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BILINGUAL PARALEGAL ADVOCATE Fingerprint Project for Sponsors of Unaccompanied Minors

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Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte region, seeks a Full-Time Paralegal Advocate for its Immigrant Justice Program (“IJP”). The selected candidate will work primarily in the Fingerprint Project, which sponsors the reunification of immigrant minors in detention with parents or other family members. The selected candidate will also assist IJP attorneys in providing outreach, education, legal advice and representation to immigrants in immigration, landlord-tenant and domestic violence matters.

Responsibilities will include:

·Schedule prospective custodians for appointments;

·Compile paperwork for immigrant families to ensure they have all necessary documents required to be fingerprinted;

·Help clients fill out family reunification paperwork and answers questions families have about fingerprint process;

·Fingerprint clients using digital system;

·Complete data entry in internal and web-based systems for persons fingerprinted;

·        Translate written documents from Spanish into English for immigration, domestic violence and landlord-tenant clients represented by IJP attorneys;

·        Interpret for Spanish-speaking immigration, domestic violence and landlord-tenant clients represented by IJP attorneys; and,

·        Other tasks as directed.


Qualifications:

·        Two-year or four-year college degree or equivalent training or experience;

·        Paralegal certification or equivalent experience desired but not required;

·        Experience working with low-income individuals and/or immigrants;

·        Spanish fluency is required. 

·        Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe PDF professional;

·        Ability to work independently and in a team environment; and

·        Ability to effectively collaborate with co-workers and clients in virtual, face to face, and meeting settings.

·        Upon acceptance of an offer of employment, Applicant will be required to undergo a background investigation conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (“OPM”). A failure to receive certification from the OPM will result in termination of employment.

Start Date

Position Available beginning May 17, 2021.


Classification

The position is classified as paralegal-advocate on the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy salary scales. Full time, annual salary $34,500+ (depending on experience); generous leave and benefits. 

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, a non‑profit provider of civil legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte region, seeks a Full-Time Paralegal Advocate for its Immigrant Justice Program (“IJP”). The selected candidate will…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 17, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement

Salary

At least $34,500Depending on Experience.

Benefits

Generous leave and benefits, including paid time off, Holidays, health, dental, vision.

Generous leave and benefits, including paid time off, Holidays, health, dental, vision.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish Proficiency Required.

Spanish Proficiency Required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Charlotte, NC
Associated Location
1431 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA

How to Apply

To Apply send all of the following:

·        a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific position and organization, describe qualifications for this program, experience with low-income individuals, Spanish language proficiency, full or part-time interest and availability, and other relevant information;

·        Resume;

·        Writing sample;

·        Names and telephone numbers of three references to: Administrative Manager, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, by email to careers@charlottelegaladvocacy.org or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28204, email is preferred. Form letters and inquiries not containing this information will not be considered.


Equal opportunity employer.

Veterans, women, minorities and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.


To Apply send all of the following:

·        a detailed letter explaining your qualifications for and interest in this specific position and organization, describe qualifications for…

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