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Family Law Advocate – Permanent, Full Time

JUNE 20, 2019| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO. 19-060
Position: Family Law Advocate – Permanent Fulltime

Location: Newton

Hours: 35 per week

We are looking for a Family Law Advocate to join our Sources Advocacy team! This individual must be have excellent communication skills, be a team player and commitment to social justice.

About Sources

Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Legal Information and Advocacy Services

The program assists in matters of separation and divorce, guardianship and parenting arrangements, child and spousal support and protection orders. We support individuals in navigating the family justice system by providing legal information, assistance with court forms, court preparation and emotional support. We assist with both provincial and Supreme Court matters.

Responsibilities:

Direct Service:

  • Screen and identify Individual’s legal issues according to program guidelines and funding mandate
  • Provide emotional support, legal resources, information and appropriate referrals by telephone, website, email, and appointment
  • Assess client information and determine eligibility for referral to Legal Aid
  • Where appropriate, support women through the civil court system, including if necessary court preparation and accompaniment
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with other advocates, lawyers, Legal Services Society, and other relevant groups and individuals
  • Screen and refer individuals to Pro Bono lawyers and Pro Bono clinic
  • Follow-up with lawyers/clients  re: progress/outcome of case

Administration

  • Research current policies and procedures, laws, new bills, and case law etc. to keep current with various client issues
  • Ensure legal resources are kept current, requesting/ordering the various library materials, brochures etc.
  • Maintain program records and statistics regarding services and activities
  • Perform related administrative duties
  • Provide training, public educational presentations

Qualifications:

  • ·Post-Secondary education/or equivalent training and education in Criminology, Psychology, Sociology or Family Law or a related social services program
  • Two years’ experience working in a related field
  • Good understanding of Family Law and working knowledge of Poverty and  Immigration law
  • Knowledge of community resources and other social service agencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak in a second language
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of sensitive issues
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle

Start Date: ASAP

Benefits:

  • ·         100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • ·         Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • ·         Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: JuLY 5th, 2019, internal candidates will be contacted by JuLY 5, 2019

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Rupi Sahota at rsahota@sourcesbc.ca  Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.