Community Legal Worker – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Project

Sudbury Community Legal Clinic

Part-time position- 2‑3 days/week
Contract position until March 31, 2024, subject to ongoing funding

The Sudbury Community Legal Clinic has a contract position available immediately for a Community Legal Worker to conduct public legal education about legal rights and sexual harassment in the workplace and provide advice to low‑income individuals who have experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.

This position is funded by the Department of Justice–Government of Canada.

The Community Legal Worker- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Project will:

  • Provide summary legal advice and brief services over the telephone and in person to low‑income Ontarians in the District of Sudbury who have experienced or are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Facilitate public legal education with schools, employment training facilities and social services agencies that support Indigenous, migrant and/or low‑income individuals and communities
  • Develop accessible materials for the public
  • Work with other legal clinics and community partners delivering the project in Ontario
  • Conduct outreach to target audiences, including but not limited to communities at greater risk of gender-based violence and/or who are facing barriers to accessing services:

    • Indigenous women, trans and two-spirited persons
    • Racialized women and trans people
    • LGBTQ2 communities and gender non-binary persons
    • Youth
    • Persons with precarious immigration status
    • Refugee and immigrant women and trans persons
    • Persons with disabilities
    • Seasonal and temporary workers
    • Workers in low-wage and/or precarious jobs
    • Workers who rely on tips

Qualifications include:

  • legal training and/or relevant experience in employment law
  • ability to work with people in crisis and from diverse backgrounds in a trauma informed manner
  • skills in delivering public presentations to a diversity of audiences (diverse in terms of literacy levels, cognitive abilities, age, first language other than English and socio-economic backgrounds)
  • experience developing plain language and engaging materials for the public
  • ability to handle a high volume of legal advice inquiries
  • excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • university or equivalent education

The following would be definite assets for this position:

  • Law Society of Ontario license (paralegal or lawyer) is an asset but not required
  • understanding of community based legal services
  • previous experience in community development, law reform and public legal education activities
  • a high level of computer literacy
  • experience working with Northern Ontario’s Indigenous communities
  • fluency in both official languages

Salary depends on relevant experience.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The deadline to apply is Thursday May 28, 2020 by noon. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be conducted from a distance and opportunities for remote work may be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Applications must include at least two references and can be emailed to Monique Woolnough, Executive Director, woolnom2@lao.on.ca, Subject Line: Application,
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Project, or mailed/faxed to:

Hiring Committee
Sudbury Community Legal Clinic
Unit 272 – 40 Elm Street
Sudbury, ON P3C 1S8
Fax: 705-674-6974