The Immigration specialist delivers quality immigration-related services to qualified applicants at the agency’s office in Mission George.
Duties and Responsiblities:
- Screen, assess and evaluate client needs and determine eligibility for immigration benefits and program services
- Propose and follow up with legal remedies to resolve client immigration needs when possible, or suggest appropriate alternative remedies, if required. Seek advice and direction from BIA colleagues, Staff Attorney and program policies, as needed
- Inform clients and eligible family members about requirements related to applying for immigrant or residency status and give information pertinent to service delivery
- Complete appropriate Immigration Forms (e.g. N-400, N-600, I-90, I-130, I-485, FOIA, I-360 VAWA, I-539, NACARA, TPS and fingerprint charts) based on client eligibility and define required or helpful supporting documentation
- Translate documents, as appropriate
Case Management Skills and Qualifications:
- Prior experience (at least six months), education (degree or coursework), training (certificate) or ability to learn quickly (within three months) the techniques/services of case management: intake, assessment, case planning, referral and follow-up
- Knowledge of/familiarity with/sensitivity to the cultural background of one or more immigrant populations served by the program
- Knowledge of/familiarity with or ability to learn quickly the resources and providers (legal, community, governmental) that are available within the community/county to assist immigrants achieve successful resolution of their immigration needs
- Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
- Must be bilingual in English and Arabic
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Valid California Drivers License and current automobile insurance in compliance with Agency requirements in order to be compensated for use of personal vehicle when conducting community outreach
- Ability to attend and successfully complete trainings provided by program staff and other organizations (such as CLINIC, Legal Aid) on topics such as family-based immigration, asylum, VAWA, etc.
- Ability to obtain CIS-accreditation
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; occasional weekend and evening hours possible
Starting pay at $12.50 per hour
Catholic Charities benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, pension plan, 403b retirement plan, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, holidays, vacation and sick pay.