We seek a professional with extensive experience in paralegal work who desires to use their skills in a different, challenging, and highly impactful manner. A highly competent paralegal will be well-suited for this position due to the similarities in the written and verbal communications, experience in meeting inflexible timelines, attention to detail, technical knowledge, and the importance and impact of the work paralegals must perform.
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Requirements and preferred skills, knowledge, abilities and experience
We intentionally limit minimum requirements and list highly desirable as well as desirable qualifications and experience to allow individuals with unique skills, abilities and knowledge to be competitive for this position. Experience and qualifications that are similar to those listed as desirable and highly desirable may also be considered. We will consider work, volunteer, hobbies, and other types of experience that demonstrate skill sets relevant to the services we provide. While we have minimum requirements, we seek an outstanding individual who is a self-starter, who can adapt and succeed in this unique position.
Highly desirable qualifications and experience
Pre-employment and post-employment re-screening
This position often requires working on documents with highly sensitive information and information related to major litigation, sensitive post-incident reviews of major acts of school violence, and projects with national and international school safety, security, and antiterrorism aspects. Therefore, successful candidate will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement with Safe Havens as well as non-disclosure agreements with other clients if and as requested by clients.
The successful candidate will have to undergo a comprehensive and thorough pre-employment screening process which includes but is not limited to a fingerprint-based state and national criminal history check, a second state and national criminal history check which includes a social security trace, a national sex offender registry check, driving license check and 6 reference checks.
As child abuse prevention is a key area of focus for our organization and because our projects typically involve working at schools while students are present, this position also requires periodic post-hire re-background checks and completion of web-based training on courses such as boundaries invasion, recognizing sexual misconduct, compliance with all policies, organizational practices, state and federal statutes related to child abuse reporting and investigation, etc. Compliance with our code of conduct for the prevention of child abuse is also required of all Safe Havens personnel.
Our process for evaluating candidates
Compensation and benefits package
If you are a detail-oriented, highly organized, competent, hard-working, and reliable professional with excellent verbal and written communications skills who wants to help make schools safer, this unique position may be a good fit for you.
Safe Havens International, Inc. (“Safe Havens”) is a non-profit K12 school safety center with a reputation that is unmatched in the government and private sectors. Our analysts have assisted clients with school safety, security, climate, culture and emergency preparedness assessments for more than 8,500 K-12 schools in the U.S. and more than two dozen other countries. We write books, guides, articles, blogs, and web courses; present at conferences, workshops, and seminars; provide consulting and provide expert witness services related to school safety, security, and emergency preparedness. Our analysts have provided expert witness services for some of the largest and most complex school safety civil actions in our nation.