Outreach Worker (Toledo)

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Job location
525 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Toledo, OH 43604
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
Street address: 
525 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 300
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
ZIP: 
43604
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Bilingual Outreach Workers (Toledo)

Each year more than 30,000 farmworkers and family members work in Ohio in agricultural labor. They work in many hand-harvest crops, including cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, onions, radishes, and peppers. They also work in various packing sheds, grading stations, and food processing plants.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm, is hiring two Outreach Workers to assist the attorneys and staff in its Toledo office to extend legal services to these workers and their families throughout Ohio.

Many agricultural workers encounter legal problems arising from violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, and other federal and state protective statutes, as well as problems with tax, immigration, environmental hazards, sexual harassment, government benefits, housing, domestic violence, civil rights, ethnic profiling by law enforcement, education, and other issues.

The primary responsibility of the Outreach Worker is going to agricultural labor camps in Ohio, usually in the early evening, and informing workers about our services and workers’ rights. Additional duties include community legal education, investigation and research, and other work assigned by ABLE attorneys. This is a full-time, temporary position from May 2018 through mid-August 2018, located in ABLE’s Toledo office. Pay is $15 per hour, 40 hours per week. ABLE leases vehicles for outreach activities, but you must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable.

We are looking for persons committed to social justice for farmworkers and immigrants, fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, an ability to relate well with low-income clients and community groups, computer proficiency, and a strong commitment to the rule of law. Evening and weekend work and travel required.

Requirements: 

We are looking for persons committed to social justice for farmworkers and immigrants, fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, an ability to relate well with low-income clients and community groups, computer proficiency, and a strong commitment to the rule of law. Evening and weekend work and travel required.

To apply: 

Send letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position, resume, and three references (name, email, and phone numbers) electronically as soon as possible to: [email protected]; Subject: Outreach Worker – Toledo. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis so please apply immediately if interested. Applications will only be accepted by e-mail.
Equal access to ABLE’s office is available. Applicants with questions or requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Eugenio Mollo, Jr., Managing Attorney at [email protected] or (419) 930-2547.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018