Community Legal Advocate - Hindi


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Starting at $18.16 per hour, plus bilingual supplement. Excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision, long-term disability and life) and retirement package. Parking provided.

Published:

03/26/2018

Address

1145 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles
CA
90017
United States

Description

Position Summary

Advancing Justice-LA seeks a full-time bilingual Legal Advocate fluent in Hindi and English, to help launch and staff a legal helpline that expands citizenship services to low-income, limited English speaking immigrants. The Asian Language Legal Intake Program (ALLIP) is recognized nationally as a model for its innovation and its ability to expand legal representation and advice to Asian clients in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Answer helpline calls from low-income, Hindi-speaking individuals, primarily in the area of citizenship
  • Assess legal matters, consult with Advancing Justice-LA attorneys and provide in-language assistance by phone
  • Provide brief services to callers with the support of a supervising attorney
  • Assist in the planning and execution of outreach activities to the South Asian community, including meeting with media and community-based organizations
  • Assist in the development and translation of written community outreach and education materials
  • Provide language support to substantive units within the organization
  • Attend trainings on legal areas covered by the helpline
  • Support collaboration through referrals and service coordination
  • Administrative duties, including inputting intakes into centralized database and processing closed intakes


Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Hindi and English, with strong ties to the local South Asian community
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants
  • Ability to work independently, under general supervision
  • Strong preference for applicants with some knowledge and experience in immigration/citizenship
  • Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation


Compensation:

Starting at $18.16 per hour, plus bilingual supplement. Excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision, long-term disability and life) and retirement package. Parking provided.

 

Application Process: 

Please send a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Kim, ALLIP Project Director, Advancing Justice - LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 977-7595 (fax); or email: ckim@advancingjustice-la.org.

 

Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice-LA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Hindi and English.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

ckim@advancingjustice-la.org

https://advancingjustice-la.org/get-involved/work-for-us/community-legal-advocate-hindi#.WrlrWJdlDcs

Please send a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Kim, ALLIP Project Director, Advancing Justice - LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 977-7595 (fax); or email: ckim@advancingjustice-la.org.


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