The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic legal defense office in the South Bronx – seeks energetic advocates with a commitment to social justice to join our Family Defense Practice as Parent Advocates for parents fighting allegations of child abuse and neglect in Bronx County Family Court.
The Bronx Defenders seeks thoughtful and dedicated Parent Advocates (PA) to join interdisciplinary teams to assist and advocate for families with open Child Welfare Family Court cases. Parent Advocates work with social workers and lawyers as part of an interdisciplinary advocacy team. They advocate for and with the client both inside and outside courtrooms, with programs, The Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and other stakeholders in the child welfare system. Parent Advocates must be comfortable working in and around family court, and with parents who are facing abuse/neglect allegations, as well as criminal charges on occasion.
To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter and resume in one document when prompted. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
The application deadline is January 31, 2018, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.
Please contact Caitlin Becker, Managing Director of Social Work, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the position.
The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.