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~ Bilingual Black Justice Coordinator~
(1 Year full time contract with expected extension)

Do you share our passion for social justice?

Join our team! Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a busy urban legal clinic seeking a community development worker interested in challenging and meaningful work. This position is the lead for Together We Rise! S’Élever Ensemble! an initiative launched in February 2019 to combat anti-Black racism and improve access to justice for members of Hamilton’s diverse Black community, including the growing Francophone Black community. If you want to work hard to serve the community in a collaborative environment, then you need to apply. Now!

This is a designated bilingual position. Accordingly, a demonstrated capacity to perform all responsibilities in French and English at an “Advanced” level is required; a professional evaluation will be conducted to determine language level.

Please check out our website at www.hamiltonjustice.ca for more information on this initiative and our Clinic.

Qualifications Include:

• Working background and knowledge of local African-Canadian issues and trends, the barriers created by anti-Black racism, understanding of poverty law, and historical and current systemic power inequities faced by members of the Black community in Hamilton.
• Commitment to social justice issues and working in an Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression, client-centred, trauma-informed framework.
• Experience with anti-Black racism.
• Post-secondary education in related field and/or related experience, preferably in a community legal clinic setting.
• Knowledge of legal aid services, the broader justice sector and social service agencies that provide services to Black people in Hamilton.
• Proven ability to build relationships with the community and gain trust in a respectful manner and work collaboratively with organizations, networks and community groups.
• A background in community outreach and development.
• Ability to work as a member of a team in a busy poverty law clinic and handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment, and a self-starter.
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and experience.
• Ability to plan and conduct educational workshops.
• Knowledge of other languages spoken in the community an asset.
• Experience working with an Advisory Committee and Board of Directors an asset.

Salary Range: $67,000 to $72,000, plus benefits and pension plan

Please submit an application through Charity Village – https://charityvillage.com/ no later than August 6, 2021 and include a cover letter and resume.

HCLC/CJCH is an equal opportunity employer 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 First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.

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


Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

~ Bilingual FR/EN Paralegal/Community Legal Worker~
Do you share our passion for social justice?

Join our team! Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a busy urban legal clinic seeking a paralegal/community legal worker interested in challenging and meaningful work. The clinic practice is in poverty law and we are looking for experience with the Ontario Disability Support Program and immigration in particular. This full time permanent position involves casework, summary advice, law reform, community development and public legal education activities, as part of the French Language Services Team. If you want to work hard to serve the community in a collaborative environment, then you need to apply. Now.

Qualifications Include:
• Experience as a community legal worker with a legal clinic and/or membership in good standing of the LSUC as a licenced paralegal
• Demonstrated capacity to work in both French and English at an advanced level—professional evaluation will be required to determine language levels
• Commitment to French language rights and ensuring the right to services in French
• Commitment to social justice issues and service and working within an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, client-centred, trauma-informed framework
• Commitment to the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged individuals and groups
• Demonstrated effective advocacy skills and a keen interest in ODSP and immigration (preferred), as well as housing law and OW
• Ability to work effectively autonomously and as part of a team
• Passionate about community and client service to disadvantaged individuals and groups
• Experience in community development and public legal education
• Strong ability to handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment and a resourceful self-starter
• Capacity to deliver services in other languages an asset.

Salary Range: $67,000 to $71,500
Please submit an application through Charity Village – https://charityvillage.com/ no later than August 9, 2021 and include a cover letter and resume.

HCLC/CJCH is an equal opportunity employer 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 First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.

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

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