Full Time

Paralegals based in Eastern & Western Pennsylvania at Justice at Work (fka Friends of Farmworkers)

Fields: immigrants, labor, poverty, law, Spanish

Location: Philadelphia or Pittsburgh (will also consider Lancaster, Harrisburg, York, Erie), Pennsylvania

About the Organization: We support low-wage workers as they pursue economic and social justice. We do this through the provision of Legal Aid, Education, Advocacy and Impact Litigation. Our program priority areas for direct legal aid are:

  • Stopping wage theft;
  • Protecting workers from unsafe and unhealthy work conditions;
  • Remedying retaliation against workers for exercising their legal rights;
  • Remedying discrimination in employment and housing on the basis of race, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status;
  • Assisting victims of workplace exploitation, forced labor and other crimes; and
  • Protecting victims of immigration fraud scams.

These issues are pervasive in low-wage work across industries, and they prevent individuals and families from achieving economic stability.

About the Position: The person in this position will be responsible for conducting intakes and investigating client issues, undertaking research, drafting documents, compiling immigration applications, and/or acting as an advocate as permitted by law, all under the supervision of a licensed attorney. He or she will also provide community education services to low-wage immigrant and migrant workers across (eastern or western) Pennsylvania.

  • Eastern: This job will be based out of Philadelphia, although we will consider candidates based in other parts of the state (Lancaster, Harrisburg, York).
  • Western: This job will be based out of Pittsburgh, although we will consider candidates based in other parts of the state (Erie).

The position will involve significant travel; Must have a valid driver’s license and a car for work-related travel. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2018.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent;
  • Excellent spoken and written Spanish and English language skills are required, other language skills are helpful and welcomed;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: able to work well with a wide range of people, including members of migrant or immigrant communities;
  • Ability to work appropriately with clients who have experienced trauma;
  • Excellent organization and time management skills;
  • Self-motivated, and able to work both collaboratively and independently;
  • Previous experience providing immigration-related legal services preferred;
  • Previous experience with farmworker and/or immigrant and migrant communities preferred;
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of calendaring, word processing and database applications.

Estimated Salary: Based on qualifications and experience, starting at $30,000.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance – fully covered by employer; Short and Long Term Disability & Life Insurance; Student Loan Repayment Assistance of up to $7,500 annually; Generous paid leave policies; Amazing team of colleagues.

Deadline: Until filled

Apply Here:
Justice at Work


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