Job Posting 94134

Community Support Worker
Scarborough Community Legal Services
Toronto Metro area
695 Markham Road, Suite #9, Scarborough, Ontario M1H 2A5
closes in 6 days (Tue, 6 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $15.50 per hour + 4% in lieu of vacation

Summer Contract Position: 8 weeks

Application Deadline: May 24, 2023

SCLS is a non-profit community based legal clinic that provides 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 in the areas of housing, income maintenance, immigration, and employment law.
We are looking for an enthusiastic social work student or recent graduate to join our team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • provide holistic direct service that meets the legal and non-legal needs of the clinics’ clients, based upon social work principles and ethics,
  • collaborate with the legal team and consult on case files,
  • meet with clients to assess service needs,
  • assist clients in setting goals and developing strategies for problem solving,
  • research appropriate programs and services for client’s non-legal needs,
  • complete warm referrals for clients to community service providers,
  • connect and liaise with community service agencies to build working relationships
  • maintain accurate records,
  • participate in staff meetings,
  • share administrative tasks related to the clinic as required,
  • perform most clerical/secretarial work for your own practice

Qualifications and Experience

  • currently enrolled in a B.S.W program, or a recent graduate who has received a B.S.W. degree
  • demonstrated commitment to social justice and working for positive social change on issues that affect low income individuals and groups.
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • collaborative work approach and the ability to work well in a team based environment.
  • the ability to speak a second language is an asset.

This position is funded by the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs Program. As a requirement of the funding agreement, applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment; be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and be legally entitled to work according to Ontario’s legislation and regulations. International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

This is a full time position (35 hours per week) for a period of eight weeks and is expected to begin June 19, 2022. The rate of pay is $15.50 per hour plus 4% vacation pay in lieu of vacation leave.


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.
We encourage candidates to learn more about the land on which we live and the nations who have been the stewards of this place since time immemorial, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewa, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Please see for more from which to learn.

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