Community Worker

Halton Community Legal Services (HCLS) is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario that provides legal services to the low-income population in Halton Region. HCLS is a registered charity and a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of Ontario. HCLS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are committed to providing high quality legal services and responding to the needs of our community in innovative ways, through a client centered and trauma-informed lens.

JOB TITLE: Community Worker
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SALARY: $53,000-$57,000 (commensurate with qualifications and experience), health and dental benefits package, employer-paid RRSP contributions, in accordance with Legal Aid Ontario guidelines and clinic policies.

TO APPLY: Please apply via e-mail addressed to the Hiring Committee with a cover letter and resume by July 8, 2022 to: haltonconsult@hcls.clcj.ca with the subject title “Community Worker”.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and considered on a rolling basis up to July 8, 2022.
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Community Worker will lead planning, developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating of the outreach, community development and public legal education projects at HCLS.
  • Working closely with the legal staff on law reform and systemic advocacy activities.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Post-secondary education at the Bachelor’s level in a related field, a college degree, or 5 years of community development experience;
  • Knowledge of our community and its resources, including an understanding of poverty in Halton and the unique issues and challenges our community experiences;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, social media skills, and experience with online communication platforms;
  • Have experience in community development and organizing;
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with our community and organizations in it;
  • Be able to travel throughout Halton and surrounding area;
  • Be able to work on multiple projects at once, take initiative, creatively problem solve, and work independently as well as part of a team.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, subject to medical or Ontario Human Rights Code–based exemptions.