Job Posting 77419

Lawyer
South Asian Legal Clinic of BC
Work From Home, Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 3 days ago (Tue, 30 Nov)
part time - term / contract  •  $21,000 - $25,000 for a 6-month contract, 20 hrs per week

JOB POSTING

LAWYER  (Part-time, Contract)

SOUTH ASIAN LEGAL CLINIC OF BC 

 

The South Asian Legal Clinic of BC (“SALCBC”) is seeking a part-time lawyer committed to social justice and legal education. 

Location: Primarily remote but will require some in-person attendance and flexibility is necessary, as this position may require occasional weekend and evening work and travel within the Lower Mainland.

Organization: The South Asian Legal Clinic of British Columbia (SALCBC) is a non-profit focused on issues affecting the daily lives of low-income individuals self-identifying as South Asian, including matters related to immigration status, child  protection and custody, separation and divorce, domestic violence, sexual assault, racial discrimination and profiling, workers’ rights, residential tenancy, elder abuse, mental health, and wills and estates.  

Position: This is a part-time (20 hours per week) contract position to lead a program to provide legal information, community support, and one-on-one support as needed to clients of the South Asian Legal Clinic. This position does not require court or tribunal attendance.  

The goal of this position is to strengthen SALCBC’s Anti-Racism Action Program by engaging in outreach to community organizations and members in the South Asian community across the province. This will include coordinating webinars and workshops with community organizations and lawyers regarding common issues affecting the daily lives of low-income individuals self-identifying as South Asian. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing content and as well as contracting other lawyers to develop, prepare, and/or present webinars and workshops.  

The program lawyer will also assist with ensuring that all grant requirements are being met on a regular and timely basis. Finally, the program lawyer will help maintain data about the workshops and work with apps such as SurveyMonkey to conduct, analyze, and interpret surveys as per the grant guidelines. The position will report to the Board of SALCBC and be managed by the Chair and Vice-Chairs. 

 

Key Duties:

  • Coordinate weekly workshops with lawyers and community organizations.
  • Public legal education content development, including but not limited to contracting lawyers with experience in youth justice and gang violence to assist and/or develop content.
  • Respond to questions and requests by community partners and/or clients
  • Coordinate the development of written and/or video resources for community partners by identifying topics, coordinating work, and providing other support to capture the information.
  • Travel to and help organize community trainings.
  • Liaise with the Clinic Coordinator and Board Chair to develop written resource materials.
  • Develop and facilitate partnerships with new community organizations across the province.
  • Maintain good working relationships with partners through regular communications, attendance at meetings, and participation in workshops and webinars.
  • Liaise with partner organizations, prepare and present material and workshops as requested.
  • Aid in the preparation and presentation of educational materials and reports by SALCBC.
  • Track activities and participants.
  • Conduct surveys at the end of or immediately following activities via SurveyMonkey, create reports and summarize standardized results from surveys for each activity and as needed, follow-up with participants regarding surveys and create final reports based on all information collected from all activities.
  • Plan activities that improve employment, social participation, and justice outcomes among South Asian communities by targeting the education of actors within systems whose attitudes and behavior towards South Asian communities or providing services directly to individuals from the South Asian Community (e.g., rights-based education)
  • Provide detailed financial reports for final project reporting where applicable in collaboration with the treasurer and Board Chair.
  • Ensure all grant requirements are being met on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with Board and committee members to develop program proposals for funding when applicable.
  • Work with Board members and other staff on communications, outreach, and public engagement.
  • Assist in long-term planning for program.
  • Work on communication and coordination of joint initiatives with other organizations working on social justice issues affecting South Asians.
  • Attend and participate in regular Board meetings, as required.

Education and Experience:

  • University degree in Law, or equivalent related experience.
  • Experience working on human rights and social justice issues in/with South Asian communities.
  • Working knowledge of relevant human rights legislation and human rights issues.
  • Working knowledge of employment law, labour law, workers’ compensation and other income assistance.
  • Ability and experience in serving diverse clients with a trauma-informed perspective.
  • Experience with legal research.
  • Strong written and oral skills.
  • Knowledge and experience working in a non-profit context, and an understanding of Board/staff relationship. 
  • Experience in project management and report writing.
  • Experience in analyzing and interpreting survey results.
  • Experience organizing and leading teams to deliver content.
  • Experience with Excel, Google Sheets, Google Drive, and SurveyMonkey.
  • Strong understanding of common issues facing South Asian communities in BC, especially as they relate to immigration status, child  protection and custody, separation and divorce, domestic violence, sexual assault, racial discrimination and profiling, workers’ rights, residential tenancy, elder abuse, mental health, and wills and estates.
  • Strong understanding of the objectives and functions of SALCBC.
  • Familiarity with local community groups and organizations.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, especially in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required by timing of presentations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Ability to communicate in a South Asian Language (Punjabi, Urdu or Hindi) is preferred.

Compensation:

Contract position, part time (20 hours per week), compensation will be between $21,000 and $25,000 for a 6-month contract, depending on experience. Contract may be renewed subject to funding and performance review . 

Application Process:

Please submit your cover letter and your resume by November 30, 2021 to  . Please include the job title in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted. References will be required. 

SALCBC recognizes the importance of striving to create a diverse and inclusive workspace. We strongly encourage members of First Nations, Inuit and Metis candidates, members of visible minorities, persons with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities and others with the skills, knowledge and experience to productively engage with diverse communities to apply.

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