Position Title: Immigration Counselor – Concord Office
Area/Program Focus: Immigration Legal Services
Position Summary: Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) works with youth, children and families to promote self- sufficiency, strengthen families and purse safety and justice. The Immigration Legal Services Department has provided relief for immigrants and refugees for over 35 years. With a full staff of six attorneys, two Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited representatives, paralegals, legal assistants, law students and support staff in Oakland, Concord, and Richmond, CCEB is one of the largest providers of immigration legal services for low income families in the East Bay.
The Immigration Counselor is responsible for providing direct legal representation to clients in all family based immigration, U-Visa and VAWA applications, DACA and naturalization cases. It is a requirement of this position that the Immigration Counselor earns BIA accredited status.
The Concord office also has a special focus on the provision of legal representation to unaccompanied children (UAC) and families with young children from Central America currently residing in the East Bay. For these cases the Immigration Counselor may also assist in cases focusing on Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U-Visa and T-Visa remedies.
The Immigration Counselor supervises the work of paralegals and legal assistants in representing clients. The Immigration Counselor works with the legal program staff to provide guidance and assistance on cases; the attorney also provides community presentations on immigration law and immigrant rights. The Immigration Counselor position will be primarily based in Concord, with occasional travel to Oakland and Richmond.
Reports to: Manager of Immigration Legal Services
· All responsibilities will be in line with the Council on Accreditation (COA) standards including:
· Provide direct legal services by meeting with clients, preparing applications for relief, drafting client declarations, and submitting cases to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”)
Culture of Philanthropy:
· A culture of philanthropy is each person in the organization serving as an ambassador, promoting the organization’s mission and promoting giving to the agency. This position promotes a culture of philanthropy by acting as a community liaison, recruiting and retaining volunteers, and sharing client stories with Development Department.
The business and social environment we operate in today has changed. What worked yesterday may not work today and will likely not work tomorrow. To thrive, we must incorporate new ways of thinking and embrace new practices. As part of our individual and agency cultural change process, it is critical that all employees of CCEB aspire to the following:
Benefit Status: Benefits include group medical, dental and vision insurance; 403(b) Plan, plus life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
Overtime (FLSA) Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Status: Regular full-time
TO APPLY: Please include the title of position in the subject line before submittal of cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled. Please send your cover letter and resume as follows
Via Email (preferred method of submittal): HR@cceb.org
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Attn: Human Resources
433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607