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Poverty Law Advocate for qathet SAFE


How To Apply

Position:Poverty Law Advocate
Employer:qathet SAFE
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2023-Mar-27
Salary or Wage:$28.00 per hour to start
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:April 3rd, 2023


- A degree in a related field or a combination of education, experience, and training
- Ability to provide direct service in high stress, emotionally charged situations
- Ability to manage time and work within deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Excellent skills and comfort with computer technology
- Persistence and the ability to ask questions and dig up answers both with clients and with government organizations
- A successful criminal record check

Duties and Responsibilities

- This is a permanent 35 hour/week position
- Provide legal information, advocacy, and referrals to low-income residents or those at risk of having low-income
- Provide support with disability benefits, tenancy issues, income assistance disputes, old age security, CPP, GIS, debt and consumer law, human rights issues, reconsiderations and appeals, etc.
- Help clients understand their rights and responsibilities, clarify goals and options, and prepare for hearings and tribunals.
- Address systemic issues that affect members of marginalized groups
- Provide community education and resources to other organizations

WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.