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||Aug 15, 2022
The Advocacy Centre is a division of Pathways Employment Help Centre (www.pathwaysehc.ca). Located in London, Ontario, the Centre is a Civil Society Organization with the Law Society of Ontario. As the voice for people who can not advocate for themselves, paralegals and social workers assist with various social benefits applications and appeals, crisis intervention and referrals to community supports. Advocates represent clients before Social Benefits, Social Security, and Landlord Tenant Board Tribunals.
PEHC Advocacy Services is uniquely situated to maximize positive outcomes for our clients. These individuals might be forced into poverty or substandard living conditions due to limited knowledge of their rights and the inability to access legal counsel.
If you want to make a difference in people's lives by ensuring access to legal representation and social support, join our team!
What you will be doing
- Research, prepare and file appropriate documents to Tribunals, Boards and other agencies.
- Prepare memorandums of law and evidence submissions under the supervision of Licensed Paralegals.
- Maintain document files and case correspondence both physically and electronically.
- Triage clients, define the scope of need and direct to correct service.
- Answer Phones & follow up on all voicemails.
- Greet incoming clients and enter client profiles into the database.
- Schedule new clients, returns and prehearings.
- Assist in transitioning clients between Social Work and Paralegal services.
- Communicate and build relationships with health care professionals and other agencies.
Who you are
- Maintain statistics and reports for the department, take meeting minutes and prepare action items.
Pathways Employment Help Centre is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all persons. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will accommodate applicants' needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . Identify Law Clerk in the subject line. Please clearly articulate why you would be a good candidate and your salary expectations.
- Have completed a post-secondary Legal Assistant or Law Clerk program
- Have an understanding of the statutes of ODSP, OW, EI, CPP and Landlord Tenant rules and court filing procedures
- Have an understanding of legal reference materials, procedures, and legal filing systems.
- Have experience and knowledge with MS Word, and Outlook
- Sensitive to issues surrounding poverty, mental health, cognitive impairments, addiction and physical disabilities
- Complete all work with attention to detail
- Have strong time-management, organizational and document/file management skills
- Practice and possess excellent oral and writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation for complex documentation
- Have the ability to recognize and respect people's diversity, individual differences and perspectives
- Be willing to learn and grow continuously
- Be willing to work independently and as part of a team
- Fluency in Arabic, Spanish or Ukrainian is an asset