The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for a Case Support Associate position to be based in Chicago, IL. The Case Support Associate will work on cases involving the separation of immigrant children from their parents by U.S. immigration authorities and cases involving vulnerable, unaccompanied immigrant children.
ABOUT THE YOUNG CENTER
The Young Center is a children’s rights organization dedicated to promoting the best interests—safety and well-being—of unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in the United States. The immediate focus of the Young Center’s work is to serve as Child Advocate for vulnerable, unaccompanied, and separated children. Our role is to identify and advocate for the best interests of children in federal custody, applying federal and state law and long-recognized principles of the best interests of the child. In the last year, we have been appointed as Child Advocate to an increasing number of children who arrived at the U.S. border with their parents but who were separated by immigration authorities; we also continue to work with unaccompanied children who face prolonged custody or separation from family.
The Case Support Associate will be responsible for administrative support related to cases where the Young Center is appointed as Child Advocate for separated and unaccompanied children. The Case Support Associate will review and gather information for all referrals sent to an office for the appointment of a Child Advocate. Once the Young Center is appointed to a case, the Case Support Associate will be responsible for locating children’s family members; identifying government officials working on the cases; and facilitating regular communication between the child and family member and between the Young Center and government officials. When children are to be released from custody or repatriated to their countries of origin, the Case Support Associate will coordinate with the child, the family, and government and consular officials to ensure everyone has the information necessary to
ensure the child’s safety post-release. The Case Support Associate will also assist with gathering and reporting data on our work on these cases; help to submit recommendations for immigration court or other agencies; and assist with other administrative casework.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Case Support Associate’s primary responsibilities will be:
Physical demands include regular attendance; keyboarding; sitting for long periods (at least 5 hours a day); driving. Ability to use computer, telephone, and copy machine. Ability to travel by plane, car and other conveyances within U.S.
Job offer is conditioned on clearance of fingerprint criminal background check, child abuse and neglect check (CANS) and tuberculosis test.
The Young Center is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in and affirmatively factors diversity into its hiring practices. Young Center encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, marital or parental status, pregnancy, citizenship, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veterans’ status. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process; no application will be penalized for requesting an accommodation. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for a Case Support Associate position to be based in Chicago, IL. The Case Support Associate will work on cases involving the separation of immigrant children from…
The position includes excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick time, among other benefits.
The position includes excellent health insurance coverage for employee and dependents at no cost to the employee, a 401k plan with employer match, and paid vacation and sick time…
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume and three references and writing sample.
Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please apply on the Young Center website with a cover letter, resume and three references…