Hiring: Senior Paralegal/Case Manager

 

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan human rights and social justice organization. JFJ provides legal support to victims to secure justice, delivers training, and conducts research and advocacy. JFJ works heavily on policing, children’s rights, and justice with marginalized people.

JFJ’s employs professionals with strong commitments to human rights, social justice, and non-discrimination to execute varied legal activities. The Case Manager/Senior Paralegal is an experienced, trained paralegal who will facilitate redress for victims of injustice.

Scope of Work

  1. Receive, document, and assess complaints, including but not limited to:
    1. Conducting intake of new complaints, including by interviewing persons
    2. Documenting complaints using prescribed methods, such as in electronic databases
    3. Assessing complaints in order to make decisions about legal support
  2. Provide paralegal support in legal matters, including but not limited to:
    1. Preparing legal documents and other materials relevant to legal proceedings
    2. Conducting basic legal research and writing
    3. Maintaining correspondence with courts or other bodies
    4. Receiving and actioning instructions from relevant officers
  3. Perform case management and administrative functions including but not limited to:
    1. Maintaining accurate case files and current records
    2. Maintaining correspondence with clients and other persons
    3. Supporting investigations of cases through various means
    4. Managing the sending and receipt of documents, material and other packages
    5. Preparing timely reports as requested
    6. Taking all steps necessary to assist persons with their cases
  4. Participate in organizational activities, functions, meetings, management activities, reporting, and planning exercises
  5. Complete other assignments relevant to case management, paralegal support or organizational management

Qualifications and competencies

The Case Manager/Paralegal must be a trained paralegal with:

  1. Formal training/certification in paralegal functions
  2. At least one year’s experience in an applicable setting

Application

Interested candidates should email their CVs and letters to admin@jamaicansforjustice.org by August 20, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The successful candidate will start in September 2018 (negotiable).