Community Legal Services, Inc. is seeking a Social Worker for its Youth Justice Project (“YJP”).
A Master’s in Social Work (MSW) is required for this position. YJP uses a holistic, community-based model of legal representation to give youth aged 16-24 an opportunity to stabilize their lives and move past the legal obstacles that keep them in poverty.
The YJP social worker will help develop and strengthen community partnerships, coordinate legal clinics, provide support at clinics, and provide wrap-around support for youth in addressing their legal and non-legal problems. The social worker will also help to develop YJP’s first ever youth advisory fellowship program.
The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, dependability, strong initiative, motivation and concern for the interests of youth, a commitment to racial justice and to combating intersectional oppression, be non-judgmental, empathetic, patient, and understanding, and a strong ability to work cooperatively with other staff as member of a legal team. Experience working with youth is preferred.
CLS looks for candidates who are mission driven, who possess creativity, initiative and leadership skills and applicants who have a strong commitment to working with diverse client communities.
CLS values and prioritizes a diverse workforce and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Please see our job posting for further information on CLS’s commitment to diversity in hiring as well as for further information on the required and preferred job qualifications for this position.
CLS is currently accepting applications and will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please feel free to share this opportunity widely with your networks.
Interested candidates can read more about the position apply here