Citizenship & Immigration Non-Accredited Caseworker

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island

Providence, RI


Full-time, Permanent

Do you enjoy helping the immigrant community?  If so, then perhaps Dorcas International is the place for you.

For nearly 100 years, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island has both welcomed and strived to empower all newcomers and those working to overcome cultural, educational, economic, and language barriers to achieve self-sufficiency through its programs and services for education, employment, refugee resettlement, family literacy, interpreting, translating, citizenship and immigration, and more.

Dorcas International’s Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) program is accredited by the Department of Justice.  Its program staff provide legal representation on immigration matters and assist individuals with a wide variety of applications, including naturalization, permanent residence, family petitions, temporary protected status, deferred action, asylum, deportation defense, and legal services for victims of crime. In 2018, the CIS program gave walk-in consultations to 4400 community members and provided representation for approximately 2,000 clients. 

Under the supervision of CIS accredited representatives, the Non-Accredited Caseworker works with clients to attain immigration benefits and to reunite their families. S/he/They meet yearly goals of fee income production and number of clients served. Some of the responsibilities of the Caseworker include preparing and filing immigration applications, and assessing and prioritizing clients’ immigration needs and goals. 

The candidate should have the following:
Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience
Knowledge in immigration matters obtained from training and experience in the field.
Fluent in spoken and written English and proficiency in a predominant foreign language of Dorcas International clientele (Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, or other)
Ability to communicate with and work with diverse populations and cultures
Ability to handle high volume of cases through effective time management
Strong interpersonal and rapport-building skills
Ability to help clients identify problems and develop solutions
Excellent organizational and documentation skills (data, files, correspondence, schedules, etc.)
Ability to communicate with and work with diverse populations and cultures
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form using correct grammar
 Must be computer literate

Why should you apply? 
Range of professional opportunities in a growing organization
Generous employer-paid health & dental benefits  
Generous paid vacation, sick days, and personal leave in addition to 12 paid holidays
Employer Paid 403b Retirement and Life Insurance
Full Time 37.5 hours wk. (two positions available)
Hourly Rate $16.00

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send resumes and cover letters by 01/05/2020 to Human Resources at: