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Immigration Legal Assistant

Company: IRCO
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: *

IRCO Immigration Legal Services (IRCO ILS) seeks to hire a full-time Legal Assistant to be an integral part of our team. IRCO ILS envisions a safe, welcoming, and inclusive Oregon for immigrants and refugees. Our work is focused on creating more access to direct, application-based, and defensive immigration legal services that provides more security and stability to our most vulnerable community members. In addition, IRCO ILS provides community outreach and education (Know Your Rights) and citizenship classes. *NOTE: There is an opportunity to gain BIA Representative Accreditation*

*ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS*

- Daily communications with clients and the public

- Coordinating and supporting the scheduled of multiple attorneys

- Managing client records and files (physically and on database system)

- Meeting with clients to gather information, documentation and prepare applications (including, but not limited to, forms I-765, I-90, I-485, N-400, I-589)

- Data entry, mail processing, filing, and other administrative duties

- Compose and draft correspondence, reports, forms, charts, spreadsheets, and related materials to the program

- Assist attorneys in preparing applications and collecting documents

- Interpretation and Translation for clients if needed

*SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: *

- Assist in educational materials

- Support and train volunteers

- Assist with projects and other duties as assigned

*JOB SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS: *

- At least one year of legal clerical/administrative experience preferred, especially in immigration law

- Familiarity with immigration forms and processes is preferred

- Experience working with immigrant and refugee communities is required

- Bilingual, fluent in another language other than English (especially Dari/Pashto)

- Proficient in Microsoft Office software

- Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university (preferred)

- Must be able to pass criminal history background check

*KNOWLEDGE: *

_*Education: *_Bachelor's Degree (4)

_*Experience: *_ 1-2 years of experience is required (3)

_*Licensure, Certification: *_ Agency may provide additional support for training and education for BIA accreditation.

_*Computers: *_All positions at IRCO require use of a computer and experience working with Microsoft Products including but not limited to Microsoft 365, Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

*SKILLS: *

_*Communication: *_

Regular communication inside and outside the organization to exchange ideas and gather information (5)

_*Creativity: *_

Regular need to design and develop multiple program functions (work units) and related processes and procedures (6)

*EFFORT: *

_*Mental: *_

There is regular variation in tasks and the job holder must decide which tasks to complete as well as the order in which tasks are completed (3)

_*Physical: *_

Positions at this level require minimal physical effort such as light lifting, carrying or movement, etc. Physical capability involves use of office or equipment where some agility and hand eye coordination is needed (2)

*RESPONSIBILITY: *

_*Impact and Influence: *_

Positions at this level have a some need or ability to analyze problem or concepts or make decisions on the information. Positions at this level have some impact to and influence on organization operations, programs, expense or budgetary outcomes. (3)

_*Work Independence: *_

Positions perform routine work with regular supervision and generally are given instructions or written procedures. Positions occasionally encounter variation and are encouraged to suggest ways to respond, but can't take final action without approval (2)

_*Planning: *_

Positions at this level must be able to foresee issues associated with own work and identify future needs for supplies, equipment, resources which would stall operations or activities. (2)

_*Supervision: *_

Positions at this level are not responsible for any supervisory functions or responsibilities, but may occasionally be asked to orient and/or train new employees or volunteers. (1)

*WORKING CONDITIONS: *

_*Environment: *__Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines. Ability to also work with people experiencing trauma, conflict, and poverty._

_*Schedule: *_

The work schedule is mostly stable and does not fluctuate without prior notice. (2)

*HOW TO APPLY: *

Applications are accessible on the IRCO website, www.irco.org. Attach resume and cover letter to IRCO application form. This position requires the completion of an IRCO applicatio. Materials submitted without a completed application are considered incomplete and will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to contact each applicant or return calls regarding the status of your application.

*ABOUT IRCO: *

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants, refugees, and the broader community in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society. Find out more at www.irco.org.

*IRCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $48,600.00 per year

Benefits:
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: IRCO, Portland , Immigration Legal Assistant, Other , Portland, Oregon

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