The Education Advocacy Program at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is seeking a full-time education advocate to provide creative and zealous advocacy for children with disabilities who are struggling to receive services and accommodations from the school district. The advocate will work under the supervision of an education advocacy attorney, maintain our client database, screen clients for assistance, conduct interviews, and attend IEP meetings to advocate for students. Our advocate will attempt to negotiate the delivery of appropriate services and accommodations and if unsuccessful, assist the attorney in drafting documents to be used in due process hearings and in court. Our office is expanding this unit and wants to see children reach their full educational potential despite bureaucratic barriers in their way.
Preferred Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate is committed to public interest law and the education rights of children with disabilities. Experience in education law or advocacy is preferred, but not required. The ability to speak Spanish is always beneficial. The candidate should be an excellent writer and communicator as should be highly organized. Tenacity in the face of mind-numbing bureaucracy is essential.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is dependent upon experience with annual increases available. Our excellent benefits include 100% employer paid health insurance for an employee, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents up to 26 years old, a 403B match dollar for dollar up to 5% of an employee’s salary after 12 months of employment, 12 weeks paid parental leave, a generous paid time off policy, and flex work options. Benefits start on date of hire.
About Legal Aid Center
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a dynamic, progressive, non-profit law firm providing high-quality representation to the most underserved members of the Southern Nevada community. During its 64 years of service, Legal Aid Center has protected and advanced the rights of survivors of domestic violence, tenants facing eviction and homelessness, adults with disabilities and the elderly facing abuse and exploitation, consumers victimized by fraudulent and deceptive business practices, children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and many others, giving them a voice in court and a chance to regain control over their lives. Legal Aid Center is the most diverse law firm in Nevada staffed with compassionate and devoted employees who together create a collaborative and supportive work environment devoted to protecting the rights of its clients.
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