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Children's Legal Program Shelter Advocate, Americans for Immigrant Justice

Company: Immigratin Advocatres Network
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Children's Legal Program Shelter Advocate, Americans for Immigrant Justice Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice), 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. Position: 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. Responsibilities:

  • Provide "Know Your Rights" presentations for detained unaccompanied minors.
  • Conduct individual client interviews and follow-up meetings.
  • Facilitate referrals to other legal service providers.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled calls and in-person meetings with stakeholders and team members.
  • Work closely with various government agencies and social service providers.
  • Conduct daily case management, performing clerical duties such as data entry, filing and database maintenance.
  • Ensure necessary reporting data is accurately captured and updated.
  • Support attorneys by copying documents, completing and preparing applications for review by the attorney.
  • Interpret for clients and/or attorneys at interviews, hearings or presentations and prepare written translations of documents as needed.
  • 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. How to Apply: To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to, using the subject line "CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM SHELTER ADVOCATE"

Keywords: Immigratin Advocatres Network, Santa Clara , Children's Legal Program Shelter Advocate, Americans for Immigrant Justice, Legal , Santa Clara, California

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