Immigration Specialist

Catholic Charities of Omaha - Omaha


Submitted By

Name: Amanda Driver

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Provides direct immigration assistance to persons/families needing immigration legal assistance within the scope of Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services (CC-ILS). This position provides legal representation to persons. The services include, among others, the following: (a) giving general consultation both on a collective and individual basis, (b) completing and filing forms with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) on behalf of clients, (c) representing clients before the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), (d) networking with other community-based legal service providers in the area of advocacy efforts and policy changes.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Understanding of, and sensitivity to, people of low-income and multi-cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to work with and be sensitive to non-English speakers.
• Must be able to work with victims of domestic violence and be sensitive to their needs and situation.
• Ability to function as an active, collaborative, team member, sometimes across agency lines.
• Ability to translate between English and Spanish and vice versa, fluently and accurately.
• Knowledge of the U.S. immigration system desirable.
• Ability to read, analyze and apply legal material to clients’ cases.
• Ability to interview clients, listening for information and following up with additional, appropriate questions.
• Ability to present information effectively to an adult group in a public education forum.
• Knowledge and ability to access the internet and research legal information.
• Ability to be detail oriented and manage a large caseload.
• Ability to prioritize multiple projects and ensure all deadlines are met.
• Ability to be organized and delegate tasks to other members of the team to complete.
• Computer proficiency including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
• Ability to qualify for Department of Justice (DOJ) accreditation.

Education and Experience
• Work experience in legal research and writing preferred (1-3 years).
• Work experience in the immigration legal field, other legal field or social service preferred (1-3 years).
• Experience working one-on-one, with people dealing with very personal information requiring confidentiality preferred (1-3 years).

High School Diploma or Equivalent
4-year College Degree preferred or prior work experience in the legal field (1-3 years)

Application Instructions

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.