Employment Opportunities

CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM TEMPORARY PARALEGAL

DUTIES:

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, temporary paralegal for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. The paralegal will assist unaccompanied children in immigration custody detained in Homestead, Florida. This is a short-term, contract position as funding for this position will only be available as long as the Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) shelter remains open in Homestead, FL. The paralegal will be responsible for following duties:

  • Working closely with various government agencies and social services providers.
  • Conducting Know Your Rights presentations.
  • Conducting individual client interviews and follow-up meetings.
  • Facilitating referrals to other legal service providers.
  • Participating in regularly scheduled calls and in-person meetings with stakeholders and team members.
  • Conducting daily case management, performing clerical duties such as data entry, filing and database maintenance.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish and English REQUIRED.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, friendly and responsible.
  • Experience working with adolescents preferred.
  • Experience in public interest law, particularly immigration law or child welfare, preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of client database systems preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with children from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid Driver's license and reliable transportation needed.

                                                        

EDUCATION:

  • BA degree required.

 LOCATION:

  • Homestead, FL

 

To Apply: Submit resume to info@aijustice.org Please write CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM CONTRACT PARALEGAL in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137, or send by fax to 305-576-6273. PLEASE DO NOT CALL and DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 


 CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM CONTRACT ATTORNEY

 DUTIES:

AI Justice is seeking a qualified Contract Attorney for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. The attorney will assist unaccompanied minors in immigration custody detained in Homestead, Florida. This is a short-term contract position as funding for this position will only be available as long as the Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) shelter remains open in Homestead, Florida.

 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct and review legal screenings of detained unaccompanied minors to determine eligibility for legal relief.
  • Provide counsel and advice to detained unaccompanied minors.
  • Conduct "Know Your Rights" presentations.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled calls and in person meetings with stakeholders and team members.
  • Work closely and maintain strong relationships with various government agencies and social service providers
  • If necessary, prepare detained unaccompanied minors for court hearings and appear as "Friend of Court."
  • If necessary, provide direct representation for some detained unaccompanied minors seeking immigration relief, including asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and/or T or U nonimmigrant status, and state court orders necessary to support SIJ applications.
  • Comply with other data and program reporting requirements.
  • Train and oversee paralegals, volunteers, and interns.

 

Qualifications:

  • Fully bilingual, including reading and writing, in English and Spanish REQUIRED
  • Preference for experience in immigration law, including experience with Special Immigrant Juvenile, asylum, VAWA, T and/or U visa cases
  • Preference for experience in family, child welfare and/or juvenile law related matters
  • Preference for experience working with domestic violence victims and/or other victims of trauma
  • Strong writing, research and analytical skills; strong communication and group leadership skills
  • Excellent presentation skills for community outreach, education and training
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse educational, cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Experience with immigration and/or child dependency legal clinics in law school would be especially helpful
  • Experience working with children is a plus
  • Must have own transportation
  • Must be willing to submit to an extensive background check, including FBI, statewide repository, and sex offender registry checks

 

EDUCATION:

  • JD degree required. Florida Bar membership preferred.

 

Location:  Homestead, FL

 

To Apply: Submit resume to info@aijustice.org. Please write CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM CONTRACT ATTORNEY in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137. 

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED


TEMPORARY DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST

DUTIES:

AI Justice is seeking a qualified, temporary Data Entry Specialist for its work with unaccompanied immigrant children. Under the supervision of the Director of Administration & Resource Management, the Data Entry Specialist will maintain accurate client data, and provide reports as required by various grants and contracts.

This is a short-term, temporary position as funding for this position will only be available as long as the Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) shelter remains open in Homestead, FL.

The data entry specialist will be responsible for following duties:

  • Maintain client information in AI Justice’s database program, Legal Server (LS), for use by advocates as well as internal and external reports.
  • Enter client data for the Children’s Legal Project into Vera Institute of Justice data base (Caspio) for submission to funder.
  • Ensure accuracy of required client data entered by legal staff for reports to funders and others.
  • Develop and generate reports; compile and evaluate pertinent data for reports to management and funders
  • Scan cases directly into client’s LS case profile to eliminate the need for paper files.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Fluency in written and verbal Spanish and English preferable.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will be energetic, friendly and responsible.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of client database systems preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with children from different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

     

Education and Experience: 

Education: High school degree preferred.  Previous work experience in data entry may be considered. 

 Not-for-profit experience helpful. 

 LOCATION:

  • Miami, FL

 

To Apply: Submit resume to info@aijustice.org Please write CHILDREN'S LEGAL PROGRAM CONTRACT DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST in the subject line. You may also mail your resume to Human Resources, Americans for Immigrant Justice, 3000 Biscayne Blvd., #400, Miami, FL 33137, or send by fax to 305-576-6273. PLEASE DO NOT CALL and DO NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Interviews: Top candidates will be invited to interview and submit references. AI Justice is an EOE/AA employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

MAIN OFFICE
3000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33137
T 305-573-1106
F 305-576-6273
E-Mail: info@aijustice.org

WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE
10 G Street NE.
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20002
T 202-248-5080

About Us:

AI Justice is an award-winning non-profit law and advocacy firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, we champion the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocate for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serve as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speak for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice.