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Paralegal -1130 Grand Concourse

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BronxWorks
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The Bronx, NY
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Published 24 days ago

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences.


BronxWorks seeks a full‐time Immigration Navigator to join its staff as part of a coordinated citywide initiative, ActionNYC, which will reach immigrant communities across New York City to connect individuals to free immigration legal consultations, document preparation, and application assistance.  


 Responsibilities:

•  Under the supervision of an attorney, pre-screen for eligibility for immigration benefits;

•  Under the supervision of an attorney, provide application assistance to immigrants eligible for immigration benefits such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), naturalization, green card renewals, and others;  

•  Assist clients to obtain the documents necessary to apply for relief, fill out appropriate forms, and follow up with clients via phone, mail and email;

•  Provide support to supervising immigration attorney handling more complex cases and make referrals to other legal service providers for complex cases that are beyond the scope of the ActionNYC program; 

•  Provide referrals for wraparound services;

•  Participate in large-scale screening events and make appropriate referrals;

•  Create and maintain physical and electronic files, including managing correspondence with clients and documenting correspondence with immigration and other agencies; and

•  Manage data entry in internal and external data management systems and assist with generating reports.


Qualification:

•  A bachelor’s degree or professional and/community experience that may be the equivalent of or a substitute for a formal bachelor’s degree;

•  Excellent and careful attention to detail; 

•  Effective communications skills, including written and verbal;  

•  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;

•  Ability and experience working with diverse individuals and communities;

•  Ability to work in a fast‐paced, high intensity environment;

•  Flexible schedule and availability for occasional weekend work;   

•  Initiative and drive to learn and excel at the responsibilities described above;     

•  Preferred but not required:                 

o  Fluency in a second language;

o  Experience working as an immigration paralegal or advocate; and

o  Demonstrated a commitment to social justice issues and experience working in a non-profit or community setting.   

BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community. In all aspects of our work, we strive for the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round. Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave and a pension plan that is 100% employer paid.


We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

BronxWorks offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round. Generous paid…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near The Bronx, NY
Associated Location
The Bronx, NY, USA

How to Apply

Apply for PARALEGAL - LS - 1130 GRAND CONCOURSE using the link below: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1b568ba3-8b35-4407-aa58-c406cde8fb17&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=402250&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Apply for PARALEGAL - LS - 1130 GRAND CONCOURSE using the link below: 

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid…

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