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Legal Director - Baton Rouge

The Legal Director manages STAR’s legal services program and provides legal representation to STAR clients throughout our service areas.

The primary duties of this job are to:

  1. Directly supervise the Staff Attorneys and Legal Services Coordinator
  2. Collaborate with the Director of Programs to develop and expand the legal program
  3. Provide legal representation to STAR® clients
  4. Collaborate with the Director of Programs, Advocacy Director(s), and Counseling Director to ensure comprehensive service delivery to STAR client across all branches and programs
  5. Conduct quality assurance of legal notes/files in EmpowerDB

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-time/Exempt)

Reports to: Director of Programs 

Supervises: Staff Attorneys, Legal Services Coordinator, Legal Interns 

Home Office: Baton Rouge Branch

Salary and Benefits: Base pay range is $63,000 – $70,000; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. Our benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Leave Bank (ELB): Full-time employees will receive 8 hours of PTO and 2 hours of ELB each pay period, which accumulates to 24 days of PTO and 6 days of ELB annually. These benefits can be used for personal and medical leave.
  • Paid Holidays: We offer 15 paid holidays throughout the year, including Mardi Gras.
  • Health Care Coverage: Full-time employees are eligible for health care coverage after two full calendar months of employment. Our comprehensive coverage includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. STAR covers 70% of your monthly premium. Additionally, STAR contributes annually to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to help cover medical expenses applied to an employee’s Blue Cross Blue Shield deductible.
  • Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance: STAR pays 100% of the employee-only premium for all full-time employees, providing coverage for Life and AD&D insurance up to $25,000.
  • Professional Development Support: We value the growth and development of our employees. Therefore, STAR reimburses costs associated with professional licensure expenses. Additionally, STAR provides 32 hours of work time for professional development training each year.
  • Mileage and Travel Reimbursement: Employees receive mileage and travel reimbursement for work-related travel each month at the Louisiana State Mileage Rate. We understand the importance of compensating you for your business-related expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Our EAP provides free short-term therapy and support to employees and their loved ones, ensuring access to mental health resources when needed.
  • Retirement Program: Employees have the opportunity to enroll in our 403b retirement program through Mutual of America. This program enables you to save for your future and plan for a comfortable retirement.

Please note that the benefits mentioned above are subject to eligibility criteria, terms, and conditions outlined in the company’s benefits policy.

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Staff Attorney - New Orleans

The primary duty of the Staff Attorney is to provide legal assistance and representation to sexual assault survivors. This position will provide sexual assault victims with comprehensive legal consultations, representation and referrals; practice areas include privacy, safety, employment, education, housing, financial compensation including public benefits, criminal justice system advocacy, and/or other legal needs that arise from a sexual assault.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Provide sexual assault victims with comprehensive legal consultations, representation and referrals; practice areas include privacy, safety, employment, education, housing, financial compensation including public benefits, criminal justice system advocacy, and/or other legal needs that arise from a sexual assault
  • Conduct safety plans with all survivors
  • Connect survivors with additional services throughout the community as needed
  • Attend court, return client calls, and draft legal documents as needed

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-Time/Exempt)

Reports to: Legal Director

Supervises: Legal Interns (as requested)

Home Office: New Orleans Branch

Salary & Benefits: Base pay range is $53,000 – $60,000; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. Our benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Leave Bank (ELB): Full-time employees will receive 8 hours of PTO and 2 hours of ELB each pay period, which accumulates to 24 days of PTO and 6 days of ELB annually. These benefits can be used for personal and medical leave.
  • Paid Holidays: We offer 15 paid holidays throughout the year, including Mardi Gras.
  • Health Care Coverage: Full-time employees are eligible for health care coverage after two full calendar months of employment. Our comprehensive coverage includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. STAR covers 70% of your monthly premium. Additionally, STAR contributes annually to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to help cover medical expenses applied to an employee’s Blue Cross Blue Shield deductible.
  • Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance: STAR pays 100% of the employee-only premium for all full-time employees, providing coverage for Life and AD&D insurance up to $25,000.
  • Professional Development Support: We value the growth and development of our employees. Therefore, STAR reimburses costs associated with professional licensure expenses. Additionally, STAR provides 32 hours of work time for professional development training each year.
  • Mileage and Travel Reimbursement: Employees receive mileage and travel reimbursement for work-related travel each month at the Louisiana State Mileage Rate. We understand the importance of compensating you for your business-related expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Our EAP provides free short-term therapy and support to employees and their loved ones, ensuring access to mental health resources when needed.
  • Retirement Program: Employees have the opportunity to enroll in our 403b retirement program through Mutual of America. This program enables you to save for your future and plan for a comfortable retirement.

Please note that the benefits mentioned above are subject to eligibility criteria, terms, and conditions outlined in the company’s benefits policy.

Requirement: You are licensed and in good standing to practice law in the State of Louisiana.

