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ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Obtain high quality, appropriate educational services for underserved immigrant families. Will primarily serve immigrant families of children with special needs, including representation at special education administrative hearings as well as participation in school meetings and school visits. Will also assist immigrant families with education-related issues including school enrollment, bilingual programs, and bullying. Will provide know-your-rights trainings to families, community organizations and service providers. May also support ongoing policy advocacy efforts focusing on English Language Learners, immigrant students, and language access in schools.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Law degree required and admission to the NYS bar preferred; 1 – 3 years of legal experience preferred; Spanish, Arabic or Mandarin language fluency strongly preferred; Demonstrated commitment to mission; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Experience working with immigrant, low-income and special needs communities, especially an understanding of the cultural issues that often accompany language barriers; Interest in and knowledge of educational issues and issues affecting children, low-income families, immigrant communities, etc.; Experience working with children and families; Strong team player; Knowledge and experience of community based agencies and youth and human services providers; Organizational skills, flexibility, initiative, maturity, and cooperative attitude.
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