Paralegal, Support Center for Child Advocates

Posted by Support Center for Child Advocates on March 19, 2018

Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) is seeking a PARALEGAL to provide a range of administrative and organizational support to staff social workers and attorneys. Work for a premier child advocacy program. Experience the multidisciplinary practice of lawyers and social workers, outstanding staff collegiality, and commitment to quality service.

Child Advocates is Philadelphia’s volunteer lawyer program for abused and neglected children, providing legal and social service advocacy through the service of volunteer attorneys working in conjunction with staff social workers, attorneys and other staff. Child Advocates seeks to advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.

This position reports to the Director of Intake and Pro Bono Services. Responsibilities include:
• Electronic filing from the Philadelphia Court System
• Conflicts checks on case referrals
• Intake on new cases
• Record requests
• Support staff social workers and attorneys
• Assist with the Center for Excellence in Advocacy’s training programs
• Data entry
• Proofread and edit legal briefs, motions, orders, and petitions
• Legal research
• File Organization

Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies with three years experience in a legal setting. Experience in a nonprofit setting is a plus. Efficiency, superior computer and organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility, and good judgment are critical in this role. Computer proficiency with MS Office and experience in databases required. Experience with MS-Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, and/or Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Salary based on experience. Benefits include health, disability and life insurance, 401K, flexible spending account for medical and dependent care expenses, and generous leave program.

Apply to: Paralegal Search, Support Center for Child Advocates, 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 1200, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or email cover memo and resume to: (include  “PARALEGAL SEARCH” in subject line).

Child Advocates does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law


2-year degree


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