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Office & Administrative

June 12, 2024

Part-Time Legal Navigator


Type

Temporary

Location

Houston, TX

Salary

$35.00/hour

Job ID

JT828882611


Openwork is currently assisting the Houston Alumni Youth Foundation in their search for a Legal Navigator. This is a part-time (12 hours a week) position with the focus of assisting youth, formerly in foster care, with resolving outstanding legal issues. The Legal Navigator will work within the HAY Center wraparound services model to support the youth in reaching their education, employment and housing goals by addressing any legal issues that might create a barrier.  

Additional functions of this job are to:

  • Assist youth and young adults (YYA) formerly in foster care in connecting and communicating with those assigned (attorneys, probation officers and others) to represent or monitor the YYA who is involved with the legal process
  • Provide navigation services designed to assist YYA in resolving legal issues including meeting with legal representatives, attending court hearings, provide recommendations to the YYA on how to advocate for themselves and connect the youth with any services that may be available to assist with the YYA’s specific needs
  • Develop a best practices service delivery process in working with YYA with legal issues which will be incorporated into the HAY Center wraparound model.  
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation in the data tracking system as well as generate YYA data for quarterly reporting. 
  • Be available for meetings, staffings, and events as needed. Some Saturday hours anticipated.

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice,  social work or related field
  • Experience with legal systems
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must pass background check and drug screening
  • Experience using Microsoft Office

Preferred Experience

  • Some experience working with youth and young adults who aged out of foster care
  • Experience with court appointed attorneys, public defenders, court records, and probation compliance.   

Perks:

  • Part-Time work helping the youth
  • Pay Rate: $35.00 hr.
  • Weekly Pay

About Openwork:

Openwork is a talent-first staffing company on a mission to bring ease and thoughtfulness to an industry we’ve held a footing in for 50+ years. We believe there’s more to life than livelihood, but that finding your dream career or team is a really good place to start. Our family of companies also includes Rock Staffing (GA), QS Nurses (KS), and Aerospace Solutions (CA). Looking for your dream job or hire? Visit us at www.openwork.com to say hello and start building your future, together.

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