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Poverty Law Advocate – Permanent Full-Time

 

COMPETITION NO. 17-149

POSITION: Poverty Law Advocate – Permanent Full-Time
CURRENT LOCATION: Poverty Law Program – Surrey
CURRENT HOURS: 35 hr/wk
POSITION SUMMARY: This position provides comprehensive advocacy services to marginalized individuals and families for income assistance, disability assistance; to maintain tenancy, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Employment and Insurance, debt, and other income support related programs.  Provides assistance and representation through administration hearing processes.  Provides services in Punjabi.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum two years post-secondary education,
• Two years of experience in tenant, disability and income support programs advocacy an asset, an ability to read, interpret and understand legislation, an analytical ability and the ability to negotiate and mediate on behalf of clients with landlords and government agencies etc. necessary,
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written skills, team oriented and exercises good judgment
• Ability to speak Punjabi
• Self-motivated with well-developed case management and planning skills; organization, time management, problem solving and decision making skills essential,
• Knowledge of local community resources and an awareness and understanding of poverty related issues,
• May be required to work the occasional weekend or evening.

START DATE: As soon as possible    Car Required: Yes
SALARY: $20.00 – $22.00 per hour
BENEFITS:  As per benefits package
CLOSING DATE: January 22, 2018
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME with Competition number to:
ADVOCACY PROGRAMS MANAGER,
jobpostingsadvocacy@gmail.com