Community Development Worker

Willowdale Community Legal Services

Willowdale Community Legal Services is seeking applications for the position of Community Development Worker. This is a two‑year contract position with the possibility of becoming a permanent position. The position is available immediately.

This position provides community development, organizing and outreach services to low-income members residing within the catchment area of our legal clinic. The position involves engaging with community members, organizations and agencies that provide services to members of our community. The position also involves data collection, research, training as well as working with WCLS staff and the staff of other legal clinics on law reform initiatives and activities. The position requires travel within Toronto and may require work to be performed outside of normal 9 am to 5 pm office hours.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Relevant post-secondary education
  • Experience in community organizing and community outreach
  • Superior time management and planning skills
  • Excellence in communication and computer skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Assets will include:
    • Prior experience in a local community agency or legal clinic
    • Fluency in a second language.

The successful candidate must have a strong ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and have good organization and computer skills. This position requires someone who is reliable, well-organized and a team player.

Salary range: $45,000-55,000 / year.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining relevant experience, resume and at least two references, and are to be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018. Applications should be sent by email (resume and cover letter in a Word or PDF attachment) to the attention of Hiring Committee at l_zelaya@lao.on.ca. Applications can also be submitted in person at the following address:

Willowdale Community Legal Services
106-245 Fairview Mall Drive
Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4T1

Please note that, while we thank all applicants for their interest in the position, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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