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Lawyers’ Assistance Program Clinician and Well-Being Coordinator

The Lawyers’ Assistance Program clinician and well-being coordinator provides direct services and program support for the bar’s lawyer well-being initiative and the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program, a confidential counseling program that serves lawyers, judges, law students, and their immediate family members. The clinician and coordinator provides counseling and support to lawyers, judges, law students, and their families dealing with a broad range of concerns including addiction, depression, other mental health concerns, marital and family matters, work-related stress, and other personal challenges to enhance personal and professional success. The Lawyers’ Assistance Program clinician and well-being coordinator works to evaluate and assist legal professionals, refer for relevant services, grow and strengthen the program, and support the bar’s lawyer well-being initiative.
 
General Qualifications:
This position requires a wide range of clinical experience, the ability to assist members of the legal profession, a willingness to be accessible at all times to those seeking help, knowledge in the use of the DSM, responsiveness to those seeking help, ability to effectively manage crisis, ability to manage multiple priorities, sound clinical judgment, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. The position also requires assisting the director in recruiting and training volunteers, maintaining an effective referral program, and planning and delivering educational programs.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assists in operating confidential helpline, serving lawyers, judges, law students, immediate family members, and concerned colleagues
  • Provides assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, referrals, and follow-up with clients dealing with a broad range of concerns, including but not limited to, alcohol and other substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, stress and burnout, gambling, career transition, work-life balance, family, marital, and social concerns
  • Provides services by phone, virtual platform, or in person, within scope of license
  • Updates and maintains provider resource list
  • Documents services and activities
  • Publicizes the initiative and the program, including by writing quarterly newsletter and blog articles for use in Missouri Bar publications and social media
  • Collaborates with the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program director to increase program visibility and service utilization
  • Provides staff support for the bar’s lawyer well-being initiative
  • Maintains professional license and malpractice insurance
  • Maintains high standards of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Provides consultation on request
  • Participates in other activities of the bar and performs other duties as assigned
 
Education and experience:
  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a current related Missouri license
  • A minimum three years of relevant treatment experience
  • Familiarity with 12-step programs and support groups
  • Familiarity with evidence-based practices
  • Proficient telephone and computer skills
 
Key Competencies:
  • Knowledgeable in use of the DSM
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Integrity, flexibility, and resilience
  • Ability to work as team player
  • Professional demeanor
 
FLSA Classification: Exempt
 
Reports to: Lawyers’ Assistance Program director
 
Supervises: N/A
 
Position located in Jefferson City. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org.
 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE

 
Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator

The Missouri Bar, created by the Supreme Court of Missouri with the mission to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice, and the law on behalf of the public, seeks a coordinator to support its diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and equity (DICE) efforts. The person in this position will be responsible for identifying and coordinating the organization’s existing DICE efforts by working with Missouri Bar departments, committees, and sections.

This position requires someone well organized and who can manage multiple priorities, anticipate needs, assess situations, and recommend and implement solutions. The Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator must be innovative and be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment. The ability to interact with members and staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining adaptable, proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality is crucial to this role. Effective written and verbal communication skills, decision-making ability, attention to detail, superb relationship-building skills, and strong customer service skills are important as are solid computer skills and comfort with existing and new technology. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the DICE efforts of The Missouri Bar in accordance with the strategic plan
  • Identify and coordinate the organization’s existing DICE efforts
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Committee on Diversity, the Women in the Profession Committee, the Special Committee on Lawyers of Color, and the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession and support their initiatives
  • Serve as a resource to the Leadership Academy, the Young Lawyers Section Council, The Missouri Bar Leadership Institute, and bar committees and sections
  • Work with and serve as a resource to all departments
  • Support DICE-related CLE programming
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with other organizations, including local and specialty bar associations and law schools, to further the bar’s DICE goals
  • Seek out and apply for sponsorships and other forms of funding that provide support for the bar’s DICE efforts
  • Collect, analyze, maintain, and disseminate information about evolving best practices aimed at the recruitment, hiring, retention, professional development, and promotion of diverse and inclusive legal talent
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and equity work
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team to fulfill the organization’s DICE objectives
  • Continual learning and growth
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and various databases.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, listening, and presentation.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

Bachelor’s degree in a related area and two to five years relevant experience preferred. Experience in DICE initiatives, association or nonprofit work, or the legal profession a plus.

Position located in Jefferson City and includes excellent benefits and hybrid schedule with two days working remote each week. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Apply by sending cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hrdept@mobar.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE


 

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