Vacancies

Drop-In Centre Caseworker

(closing date: 5.30pm Fri 27th July 2018)

MRCI is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced people for the post of Caseworker. The Caseworker will have responsibility for providing up-to-date information and support to migrant workers in the MRCI Drop-In Centre and addressing cases of exploitation.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Provide information, advice and referrals to migrant workers and their families in areas such as irregular migration, family reunification, immigration and social protection
  • Provide specialist information and support to migrant workers experiencing exploitation in the workplace
  • Establish a volunteer panel of legal professionals willing to support cases on a pro bono basis
  • Represent migrant workers before the Workplace Relations Commission in strategic cases
  • Support the policy and campaign activities of MRCI with a priority focus on workplace exploitation
  • Input data to the Case Management System and contribute to its development
  • Conduct and participate in regular analysis of the issues facing migrant workers
  • Prepare reports and written materials relevant to the work of MRCI
  • Represent the MRCI at external events

Essential:

  • Commitment to social justice and the rights of migrant workers
  • Education to degree level in law, human rights, social rights, social policy or equivalent
  • Legal training and/or experience of advocacy in immigration or employment law or related field
  • Understanding of employment rights frameworks and compliance mechanisms
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to prioritise tasks effectively

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of other languages, particularly Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Tagalog and/or Portuguese
  • Working knowledge of Ireland’s labour migration policy framework and legislation
  • Experience of identifying and advancing strategic cases for collective outcomes
  • Experience of advocating for/representing workers at Workplace Relations Commission
  • Experience of working with community sector organisation or trade unions
  • Familiarity with tracking cases through Case Management Systems and the generation of data to highlight new trends and issues
  • Experience carrying out research and data analysis to feed into policy and legislative development

How to apply:

Send a completed application form and questionnaire marked Caseworker to hr@mrci.ie by 5.30pm on Friday 27th July

Please note interviews will be held the week of the 30th July 2018.

MRCI is an equal opportunities employer. For more information on MRCI, see www.mrci.ie

Duration: This is a full-time fixed-term contract from August/September 2018 to December 2019, renewable subject to funding

Remuneration: Commensurate with experience: €35,000 – €37,000

Location: Dublin

MRCI Caseworker Job Description July 2018

MRCI Caseworker Application Form and Questionnaire July 2018