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Sexual Harassment & Assault Resources Exchange Project (SHARE)

The HRLSC provides free legal assistance to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The HRLSC is seeking applications for a Human Rights Representative / Human Rights Advisor (HRR / HRA) to provide legal information and immediate summary advice over the telephone to individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, violence and / or assault in the workplace, and need assistance in understanding all of their legal options. The HRR / HRA will participate as a member of the HRLSC’s Indigenous Services & Outreach Committee (ISOC), and in collaboration with other members of the SHARE team, will promote stakeholder and public awareness of SHARE services, with a focus on Indigenous communities.

Qualifications include the ability to interpret and communicate Ontario human rights legislation (Ontario’s Human Rights Code and sexual harassment in the workplace legislation), including relevant legal principles and legal options, and the ability to record detailed information / prepare summaries in a high paced environment. The successful applicant will have familiarity with human rights issues affecting Indigenous communities in Ontario, strong knowledge of the legal system as it applies to adjudicative boards and tribunals, excellent knowledge of community resources, the effective ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with diverse communities and will have strong interviewing, listening, explaining and counseling / representation skills. Computer skills including Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and experience using a case management or data base system are required. 

Full Job Description 
This is a full-time, contract position until December 2021 with the possibility of extension, funded by the Government of Canada. This position is located in Ontario and is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit. The salary range for this position is $56,228.60 – $68,655.12. The usual hours of work are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

How to apply

Applications must:
1.    Be submitted as one attachment
2.    Include a resume and a covering letter, addressed to the attention of Human Resources
3.    Be submitted by e-mail to:
4.    Have the subject line: HRR / HRA – Indigenous Designation (SHARE) – January 2021

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Accessible formats of this posting are available upon request.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.