Outreach Worker (Findlay)

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Job location
1800 N. Blanchard Street
Findlay, OH 45840
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO
Street address: 
525 Jefferson AVenue, Suite 400
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
ZIP: 
43604
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Bilingual Outreach Workers (Findlay)

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.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), a non-profit law firm, is hiring two Outreach Workers to help the attorneys and staff in its Findlay office 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, education, and other issues.

The primary responsibility of the Outreach Workers is going to agricultural labor camps in Ohio, usually in the early evening, informing workers about our services and workers’ rights, and accepting applications for legal assistance. Additional duties include community legal education, investigation and research, and other work assigned by LAWO attorneys. This is a full-time, temporary position from May 2018 through mid-August 2018, with a possible extension, located in LAWO’s Findlay office. Pay is $15 per hour, 40 hours per week. Outreach Workers must have a valid driver’s license, be insurable, and have access to an automobile. LAWO generally will have a car available for outreach, but Outreach Workers occasionally may need to use their own vehicles. LAWO will reimburse for authorized travel expenses.

We are looking for persons committed to social justice for farmworkers who are fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, can relate well with low-income clients and community groups, are computer proficient, and have 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 who are fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, can relate well with low-income clients and community groups, are computer proficient, and have 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 – Findlay. 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 LAWO’s office is available. Applicants with questions or requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Nancy Nava-Wade, Senior Attorney at [email protected] or (419) 930-2451.

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