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The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-­‐generation, social justice law firm that provides high-­‐quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. Our staff is comprised of advocates and activists from the immigrant rights community who collectively have decades of experience fighting for the rights of immigrants in Southern California and beyond. Our organization was founded with the belief that no immigrant should be forced to go into court alone, and we see our universal representation programs for unaccompanied children and adults, including those with serious mental disorders, as a first step towards that goal. Learn more about us at www.immdef.org.


In response to the current crisis of family separation, detention and need for legal representation, ImmDef is now hiring additional legal and administrative staff. ImmDef seeks a full-time Case Management Associate to support our attorneys who provide legal representation to children and adults in the immigration removal system.

Responsibilities for these positions include but are not limited to:

  • Equip and assist clients in accessing various forms of social, health and educational services.
  • Work under the supervision of the Case Management Coordinator to provide administrative and operational support to address clients’ needs and thus contribute to the effective resolution of their case.
  • Assist in systematizing case coordination by researching and developing a comprehensive referral database for an array of services for clients.
  • Monitor and amplify clients’ steady access to such services.
  • Develop relationships with point persons at different social, health and educational service providers.
  • Maintain a detailed log of all interactions with and services to clients for data collection purposes and ongoing assessment of Case Coordination.

This position will be supporting our Children's Representation Project.

  Qualifications:   

  • High School Degree or GED is a must; 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Power Point; 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented disposition to build new strategies and systems from scratch;
  • Hardworking and motivated;
  • Able to think critically and anticipate needs of clients;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities within a multi-disciplinary team environment and multi-layered organizational structure; 
  • Must be a confident self-starter who is at ease building productive relationships with diverse organizations, agents, and individuals;
  • Discretion while working with confidential and sensitive information;
  • Spanish language fluency required and will be tested at time of interview;
  • Candidates must have reliable transportation to travel locally around Southern California with clients, valid CA Driver’s License, and current auto insurance
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required. 
  • DACA recipients strongly encouraged to apply. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a start-up non-profit and/or at a public interest law firm with high volume of cases is helpful; 

Classification and Work Schedule

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with flexibility required based on the needs of the organization.


Work Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. 


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Immigrant Defenders Law Center (“ImmDef”) is a next-­‐generation, social justice law firm that provides high-­‐quality representation and legal services to immigrants in Southern California. Our staff is comprised of advocates and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Salary

USD 18 - USD 24

Benefits

Holidays and Paid Time Off

  • 13 paid Holidays;
  • 1-Week paid winter break between Christmas and New Years;
  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 15 Sick Days per year

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • We cover 100% of premiums for our base dental and vision plans for our staff members and 75% of base plan dental and vision premiums for their dependents. ImmDef also covers 98% of the base plan medical premiums for our staff and 73% of the base plan medical premiums for their dependents.

FSA and Dependent Care FSA

  • ImmDef offers FSA plans to help offset the costs of eligible health care expenses for you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents using pre-tax dollars
  • We also offer Dependent Care FSA to pay for eligible dependent care services, such as preschool, summer day camp, before or after school programs, and child or adult daycare

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

  •  ImmDef staff are eligible to enroll in our 401(k) plans immediately upon hire, contributing pre-tax dollars towards their retirement goals
  • After six months on staff, ImmDef will match 100% of contributions up to 3%
  • Funds are vested immediately!

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  • As a 501(c)3, qualified ImmDef staff are eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Parking and Travel Stipend

  • ImmDef Staff commuting into our DTLA office are eligible for reimbursement of parking or public transit costs up to $90 per month.

Holidays and Paid Time Off

  • 13 paid Holidays;
  • 1-Week paid winter break between Christmas and New Years;
  • 15 vacation days per year
  • 15 Sick Days per year

Health, Dental and Vision…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language fluency required and will be tested at time of interview.

Spanish language fluency required and will be tested at time of interview.

Location

On-site
634 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USA

How to Apply

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ImmDef believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized assessments in the hiring of those with past criminal convictions. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for a position fighting for our immigrant communities!

Immigrant Defenders Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ImmDef believes in second chances. As an organization, we will rely on individualized…

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