Human Rights/Social Justice position closes Feb 10

Posted: February 3, 2010 in JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!, Uncategorized

“Discrimination is Against the Law!” –  8 Month Contract of Service:
March to November 2010

Legal Aid Ontario funds community legal clinics across Ontario, which are independent
not for profit corporations providing poverty law services including casework, public
legal education, law reform and community development.

“Discrimination is Against the Law!” is one of four community outreach and public legal
education campaigns funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario and co-ordinated through
the Human Rights Legal Support Centre to promote access to Ontario’s human rights
system.

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is seeking a person to develop and co-ordinate the
delivery of human rights workshops together with producing accessible materials that can
be used to serve hard-to-reach communities as well as the broader population across the
province.

The primary resource produced will be a community workbook for use by legal clinics,
community agencies and groups. The workbook will be a human rights primer,
incorporating Human Rights Legal Resource Centre material as well as a how-to guide
on conducting human rights community outreach.

The successful candidate will work full time with clinic staff and community partners to
develop materials, organize the outreach campaign within Hamilton, develop evaluation
mechanisms, and promote public legal education sessions and train-the-trainer
workshops.

Required skills and experience:

• Excellent oral and written communication
• Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice
• Demonstrated cultural sensitivity
• Personal motivation and accountability
• Teamwork and collaboration skills as evidenced by work in previous projects
• Facility in languages other than English and particularly Spanish, Arabic, and
South Asian languages.

Salary: $37,000 for the 8 month contract
Submit application by 5:00pm February 10 addressed to:

C. Michael Ollier
Executive Director/Staff Lawyer
McQuesten Legal & Community Services
1440 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario,L8K 6M3

ollierm@lao.on.ca

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