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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

Jun 19,2019

Valid Through

Oct 02,2019

Posted on

Jun 11,2019

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Immigration >> Immigration
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Project Assistant, Immigration Intervention Project
The candidate work within Sanctuary for Families’ Immigration Intervention Project, a legal services project that represents thousands of survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence, and human trafficking in a broad range of immigration matters. Provides consultations and application assistance to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking in a Family Justice Center. Other responsibilities include conducting community outreach and education, and collaborating with other agencies represented at the Family Justice Center to assist and empower immigrant survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence and human trafficking.
Responsibilities Conduct screening interviews with immigrant survivors of gender-based violence to assess eligibility for immigration status under United States immigration law; Work with attorneys in the same Family Justice Center (FJC) to 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; Translate legal documents; 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 accurate records in electronic database of current and potential clients; Perform administrative support services; Perform other project duties or special projects as directed by Deputy Director, Director, or other senior-level attorneys in the same FJC. A Bachelor’s degree required. Must be ilingual English and a relevant community language (e.g. Spanish, French, Russian). Paralegal or administrative experience preferred. Experience working with immigrant survivors of gender based violence and/or human trafficking preferred. Must have deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Job ID 2019-1458

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Hiring Coordinator
Sanctuary for Families
PO Box 1406
Wall Street Station
New York City, NY 10268

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