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Immigration Legal Services Specialist

Company: Paid US
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:The World Relief Chicagoland Immigration Legal Services (ILS) department provides low-cost immigration legal counsel and representation to the immigrant community. As a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative, this position will provide direct legal counsel and representation to immigrants seeking affirmative benefits including family reunification, U/VAWA, refugee/asylee adjustments, DACA, and ancillary benefits, as well as derivation/acquisition of citizenship, naturalization, and records checks. Based mainly in the DuPage office providing direct legal services, this position may involve one day a week working from a different location.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ResponsibilitiesImmigration Legal TrainingActively engage in ongoing immigration legal trainings (occasionally out-of-state), conferences, webinars, roundtables and research in order to maintain the necessary knowledge and experience under the oversight of the Legal SupervisorParticipate in weekly application case review and case questionsImmigration Legal Counsel and RepresentationScreen and advise clients regarding immigration benefits and remedies available under the INA, CFR, and relevant government agency policiesPrepare immigration paperwork and write legal briefs, sign G-28s, and follow-up as neededRepresent clients in person at USCIS adjudication interviews and infopass appointments as neededZealously advocate for clients with relevant government actors via telephone and correspondenceComply with WR Chicagoland ILS best practice case management rules, policies and procedures and legal ethics under the oversight of the Legal SupervisorPublic speaking as assigned to the immigrant community, churches, and other professionalsSpecific projects as assigned by the ILS Director, Legal Supervisor, or ILS ManagerOccasional Saturdays and evenings may be requiredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:Public speaking and writing skills preferredMaintaining DOJ accreditation requiredBachelor's Degree required, Master's preferredREQUIREMENTS:Committed to the mission, vision and values of World ReliefPersonal faith and commitment to serving the immigrant communityBilingual fluency in English/Spanish is requiredCross-cultural experience including cross-cultural communication skillsExcellent problem solving skills and flexibility to work in a frequently changing environmentCommitted to developing and investing in a strong ILS teamPHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locationsThe ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-15 pounds.Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information.The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.WORK ENVIRONMENT: General office setting.Great lengths of time working on computer, reading from computer screen, entering information, standing at copier or fax machine, and some time on the phone or in skype meetings may be required.Year-end archiving activities involve repeated lifting and bending.Physical, emotional and intellectual demandsEquipment used: Employee computer (desktop or laptop), printer, and copier.All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This position description is not all-inclusive and is always under review.Benefits Offered to US Employees working 25 or more hours per week:World Relief contributes to monthly premiums:MedicalVisionDentalAdditional Benefits:FSA Medical & Dependent CareCommuter FundingSupplemental Life Insurance (employee, spouse, and children)Offer 16 Paid HolidaysFree coffeeWorld Relief pays 100% for eligible employees:Group Term Life (employee, spouse, and children)Long term disabilityShort-term disabilityAccidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)Travel InsuranceWorld Relief - Retirement:401K & Roth through FidelityWR matches up to 4%, then an additional quarter percent up to 10%Eligibility: Full Time is eligible after 3 months of employment. Part time is eligible after 1000 hours in a yearAutomatically enrolled at 4%World Relief offers Discounts (Immediately Eligible)VerizonPet InsuranceWe are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.For World Relief staff, strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of World Relief is essential, and Christian faith is a prerequisite for employment, based upon United States federal guidelines provided in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.Legal Background in the United States World Relief is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. This means that we conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of World Relief as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs, so that all staff share the same religious commitment.Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a) World Relief has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with World Relief's Statement of Faith.

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