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LAWO seeks Year-Round Bilingual Outreach Worker

Each year more than 30,000 agricultural workers and family members work in Ohio. They work in many hand-harvest crops, including cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuces, onions, radishes, and peppers. They also work in various packing sheds, grading stations, and food processing plants.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), a non-profit law firm, is hiring one (1) full time Outreach Worker to help the attorney and staff in its Findlay office extend legal services to these workers and their families throughout Ohio.

Many agricultural workers encounter legal problems arising from violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, and other federal and state protective statutes, as well as problems with tax, immigration, environmental hazards, sexual harassment, government benefits, housing, domestic violence, civil rights, education, and other issues.

LAWO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and places a high value on diversity in its workplace, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability. We strive to create an environment welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from individuals traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession

The primary responsibilities of the Outreach Worker include the development of a statewide outreach plan and outreach to agricultural labor camps throughout Ohio, usually in the early evening, informing workers about our services and workers’ rights, completing applications for legal assistance, and completing and maintaining reports of outreach activities. Additional duties include community legal education, investigation and research, following up on completed applications for assistance, and other work assigned by LAWO advocates. This is a full-time, year-round position commencing December 1, 2019, located in LAWO’s Findlay office. Compensation is based on experience and starts at $20 per hour. The normal work week is 35 hours per week. Due to the increase in seasonal agricultural workers during the summer months hours increase to 40 hours per week between June 1 and August 31. The Outreach Worker must have a valid driver’s license, be insurable, and have access to an automobile. LAWO generally will have a car available for outreach, but the Outreach Worker occasionally may need to use their own vehicle. LAWO will reimburse for authorized travel expenses.

We are looking for persons committed to social justice for agricultural workers who are fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, can relate well with low-income clients and community groups, are computer proficient, and have a strong commitment to the rule of law. Evening and weekend hours and some overnight trips and other travel required.

To Apply:
Send a letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position, resume, and three references (name, email, and phone numbers) electronically as soon as possible to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Subject: Outreach Worker – Findlay. Hiring will be done on a rolling basis so please apply immediately if interested. Applications will only be accepted by e-mail.
Equal access to LAWO’s office is available. Applicants with questions or requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Nancy Nava-Wade, Senior Attorney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (419) 930-2451.

About LAWO
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self-reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.