Poverty Law Advocate

Organization: 
Trail FAIR Society
Deadline: 
Aug 9 2019 - 4:00pm
Hours: 

Full time - schedule to be determined based on community need

Remuneration: 

$23.19 to $27.02 per hour plus benefits as per FAIR policy

Job Description: 

The Advocate will join a dynamic team of community driven staff and volunteers in a busy office environment with diverse clientele, to help individuals and families with income support related programs.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

*Minimum two years' post-secondary education in a social service field or equivalent preferred
*Minimum two years' experience in tenancy, disability, and income support programs; advocacy case management experience an asset
*Ability to read, understand and interpret legislation, regulations and policies
*ability to negotiate and mediate with landlords, government, and other agencies on behalf of clients
*Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written skills, team orientated and exercises good judgment
* Self-motivated with well-developed case management and planning skills; organization, time management, problem solving and decision making skills essential
* Knowledge of local community resources and an awareness and understanding of poverty related issues
* Adequate computer skills and proficiency in Office products such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; as well as experience in working within a network
* Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and delegate in a fast-paced, diverse, community environment
* Understands the need for high professional ethical standards, discretion, flexibility and humour
* This position requires some travel. Valid Class 5 driver's license and access to reliable transportation required.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

*Minimum two years' post-secondary education in a social service field or equivalent preferred
*Minimum two years' experience in tenancy, disability, and income support programs; advocacy case management experience an asset
*Ability to read, understand and interpret legislation, regulations and policies
*ability to negotiate and mediate with landlords, government, and other agencies on behalf of clients
*Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written skills, team orientated and exercises good judgment
*Self-motivated with well-developed case management and planning skills; organization, time management, problem solving and decision making skills essential
*Knowledge of local community resources and an awareness and understanding of poverty related issues
*Adequate computer skills and proficiency in Office products such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; as well as experience in working within a network
*Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and delegate in a fast-paced, diverse, community environment
*Understands the need for high professional ethical standards, discretion, flexibility and humour
*This position requires some travel. Valid Class 5 driver's license and access to reliable transportation required.

How to Apply: 

*Minimum two years' post-secondary education in a social service field or equivalent preferred
*Minimum two years' experience in tenancy, disability, and income support programs; advocacy case management experience an asset
*Ability to read, understand and interpret legislation, regulations and policies
*ability to negotiate and mediate with landlords, government, and other agencies on behalf of clients
*Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written skills, team orientated and exercises good judgment
*Self-motivated with well-developed case management and planning skills; organization, time management, problem solving and decision making skills essential
*Knowledge of local community resources and an awareness and understanding of poverty related issues
*Adequate computer skills and proficiency in Office products such as Excel, Word, and Outlook; as well as experience in working within a network
*Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and delegate in a fast-paced, diverse, community environment
*Understands the need for high professional ethical standards, discretion, flexibility and humour
*This position requires some travel. Valid Class 5 driver's license and access to reliable transportation required.

Location

Trail, BC