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 The Network and two of our member agencies currently have open positions available.  Please scroll below to check out the positions.
 
CIVIL LEGAL ATTORNEY
 
 Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City is seeking a full-time attorney to provide holistic civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking across western South Dakota.  The attorney will have the following primary responsibilities: provide civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, college administrative proceedings, family law cases, victim compensation proceedings, and other matters; develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victims; answer telephone/email inquiries from individuals and agencies on legal issues regarding domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims; maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements; review cases with the director and seek assistance when needed; conduct legal research; provide community outreach, technical assistance and training; collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in report preparation; prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with grant requirements; attend trainings regarding best practices for domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking civil legal issues; and work with the local bar association to create a network of lawyers to assist and mentor in civil matters.

 

Qualified candidates will have a J.D., be licensed to practice law in South Dakota, and be a member or willing to become a member of the State Bar of South Dakota.  Two years of experience in family law is required. Excellent written and oral communication, organization, planning, attention to detail, confidentiality, case management, and dependability are a must. This position will be based out of Rapid City, and some travel in the western part of the state is necessary for this position.  There is potential for this position to be split into two part-time positions.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Linda Shroll, Executive Director, at lindas@wavi.org.

 

FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME ADVOCATES

 Missouri Valley Crisis Center in Chamberlain, SD, has job openings for full-time and part-time victim advocates.
Qualifications are high school or GED, College Education preferred; demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of the dynamics  of domestic violence and sexual assault; preferred knowledge and experience with rural and tribal issues; Demonstrates ability to respond effectively to crisis; Must be empathetic; Must be nonjudgmental in assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel
 
Send all applications to krista@sdnafvsa.com
Questions? Please call Krista at 605.731.0041
 
 
 PART TIME FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
 
The Network has a part-time opening for a financial assistant. 
Hours are 15-20 hours weekly at $14-15/hour.

Email cover letter and resume to krista@sdnafvsa.com. Position is open until filled.

 
Qualifications: College Education with an emphasis in Accounting/Business would be helpful; Computer experience with QuickBooks would be helpful; Demonstrates strong knowledge and understanding of accrual accounting, budgets and formulas; Familiarity with time sheets, payroll, and reviewing hours and wages; Knowledge of Excel formulas and Word documents; Must exhibit good organizational skills, motivation and initiative; Must be nonjudgmental in assisting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
 
Responsibilities: Review monthly reimbursement vouchers of sub grantees to verify calculations, totals, allowable costs, etc.; Review semi-annual grant reports to verify statistics; Attend relevant meetings; Assist Financial Director with providing necessary information and backup for annual audit; Assist Financial Director with additional sub grantees monitoring for dates, rates, etc.; Scanning and filing grant and other required documentation; Ability to communicate with sub grantees as needed to verify payroll timesheets; Other duties as assigned by the Financial Director and/or Executive Director.
 
 

 

 FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

 
Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in Eastern South Dakota
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available in the eastern part of the state to any survivor.  
 
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
 
 
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors Available Statewide
 The Network is excited to announce that Taneeza Islam is now able to take civil legal immigration cases that are related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking.  This service is free for clients, and she is available to take cases from across the state.  This is made available through our Legal Assistance for Victims grant project.

If you have a client who has immigration legal needs due to domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, please contact Taneeza.  Her email address is taneeza@tislamlawoffice.com. 


 

 
 
 
Links to the archived webinars from Bridging South Dakota's webinar series: 
Improving Practices: Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals
Recorded 9/20/17
Recording with English Captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pwy0aeewhp1q/
 
Auxiliary Aids and Services: What's That? Why Should We Care?
Recorded 8/17/2017
Recording includes American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/paw0drx4ahfo/
 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://youtu.be/mNQmbl5YzKY
 
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Recorded 6/14/17 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pujtrtk0o11t/
 
                                                     
 

  
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAININGS
 
Pierre - Academy 
January 2 & 3, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Both days 
 
Pierre - Reciprocity Training 
January 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
 

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