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Counselor/Therapist - Alexandria

The Counselor is responsible for providing individual and group counseling to sexual trauma survivors and their loved ones. Other duties may include the supervision and training of staff/volunteers/interns that support the program.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Provide individual counseling to survivors
  • Complete psychosocial assessments for new clients
  • Documentation of all client interactions
  • Complete case management of clients (following up with no-show’s, calling new intakes, scheduling matters, looking up referral agencies)

Classification: 40 hours/week (Full-Time/Exempt)

Reports to: Counseling Director

Supervises: Counseling Intern (As Requested)

Home Office: Alexandria Branch

Salary and Benefits: Base pay range is $45,000 – $49,000; additional compensation will depend on education, knowledge, and experience. Our benefits include:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Leave Bank (ELB): Full-time employees will receive 8 hours of PTO and 2 hours of ELB each pay period, which accumulates to 24 days of PTO and 6 days of ELB annually. These benefits can be used for personal and medical leave.
  • Paid Holidays: We offer 15 paid holidays throughout the year, including Mardi Gras.
  • Health Care Coverage: Full-time employees are eligible for health care coverage after two full calendar months of employment. Our comprehensive coverage includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. STAR covers 70% of your monthly premium. Additionally, STAR contributes annually to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) to help cover medical expenses applied to an employee’s Blue Cross Blue Shield deductible.
  • Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance: STAR pays 100% of the employee-only premium for all full-time employees, providing coverage for Life and AD&D insurance up to $25,000.
  • Professional Development Support: We value the growth and development of our employees. Therefore, STAR reimburses costs associated with professional licensure expenses. Additionally, STAR provides 32 hours of work time for professional development training each year.
  • Mileage and Travel Reimbursement: Employees receive mileage and travel reimbursement for work-related travel each month at the Louisiana State Mileage Rate. We understand the importance of compensating you for your business-related expenses.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Our EAP provides free short-term therapy and support to employees and their loved ones, ensuring access to mental health resources when needed.
  • Retirement Program: Employees have the opportunity to enroll in our 403b retirement program through Mutual of America. This program enables you to save for your future and plan for a comfortable retirement.

Please note that the benefits mentioned above are subject to eligibility criteria, terms, and conditions outlined in the company’s benefits policy.

Requirement: You are a licensed social worker (LMSW or LCSW) or licensed professional counselor (PLPC or LPC) in the State of Louisiana

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - Alexandria

The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must work at least two (2) weekends a month; a weekend consists of 5 shifts. Weekends begin on Fridays at 5:00pm and end on Mondays at 8:30am. Position is part-time to be paid on a semi-monthly basis.

Reports to: Advocacy Director(s)

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - Baton Rouge

The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time.

Reports to: Advocacy Director(s)

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Part-Time Medical Advocate - New Orleans

The Medical Advocate performs a variety of duties involved in providing support and advocacy for the rights and protection of survivors of sexual trauma and their loved ones. The primary duty of the Medical Advocate is to accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam. Medical Advocates are expected to be available on holidays, nights, and weekends.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Accompany survivors of sexual assault to local hospitals in order to provide support and resources before, during, and after a forensic medical exam
  • Document all client interactions
  • Participate in monthly PTMA meetings (virtual)

Classification: Must take at least eight (8) or more 12-hour shifts per month. Position is part-time.

Reports to: Advocacy Director(s)

Supervises: N/A

Salary:  Salary for this position is $15 per completed 12-hour shift and $15 per hour of direct service. Travel time, supervision, and monthly meetings are classified as direct service hours.  

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Internship Opportunities

STAR’s internship program supports the agency mission through graduate and undergraduate internships and offers a collaborative, supportive and creative learning environment with many opportunities for students to work autonomously with the guidance of a supervisor, integrate theory and practice, and develop new projects and initiatives within a non-profit, social service organization. Individuals interested in interning at STAR can click here to apply.

What You Should Know About Our Internships
  • Internship hours can be part-time and schedules are flexible. The minimum number of hours may be established by individual school requirements.
  • Each student intern will have administrative supervision from a staff person in their field of study. For graduate internships, clinical supervision is available for those requiring LCSW supervision in social work or LPC supervision in counseling.
  • Undergraduate internships must be at least 1 semester in length. Some positions may require longer commitments.
  • Graduate internships must be at least 2 semesters in length, ideally 3 consecutive semesters.
  • Counseling Internships are available for graduate students seeking their masters in social work, counseling, or psychology from an accredited school.
  • Legal externships are available to to law students only.
  • For internships involving direct services, STAR’s 40-hour CORE Advocacy Training is required. It is expected that interns complete this training prior to beginning their internship.
  • Most internships are available year-round.
  • Applicants must consent to and successfully complete a full background investigation, which includes a criminal history check and finger printing.
  • There may be more than one student in each internship position at any given time as the number of internships available varies depending on the program and position.
  • Students are required to submit a professional cover letter and resume and attend an interview to be considered for an internship position.
  • Internships are in high demand and the number of internships available may be limited. Because of this, it is strongly recommended that students begin the application process as early as possible.
  • Internships are unpaid.

 

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, weight, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal opportunity employment. Accommodations to enable all individuals to participate in the application process may be provided upon advance request.

Capital Area Branch
5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Central Louisiana Branch
1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 70301
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Greater New Orleans Branch
123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
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Capital Area Branch

5615 Corporate Blvd., Ste 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Office: (225) 615-7093 
Fax: (225) 615-7236

Central Louisiana Branch

1403 Metro Drive, Bldg F
Alexandria, LA 71301
Office: (318) 625-7592 
Fax: (318) 625-7593

Greater New Orleans Branch

123 N. Genois Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Office: (504) 407-0711 
Fax: (504) 509-6368

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