Migration and Refugee Services Legal Support Staff


Posted: 05/04/2021

Location: Catholic Community Services of Utah, 224 North 2200 West Salt Lake City, Utah, 84116

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt with full benefits

Hiring Range: $16.00-16.50/hr DOE


Catholic Community Services of Utah provides help and creates hope for thousands of people of all beliefs who are most in need in our community through Migration and Refugee Services and Basic Needs Programs.

CCS offers an outstanding benefits package including group health and dental Insurance for employees working 30+ hours per week, 401a and 403b retirement plans, life insurance, and a generous PTO/holiday schedule.

Job Description:

Provide professional bilingual clerical support to the Immigration Program and provide Immigration case management and direct services to the Refugee clients.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Commitment to mission of Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) and the Migration and Refugee Services programs.
  2. Screen refugee clients for family reunification, green card applications, confirm eligibility and assist with completing applications for those who qualify.
  3. Experience working as a paralegal, social worker, or in refugee services case management preferred.
  4. Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing in both English and Spanish preferred.
  5. Clerical work and data entry is are major components of this position.


Work Environment inside/outside, office, warehouse, noise, temperature, etc.

  1. This position is in a professional office environment using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


Physical Demands including bending, sitting, lifting and driving

  1. This is largely a sedentary role and applicants must have the capacity to perform several hours of data entry without restriction. The position also requires filing of documents and applicants should have an ability to lift file boxes (weight between 25-45 pounds), open filing cabinets, kneel, bend, reach or stand as necessary.
  2. This position requires driving.


Skills, knowledge and abilities:

  1. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client cases.
  2. Proficiency in computer software such as Microsoft Office365 and experience with Access software
  3. Must have an ability to travel AND work some nights and weekends
  4. Demonstrate personal qualities of openness, compassion, and graciousness when helping clients assess and face legal obstacles
  5. Ability to perform clerical and data entry work independently and with little supervision.
  6. Strong organizational and planning skills
  7. Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  8. Data management and data entry skills
  9. Attention to detail and accuracy
  10. Problem solving skills
  11. Flexibility and adaptability
  12. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment and ability to work with a diverse group
  13. Proficiency in Spanish and English and written communication. Fluency in a language spoken by resettled refugees is helpful, but preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in Spanish and English.

Education, training and or experience: ?

  1. Paralegal certification or bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.
  3. Experience working in a law office preferred.


Background Screen/BCI requirement

  1. Must pass a national BCI/FBI background check.


Licenses, certifications and credentials

  1. Current Utah driver's license, proof of auto insurance, 21 years of age or older, a clean driving record, and ability to meet CCS vehicle safety and auto insurance requirements.

Position status and expected schedule

  1. This is a full-time position and non-exempt
  2. The general schedule will consist of 40 hours a week Monday through Friday, but the schedule can be flexible with up to 20 hours a week worked on nights and or weekends.


DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. CCS is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply: Please go the company website: ccsutah.org and apply under the employment tab.

Position closes: Open until filled

Requisition #: 21.04.01