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ORR Project Openings (Legal & Social Services Positions Available)

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About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks candidates for the following 6-month positions (with the potential to extend) to assist with KIND's on-site program to provide legal and social services to unaccompanied children placed at Emergency Intake Sites (EIS) maintained by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR):

  • Social Services Coordinator
  • Social Services Supervisor
  • Staff Attorney
  • Supervising Attorney
  • Managing Attorney
  • Program Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Paralegal

EIS sites include San Diego, CA; Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; El Paso TX; and Midland, TX.

For more information, please visit KIND's Careers Page.

Benefits:

At KIND we value every employee and the vital role they play in carrying out our mission to protect unaccompanied children on the move. Each employee hired as part of the ORR Project will be eligible for:

  • Up to $2,000 in relocation expenses
  • Up to 5 paid days in hotel
  • Paid roundtrip flight
  • Two medical insurance plans with 100% employer-paid options for medical, dental and vision (Eligible on day of hire)
  • And lots more!

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role. Applications may be submitted via the above Career Page link.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    April 19, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

At KIND we value every employee and the vital role they play in carrying out our mission to protect unaccompanied children on the move. Each employee hired as part of the ORR Project will be eligible for:

  • Up to $2,000 in relocation expenses
  • Up to 5 paid days in hotel
  • Paid roundtrip flight
  • Two medical insurance plans with 100% employer-paid options for medical, dental and vision (Eligible on day of hire)
  • And lots more!


At KIND we value every employee and the vital role they play in carrying out our mission to protect unaccompanied children on the move. Each employee hired as part of the ORR Project…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish & English

Fluency in Spanish & English

Location

On-site
Dallas, TX

How to Apply

Please be advised that a volunteer application will need to be submitted along with your resume in order to be considered for the desired role.

Please be advised that a volunteer application will need to be submitted along with your resume in order to be considered for the desired role.

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