Intake Legal Assistant, Term

Full Time

Legal Aid BC

Location: Vancouver, BCStatus: Term to June 28, 2024, or return of the incumbentAffiliation: BC General Employees Union (BCGEU)Salary range: Job Class 9 ($50,243 – $57,309) Market Adjusted under reviewCompetition : B035-23Application Deadline: Open until filledWe are seeking an Intake Legal Assistant, Term to join our team.The OpportunityAs Intake Legal Assistant, your primary function to provide front-line contact and intake services to the public, provide legal information, verified legal advice, assess eligibility for legal aid and may provide legal secretarial and administrative support to staff lawyer(s) and paralegal(s). This will include performing intake services in person and remotely.Key accountabilities include, but aren’t limited to: Answer visitor and telephone enquiries; provide information on services offered or direct to other community resources; Appoint duty counsel in local courts, prepare roster; Contact lawyers to arrange representation for clients; issue contracts to private bar lawyers, staff lawyer(s)/paralegal(s), or other agenciesWho We AreLegal Aid BC (LABC) is a non-profit organization established by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979. Our mission is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens who lack the necessary resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk. Our vision is to see BC’s legal system transformed, by the way LABC represents our clients, into one more equitable and inclusive with a mission to strengthen client-centred legal help for British Columbians experiencing barriers accessing the legal system.At LABC, we know that our continued ability to help the people who need us is due to the hardworking individuals who make up our team, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in need.

We foster a positive culture of open communication for our team to thrive within, underpinned by our values of client focus, advancing Truth & Reconciliation, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and change through leadership._Legal Aid BC is dedicated to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to contribute to the future of legal aid. We care deeply about the culture we are building and are looking for staff members who not only excel in their respective areas but are also passionate about supporting the people we serve and each other. If this resonates with you, we encourage you to apply._To understand why legal aid matters, please visit our homepage at Ideal Candidate grade 12 education supplemented by courses in Law, Criminology, Sociology, or related discipline minimum 2 years relevant experience as outlined in rated requirements minimum typing speed 40wpm MS Word – Basic Level Spelling OR an equivalent combination of education and experience You strive to exceed expectations and are a team player.We OfferA competitive annual salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package (based on your employment status and affiliation) including: Four weeks paid vacation to start that grows the longer you are with LABC An excellent employee benefits package, where premiums are 100% paid by LABC A generous pension plan Support for training and development An Employee and Family Assistance program The opportunity to participate in various Employee programs (Employee Wellness, etc.) A healthy work/life balance Generous leave provisions (sick time, special leaves) 13 paid statutory holidays An opportunity for a flexible hybrid work arrangement for some positions (LABC reserves the right to change this policy at any time)_We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted._Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contractSalary: $50,243.00-$57,309.00 per yearWork Location: In person