Careers

 

Executive Assistant (Chicago, IL)

The Young Center invites applications for an Executive Assistant, to be based in Chicago. This position will provide administrative support to the Executive Director. The Executive Assistant position is a unique opportunity for an organized, highly competent, and energetic person who wants to support the Young Center’s mission and work. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and will also interact with the Development and Operations teams.

 

Social Worker (Harlingen, TX)

The Young Center invites applications for the position of Social Worker to be based in Harlingen, Texas. The Social Worker will be appointed as independent Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children and will also supervise volunteers appointed as Child Advocates in the Rio Grande Valley area. In addition, the Social Worker will provide internal case consultations on child welfare, child development, and trauma for colleagues in the Rio Grande Valley office.  

 

Case Support Specialist (Phoenix, AZ or Harlingen, TX)

The Young Center invites applications for a Case Support Specialist position to be based in Phoenix, Arizona or Harlingen, Texas. The Case Support Specialist will work on cases involving the separation of immigrant children from their parents by U.S. immigration authorities and cases involving vulnerable, unaccompanied immigrant children. The Case Support Specialist will be responsible for administrative support related to cases where the Young Center is appointed as Child Advocate for separated and unaccompanied children.

 

Staff Attorney (Phoenix, Arizona)

The Young Center seeks to hire a Staff Attorney to be based in Phoenix. This position is a unique opportunity to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children, applying federal law, domestic child welfare law, and international human rights law. The Staff Attorney will be appointed as Child Advocate, and will also supervise volunteers— social workers, teachers, law students, community members—appointed as Child Advocate. In this role, the Staff Attorney will gather information from the child and stakeholders and will then draft and submit best interests recommendations to the federal agencies with authority over children’s care, custody and immigration status, as well as to state court judges, as applicable.

 

Staff Attorney (Harlingen, Texas)

The Young Center seeks to hire a Staff Attorney to be based in Harlingen. The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children, applying federal law, domestic child welfare law, and international human rights law. The Staff Attorney will be appointed as Child Advocate, and will also supervise volunteers— social workers, teachers, law students, community members—appointed as Child Advocate. In this role, the Staff Attorney will gather information from the child and stakeholders and will then draft and submit best interests recommendations to the federal agencies with authority over children’s care, custody and immigration status, as well as to state court judges, as applicable.

 

Social Worker (Los Angeles, California)

The Young Center invites applications for the position of Social Worker to be based in Los Angeles. The Social Worker will be appointed as independent Child Advocate for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children and will also supervise volunteers appointed as Child Advocates in the Los Angeles area. In addition, the Social Worker will provide internal case consultations on child welfare, child development, and trauma for colleagues in the Los Angeles office.  

 

Social Worker (San Antonio, Texas)

The Young Center invites applications for the position of Social Worker to be based in San Antonio. This social worker will be hired as part of the Young Center’s Immigrant Child and Family Rights Project to work on cases involving the separation of immigrant children from their parents by U.S. immigration authorities. The Social Worker will be appointed as the independent Child Advocate in some of these cases and also will supervise volunteers appointed as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in custody in the San Antonio area. In addition, the Social Worker will provide internal case consultations on child welfare, child development, and trauma for colleagues in both the San Antonio and Harlingen offices.

 

Staff Attorney (New York City, New York)

The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights invites applications for the position of Staff Attorney in the Young Center’s New York regional office. The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant children, applying federal law, domestic child welfare law, and international human rights law. The Staff Attorney will be appointed as Child Advocate, and will also supervise volunteers— social workers, teachers, law students, community members—appointed as Child Advocate. In this role, the Staff Attorney will gather information from the child and stakeholders and will then draft and submit best interests recommendations to the federal agencies with authority over children’s care, custody and immigration status, as well as to state court judges, as applicable.

 

Staff Attorney (Chicago, Illinois)

The Young Center invites applications for the position of Staff Attorney. The Staff Attorney will be based in Chicago, will be appointed as a University of Chicago Lecturer, and will supervise University of Chicago law and social work students, as well as volunteers serving as Child Advocates. The Staff Attorney will also supervise students on policy projects.