Summer Student Position

Summer Student Position
Indigenous Justice TRC Project
Term of employment: May 8 to September 1, 2017
Do you share our passion for social justice?
Join our team! Legal Assistance of Windsor is a busy urban legal and social work clinic seeking a summer student worker interested in challenging and meaningful work. The clinic practice is in poverty law, including landlord & tenant, Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, employment rights and refugee law. This full-time summer student position is the lead for an initiative to improve access to justice for Windsor- Essex County’s Indigenous community. If you want to work hard to serve the community in a collaborative environment, then you need to apply. Now!
The Indigenous Justice TRC Project student worker will work under the supervision of the Indigenous Justice Coordinator to:
  • conduct a review of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report to identify key recommendations applicable to Community Legal Aid and Legal Assistance of Windsor;
  • facilitate workshops with the Indigenous community of Windsor-Essex County to identify their priorities and concerns regarding the implementation of the TRC by Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) and Community Legal Aid (CLA);
  • work with a volunteer committee. The candidate will prepare a report on the project for the LAW Board of Directors and the CLA Advisory Board; and,
  • prepare educational materials and guides to the justice system.
The successful candidate will have awareness of urban Windsor – Essex County Indigenous culture, traditions and values. The person will also be known and trusted by Indigenous people and Indigenous organizations in Windsor – Essex County. The person will have an understanding of and commitment to social justice.
Experience and Skills:
  • Working background and knowledge of local Indigenous issues and trends, the barriers faced by the Indigenous populations, understanding of poverty law, and historical and current systemic power inequities faced by the Indigenous populations who live in Windsor – Essex County;
  • Proven ability to build relationships with the community and gain trust in a respectful manner;
  • A background in community outreach;
  • An ability to facilitate community consultations and workshops;
  • Ability to provide educational materials in plain language and in a graphic format;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a busy poverty law clinic;
  • Ability to organize circles, feedback sessions, etc.;
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written skills;
  • College/university diplomas, certificates and courses in community advocacy and/or related area or related experience;
  • Driver’s license and an ability to travel.
Remuneration: The salary is $600.00 a week, one week paid vacation.
Please submit resume and cover letter no later than 4:00 pm Monday, April 17, 2017 to:
c/o Laura Pratt, Legal Assistance of Windsor
443 Ouellette, 2nd Floor, Windsor, ON N9A 4J2
or by email to prattl@lao.on.ca
Legal Assistance of Windsor is an equal opportunity employer but preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.