COMMUNITY LEGAL WORKER/PARALEGAL or JUNIOR LAWYER
Scarborough Community Legal Services (SCLS) is a non-profit community based legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide clinic law services to low income individuals in a culturally diverse community. Our work includes individual case work, public legal education, law reform, and community development activities mainly in the areas of housing, income maintenance, immigration, and employment law.
We are looking for an enthusiastic community legal worker to join our team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Please Note: The percentage of time spent on legal work vs. law reform, community organizing, and public education activities will vary depending on the clinic’s needs. This determination will be made by the Executive Director after consulting with the social assistance team.
Law Reform, Community Organizing, and Public Legal Education
Given the nature of this role, it may require work to occasionally be performed outside regular work hours, including on evenings and weekends.
Qualifications and Experience
Terms of Employment
This is a permanent full-time position and is part of OPSEU’s bargaining unit. The salary range is as follows:
CLW/paralegal (3 – 5 years’ experience) – $63,000 - $65,000
Junior Lawyer (1 – 3 years’ experience): $73,000 - $75,000
How to Apply
All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Barb Millar by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by regular mail to:
Attn: Hiring Committee, Scarborough Community Legal Services, 695 Markham Rd., Suite 9 Toronto, ON M1H 2A5
Please use the subject line “CLW or Junior Lawyer Application” when submitting your application by email.
The deadline for applications is Friday, June 11, 2021
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SCLS welcomes applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. Lived experience and intersectional identities are merit factors for hiring for this position.
We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
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