Community legal worker

Rexdale Community Legal Clinic

Contract position

Rexdale Community Legal Clinic is seeking a full‑time Community Legal Worker to fill a 12 month contract position with our established legal clinic, which delivers legal services to a large, diverse, low‑income community in the North Western corner of Toronto.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Providing legal services primarily in Ontario Disability Support appeals, plus a component of Immigration intake and advice. Other duties may include tenant rights, employment rights, human rights.
  • Developing and participating in public legal education events, community development, and law reform initiatives.
  • Involvement in Clinic working and/or study groups.

Qualifications:

  • Experience as a community legal worker, preferably in a clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario.
  • Excellent advocacy, legal skills and client‑service skills
  • Commitment to providing high quality legal advice and representation to low‑income clients with an understanding of the barriers they face
  • Experience in one or more areas of Clinic law and/or Legal Clinic experience
  • Experience with CIMS (Client Information Management System) an asset.
  • Team player who takes initiative and looks for creative solutions to complex issues
  • Ability to provide legal assistance in languages other than English will be considered an asset

Salary will be in the range of $54,000 to $58,900. No group benefits are available for this position. Salary will reflect the candidate's skills and experience in the required areas of clinic law.

Please apply in writing or by email by September 20, 2019, to:

Yodit Edemariam, Acting Director of Legal Services,
Rexdale Community Legal Clinic
21 Panorama Court
Etobicoke, ON M9V 4E3
Tel: 416-741-5201
Fax: 416-741-6540
email: edemariamy@lao.on.ca

The Legal Clinic is committed to diversity and equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

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