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Job Posting – Journey Project Legal Support Navigator (Western)

July 7, 2022

The Journey Project (TJP) is seeking a dynamic, survivor-centered individual to join our team as a Legal Support Navigator in the Western region. This position will involve working with the rest of the Journey Project team to carry out the services and activities of the Journey Project by providing trauma-informed support to survivors of sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence.

Contract Duration:
The initial contract will start September 5, 2022 and continue until September 4, 2023 with the possibility of extension.

Primary Tasks:
Working directly with survivors to provide individualized support through providing general legal information, connections to legal and non-legal resources and supports, and referrals for eligible clients to lawyers as part of our Independent Legal Advice program.

This work will involve assisting survivors as they navigate legal systems, which will include answering inquiries from clients, communicating with clients on an ongoing and proactive basis, and liaising with lawyers and other service providers.

Additionally, the LSN will ensure that clients are informed of opportunities to provide their feedback on services and participate in program evaluation.

This position will primarily involve serving Journey Project clients in the Western region. Services will be provided in-person (when practicable) or via telephone, text, videoconferencing, as preferred by the client. The LSN will coordinate with the Team Coordinator in St. John’s to ensure an appropriate and manageable workflow of clients.

This position will also be responsible for:
·         Establishing Journey Project services in Corner Brook and throughout the Western region;

·         Working in partnership with Corner Brook Status of Women Council and other key stakeholders on the development, promotion, and delivery of services to Journey Project clients in the Western Region;

·         Conducting outreach activities with survivors, key stakeholders, and service providers in the Western region to promote the Journey Project.

Additional Duties:
As part of the LSN team, the LSN will also be:

·         Engaging in ongoing training and learning to improve service delivery;

·         Participating in community/partner meetings, activities, events, Committees;

·         Contributing to the development and enhancement of TJP promotional, education, training, and information materials;

·         Working with members of the TJP team to organize and facilitate public presentations and training sessions. Travel within Newfoundland and Labrador will be required.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications:
·         Experience providing professional information services and support to the public;

·         Understanding of trauma-informed practices and the impacts of trauma;

·         Understanding of the law and legal procedures related to gender-based violence;

·         Navigating the legal system/social services;

·         Experience working with vulnerable populations/trauma survivors from a client-centred approach;

·         Understanding of systemic barriers that restrict access to justice;

·         Strong, demonstrated capabilities in the areas of care and sensitivity to survivors of violence Cultural awareness and understanding;

·         Very strong interpersonal and organizational skills;

·         Ability to work within a collaborative provincial team, often in a virtual format;

·         Self-motivated, able to work independently, and demonstrate flexibility;

·         Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point);

·         A certificate, diploma, or degree in law, social work, or equivalent trainings and experience.

Logistics:
The position will be work from home with significant travel throughout the region.

The successful candidate will be required to attend in-person training and orientation in St. John’s, NL from September 19 – 23, September 26 – 30, and December 7-9, 2022. Travel costs will be covered.

The successful candidate will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement and undergo a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and/or Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Salary for the position is $58,500/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 the Journey Project Hiring Committee, by email at support@journeyprojectnl.com by the end of business on Friday, July 22nd.

Interviews will be conducted in August. Due to the expected high volume of applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

PLIAN is an equal opportunity employer and is 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; persons with disabilities; and, persons with lived experience.