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LEGAL ADVOCATE

  • Posted:Aug 05, 2020
  • Apply by:Aug 19, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, strives to enhance the quality of life for all who seek assistance and support in our community. A Permanent Full Time Position at Community Support Services for Women and Children (30 Pearl St. N, Hamilton, ON) currently exist in the role of:

 

LEGAL ADVOCATE

 

Hours of work: Up to 80 hours every 2 weeks, including weekday’s, evenings and weekends

                     

The successful candidate will extend our mission to women and children through the provision of respectful and appropriate services, to women who have experienced abuse and are navigating the legal system. The Legal Advocate will support women in accessing resources, understanding their rights, and advocate for the legal system to be responsive and accountable to women who have experienced abuse. The legal advocate will effectively work with marginalized and diverse communities and address the systemic barriers of oppression women face in the legal system. The incumbent must be able to work independently in a challenging and rewarding values-based environment.

 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of issues impacting women including abuse, mental illness, homelessness, poverty and substance use and be competent working within a feminist anti-racism/anti-oppression framework. It is required that applicants possess a thorough knowledge of the domestic violence court system, domestic violence legislation in the Criminal Code, Immigration system, Family law and the Family court system. A minimum of two years experience working with women who have experienced abuse is required. A demonstrated commitment to the mission values of availability, responsibility, adaptability, hospitality and dignity is essential. A second language is an asset.

 

The following skills are also required: verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills, public speaking and advocacy skills, organization skills and ability to prioritize workload.

 

Applicants require a related post-secondary education in justice, law and/or legal studies. C.P.R/First Aid certification (or willingness to be certified) is required.  Possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license is required.  The successful candidate will have a flexible schedule.

 

Please forward a resume and cover letter by August 19, 2020 to:

Director, Good Shepherd Centres – Women’s Services

30 Pearl St. N. or email to:

TMcfadzean@gsch.ca

 

Women-identified individuals of diverse communities are encouraged to apply.

Good Shepherd is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect the rich diversity of the community we serve.

Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  If you are in need of accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877 ex 2265 or sciardullo@gsch.ca.

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