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Staff Attorney

Job Summary

Day One seeks a Staff Attorney to join our legal team which uses the law to fight for young survivors and promote healthy relationships. Candidates should have strong collaboration skills and work equally well with young people, community leaders, social service providers and volunteers. The staff attorney will report to the Director of Legal Services.

Day One Overview

Since 2003, Day One has been the only organization in New York devoting its full resources to preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among young people. Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together a highly collaborative staff with expertise in legal, social service and education service provision. Serving New York City youth up to 24 years of age, our Direct Services Program provides direct legal representation, advice and information, individual and group counseling and case management services to clients.

Through the Community Education Program, Day One educates young people in schools and youth programs about IPV, consent, and healthy relationships, and trains professionals and parents to support teens experiencing abuse. Our Youth Voices Network is a group of young survivors who conduct awareness and advocacy projects, sharing their stories to promote healing and prevention. Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

● Represent clients in Family Court and the Integrated Domestic Violence Courts (IDV) in cases including: orders of protection, custody, visitation, child support, and special findings orders for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

● Advocate for young survivors of IPV criminal justice, school administration hearings, housing, immigration, and public benefits

● Collaborate with Day One’s social service providers to deliver holistic services to clients

● Conduct trainings for lawyers, law enforcement, judges and other adults related to IPV among youth and the laws impacting young survivors

● Coordinate community outreach and awareness activities related to teen relationship abuse

● Represent Day One at meetings, conferences and panels, and forge collaborations with other community-based organizations

● Participate in policy and program development to reduce IPV among youth, maintain high quality services and design innovative programming for youth

● Develop educational materials for teens, young adults and professionals who work with youth

● Help complete grant reporting and data collection

Qualifications:

● Enthusiasm for Day One’s mission a demonstrated commitment to social justice

● Admission to the New York State Bar

● At least two years of legal experience working in Family Court, with youth/survivors of IPV OR representing clients in affirmative immigration applications before USCIS,

● Respect for young people and commitment to implementing youth-empowerment programming

● Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred

● Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills

● Excellent judgment, attention to detail and time management skills

● Creativity, energy and a sense of humor

● Knowledge of additional areas of relevant law including education law, housing law, child protective proceedings or public benefits a plus

● Experience working and communicating with youth, victims of dating and sexual violence, immigrants, students, individuals identifying as LGBTQ+

Benefits:

Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 401k retirement plan with match; and generous vacation.

Level of Language Proficiency:

Bilingual in Spanish and English strongly preferred

How To Apply:

Please send by email a resume and a cover letter, to Andrew Sta. Ana at astaana@dayoneny.org using the subject line “Staff Attorney.” Please describe your interest in the position, include your gender pronouns, and provide your salary requirement in your cover letter. We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One.

Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters reflect the communities in which we work.

Deadline: Rolling


 Early Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Educator

Job Summary

Day One seeks an energetic and creative candidate to facilitate its healthy relationships curricula in DOE middle schools participating in the Early Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (Early RAPP) in the Bronx and Harlem. The Early RAPP Educators will participate in the delivery of preventive and informative workshops to end intimate partner violence at (8) assigned schools for students, families/caregivers, and school staff. As well as link young people and families already experiencing such violence to direct assistance.

Day One Overview

Since 2003, Day One has been the only organization in New York devoting its full resources to preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among young people. Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together a highly collaborative staff with expertise in legal, social service and education service provision. Serving New York City youth up to 24 years of age, our Direct Services Program provides direct legal representation, advice and information, individual and group counseling and case management services to clients. Through the Community Education Program, Day One educates young people in schools and youth programs about IPV, consent, and healthy relationships, and trains professionals and parents to support teens experiencing abuse. Our Youth Voices Network is a group of young survivors who conduct awareness and advocacy projects, sharing their stories to promote healing and prevention. Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.

Responsibilities of Early RAPP Educator

As a full time employee of Day One, Early RAPP Educators will be assigned 8 middle schools in the Bronx/Harlem area. They will work four days of the week within the middle schools, returning to Day One’s office one day per week for supervision and program planning activities.

  • Teach a healthy relationships curriculum addressing dating abuse, healthy relationships, technological abuse, gender, sexual assault/consent and coercion to middle school youth, caregivers, and school based professionals

  • Adapt curriculum to fit the needs of applicable schools and communities

  • Coordinate outreach, scheduling, and partnership with schools

  • Assist in the development of materials and workshops for use in Community Education Program

  • Work with Day One staff to determine program direction and expansion, including participating in strategic planning and program evaluation activities

  • Represent Day One at community-based events, panels and conferences

  • Participate in community meetings on behalf of Day One

  • Build positive relationships within the communities we serve

  • Assist in tracking program data through maintenance of databases and measurement tools

  • Maintain a flexible schedule, allowing for early morning, evening or occasional weekend workshops or presentations

  • Willingness to conduct frequent travel throughout the five boroughs

  • Collaborate with Day One staff to take on other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of 3 years of experience facilitating with youth

  • Spanish speaking required

  • Facility working with diverse groups of youth, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, youth with learning and developmental disabilities, immigrant youth, youth in care, and/or low-income communities

  • Commitment to the empowerment of young people

  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative setting

  • Outstanding communication skills (written, verbal) and organizational skills

  • Interest in working in a medium nonprofit setting to support a growing organization

  • Excellent judgment, attention to detail and time management skills

  • Experience with Word and Excel and database systems preferred

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 401k retirement plan with match; and generous vacation.

To Apply:

Please send by email a resume and a cover letter to Johanna Burgos (she/hers), Early RAPP Supervisor, at jburgos@dayoneny.org with Early RAPP Educator in the subject line. We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One.

Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters reflect the communities in which we work.

Deadline: May 24, 2019

 

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