30 March, 2022 9:12 PM

OLAP Accredited Representative

Full Job Description

CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER / CENTRO DE RECURSOS CENTROAMERICANOS

Job Title: OLAP Accredited Representative
Classification & FLSA Status: Full time | OLAP Accredited Representative - Non-Exempt
Salary: OLAP Accredited Representative

$21.00 per hour - Partially Accredited
$24.00 per hour - Fully Accredited

Department: Legal Department | DACA Advocacy & Offsite Immigration Services
Reports to: Supervising Attorney, Supervising OLAP Accredited Representative, and

Managing OLAP Accredited Representative
Location: Telecommute currently offered with transition to in-person services at

CARECEN Los Angeles office

Job Summary: The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) seeks a bilingual Spanish-speaking
OLAP Accredited Representative for its DACA Advocacy & Offsite Immigration Services Unit. The OLAP
Accredited Representative will work out of the Los Angeles office and will work under the supervision of the Supervising Attorney, Supervising OLAP Accredited Representative and Managing OLAP Accredited
Representative of this unit. Must be an OLAP accredited representative (or meet the criteria to submit an approvable application for OLAP accreditation at the time of hiring). This is to be determined by the
Supervising Attorney, Supervising OLAP Accredited Representative, Managing OLAP Accredited
Representative and Legal Director, in their discretion, to have the requisite immigration knowledge and experience to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of the duties described below. The OLAP Accredited Representative will regularly provide legal consultation and representation services primarily in affirmative immigration cases including DACA, green card renewals, naturalization, family petitions, adjustments, removal of conditions, as well as other duties assigned. The
OLAP Accredited Representative will not perform those legal services reserved under state law to members in good standing of the California State Bar.

Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Conduct and review client intakes for immigration relief for community members at CARECEN and off-sites partner locations
  • Prepare DACA renewals, green card renewals, naturalization and citizenship cases, TPS,

Adjustment of Status, removal of conditions, work permit renewals, among others, including representing applicants before USCIS.

  • Assist with conducting and peer reviewing client intakes for immigration relief
  • Assign and review casework to legal support staff including legal assistants and administrative assistants
  • Conduct presentations, application workshops, and other community education activities, including at offsite locations, which may require periodic evening and Saturday work
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervising Attorney, Supervising OLAP Accredited Representative and Managing OLAP Accredited Representative

Required Skill/Qualifications

  • OLAP Accredited Representative: Must be partially or fully OLAP Accredited Representative or meet the criteria to submit an approvable application for OLAP accreditation at the time of hiring

2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90005-3907 / tel: 213-385-7800 / fax: 213-385-1094 / web: www.carecen-la.org

CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER / CENTRO DE RECURSOS CENTROAMERICANOS

  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish required
  • 1-2 years of practical experience in immigration required. Experience in DACA, adjustments, family-based cases preferred.
  • Excellent legal skills and broad knowledge of immigration law
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission and goals of CARECEN
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to working in a diverse professional environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Must be willing to conduct community education and workshops around Los Angeles County if needed. The position will involve some evening and weekend work.

Classification & Work Schedule
Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The work schedule for this position is a 35-hour workweek equaling 7-hour workdays. Position may require evening and or weekend work, based on responsibilities. For OLAP: it is a full-time, non-exempt hourly position. For the Staff Attorney: it is a full- time, exempt salaried position. The normal office hours for exempt position is 35 hours, but a greater emphasis of hours is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position. Exempt employees do not receive overtime compensation, compensatory time off, or additional compensation beyond the salary assigned to the position.

Work Environment & Physical Demands
This position operates in a professional office environment. The position requires the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. Telecommute is currently offered, with transition to in person work at the CARECEN Los Angeles office. Work is performed in a variety of work settings, including CARECEN’s offices, workspace provided by other nonprofits, libraries, and government facilities, among others. The position is part of the bargaining unit represented by the union.

Travel Requirements
Ability to travel to different CARECEN offices and offsite locations. Work may comprise up to 25% of travel time. Mileage reimbursement is available. The ability to drive with a valid CA license and a registered vehicle is preferred.

Benefits
CARECEN offers a generous health insurance package that has medical, vision, dental, life insurance and
Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Supplemental insurance and a 403(b) retirement savings plan are also available. Paid time off is also provided along with 11 paid holidays.

Application Deadline
Candidates encouraged to apply immediately.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to Sofia Gomez: sgomez @carecen-la.org. Candidates are urged to be specific regarding level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Applicants must apply directly. CARECEN will not

2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90005-3907 / tel: 213-385-7800 / fax: 213-385-1094 / web: www.carecen-la.org

CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER / CENTRO DE RECURSOS CENTROAMERICANOS consider applications through legal/staffing agencies. No inquiries or phone calls from applicants or legal/staffing agencies.

CARECEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,

national origin, ethnic group identification, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, political affiliation, condition of physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, in accordance with requirements of

Federal and State laws.

2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, California 90005-3907 / tel: 213-385-7800 / fax: 213-385-1094 / web: www.carecen-la.org

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 - $24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Angeles, CA 90005: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Customer Support & Client Services Occupations: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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