JOB PURPOSE: Manage contract funded program to provide legal services and support to unaccompanied children in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement and maintain an appropriate caseload.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Oversee UAC project staff including pro se workshops, observing KYR presentations and legal screening periodically to ensure information is up to date and presented in an accessible manner, and to ensure compliance with Vera monitoring and reporting policies.
Participate in regular calls with funder and disseminate project updates to the UAC team. Ensure implementation as well as supervising development of new materials and/or documents and submit any proposed materials to funder.
Facilitate the weekly UAC staff meeting where we assess eligibility for relief, how to best match the child with representation, and to identify victims of trafficking.
Liaise with UAC stakeholders which includes quarterly meetings, facilitating continued assurance that KYRs and screenings will meet contract deadlines, and maintaining positive relationships with all stakeholders.
Provide direct representation for UCs without reunification options, UCs who have been released locally (continued representation), and UCs who wish to request voluntary departure at immigration court.
Recruit and coordinate pro bono attorneys for the project.
Prepare and finalize a monthly narrative for the funder and submit monthly invoices
Graduate of U.S. ABA-accredited law school
Licensed by a state bar, preferably Oregon
Must have at least one year’s experience practicing immigration law or juvenile law.
Extensive experience working with diverse cultures and underserved and underrepresented communities
Experience working with children
Experience working with survivors of trauma
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish (a written and oral exam may be required)
Strong client communication skills
Excellent oral and written advocacy skills
Proficient legal research skills
Ability to work independently
Basic computer skills (Word processing, email, and ability to write using proper grammar and spelling
Ability to conduct public legal presentations
Familiarity with VERA-funded programs
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience. Additionally, ICS offers a great benefits package
About Immigration Counseling Service (ICS)
For more than 35 years, ICS has been dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon’s immigrant communities by providing affordable immigration legal services and free informational forums. More recently, our mission has expanded to include work with unaccompanied children and survivors of human trafficking.
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
1331 G Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005