Current Employment Opportunities at Neighbors Link

The mission of Neighbors Link is to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants. Neighbors Link provides innovative and impact driven programming to immigrant families and works to empower clients to successfully navigate community resources and to foster client leadership. Current employment opportunities are listed below. For information on how to apply for each position, click on the plus icon below to learn more about the job description.

Parent Education Facilitator

The Neighbors Link Family Center grounds its programming in the philosophy that parents are a child’s first teacher. We offer evidenced-informed programming in parent education, school readiness, after-school and summer academic support, and healthy family relationships. Neighbors Link is looking for a full-time, enthusiastic and flexible Parent Education Facilitator to provide various parenting workshops throughout the week in all three Neighbors Link Locations (Mount Kisco, Ossining and Yonkers), including evenings. In a group setting, parents will be provided with facilitated peer-to-peer learning opportunities and parent education. The Parent Education Facilitator will stimulate discussions and encourage community building, self-reflection and empowerment. Workshop topics may include parenting skills, early childhood development, school readiness, navigating the school system, mental health and more. This position will report to the Family Center Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, developing lesson plans/curriculum/activities and facilitating parent discussion groups for all three Neighbors Link locations, including evening programming twice a month for our Family Night program.
  • Prepares materials and informational resources to support group discussion and implement lesson plans/activities pertaining to specific topics including program attendance
  • Develop evaluations and pre/post surveys to track participant improvement and program metrics
  • Coordinate with community partners and organizations (i.e. Open Door, Northern Westchester Hospital, My Sister’s Place, among others) to schedule parenting workshops and special guests to present on topics of interest.
  • Meets with parents to discuss any developmental issues or additional family concerns and facilitates referrals to internal programs and community resources, as needed
  • Establishes a rapport with parents and offers support, behavioral strategies and resources to promote and facilitate the development and strengthening of their parenting skills and understanding of the cognitive and emotional development of their children.
  • Support with data entry, as needed.
  • Maintain client confidentiality and integrity in keeping with agency policies, practices, professional standards and program requirements
  • Support with other programs (e.g. Learning Links, PAT, etc.) and/or special events (e.g. vaccination clinics, Family Health Day, Mercado de las Fiestas, Community Outreach, etc.), as needed
  • Reflect the values and philosophy of Neighbors Link by creating a caring and nurturing environment based on mutual respect
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and supervision, biweekly staff meetings and attend assigned trainings and educational workshops
  • Provide a culturally sensitive approach that allows room for creativity and an opportunity to “meet parents where they are”
  • This full-time position will require evening and occasional weekend hours, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English-Spanish bilingual is required, bicultural preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field is preferred; or
  • At least two years experience in group work, community organizing, group facilitation or similar experience.
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and/or evenings, as needed
  • Ability to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive, and caring environment for children and their families
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops
  • Passion for the Neighbors Link mission and vision
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Must be able to travel to all of Neighbors Link locations in Mount Kisco, Ossining and Yonkers for outreach or special events, as needed.

Contact: jobs@neighborslink.org with subject line “Parent Education Facilitator” and provide a targeted cover letter and resume. Starting salary range at $50,000/year with a generous benefits package, including a retirement plan.

Case Coordinator

Neighbors Link is looking for a full-time, compassionate, patient and flexible Case Coordinator who will work closely with immigrant clients and families to help stabilize their lives in times of crisis, and provide ongoing support as needed. The Case Coordinator will assist individuals and families in connecting with community-based resources to address critical needs. The Case Coordinator will provide support in navigating community resources related to medical, mental health, legal and other social services throughout Westchester County. The Case Coordinator will also work closely with our legal team, the Neighbors Link Community Law Practice (NLCLP), to support the attorneys and paralegals in providing case management support for clients and families that need assistance connecting with additional community resources to support their immigration legal case. The Case Coordinator will be able to work collaboratively with staff, families, volunteers and partner agencies in our three locations in Mount Kisco, Ossining and Yonkers. This position will report to the Family Center Director. This position requires to be on site in more than one of our locations. Neighbors Link follows all COVID safety guidelines provided by the CDC.

