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Project Assistant Immigration Intervention Project

Company name

Sanctuary for Families .

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Sep 24,2018

Posted on

May 16,2018


Kew Gardens, NY
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Project Assistant, Immigration Intervention Project The candidate represents thousands of survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence, and human trafficking in a broad range of immigration matters at any time. Provides consultations and application assistance to immigrant victims of gender based violence and human trafficking in the borough of Queens. Other important responsibilities include conducting community outreach and education in Queens, and collaborating with other agencies represented at the new York City Family Justice Center, Queens, to best assist and empower immigrant survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence and human trafficking and to advocate on their behalf with systems affecting their lives. Conduct comprehensive immigration consultations with survivors to identify possible eligibility for immigration relief under United States immigration law. Prepare and file immigration applications on behalf of clients. Advocate on behalf of clients with city and state agencies and institutions on issues of eligibility for housing, education, and public benefits. Assist in the preparation of clients for interviews with local, state, and federal government agencies and Interpret during such meetings, if needed. Collaborate with staff from District Attorney’s Offices and local law enforcement to best assist immigrant survivors. Prepare applications for financial grants on behalf of eligible clients to enhance their economic self-sufficiency. Prepare scholarship applications on behalf of eligible clients with plans to advance their education. Refer clients to appropriate legal and social services within and outside of Sanctuary for Families. Coordinate and conduct outreach events with or for community based organizations and other community partners about immigration options for immigrant survivors. Maintain meticulous electronic notes.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have BA degree. Bilingual English and Spanish required; fluency in additional community languages is preferred. Paralegal or administrative experience is desired. Experience working with immigrant survivors of gender based violence and/or human trafficking is a plus. Strong writing and analytical skills is required. Strong communication skills is needed.

Additional info

Job ID: 2018-1326

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sanctuary for Families .
126-02 82nd Avenue
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

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