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Peaceful Paths is the state certified domestic violence center that serves adult and child survivors in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties.  We are seeking compassionate, dedicated individuals committed to providing advocacy to survivors seeking safety and support.  In depth training is provided and the work environment is intersectional and welcoming to diverse individuals.  Working for survivors is rewarding and has long-lasting impact.  Our staff culture promotes self-care and transparency and encourages personal growth. 

 

We have worked diligently to protect our campus and staff during COVID through masking, cleaning, and distancing.  Our agency monitors and implements recommendations from the CDC in order to continue providing high quality services to survivors while keeping both clients and staff safe from COVID spread.

Injuncion for Protection (IFP) Project Attorney
 

Position reports directly to: Lead IFP Attorney
Positions reporting to this position: Paralegal. Volunteers

Location: Outreach Offices, Tri-County Courthouses

Status: Full Time
Starting Rate of Pay: $55,000-$65,000

Qualifications and Skills: 

The IFP Project Attorney will possess a JD from an accredited law school, preferably with

litigation experience representing survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and

stalking in injunction for protection proceedings and other civil legal matters, or

prosecuting batterers in criminal proceedings. Providing direct legal representations while

a law student in a supervised law school legal clinic or internship may be included as

litigation experience.

Specialized or technical educational requirements: The IFP Project Attorney must have a

strong understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the heightened

safety risks faced by survivors seeking to leave or end the abusive relationship by filing for

an injunction for protection. The IFP Project Attorney will possess highly developed

interpersonal skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and must be

able to make appropriate decisions relating to providing effective legal representations

with minimal supervision.

Certification or licensing requirements: Florida licensed attorney in good standing with no prior Florida

Bar disciplinary proceedings that resulted in the imposition of any penalty.


Physical Requirements: This position requires movement about the agency property, sitting at a desk,

using a computer, and presenting information to individual clients and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, overseeing the physical plant of the shelter property, some lifting and light maintenance, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the agency property.
 

Principal Job Duties: The IFP Project Attorney is employed to provide direct representation to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and prosecutions of violations of injunctions. The IFP Attorney will represent 1) survivors seeking temporary injunctions, and after determining that seeking an injunction is a safe and appropriate legal remedy, will complete and file the ex parte petition for injunction; represent the survivor at the final injunction hearing, and prosecute violations of the injunction; 2) survivors who have obtained a temporary injunction on their own and need representation at the hearing on the final injunction; and 3) survivors who have a final injunction for protection and the respondent has violated the injunction.
1. Provide direct legal representation to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and violations of injunctions.
2. Assess the other needs of survivors and make appropriate referrals for services.
3. Conduct outreach in the service area
4. Complete monthly, quarterly and other reports as required by FCADV to monitor completion of project deliverables.
5. Attend FCADV quarterly conference calls and IFP Project training events.


Secondary Job Duties
1. Engage with Advocacy staff and act as a legal resources for staff referrals.
2. Act as an agency representative within the legal community to obtain pro bono support.
3. Attend task force, interagency meetings, and workgroup meetings related to DV and legal system.
4. Complete other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Please provide a cover letter and Resume to Dr. Theresa Beachy, Executive Director, Peaceful Paths at theresab@peacefulpaths.org.

Client Advocate

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs
Location: Shelter

Status: Full Time
Starting Rate of Pay: $14/hr

Qualifications and Skills:

Requires excellent customer service skills particularly in communication, organization and independent time management. Must be able to engage with diverse populations as a service provider with non-judgmental approach. Preferred experience would be any crisis de-escalation, residential services or any other direct service interaction especially within a social service setting.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement around buildings and outdoor spaces, sitting at a desk, telephone communications, using a computer and presenting information to groups of clients and community partners throughout work hours.  Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for resident and employee transportation, some light lifting and general housekeeping/cleaning.

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Provide shelter security coverage, including security system operation/monitoring, conducting shelter safety checks, monitoring communal living guidelines and implementing other shelter safety measures as directed.  

  2. Provide general shelter coverage, including but not limited to admitting and exiting residents, managing the help line, providing appropriate crisis counseling and giving support in daily living needs.

  3. Provide critical resident services such as shelter screening, answering the 24-hour help line and completing danger assessments and safety plans. 

  4. Maintain required records (electronic and paper) and other documentation related to shelter services and operations.

  5. Maintain physical plant operations by ensuring cleanliness, safety and properly functioning equipment.  

  6. Provide resident transportation in the agency vehicles as needed.

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Facilitate resident meetings.

  2. Complete maintenance requests and calls as needed, aid Assistant Directors or Director of Residential Programs with maintaining supplies and organizing resources and other shelter management duties.

  3. Attend staff meetings and others trainings as required or assigned.

  4. Provide other support services as directed.

 

Agency Requirements: 

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity and equality

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Brandi Corbin at apply@peacefulpaths.org.