Responsibilities:

  • Reflect the values and philosophy of Neighbors Link by creating a caring and nurturing environment based on mutual respect.
  • Work with individuals and families with a culturally sensitive approach that allows room for creativity and an opportunity to “meet clients where they are.”
  • Maintain client confidentiality and integrity in keeping with agency policies, practices, professional standards and program requirements.
  • Manage an assigned client caseload and document detailed case notes to ensure appropriate follow up and record keeping.
  • Support clients in crisis, assist individuals and families in accessing a wide variety of services, with a focus on empowering clients and cultivating individual autonomy once a crisis has been stabilized.
  • Choose an appropriate intervention technique that will encourage growth within clients and families in order to meet Neighbors Link overall mission of integration and empowerment.
  • Collaborate and strengthen relationships with community partners (i.e. Open Door, Northern Westchester Hospital, Mental Health Association, Catholic Charities, among others) in order to make direct referrals for clients with specific needs.
  • Conduct assessments and re-assessments of clients, including closing cases as appropriate.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and supervision, biweekly staff meetings and attend assigned trainings and educational workshops
  • Consult with Family Center Director on new clients that may need immediate support based on needs/risk.
  • Establish service linkages, make necessary referrals and monitor service delivery to ensure that clients are being appropriately supported.
  • Provide regular updates to NLCLP and other departments on the status of clients they have referred for case coordination.
  • Support with other programs (e.g. Learning Links, PAT, etc.) and/or special events (e.g. vaccination clinics, Family Health Day, Mercado de las Fiestas, Community Outreach, etc.), as needed
  • This full-time position may require evening and occasional weekend hours, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English-Spanish bilingual is required, bicultural preferred
  • Undergraduate Degree in Social Work, Case Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field; or
  • At least two years of previous experience in a similar position
  • Flexibility to work some weekends and/or evenings
  • Flexibility to work remotely at least once a week
  • Adept at multi-tasking and ability to manage crises
  • Strong clerical/administrative skills including personal computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Salesforce a plus)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Must be able to travel to all of Neighbors Link locations in Mount Kisco, Ossining and Yonkers
  • Ability to provide a supportive, culturally sensitive, and caring environment for all clients

Contact:  jobs@neighborslink.org with subject line “Case Coordinator” and provide a targeted cover letter and resume. Starting salary range at $50,000/year with a generous benefits package, including a retirement plan.

Evening Program Coordinator – Full Time

3 locations in Westchester County – Mount Kisco, Ossining, Yonkers

Neighbors Link is looking for a full-time energetic, creative, and flexible Evening Program Coordinator to join our Adult Education team. This position organizes a high volume of English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) programming for adults, in collaboration with colleagues and volunteers. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a friendly, passionate team that is highly connected to the organization’s mission. The successful candidate will possess an enthusiastic and passionate attitude they will empathize with their adult students and strives for their success. The candidate will be able to maintain a high level of quality control with his/her attention to detail and work collaboratively with adult ESOL students at all levels of learning. This position will also interact frequently with adult and high school volunteers. He/she should be bilingual in Spanish/English and should demonstrate a high level of cultural competence. The position reports directly to the Program Director of Adult Education. The administrative portion of the position can be done remotely; in-person evening hours will be required in all three Neighbors Link community centers (Mount Kisco, Ossining, Yonkers).

Schedule is Monday-Thursday 1-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm

Responsibilities:

ESOL PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

  • Organizes all Volunteer ESOL Programs throughout Neighbors Link
  • Coordinates program planning and marketing efforts
  • Accurately records registration of students and collection of registration fees (when applicable)
  • Maintains classroom rosters and tracks student attendance and progress
  • Schedules, communicates with, and oversees adult and high school volunteers for the ESOL programs.
  • Collaborates with the Neighbors Link Volunteer Manager to recruit, retain, and appreciate ESOL volunteers, as well as handle any issues that arise.
  • Communicates by phone, text, social platforms with ESOL students and volunteers regarding program scheduling, changes, reminders, etc.
  • Refers students to other Neighbors Link programs and area partner organizations as needed for additional services.

DATA AND METRICS SUPPORT

  • Enters all ESOL volunteer program data into Salesforce; ensures accuracy and timeliness.
  • Supports the agency with surveys and data collection related to programming and services

Position Requirements:

  • Understanding of and commitment to the Neighbors Link mission.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish required
  • Experience serving adult learners, teaching ESL / ESOL
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) preferred. TESOL, English certificate a big plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite software, e-mail and Internet
  • Experience in working with immigrant communities
  • Ability to work independently AND provide detailed accountability to your supervisor.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Proficiency with business computer systems including Google docs and sheets, Zoom, MS Office, and email. Salesforce or other CRM systems a plus.
  • Your own transportation for travel in Westchester.
  • If you are eager to learn and have a good work ethic, we are willing to train the right person to join our dedicated team.

