing crisis intervention and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence and their children, seeks a Staff Attorney to provide representation and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence in Family and Criminal court.
The purpose of this position is to provide legal assistance and representation to victims/survivors of domestic violence with family law and related criminal law issues; advocate for clients with law enforcement and other agencies; and close the gaps in services for domestic violence victims by bridging links between civil and criminal legal agencies and entities.
Legal Support for Clients:
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
MANDATED REPORTER STATUS
This position is not subject to mandated reporting under California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). Such a report, including sharing information with another employee who is a mandated reporter position without following "release of confidential information" policies is a breach of confidentiality is a violation of state and federal law and can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
CORA History and Overview
CORA has provided services to survivors of intimate partner abuse for nearly 40 years. Our programs include Crisis Intervention Services, including a 24-hour hotline, collaboration with law enforcement, emergency shelter options, and supportive counseling. Family Support Services provides mental health therapy, supportive/transitional housing, and a children’s program. CORA has robust legal services for survivors of domestic violence and provides educational workshops about the dynamics of domestic violence and healthy relationship skills.
CORA is strengths-based, collaborative, accessible, and client-centered. CORA believes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect in their intimate relationships. We provide safety, support and healing to individuals who experience abuse in an intimate relationship and educate the community to break the cycle of domestic violence. Regardless of a survivor’s race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or culture, we save lives and provide an opportunity to begin again.
CORA inspires work of the highest caliber by fostering staff engagement through transparency and inclusion in agency decisions wherever possible. We strive to ensure our policies and communications reflect an appreciation of the impact of social inequities, historical and current, and actively promote healthy relationships amongst staff by demonstrating mutual respect in all our communications.
CORA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We seek diversity with respect to race, color, age, sex, (including breastfeeding and medical conditions related to breastfeeding), religion (including religious dress or grooming practices), national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic characteristics and information, ancestry, marital status, family status, political belief, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), medical condition, military, or veteran status or any other category or status protected by Federal, State or other applicable laws.
All applicants are welcome. Individuals who are bilingual, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and/or survivors of domestic violence are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled.