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Join Our Team

Join us in making a difference in the lives of children. KidsVoice offers a unique opportunity to work in a team environment in which the education, experience and skills of attorneys and child advocacy specialists complement each other to provide nationally recognized, top-quality advocacy for children of abuse and neglect.

KidsVoice offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefit package. We are committed to diversity and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We have the following positions available:

  • Staff Attorney

    KidsVoice provides a voice of hope, a voice for rights and a voice of experience for abused, neglected and at-risk children who otherwise cannot speak for themselves.  KidsVoice vigilantly guides each child through the court process and ensures that every agency involved meets the full range of the child's needs.

    We currently have a Staff Attorney position available.  The Staff Attorney works on a regional multi-disciplinary team to advocate for children of abuse and neglect in their dependency proceedings in Allegheny County.  The attorneys team with Child Advocacy Specialists to advocate for the child in the community and at court.  The Staff Attorney will:

    • Provide legal respresentation to KidsVoice clients
    • Advocate for the child in the court and other forums
    • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Counsel clients regarding the role of KidsVoice, court hearings and services
    • Visit and interview clients in their current living environment 
    • Prepare cases and maintain case files in a shared caseload with other staff
    • Participate in on-going training and continuing education necessary for professional development

    Required qualifications include:

    • JD degree and license to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Prior legal experience, preferably 1-2 years of litigation and courtroom experience
    • Knowledge of child devleopment and/or child welfare issues preferred

    Qualified professionals should send a cover letter in MS Word or .pdf format to hr@kidsvoice.org.  

    KidsVoice is committed to diversity.

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  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant

    KidsVoice is currently seeking a Paralegal/Legal Assistant to provide direct support to our attorneys handling criminal expungements, SSI/SSDI, education and dependency matters for our clients.  Duties will include:

    • drafting motions, briefs, pleadings, other legal documents, emails and letters
    • performing legal research
    • assisting with a wide variety of case development tasks
    • interacting with court personnel and agency professionals to gather information or request records
    • maintaining data and client information systems
    • maintaining calendars for attorneys as requested
    • participating in reception relief coverage which will include processing mail, answering phones, greeting visitors.

    The position requires excellent anaytical skills and attention to detail.  Must be able to work independently, analyze tasks and manage multiple projects and requests simultaneously and manage time and workload.  Well-developed verbal and written skills are required.  Previous experience drafting legal pleadings is preferred.  Excellent computer literacy or ability to quickly learn a variety of client information systems required.  Knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and Word required.  Previous experience with criminal expungements, SSI/SSDI and education law would be very helpful.  One to three years of paralegal/legal secretary experience is required.

    KidsVoice has an excellent benefit package and competitive salary with a very good work environment.  Please send a cover letter that includes salary requirements and a resume via email to HR@kidsvoice.org (preferred method of application).  

     

     

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Internship Opportunities

KidsVoice has both a Legal Intern Program for law students and a Child Advocacy Specialist (CAS) Intern Program for graduate students in human services fields. Both programs are competitive and are designed for students who are seriously considering a career in child advocacy.

  • Legal Intern Program

    The Legal Intern Program begins with a training program designed to ensure that interns have the tools, knowledge and resources to successfully advocate on behalf of our clients. Upon completion of training, each intern will be paired with an experienced mentor attorney.  The mentor attorney will provide the intern with regular guidance and opportunities to: shadow the mentor in court and in the field on visits and at meetings; help prepare cases for court; work with CASs; do legal research and writing; and handle hearings in court.  The mentor will gradually increase intern case responsibilities as the intern develops during the course of the internship.  

    REQUIREMENTS: Students must meet the following requirements to apply for and remain in the program.

    1. Students should be considering a career in child advocacy.
    2. Time Commitment/Schedule Availability – To participate in the KidsVoice Legal Intern Program, students attending local law schools must commit either to a two semester long internship or to one semester and one summer.  This time commitment is necessary because the objective of the internship is to provide a comprehensive child advocacy experience with the potential for successful interns to be considered for future employment opportunities with KidsVoice. For the semester long internship, students must commit to 16 hours per week, including having a schedule of one day per week with at least six consecutive hours of availability for court.  Any day of the week can be accommodated but the student must have the same day of the week available for court throughout the semester.   

      The summer internship is a ten to twelve week full-time commitment. Students who attend law schools outside of Pittsburgh may apply just for the summer internship as long as they meet the other requirements.  There may be funding sources that can provide payment to students in the KidsVoice summer internship program, including through the law schools, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and other sources.
    3. Student Practice Eligibility: To participate in the KidsVoice Legal Intern Program, students must be qualified for admission under the Pennsylvania student practice rule.  This means that students must successfully complete a class in Evidence before participating in the internship. For more information about admission under the student practice act, also known as Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rule 321, please see: http://www.pabarexam.org/bar_admission_rules/321.htm. 

    If you are interested in applying for our legal intern program, please email a letter of interest and resume to interns@kidsvoice.org or email any questions regarding our legal intern program to the same address.  Applications for summer internships are due by March 15th.  Fall internship applications are due by May 1st and spring internship applications are due by November 1st.

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  • CAS Intern Program

    The CAS Intern Program also begins with a training program designed to ensure that interns have the tools, knowledge and resources to successfully advocate on behalf of our clients. Upon completion of training, each intern will be paired with an experienced mentor CAS.  The mentor CAS will provide the intern with regular guidance and opportunities to work directly on cases including: attending client visits and meetings; helping prepare cases for court; working with attorneys; and observing cases in court.  The mentor will gradually increase intern case responsibilities as the intern develops during the course of the internship. 

    REQUIREMENTS:  Students must meet the following requirements to apply for and remain in the program.

    1. Students must be graduate students and should be considering a career in child advocacy.
    2. Time Commitment/Schedule Availability – To participate in the KidsVoice CAS InternProgram, students must commit either to a two semester long internship or to one semester and one summer.  This time commitment is necessary because the objective of the internship is to provide a comprehensive child advocacy experience with the potential for successful interns to be considered for future employment opportunities with KidsVoice. For the semester long internship, students must commit to at least 20  hours per week.  The summer internship is a ten to twelve week full-time commitment.

    If you are interested in applying for our CAS intern program, please send a letter of interest and resume to interns@kidsvoice.org or email any questions regarding our CAS intern program to the same address.  Applications for summer internships are due by March 15th.  Fall internship applications are due by June 7th and spring internship applications are due by November 1st.

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ProBono Opportunities

KidsVoice is a member organization of the Allegheny Bar Association’s Pro Bono Center. Attorneys interested in providing pro bono support to KidsVoice may contact the Pro Bono center to register as a volunteer.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Attorneys experienced in juvenile law occasionally are needed to assist us as volunteers. If you have a background in juvenile law and are interested in volunteering with KidsVoice, please contact us.

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