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Job Details

Job Number:  59078
Program Coordinator – Independent Legal Advice (ILA) for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project
Job Posted: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Closing Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Position Description: Program Coordinator – Independent Legal Advice (ILA) for Survivors of Sexual Violence Project


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton welcomes applications from vibrant and experienced members of our community for the full-time position of Program Coordinator for our Independent Legal Advice Project.


Agency Description

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton’s mission is to advance the dignity and worth of women and girls who are criminalized and those who are considered at risk. Our Agency provides supports and services to women in prison and in the community, as well as individuals in court and those visiting loved ones via Centre 170.


Program Function
The Independent Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Violence project (ILA) provides free legal advice to survivors of sexual violence. A team of lawyers trained by ILA staff provides this advice, and each survivor is entitled to up to four hours of legal advice as well as attendance at legal clinics (as scheduled). ILA is open to adults (18+) of any gender who live in Alberta and experienced sexual violence in Alberta.

 ILA is a trauma-informed, healing-centered service that operates primarily in Edmonton. Services may be available in Stony Plain, Morinville, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Ponoka, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Red Deer, and some Indigenous and rural communities in Northern Alberta. This project removes barriers for survivors who are considering coming forward and empowers survivors through giving them a better understanding of their legal options.


Key Responsibilities

ILA Facilitation

  • Conduct Intake for clients
  • Pair Clients with lawyers for legal advice and monitor each pairing
  • Recruit, screen and interview lawyers
  • Support the Training Facilitator with training sessions

 Support Work

  • Provide after-care support to clients and lawyers
  • Provision of resources and referrals within Elizabeth Fry and to external stakeholders

Community Liaison

  • work with colleagues to liaise with community agencies, fostering partnerships and collaboration within Edmonton and surrounding communities
  • connect with community resource professionals and members of the Criminal Justice network on a regular basis

Evaluation and Outcomes Measurement

  • Conduct thorough project evaluations and outcomes measurement
  • Report writing and funder engagement

Other Duties

  • maintain and submit current reporting of activities, time, expenses, etc to Administration whenever required
  • team member contributions
    1. Provide and request back-up or support to other agency staff.
    2. Attend staff meetings regularly
    3. Assist with agency priorities
  • Perform other duties as required by Executive Director


Statement of Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be a Registered Social Worker, Psychologist, Counsellor or have similar professional designation plus 2-5 years’ related experience
  • Experience with program methodology, evaluation, and facilitation.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System
  • Knowledge of addictions, mental health issues, poverty, family violence, marginalization, and other barriers
  • Familiarity with resources in the community.
  • Knowledge of and respect for Indigenous traditions and culture
  • Must have Valid Drivers’ License
  • Must be flexible as some evening work is required
  • Must be able to satisfy a Prison Clearance

Personal Attributes

  • Must be honest, non-judgmental, have common sense and maturity
  • Must be open-minded and prepared to listen attentively to personal stories of victimization
  • Must understand and support the feminist and intersectional approach of the Elizabeth Fry Society.
  • Must have well developed communication skills
  • Must prioritize self-care and wellness

The Independent Legal Advice Program Coordinator reports directly to the Program Manager for Community Programs and also works closely with the Executive Director whenever needed.


This is a full-time salaried position. Salary for this position is based on a salary scale, commensurate on education and experience in accordance with funding availability.


This position remains open until a suitable candidate is selected. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Should you feel that you meet all of the above requirements and more, please submit your Covering Letter and Resume, along with salary expectations, to:
Toni Sinclair, Executive Director
Via email:
Contact Details
Toni Sinclair, Executive Director
www:   www.efryedmonton.ab.ca

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