The annual salary for this full-time position will be $50,000 with good health benefits and paid time off. Eligible for 401K matching after one year. The Evening Program Coordinator can work remotely for the administrative portion of the job. Weekly team meetings, bi-monthly staff meetings, and other Neighbors Link programs may be over Zoom or in-person as assigned.  An agency laptop and cell phone will be provided.

Contact: jobs@neighborslink.org with subject line “Evening ESOL Program Coordinator ” and provide a targeted cover letter and resume.

Housing Coordinator (MAP) – Full-Time

You have seen on the news how immigrants seeking asylum in the United States have been bussed to New York and other cities without adequate support or resources. As a Housing Coordinator at Neighbors Link, you will work with families from all over the world who hope to make the United States their home. You’ll work to move families from temporary shelters to permanent homes, and help them feel welcome in Westchester County. This position is assigned to the Migrant Assistance Program (MAP); a two-year position at Neighbors Link, a high-performing nonprofit organization that supports immigrants with a wide array of programs. After the two-year period, opportunities may be available to transition to a different role within the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Reflect the values and philosophy of Neighbors Link by creating a caring and nurturing environment based on mutual respect. Live the Neighbors Link mission for immigrant empowerment and inclusion.
  • Interface effectively with Case Managers and other Neighbors Link staff to work as a team in supporting immigrant families moving to permanent housing.
  • Identify safe and affordable housing for immigrant families by working with landlords and property management companies engaged in the MAP program.
  • Coordinate all logistics for preparing and moving families into their housing; conduct apartment walk-throughs, receive furniture and household supplies, ensure keys are ready, turn on utilities, resolve all obstacles to meet move-in target dates.
  • Support Case Managers by resolving any housing issues that arise after a family has moved in; maintain positive relationships with the property owners/managers.
  • Participate in team meetings, assigned trainings, and educational workshops.
  • Assist with other program activities as assigned.
  • The Housing Coordinator will report directly to the Neighbors Link Director of Operations and Community Outreach.

Requirements:

  • Understanding of and commitment to the Neighbors Link mission.
  • Experience working in homelessness or housing programs is a big plus.
  • Prefer experience working with immigrant populations.
  • Ability to work independently AND provide detailed accountability to your supervisor.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Proficiency with business computer systems including Google docs and sheets, Zoom, MS Office, and email.
  • Your own transportation for travel mostly in Westchester but also in lower Hudson Valley.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • If you are eager to learn and have a good work ethic, we are willing to train the right person to join our dedicated team.

The annual salary for this position will be $52,500 with good health benefits and paid time off. Eligible for 401K matching after one year. The Housing Coordinator will work remotely and is expected to spend most of their time at potential/existing MAP family apartments. Weekly team meetings, bi-monthly staff meetings, and other Neighbors Link programs may be over Zoom or in-person as assigned.  An agency laptop and cell phone will be provided.

Senior Staff Attorney

Neighbors Link Community Law Practice, the law department of Neighbors Link, is offering a unique opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of immigrant New Yorkers who are moving  to the Hudson Valley.

Join Our New York Legal Response Team!

NY’s Hudson Valley is experiencing an unprecedented increase in new arrivals in need of immigration legal services. Neighbors Link is building a team of creative and collaborative attorneys and paralegals to meet this demand. Joining Neighbors Link at this time is a great opportunity to be part of building a community-based response to the local growth of the next generation of New Americans.

Position Description

The senior staff attorney will supervise 1-2 immigration staff attorneys. Additionally, they will provide Neighbors Link programming and handle a limited caseload of immigration matters before USCIS, EOIR, BIA and New York Family Courts.

