Community Legal Worker/Paralegal

Posted on:
May 25, 2023

Community Legal Worker/Paralegal For close to 50 years, CSSP has been providing a wide variety of services and programs for the Latinx/Hispanic community in Toronto and the GTA. The Legal Clinic is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and mandated to provide legal advice and representation to the Spanish-speaking community in the Province. This position is a one-year contract for a program funded by The Law Foundation of Ontario to provide services and outreach to Spanish speaking seniors. Who You Are and What You’ve Done:● Legal training and relevant experience in Canadian poverty law, litigation and working with vulnerable populations or a licensed paralegal in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario ● Excellent organizational, time management, advocacy and effective problem solving skills ● Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to deliver public presentations to diverse audiences ● Experience developing plain language and engaging material for the public ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to express ideas and opinions clearly and effectively in both English and Spanish ● Experience working with legal clinics or a legal office setting ● Strong computer skills related to clinics’ casefile management system and digital practice● Experience working with seniors is an assetWhat You Will Do: ● Provide legal services, including summary advice, document preparation and client representation ● Liaise with administration, community partners and coordinate the delivery of workshops ● Respond courteously and professionally in the delivery of service ● Make appropriate referrals according to service needs ● Provide intake and registration of clients ● Ensure client records and files are accurate and current ● Conduct outreach and build partnerships with community agencies serving the Latinx/Hispanic community ● Prepare statistical and written reports as required ● Participate in regularly scheduled meetings and training ● Facilitate training of staff, volunteers, and students ● Other duties as required to ensure continuation of the program to the community What We Offer You:● A one-year contract working 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday ● The salary is CAD $65,000 for the term of the contractApplication processAll applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for two professional references to using the subject line “CSSP CLW/Paralegal Position” by May 26, 2023.All offers for employment with CSSP are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed acriminal background check. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to the success and strength of our organization. We believe that a proactive approach where we support and embrace our individual talents and differences enriches our organization, our professional practice, and our communities. It offers us a broader perspective to foster more creative ideas and greater effectiveness, which enhances our ability to provide our clients with the best possible advice and service. We are committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any accommodation requirements, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacte

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