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TeamChild Seeks Yakima County Attorney
August 3, 2023 | Alison Pagan

TeamChild is seeking a full-time or part-time staff attorney or managing attorney in our Yakima County office. This is an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team that is dedicated to client-centered legal advocacy and working to continually reflect and improve our client services and office and program practices. Primary job duties include providing holistic civil legal representation to youth who are at risk of or already involved in the juvenile court and child welfare systems. Advocacy involves breaking down legal barriers to a wide array of community-based services and supports, including but not limited to, education, safe and stable living situations, mental health care and medical services, and other civil rights issues. Activities include legal advice and/or representation in administrative or judicial proceedings, negotiations or other dispute resolution processes, advocacy in juvenile court in partnership with public defenders to promote alternatives to secure detention, and collaboration with and referrals to community providers. The staff attorney is also responsible for other advocacy activities, including community training, outreach, and policy work on behalf of our client base. Managing Attorneys provide leadership within their local office and community to ensure high quality services, to create a cohesive work environment including linkages to other offices, and to build strong community partnerships that advance local and statewide goals.
There is flexibility in this position for remote work from another location in Washington State or hybrid remote/work from our Yakima Office. There is also flexibility for full or part time work. This position involves travel to meet with clients and community.
The Yakima office is currently hiring for one attorney position—either a managing attorney or staff attorney. Please indicate if you are interested in being considered for both positions and whether you prefer remote or local work and full or part time work. The description that follows is for the Staff Attorney role. We are happy to provide a Managing Attorney job description upon request or during the interview process. If you are hired as a Staff Attorney and are located in or relocate to Yakima, there is an opportunity to be promoted to Managing Attorney after two years.

Salary is based on the TeamChild attorney salary scale and the candidate’s years of relevant experience. The salary range is for a full time commitment is $66,668 to $100,000. For example, an attorney credited with zero years of legal experience will start at $66,668. An attorney with seven years of experience will start as a Managing Attorney, supervising one employee, at $88,334. Please note that the Managing Attorney role includes an additional $5,000 added to the base salary for direct supervision of up to three employee

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