Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Ascentria Care Alliance

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Nov 27,2018

Posted on

Mar 23,2018

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Worcester, MA
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Staff Attorney
The candidate represents eligible noncitizen unaccompanied minors before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Worcester Juvenile Court. The attorney also conducts advocacy, education, and other outreach activities to raise awareness of immigration relief for unaccompanied minors. Conduct initial intake for the company Unaccompanied Minors Program to assess eligibility for immigration relief. Provide “know your rights” presentations, legal advice, relevant referrals, and representation to eligible unaccompanied minors in immigration matters. Provide training to community partners, the general public, and the private bar about immigration relief for unaccompanied minors and the unique challenges of working with immigrant children. Complete representation of remaining detained caseload including less than five humanitarian cases involving adults. Recruit pro bono attorneys, and provide mentorship and support to attorneys accepting unaccompanied minor referrals from the company Immigration Legal Assistance Program. Complete regular grant reports for funding to support the Unaccompanied Minors Program and coordinate with the financial and management teams at company to ensure compliance with grant regulations. Attend regular meetings with community partners including the Immigration Coalition Meetings, SIJS Working Group Meetings, and staff meetings.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have valid license to practice law in the state of Massachusetts. Strong Spanish language skills (i.e. ability to speak, understand, read, and write) are required. Must have 1 year of experience practicing immigration law. Must have excellent research and writing skills, outstanding oral communication skills, strong organizational skills, an ability to work collaboratively with other staff, and self-motivation. Must be adept at interacting with a wide variety of people and comfortable working in a busy, open work environment. Must have a demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice. Prior experience in a public interest setting is highly desirable.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Ascentria Care Alliance
14 East Worcester Street
Suite 300
Worcester, MA 01604

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