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Chhaya seeks an Immigration Navigator at each of its offices—its main office in Jackson Heights, Queens and its Richmond Hill Center. The Immigration Navigator provides comprehensive prescreening and assistance for immigration services. In addition, the Immigration Navigator will provide referrals to various programs such as healthcare and city resources such as the IDNYC. The Navigator will also be responsible for hosting outreach and Know Your Rights events related to policies of concern to South Asian and Indo-Caribbean immigrant communities. ActionNYC is a citywide initiative aimed at providing free and safe immigration legal help through community-based organizations. The Immigration Navigator will engage in multi-faceted activities to access hard to reach communities in all boroughs to result in a greater number of families reached.
Chhaya’s ActionNYC program is currently part-time and based in Jackson Heights, Queens. The program will expand to full-time in Jackson Heights and full-time in Richmond Hill in January 2021. For the balance of 2020, the two Immigration Navigators will be responsible for sharing the ActionNYC responsibilities, creating awareness of the program in both neighborhoods, and assisting Chhaya with Covid-19 relief work.
The Immigration Navigators report to the Director of Economic Justice.
Between date of hire and expansion of ActionNYC program at Chhaya, the Immigration Navigator will also be responsible for the following:
Bachelor’s degree in social science or related field or minimum a High School degree with at least four years of direct social service experiences, particularly in low-income communities
Comfort communicating in Caribbean English and/or bilingual in English and a South Asian language (priority languages include Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, and Tibetan)
Send a CV, cover letter, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject line: “Immigration Navigator – [FIRST NAME] [LAST NAME]”
Chhaya CDC is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity. Chhaya does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational need.
37-43 77th St, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Contact: 718.478.3848; email@example.com
Richmond Hill Center:
121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor, Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Contact: 718.374.3371; firstname.lastname@example.org
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