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Completing individualized assessment of immigration cases and conducting confidential legal consultations to ascertain eligibility for immigration benefits;
  • Completing immigration applications and petitions, compiling supporting evidence, drafting briefs, legal memorandum and other correspondence;
  • Representing clients before New York Family Court, USCIS and EOIR;
  • Staying abreast of changes in immigration policy and laws;
  • Training and motivating junior attorneys and paralegals/DOJ reps;
  • Handling complex legal issues that arise;
  • Organizing and conducting Pro Se Clinics or other programs as needed; and
  • Preparing and providing community education and Know Your Rights presentations via in-person and virtual programming
  • Representing Neighbors Link in meetings with partners and funders.

Requirements:

  • Be admitted to the New York bar and have 3+ years’ experience in immigration law.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish and English is preferred.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • This position operates out of Neighbors Link’s Ossining office. There will be some flexibility offered for remote work.
  • This position requires some travel throughout the Hudson Valley and NY metro area.
  • Must be able to work independently, manage an independent caseload, and meet legal deadlines.
  • Must be organized.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with attorneys, paralegals/DOJ reps, and our large team of volunteers.
  • Must be able to support the organization’s advocacy efforts as needed.

Working at Neighbors Link:

Neighbors Link provides a generous benefits package, including:

  • Generous vacation and leave policies
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Hybrid remote/onsite employment
  • Health insurance
  • 401k with employer contribution
  • Flexible spending account
  • Opportunities for professional development

About Neighbors Link

Neighbors Link is a community-based organization that is building stronger communities through immigrant empowerment and integration. Neighbors Link was initially founded in 2000 as a worker center in Mt. Kisco to protect immigrants in that community from exploitation and mistreatment. Since then Neighbors Link has expanded to include centers in Ossining and Yonkers and provides a wide range of services to the immigrant community/immigrant New Yorkers; from ESOL to immigration legal services.

About Neighbors Link Community Law Practice

Neighbors Link Community Law Practice, the law department of Neighbors Link, is a leader in the provision of immigration legal services in Westchester County and throughout the Hudson Valley.  Our dynamic team provides comprehensive and holistic services in legal matters ranging from rapid response, removal defense, federal appeals and complex affirmative filings.  Located in our Ossining office, we are a community based legal services practice on the front lines of the fight for the rights of immigrant New Yorkers.

Contact:  Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@neighborslink.org.  Please, no phone calls. Salary range is $75,000 – $95,000.

Staff Attorney

Neighbors Link Community Law Practice, the law department of Neighbors Link, is a leader in the provision of immigration legal services in Westchester County and throughout the Hudson Valley.  Our dynamic team provides comprehensive and holistic services in legal matters ranging from rapid response, removal defense, federal appeals and complex affirmative filings.  We are a community based legal services practice on the front lines of the fight for the rights of immigrant New Yorkers.

Job Summary:  The staff attorney will handle immigration cases, from legal intake and screening to direct representation in both affirmative matters and removal proceedings as well as conduct Neighbors Link legal programming. The staff attorney will provide representation to clients in various matters, including but limited to:

  • Representation at Removal Proceedings;
  • Visas, including for Victims of Certain Crimes (U) and Family-Based Petitions;
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status;
  • Adjustment of Status Applications ;
  • Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture before USCIS and EOIR;
  • Naturalization Applications;
  • Employment Authorization Applications; and
  • Representation before the New York Family Court in custody and guardianship matters.

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Completing individualized assessment of immigration cases and conducting confidential legal consultations to ascertain eligibility for immigration benefits;
  • Completing immigration applications and petitions and compiling supporting evidence;
  • Representing clients before New York Family Court, USCIS and EOIR;
  • Staying abreast of changes in immigration policy and laws;
  • Organize and conduct Pro Se Clinics or other programs as needed; and
  • Providing community education and Know Your Rights presentation via in person and virtual programming.

Requirements:

  • Be admitted to the New York bar and have a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in immigration law.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish and English is preferred.
  • This position operates out of Neighbors Link’s Ossining office. There will be some flexibility offered for remote work; however, this is an in-person position.
  • This position requires some travel throughout the Hudson Valley, including but not limited to sites in Westchester.
  • Must be able to work independently to manage and meet legal deadlines.
  • Must be organized.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with attorneys, paralegals/DOJ reps, and our large team of volunteers.
  • Must be able to support the organizations advocacy efforts as needed.

Contact:  Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@neighborslink.org.  Please, no phone calls. Starting salary range at $65,000 -$75,000/year with generous health benefits and time off and a matched retirement plan after one year of service.