Catholic Charities
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 51500-56650 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Catholic Charities

100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits for the employee. 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance. Paid vacation, sick, personal and 13 paid holidays. Retirement benefit with employer match and discretionary contribution. Employee Assistance Program. Catholic Charities of Oregon employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness government-sponsored education loan repayment program. Full list of benefits can be found on this page under Resources. Please note these benefits are subject to change.


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2022 Most Admired Company Portland Business Journal

Immigration Attorney I - Removal Defense

Department: Immigration Legal Services

Employment Type: Full Time; Exempt

Duration: Limited Term through 1/31/24

Reports to: Attorney III

Location: SE Portland

Compensation: $51,500 - $ 56,650/year


At CCO We Take Care of Our People

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits for the employee.
  • 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Paid vacation, sick, personal and 13 paid holidays.
  • Retirement benefit with employer match and discretionary contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Catholic Charities of Oregon employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness government-sponsored education loan repayment program.
  • Full list of benefits can be found on this page under Resources. Please note these benefits are subject to change.

Our Culture:

We are proud of our healthy work culture at Catholic Charities of Oregon. We care for our employees so they can take care of others. Our approach includes everything from support for continued training and education to a strong focus on allowing each employee to own their job and become a thought leader in their area of service. Together, we work to make a concrete, hands-on difference in our community.


Who We Are:

Catholic Charities of Oregon was named by the Portland Business Journal as the #9 Non-profit in their list of 2022 Most Admired Companies. Founded in 1933, Catholic Charites of Oregon is one of Oregon's oldest nonprofit social service agencies whose mission is to assure that essential, life-saving services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians.


Who You Are:

The Attorney I position is a critical part of the CCILS team. This role will provide direct legal services to individuals. The Attorney I position is a part of a team who focuses on family reunification and assistance to the most vulnerable immigrants, including domestic violence victims, crime victims, refugees, and certain persons needing deportation and removal defense.


What You Will Work On:

  • Provide legal counseling to clients on immigration options.
  • Represent clients seeking asylum, cancellation of removal, withholding and CAT, and other defensive remedies before the Portland Immigration Court
  • Represent clients in affirmative applications before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, where warranted.

What You Bring:

Education, Certifications, and Licensure Requirements/Preferences

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and admission to bar in any state.

Experience Requirements/Preferences

  • 1 year of experience practicing immigration law, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English required.
  • Sensitivity to and experience with clients in removal proceedings; ability to convey concern and establish trusting, caring relationship with clients by way of active listening and supportive communication.
  • Experience with low-income and culturally diverse populations.



VACCINATION POLICY

Catholic Charities of Oregon requires all employees to confirm they are fully vaccinated, or in the process of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Employees can submit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) request for exception form for medical or religious accommodation. COVID-19 testing in lieu of being vaccinated or having an approved medical or religious exception is not an option.



EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED

Catholic Charities of Oregon is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion across our agency. Catholic Charities of Oregon recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, equal pay, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. Applicants and employees need not be Catholic. Complete Social Justice and Diversity statements can be found on this page under Resources.

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