SCLS is a non-profit community based legal clinic that provides clinic law services to low income individuals in a culturally diverse community. Our work includes individual case work, public legal education, law reform, and community development activities in the areas of housing, income maintenance, immigration, and employment law.
We are looking for an enthusiastic social worker to join our team on a twelve month contract starting in early October 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead a research project aimed at developing a replicable model of collaboration between social work students and community legal clinics
- Lead and participate in community meetings with partner agencies, inter-clinic groups, and other allies
- Draft report of research findings and model of collaboration
- Provide holistic service that meets the legal and non-legal needs of people living with mental health issues and poverty, based upon social work principles, ethics, and professional knowledge base.
- Collaborate with the legal team and consult on case files using social work principles, values, ethics and knowledge
- In consultation with the legal team, support case work by providing direct assistance to clients to advance their goals, and work with clients to develop strategies for problem solving
- Work independently with confidence in problem solving, making decisions, and exercising judgement.
- Maintain accurate records, contribute to program evaluation and reporting.
- Develop relationships and work collaboratively with community supports/agencies to provide warm referrals and coordinate services.
- Supervise and/or collaborate with social work students during academic placements.
Qualifications and Experience
- Masters of Social Work (MSW) or Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree, or commensurate education and experience. Registered members of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers preferred.
- Minimum 2-3 years of experience working with vulnerable individuals from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and working for positive social change on issues that affect low income individuals and groups.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Collaborative work approach and the ability to work well in a team based environment.
- Awareness of community resources in Scarborough is an asset.
- The ability to speak a second language is an asset.
This is a full-time contract for a period of one year.
The salary is $55,000 per annum.
All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references.
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
SCLS welcomes applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.