Parent Peer Advocate
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance to low-income people in western Ohio, seeks a part-time positive, organized, thoughtful, and flexible Parent Peer Advocate to assist, mentor, and advocate for Springfield families. The Parent Peer Advocate will collaborate with lawyers and a social services professional on an innovative new team.
Be part of a new multi-disciplinary legal team to strengthen Springfield-area families! Mentor and support other parents and bring your unique and valuable perspective as a person with lived experience to the team. The position will strengthen and stabilize families struggling with multiple barriers to their children’s school attendance. The Parent Peer Advocate will work as part of a team to develop creative strategies to improve child outcomes, including civil legal assistance and community supports. The project is a collaboration between ABLE and the Clark County Juvenile Court.
· High School Diploma or equivalent and two years relevant experience OR
· One year of relevant experience and an associate degree
The ideal candidate will have:
· Personal experience with Children and Family Services, mental health systems, recovery systems, or disabilities systems for self or family member
· Ability to navigate service systems and empower other parents
· Excellent communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
· Ability to relate well with and commitment to assisting people with low incomes
· Experience working in and with racially and socioeconomically marginalized communities
· Knowledge of Clark County community-based resources
Pay rate depends on relevant experience. Remote work and work in the community are likely. This is a part-time position without employer-provided benefits.
To Apply: Please submit your application at https://www.ablelaw.org/careers-with-able/ by November 26, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.
ABLE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in our workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview/application process should contact the recruitment coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.