Fort Nelson Aboriginal Friendship Society

5008-49th Avenue
Fort Nelson , British Columbia (Canada)

Posted On: 02-11-2019

Job ID #: 792

Job Title: Legal Advocate

Job Category: Office-Professional

Job Type: Full-time

Job Sub Type: Permanent

Vacancies: 1

Required DriverLicence: Yes

Class:

Required Drug Screening: No

Check Criminal Record: Yes

Qualifications:

  • Two years’ experience or education in income support programs, tenancy, advocacy and case management asset
  • Ability to understand and interpret legislation, regulations and policies
  • Ability to negotiate and mediate with government and other agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal, written and team oriented
  • Self-motivated with well-developed case management and planning skills
  • Knowledge of local community resources, awareness, understanding of poverty related issues
  • Adequate computer skills
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize
  • Understand the need for high professional ethical standards, discretion, flexibility and humour
  • Minimum several years’ experience working in a large and complex organization
  • Degree in relevant field, business or public administration, leadership
  • Experience with Indigenous communities or urban Aboriginal Service Organization
  • Must be able to provide a current criminal record check
 

 

Duties:

  • Communicate with clients to assess client eligibility, relevant facts, issues and rights/entitlements
  • Research relevant issues and law to determine merits of client’s position
  • Advise clients with respect to legal rights and options
  • Provide assistance and advocacy on behalf of clients
  • Provide legal information and referral as appropriate
  • Consult with other Legal Advocate, Supervising Lawyer and Executive Director for Advice and direction with respect to client representation, program administration or any other matter relating to the program
  • Community Engagement and Public Legal Education
  • Program Administration and Other Responsibilities

Please apply by email to executivedirector.fnafs@northwestel.net

 

Salary: TBD

How To Apply: Email