Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering employment with the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. We are currently seeking a Social Worker/Immigration Resources Coordinator and a Housing Community Navigator. Find more information on these opportunities below.

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. 

NSLAC is a 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture, and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities. NSLAC is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Housing Community Navigator

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality, equitable, free legal services in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration to give low-income, at-risk community members access to justice and the opportunity to live productive and secure lives. 

NSLAC is a 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture, and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities. 

The Community Navigator joining our Housing Law Practice will focus on community outreach to educate renters about their rights and address the current housing crisis which has been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Community Navigator will be expected to assume the following responsibilities: 

  • Build strong relationships with local organizations working with underserved populations in the Chicago northern suburbs, including Lake County and North Suburban Cook County.  
  • Coordinate outreach initiatives promoting information about NSLAC legal services and housing policies impacting communities. 
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations and education workshops for low-income renters on housing related topics. 
  • Support renters filing their applications for rental assistance programs. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain tracking system to measure outreach and education outcomes. 
  • Assist in the development of resource materials and serve as a resource coordinator for clients with housing problems.  
  • Coordinate non-legal services for clients and advocate for NSLAC clients with other social service agencies. 

 Qualifications/Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred. 
  • A demonstrated team-player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others. 
  • Willing to take initiative and think creatively to work through barriers. 
  • Excellent public speaking skills. 
  • General knowledge of housing laws and policies preferred, but not required. 
  • Knowledge of community resources and state programs. 
  • Experience working with the immigrant and undocumented immigrant community preferred. 

Salary: $42,000—$47,000 depending on experience. Generous vacation policy. Health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401(k) provided. 

Interested candidates should apply by emailing their resume and a cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org. 

NSLAC is an equal-opportunity employer. 

 

Social Worker/Immigration Resources Coordinator

The mission of the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) is to provide accessible, quality pro bono legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing to give those in need of access to justice the opportunity to live productive and secure lives.

NSLAC is a 7-year-old dynamic nonprofit with a collaborative culture, and the goal of becoming the model legal aid organization focused on suburban communities.

The Social Worker who joins our Immigration Law Practice team will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Foster and build relationships between NSLAC and other social service agencies to serve immigrant and undocumented immigrant communities;
  • Coordinate non-legal services for clients and advocate for NSLAC clients with other social service agencies;
  • Cooperate with those agencies in community collaborations to help meet the various non-legal needs of each client;
  • Provide emergency support to clients in crisis;
  • Provide support and guidance to staff in understanding clients’ needs;
  • Participate in community outreach and education to broaden and deepen NSLAC’s service territory.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work;
  • License in social work (LSW/LCSW);
  • Fluency in Spanish required;
  • Training or experience working with victims and/or survivors of trauma and domestic violence;
  • Working knowledge of the civil legal system;
  • Working with the immigrant and undocumented immigrant community;
  • Understanding of the NSLAC’s public interest law/nonprofit mission;
  • A demonstrated team player with exemplary interpersonal skills in collaborating and communicating with others.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous vacation policy. 401k Plan and health insurance provided.

Interested candidates should submit their resume with the cover letter to info@nslegalaid.org

NSLAC is an equal-opportunity employer.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) non-discrimination policy applies to all employees, prospective employees, volunteers, clients, and contractors. NSLAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.