Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time

Pay Range: $60,000 - $65,000 - Salary
Organization's Mission: Our mission is to practice gospel values of love, compassion and hope through service, support and collaboration.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. CCS is an equal-opportunity employer.
Position Summary: Immigration Attorney - Northern Utah

Location: Catholic Community Services of Utah, 2504 F Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

Status: Full-time, non-exempt

Hiring Range: $60,000-65,000.00 annually

Catholic Community Services of Utah provides help and creates hope for thousands of people of all beliefs who are most in need in our community through Migration and Refugee Services and Basic Needs Programs.

CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health and dental insurance for employees working 30+ hours per week, 401a and 403b retirement plans, life insurance, and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.

Job Description:

Provide representation and outreach to immigration clients in Northern Utah, working out of the Ogden CCS Northern Utah Office. The attorney who staffs this position is also responsible for serving immigrant victims of crime who qualify to receive services funded by a Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant.
Position status and expected schedule

This is a salary position.
A flexible schedule is possible, but this position requires in-person/face-to-face work with clients (we are not able to accommodate applicants who can only work remotely).
Primary Responsibilities: Responsibilities include:

Screen and consult with potential clients to determine eligibility for CCS legal services and VOCA grant eligibility.
Prepare and file applications with the USCIS on behalf of clients and represent clients before the USCIS and the Immigration Court.
Visit the domestic violence shelters in Weber and Davis counties to provide outreach about VOCA-funded legal services and screen residents who request immigration legal services.
Coordinate with other nonprofit legal service providers that use a common hotline and referral service.
Track and report on client outcomes.
Work in collaboration with other CCS staff attorneys and paralegal staff to work on other projects as assigned, this may include offering legal services to migrants seeking asylum.

Work Environment - inside/outside, office, warehouse, noise, temperature, etc.

This position is in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

Physical Demands including bending, sitting, lifting, and driving

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, carry 25 pounds, open filing cabinets, bend, reach or stand as necessary.
Desired Qualifications: Skills, knowledge, and abilities:

Strong research, writing, and advocacy skills.
Works independently in a safe, appropriate manner.
Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention.
Displays sensitivity to the needs of clients, clients' families, visitors, co-workers, volunteers, and other persons with whom the employee may interact.
Recognizes time as a valuable resource and responds promptly to the needs of clients, and co-workers.
Understands the requirements of grant programs and the need to track hours and be accountable for time spent on cases.
Proficiency in English and Spanish oral and written communication.
Must maintain confidentiality regarding clients.
Proficiency in computer skills to maintain case files, complete documentation, scheduling, and e-mail in GroupWise.
Availability of an automobile with proof of current driver's license and auto insurance.
Personal qualities of openness and respect for co-workers and clients, compassion, and graciousness in helping clients to assess and to face their situations and to accept assistance.
Commitment to the mission of the program and agency.
Knowledge of community resources.
Ability to evaluate and supervise staff.
Ability to travel.
Ability to communicate and work with others.

Education, training and or experience:

Must have a law degree by May 30, 2023.
Spanish/English bilingual is preferred but not required.

Background Screen/BCI requirement

Must be able to pass a background check

Licenses, certifications and credentials

Must be able to Obtain a Law License within 12 months of the date of hire (Utah License preferred).
Benefits / Why Work With Us: CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health and dental insurance for employees working 30+ hours per week, life insurance, 401a and 403b retirement plans, and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.
How to Apply: For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
Location: Ogden, Utah


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Cynthia Mecklenburg
Phone: 555-555-5555