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HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISOR

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) provides free legal assistance to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The Centre is seeking applications for a Human Rights Advisor position to provide legal information and summary advice over the telephone to individuals who have experienced discrimination and need assistance in filing an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO).

Qualifications include the ability to interpret and communicate Ontario human rights legislation (Human Rights Code) and/or other social justice legislation such as employment standards, landlord/tenant and workers’ compensation, and the ability to record detailed information and prepare summaries in a high paced environment. The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of community resources, the effective ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with diverse communities and will have sound 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. Second language proficiency, including French, will be an asset for this position.

Full Job Description

This is a full-time, two (2) month, temporary contract position with the possibility of extension and is located in Toronto. This position reports to the Manager, Client Services – Intake Services, is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit and is not open to lawyers. The salary range starts at $45,547. The usual hours of work are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How to apply

Applications must:

1. Include a resume and a covering letter, submitted as one attachment

2. Be addressed to the attention of Human Resources

3. Be submitted by e-mail to: jobapplication@hrlsc.on.ca

4. Have the e-mail subject line: HRA – November 2018

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from people who are reflective of Indigenous and diverse communities. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Accessible formats of this posting are available upon request.

Application Deadline: November 29, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.