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Job Posting – Journey Project Legal Support Navigator (Maternity Leave Contract)

November 17, 2020

The Public Legal Information Association (PLIAN) and the NL Sexual Assault Crisis and Prevention Centre (NLSACPC) are seeking a dynamic, survivor-centred individual to join the Journey Project team on a short-term maternity leave replacement contract as a Legal Support Navigator. This position will involve providing trauma-informed support to survivors of sexual violence and developing and delivering public legal education and information materials related to sexual violence.

Contract Duration:

The contract will start in December, 2020 (specific date to be determined) and end on May 31, 2021.

Primary Tasks:

– Working with the other members of the Journey Project team and with the Executive Directors of PLIAN and NLSACPC to carry out the deliverable services and activities of the Journey Project.

– Working directly with survivors of sexual violence to provide case management through general legal information, referrals to legal and non-legal resources and supports, and referrals for eligible clients to participating lawyers in the Sexual Violence Legal Support Service for free summary legal advice. This work will involve answering inquiries from clients of the Journey Project, communicating with clients on an ongoing basis, conducting evaluation of the services provided, tracking statistics, and keeping billing records related to the Sexual Violence Legal Support Service. The successful candidate will be expected to begin meeting with and serving Journey Project clients shortly after beginning the contract, following an orientation period.

Additional Duties:

– Carrying out research, writing, and editing of public education and information materials related to sexual violence, including but not limited to training materials on trauma-informed practice, legal education materials related to sexual harassment in workplaces, and internal policy documents related to the Journey Project.

– Working in partnership with the Journey Project team to provide public presentations and training sessions related to sexual violence, with a focus on sexual harassment in the workplace. Presentations may be conducted virtually or in person, if practicable under public health restrictions related to COVID-19. Some travel within Newfoundland and Labrador may be required.

– Under the management and supervision of PLIAN and NLSACPC’s Executive Directors, providing additional support for PLIAN and NLSACPC staff and assisting with other core services and projects of both PLIAN and NLSACPC as required.

Mandatory Skills:

– Completion of NLSACPC’s Support Line training (or equivalent training experience).

– Experience in providing information or support to the public.

– Understanding of trauma-informed practices and the impacts of trauma.

– Understanding of the law and legal procedures related to sexual violence.

Preferred Skills:

– Experience working directly with service-users, particularly survivors of sexual violence

– Legal education and/or experience working in the legal system

Logistics:

– The position will be based at PLIAN’s St. John’s office, located at 291 Water Street (Suite 301). However, some work will take place at NLSACPC’s office, located at 15 Hallett Crescent (Suite 101).

– The Legal Support Navigator will report to both the Executive Director of PLIAN and the Executive Director of NLSACPC in their roles as the Oversight Committee of the Journey Project.

– The successful candidate will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement and undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

– Salary for the position is $53,550/year, plus benefits. Benefits include health and dental insurance coverage, a generous and flexible leave policy, and a regular RRSP contribution.

How to Apply:

– Submit a resume and cover letter with contact information for two references to Kevin O’Shea, Executive Director of PLIAN, by email at: director@publiclegalinfo.com by the end of business on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

– Interviews will be conducted in late November and early December. Due to the expected high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

– PLIAN and NLSACPC are equal opportunity employers and are committed to the values of equity, accessibility, diversity, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-oppression. We encourage, and will be prioritizing, candidates from diverse backgrounds including Indigenous persons; racialized persons and/or visible minorities; people of any gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation; and persons with disabilities.