Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program Seeking Director

  • Employment Opportunity
  • Nebraska
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program (NLAP)

The Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program (NLAP) is seeking a director. The NLAP helps lawyers, judges and law students troubled by substance abuse problems, stress, depression and other types of disorders, accidents and illnesses, including aging, that may impair their ability to perform in a competent and professional manner.

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Duties
The NLAP director maintains a comprehensive service organization providing support services to all attorneys licensed in the state and law students needing support or treatment for issues impairing their ability to effectively practice law. Key responsibilities include:
Providing initial response to help line calls;
Screening and making appropriate referrals;
Helping lawyers, judges, law firms, law schools and courts to identify and refer to appropriate resources and;
Referring members of the legal community and their families to resources available to treat chemical dependency, mental health disorders and other disabilities and stressors impacting the ability to practice law.

Qualifications

  • Education & Experience
    Juris Doctorate strongly preferred
    Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in human services field (e.g. psychology, social work, behavioral health, etc.)
    Sufficient experience and training to identify, screen and refer/assist lawyers, judges and law students affected by impairment
    Sufficient administrative expertise to competently manage a human services organization
    Personal or professional experience in the treatment of substance use or mental health disorders
    Strong service orientation
    Experience managing volunteer resources
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Knowledge of intervention techniques
    Familiarity with motivational interviewing techniques
    Ability to screen to make appropriate referrals
    Knowledge of professional assistance programs and case management desirable
    Working knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Word, database management, PowerPoint, e-mail and the Internet
    Excellent oral and written communication skills

To Apply
Send cover letters and resumes to:

Nebraska State Bar Association
Attn: Liz Neeley
635 S. 14th St., #200
Lincoln, NE 68508
lneeley@nebar.com
EOE

To apply for this job email your details to lneeley@nebar.com

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