Social worker

Mississauga Community Legal Services

12 month contract

Mississauga Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents of the City of Mississauga in various areas of law, including Social Assistance, Tenants Rights, Immigration, Employment, CPP-D, and Worker’s Compensation.

The clinic is seeking for a Social Worker to fill a twelve (12) month contract.

The candidate will be responsible for: client intake and brief case management services to address client’s intersecting legal and social issues, community outreach initiatives to increase access to justice in the community of Peel, and other internal and external projects and systemic change initiatives as applicable. The successful candidate will be an important part of a multidisciplinary team, providing brief case management support to clients going through the court/tribunal system. The role will provide brief supportive counselling, advocacy, and information and wrap-around support and deal with the legal process’s impact in their client’s lives in a client-centred, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive manner.

Qualifications include:

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) preferred, however, a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) coupled with exceptional experience, knowledge and skills will also be considered. Registration in good standing with OCSWSSW.
  • 2+ years’ experience in field with anti-oppressive practice while serving clients.
  • Experience working for a not-for-profit organization, preferably a Legal Clinic or providing direct client service for Mississauga or Peel residents is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of poverty law and associated statutes and regulations, particularly as they relate to income maintenance and housing;
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills;
  • Commitment to social justice and broader poverty law issues;
  • Ability to provide legal services to Franco-Ontarians is an asset;
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset;
  • Experience providing services in a community legal clinic setting is an asset.

MCLS 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. We encourage applicants from First Nation, Métis, Inuit and people who are reflective of our diverse community.

Please send a cover letter and resumé by email or by Fax (905) 273-4255 to Xuan Nguyen Vi at by September 30, 2021.

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

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 thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.

MCLS staff continue to work both remotely and in-person at the office, as required, to provide client service to those who cannot access the clinic electronically. Successful candidates must be available to work in both capacities and should expect to return to full-time, in-person service when it is determined safe to do so.

Workplace safety protocols have been put into place to ensure the health and safety of all staff, clients and visitors, when attending or working in the office.