Systems Navigator: Social Worker

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

(8 month, 4 days a week contract with possible extension)

Do you share our passion for social justice?

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic/Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton is a busy urban legal clinic providing poverty law services. We seek an experienced social worker to be a part of the Hamilton Legal Outreach project, a collaborative, community‑embedded legal services initiative for clients with mental health & addiction issues. The systems navigator will support clients through warm referrals & follow-up, navigate the legal, addictions and mental health sectors and coordinate holistic, strengths‑based services and plans. The position requires travelling between multiple sites, primarily in the downtown.

Qualifications include:

  • MSW degree
  • Current registration with OCSWSSW in good standing
  • Work experience with individuals living with mental health and addiction issues
  • Experience working with agencies supporting individuals and families in family, criminal and immigration matters
  • Commitment to social justice issues and service and working within an Anti‑Racism, Anti‑Oppression, client‑centered, trauma‑informed framework
  • Knowledge of community services and agencies as well as their referral process (emergency shelters, housing, financial assistance, counseling programs, addiction treatment programs, parenting & life skills programs, etc.)
  • Knowledge of some: Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Criminal Code, and Mental Health Act
  • Knowledge of some court processes
  • Strong ability to handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment
  • Creative, flexible self‑starter
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team & with multiple partners and to nurture stakeholder relations
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Capacity to work in French an asset, as is fluency in other languages spoken by those we serve
  • Completed training in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) an asset

Salary range:

Salary in accordance with experience to a maximum of $35/hour.

HCLC/CJCH is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from those with lived experience of oppression. As part of our work against racism and other oppressions, we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.

Please provide resume and cover letter through the listing on Charity Village. Please apply promptly. Applications will not be considered after 4 pm July 12, 2019.