compensation: Salary depends upon experience employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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The ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, a non-profit legal services organization, seeks a Bilingual Social Worker to work in our Batavia, NY office. This office handles work under the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) contract at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia and some WNY county jail which hold immigrant women.
*have the ability to work independently while also taking direction and operating as part of our legal team. S/he must also work cooperatively with all staff in the Immigration Program, which includes attorneys, paralegals, and support staff;
*be able to work with clients who have been victims of trauma and their families;
*be able to work with families of detained people to develop and implement release from detention plans;
*identify and build relationships with area shelters and resource programs available for noncitizens;
*have the flexibility to handle an array of projects as the need arises, and be able to multi-task;
*be very organized and capable of tracking his/her work carefully for the purpose of grant and contract reporting requirements, as well as participating in preparing required data and reports to funders.
*Local travel to and from the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility is required as well as occasional trips to the Buffalo office. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required.
Requirements/Skills - Required:
*MSW or BSW with 2 years-experience;
*Fluency in Spanish;
*Have a sincere ability and desire to work with low-income immigrants facing possible deportation and their families;
*Excellent writing and spoken abilities;
*Proficiency in Microsoft programs (Outlook, Excel, Word and Access) and familiar with such basic office technology as faxing, emailing and copying.
Requirements/Skills - Preferred:
*Prior experience working with low-income immigrants.
TO APPLY: Please send a resume, a cover letter clearly explaining your interest and qualifications. Include contact information for 3 references and send your materials to: Brenda Cisneros, Supervising Attorney, ECBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
For information on VLP, see www.ecbavlp.com
VLP is an equal opportunity employer. Salary depends upon experience. Excellent benefits including fully paid health insurance, a cafeteria plan for dependent care and transportation costs, long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b plan, Simple Employee Pension Plan, and generous leave time. Employee paid dental insurance is also available. The work atmosphere is congenial, respectful and flexible.
This position will work out of our office located in Batavia, NY with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required by October 31, 2021 for the 1st dose (or 1 dose vaccinations) and November 30, 2021 for vaccinations requiring 2 doses unless the individual qualifies for a reasonable accommodation as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law and/or guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. VLP may grant requests for reasonable accommodations to this requirement on the basis of disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
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