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Lived Experience Advocate

The Children's Law Project of Hawaiʻi is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to the rights of court-involved youth on Hawaiʻi Island. Our attorneys specialize in acting as Guardians ad Litem (GALs), investigating children’s circumstances and advocating for their best interests in family court.

Job Description

We are searching for a Lived Experience Advocate to assist with case investigation, follow-up, and assessment on multidisciplinary teams with our Guardians ad Litem. We are seeking an individual interested in advocating for youth with life experience related to the child welfare system. 

Candidates should be able to work collaboratively and independently with strong communication skills and attention to detail. This position requires an understanding of the child welfare system and does not have an education requirement. 

Hours and Application

The Lived Experience Advocate is a part-time, hybrid/remote position with flexible hours and occasional meetings in our Hilo and/or Kona offices. 

Email your cover letter and resume to

CLPHI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all staff can excel and achieve work-life balance irrespective of ancestry, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

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