IRC Background: Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading non-sectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. The IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 25 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Domestically, our offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have a fresh start and opportunities to use their greatest resources—their motivation, their skills and their experiences—to become independent and self-sufficient new Americans.
Job Summary: The Immigration Caseworker, under the supervision of the Immigration Coordinator, will provide immigration services to clients coming to the office or attending IRC immigration workshops. As an immigration caseworker, this individual assists clients with completing immigration related applications and follow up for pending cases with USCIS, NVC, and U.S embassies and consulates abroad. Additionally, this individual offers oversight/ supervision to immigration volunteer and intern. This position also arranges, assists with and conducts outreach to refugees, asylees, and immigrants in the community.
This short-term position will last the duration of July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.
• Screen and assist eligible individuals to file applications and petitions for immigration benefits such as adjustment of status, family petitions, naturalization, DACA and other immigration benefits
• Complete Immigration applications and review cases with Immigration Coordinator upon completion
• Conduct outreach to local refugee, asylee and other immigrant communities about the availability of low-cost immigration legal services
• Maintain accurate immigration records and review all files periodically for quality control and to ensure timely application submissions and follow up on all communications regarding filed applications and petitions
• Prepare all files for continued follow-up
• Adhere to the IRC’s financial accounting and record-keeping policies
• Maintain accurate project tracking records and submit all required reports on time
• Oversee and delegate activities performed by Immigration interns and volunteers as necessary
• Host and attend Naturalization and Know your rights workshops
• Attend program-related meetings with USCIS, CBOs, and other immigration network collaborative as requested
• Perform other duties, as needed
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Immigration Coordinator in Oakland
Position directly supervises: Immigration volunteers and Interns
Indirect Reporting: Regional Immigration Manager
Other Internal and/or external contacts: As needed
• Undergraduate degree ; comparable related work experience may be substituted
• Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in immigration, social services casework or human services field
• Excellent verbal and written skills in English and demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment and with limited-English speakers
• Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a team member, to take initiative and follow instructions
• Well-organized with the proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams)
• Ability to manage databases a plus
• Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, personal vehicle, and current auto insurance
• Proficiency in Spanish is required
• Standard office work environment with travel in and around the service delivery area
• Travel throughout NorCal region to support other offices 5%-10% of time
• Availability to provide weekend and evening services
IRC- leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.