Housing Support Worker

Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex) Inc.

Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex) Inc. is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents in London and Middlesex County, in various areas of law including Housing, Social Assistance, and Employment.

The clinic is seeking a Social Service Worker to fill a full-time position in the Housing Division of the clinic.

The candidate will be responsible for the a variety of items in the Housing Division including: client intake, case management services to address clients’ housing and intersecting needs, community outreach initiatives to increase access to justice in the community, and other internal and external projects and systemic change initiatives as applicable. The successful candidate will be an important part of the NLSLM team, providing case management support to clients with issues before Housing Providers and the Landlord and Tenant Board. The role will provide brief supportive counselling, advocacy, and information and wrap-around support and deal with the impact of Housing issues on clients’ lives in a client-centred, trauma informed, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive manner.

Qualifications include:

  • Social Work degree or Social Service Worker diploma or equivalent, coupled with exceptional experience, knowledge, and skills will be considered
  • 2+ years experience in field of serving clients with housing issues
  • Experience working for a not-for-profit organization, and providing direct client service for London & Middlesex residents is preferred
  • Working knowledge of housing and poverty law, and associated statutes, regulations and policies
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills
  • Commitment to social justice and broader housing and poverty law issues
  • Experience providing services in a community legal clinic setting is an asset
  • Experience in supervising co-op and other student placements in the areas of nursing, social work, social service worker, and other helping services areas is an asset

NLSLM is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and welcomes applications from those with lived experience of oppression. As part of our work against racism and other oppressions, we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

The candidate’s salary will be commensurate with level of experience.

Please send a cover letter and resume by email (pagniek@lao.on.ca) or by fax (519) 438-3145, to the attention of Kristie Pagniello, Executive Director, by July 30, 2021.