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Shelter Advocate

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Agency Background:

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice has represented clients from around the world and is recognized as a powerful advocate and national leader for immigrants' rights. AI Justice works closely with traditional civil rights organizations as well as with grassroots organizations and local, state and national government officials to effect positive change in immigration policies.

DUTIES:

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, Shelter Advocate for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) custody as well as in the community. The shelter advocate will primarily assist and coordinate legal services for unaccompanied children in immigration custody.

The shelter advocate will be responsible for following duties:

1.    Provide “Know Your Rights” presentations for detained unaccompanied minors.  

2.    Conduct individual client interviews and follow-up meetings. 

3.     Facilitate referrals to other legal service providers. 

4.    Participate in regularly scheduled calls and in-person meetings with stakeholders and team members. 

5.    Work closely with various government agencies and social service providers.  

6.    Conduct daily case management, performing clerical duties such as data entry, filing and database maintenance. 

7.    Ensure necessary reporting data is accurately captured and updated. 

8.    Support attorneys by copying documents, completing and preparing applications for review by the attorney. 

9.    Interpret for clients and/or attorneys at interviews, hearings or presentations and prepare written translations of documents as needed; and

10.  Perform other job-related duties as assigned.  

 


QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Fluency in written and verbal Spanish required. Speakers of Mayan languages strongly encouraged to apply;

·      The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, friendly and responsible;

·      Ability to work independently and under pressure;

·      Ability to work collaboratively with multiple attorneys and staff members;

·      Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds;

·      Ability to adapt to a high-volume workload with fast changing deadlines and priorities;

·      Experience working with children preferred;

·      Demonstrated commitment to advocating on behalf of immigrant rights and/or children’s rights;

·      Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office applications required;

·      Must have own transportation; and

·      Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks.


EDUCATION:

·      Bachelor’s degree required.

Location: Miami, FL


Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 12 paid holidays; 10 paid sick days; and 3% employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year of employment.


How to apply

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to info@aijustice.org, with subject line "CHILDREN’S LEGAL PROGRAM SHELTER ADVOCATE"

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Agency Background:

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice – formerly FIAC), a not-for-profit law firm founded in 1996 to protect and promote the basic human rights of immigrants, has a multicultural and a multilingual staff. AI Justice…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 12 paid holidays; 10 paid sick days; and 3% employer contribution to 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year of employment.

AI Justice offers a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health, vision, and dental coverage; 15 paid days of vacation leave; 12 paid holidays; 10 paid sick days; and 3…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in written and verbal Spanish required. Speakers of Mayan languages strongly encouraged to apply

Fluency in written and verbal Spanish required. Speakers of Mayan languages strongly encouraged to apply

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Miami, FL
Associated Location
Miami, FL, USA

How to Apply

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to info@aijustice.org, with subject line "CHILDREN’S LEGAL PROGRAM SHELTER ADVOCATE"

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and we strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other…

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