Legal Assistant Court Worker

  • CompanyChippewas of Kettle & Stony Point
  • Education / CredentialsPost-secondary education (Legal Assistant/Law Clerk/Paralegal)
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline04/05/2021

Job Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Permanent Full Time

PROGRAM AREA: CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

POSITION TITLE: LEGAL ASSISTANT COURT WORKER

REPORTING PROTOCAL: REPORTS DIRECTLY TO CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES ………………………………………DIRECTOR

POSITION SUMMARY: The Legal Assistant Court Worker (LACW) will work directly with the Band Representatives and the Kettle & Stony Point First Nation (KSPFN) that are involved with the child welfare system and have files before the courts. The LACW will orient and support families to navigate through court procedures, assist in legal representation, arrange for and/or attend court, legal appointments and prepare court submissions. They will perform administrative and clerk functions such as: communications with clients and counsel, motions, case conference briefs, affidavits, etc. LACW will support case reviews, ADR, conferences and organizing materials for team applications and provide families and community with court process information to ensure appropriate information is available for decision-making. LACW will promote and facilitate practical community-based justice initiatives that help communities connect to legal services. They will serve as a “bridge” between family justice officials and First Nation members by advocating for Indigenous families before the courts, providing liaison and promoting two-way communication.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-secondary education (Legal Assistant/Law Clerk/Paralegal).

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years working knowledge in the areas of law.
  • Completion of a paralegal educational program an asset but not required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience with First Nation families.
  • A working knowledge of the Family Court system, practices and procedures is essential.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA).
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s License and have dependable transportation.
  • Will be subject to a vulnerable section Criminal Reference Check.
  • Knowledge of Section 10 of the CFSA as it relates to First Nations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Depending on the particulars of the case file, the Legal Assistant Court Worker may undertake the following range of activities:

  • Will work directly with the Band Representatives and KSPFN families that are involved with the child welfare system that have files before the courts.
  • Orient KSPFN families involved with Family Court procedures and assist families to navigate the court system.
  • Provide families and community with court process information to ensure they have appropriate information available for decision-making.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS CONTINUED:

  • Will support case reviews, ADR, case conference briefs, settlement, and trial management conferences.
  • Will be serving as a “bridge” between family justice officials and First Nation members by advocating and providing liaison for two-way communication.
  • As a liaison between CAS, parents and customary caregiver to ensure appropriate provision of legal services.

CASE EVALUATION / DEVELOPMENT:

  • Participate in development of plan of service for legal involvement.
  • Participate in weekly case reviews and staff meetings.
  • Participate as a team member to provide programs to families and community members.

HIRING REQUIREMENTS:

  • KSPFN encourages all qualified individuals to apply. However, preference will be given to qualified First Nations people in accordance with KSPFN’ General Principles of the Human Resource Management Policy, section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, sub-section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and section 7 of the Employment Equity Act. First Nations candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration can self-identify themselves in their cover letter.
  • Successful applicant must provide a current and up to date CPIC and vulnerable sector background check upon hiring, as well as 3 references.
  • Successful applicant must provide a copy of their Diploma and other related certificates
  • Applicants must consent to a full background check upon hiring.


PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SEALED APPLICATION, COMPLETE WITH A DETAILED RESUME

AND A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) WORK RELATED REFERENCES,

By Monday, April 5, 2021 – 4:00pm

TO: Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation,

ATTN: Human Resources
Email: human.resources@kettlepoint.org

A full Job Description is available at request by emailing human.resources@kettlepoint.org

Interviews will be scheduled shortly after the closing date.

ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE QUALIFCATION STANDARDS AND

REQUIREMENTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED.

AN UPDATED CPIC AND A REFERENCE CHECK WILL BE

REQUIRED FOR THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PRIOR TO FINAL CONFIRMATION OF EMPLOYMENT