The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic legal defense office in the South Bronx – seeks an energetic advocate with a commitment to social justice to join our Family Defense Practice as a Parent Advocate in a new “Early Defense” initiative, representing parents in the earliest stage in a child welfare case--the agency’s initial child protective investigation.
The Bronx Defenders seeks a thoughtful and dedicated Parent Advocate to join our Family Defense Practice. The Parent Advocate is an integral part in the representation of parents from marginalized communities under investigation for allegations of abuse/neglect of their children. The Parent Advocate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and other advocates, and will connect them with community based support and assist in the development of a legal strategy for the parent.
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, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply.