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Bilingual Outreach Workers (Toledo)

Each year more than 30,000 farmworkers and family members work in Ohio in agricultural labor. 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.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), a non-profit law firm, is hiring two Outreach Workers to assist the attorneys and staff in its Toledo office to 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 immigration, sexual harassment, government benefits, housing, domestic violence, civil rights, environmental hazards, tax, ethnic profiling by law enforcement, education, and other issues.

The primary responsibility of the Outreach Worker is going to agricultural labor camps in Ohio, usually in the early evening, and informing workers about our services and workers’ rights. Additional duties include community legal education, investigation and research, and other work assigned by ABLE advocates. This is a full-time, temporary position from May 2020 through mid-August 2020, located in ABLE’s Toledo office. Pay is $20 per hour, 40 hours per week. Outreach Workers must have a valid driver’s license, be insurable, and have access to an automobile. ABLE generally will have a car available for outreach, but Outreach Workers occasionally may need to use their own vehicles. ABLE will reimburse for authorized travel expenses.

We are looking for persons committed to social justice for farmworkers and immigrants, fluent in Spanish, have excellent organizational and writing skills, an ability to relate well with low-income clients and community groups, computer proficiency, and a strong commitment to the rule of law. Evening and weekend work and travel required.

To Apply:
Send 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 – Toledo. 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 ABLE’s office is available. Applicants with questions or requiring accommodation to the interview/application process should contact Eugenio Mollo, Jr., Managing Attorney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (419) 930-2547.

About ABLE:
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) 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.

ABLE 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.