News & Updates

August 3, 2023 | Alison Pagan

TeamChild seeks a passionate and talented attorney with expertise in helping youth and young adults navigate housing stability and family conflict, especially understanding CHINS/ARY, filing dependencies, emancipations, youth shelter access, the overuse of detention and incarceration to respond to unhoused youth, and the overlap these issues have with the need for wrap around support and other supportive services. This position will provide direct legal advocacy to clients in our four main geographic areas: Spokane, Pierce, Yakima, and King, as well as youth who are unable to be released from county detention facilities due to lack of housing from regions across the state. Senior Attorneys are supported by the Director of Legal Services. In addition to handling a moderate caseload, Senior Attorneys provide mentoring and support for all legal program staff in their substantive area of focus. This includes co-counseling cases, providing advice and consultation to attorneys about their cases, developing substantive training to all staff in their area of focus, and contributing to the creation of case handling resources (briefs, advocacy letters, and other templates/resources). Senior Attorneys will also participate in community engagement, outreach/training, and systemic advocacy related to their substantive area of focus.

This is a full-time position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as travel within the state. The salary range for this position is based on our attorney scales, which range from $66,668 to $100,000, depending on years of experience. Senior attorneys receive a $5,000 bump to TeamChild’s base attorney salary scale up to the $100,000 cap to compensate for their expertise and support role. For example, an attorney with five years of legal experience has a base salary of $78,572 plus $5,000 for supervision for a total of $83,572.

Click here for more information:  Senior Attorney Housing