Lawyer - Legal Aid

1 position to be filled

JOB SUMMARY

Under the authority of the Manager of Legal Department, the lawyer assumes mandates of representation, legal consultation and advice, training and may be invited to participate in committees, both in youth law and in social services. Before the courts, he/she may have to represent the Director of Youth Protection and may also have to intervene, in particular, regarding the application of the Youth Protection Act (YPA), the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) the Civil Code of Quebec (CCQ), the Act respecting health services and social services (AHSSS), the Access to Information Act (ATI) and the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act (FNICYF): PL C-92 / 2019 LC c. 24 ). In addition, he/she provides legal support to social workers and other employees of Mino-Obigiwasin in relation to the application of the above-mentioned laws.

ROLE & RESPONSABILITIES
  • Assumes mandates to present the interests of the organization;
  • Ensures that social intervenors and other employees have the required legal support;
  • Displays at all times the knowledge to be and a know-how from the respect of the children of the Anicinapek families;
  • Knows the various applicable laws that affect the framework and exercise of the mission of Mino Obigiwasin;
  • Understands the integrated clinical process and related tools;
  • Knows and understands issues related to diversity, continuity and cultural identity, particularly Anicinape;
  • Understands and knows the rights related to the placement of users;
  • Knows the roles and responsibilities of various internal and external partners;
  • Uses experiences to understand and apply new programs, frameworks, support guides, and practice-specific legislative frameworks;
  • Uses appropriate written and oral communication strategies;
  • Demonstrates creativity and openness in interpreting legislation, regulations, decisions and solutions;
  • Performs duties in a thorough and ethical manner while demonstrating a strong team spirit.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in law
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec
  • Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in youth law and/or in a related field of law with aboriginal people and/or an equivalence in terms of work experience(s).
  • Spoken and written languages: French with a good knowledge of English.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time permanent position 35 hours per week;
  • Full range of benefits including group insurance with employer contribution after 3 months and pension fund (RBA) after 6 months with employer contribution at 1.82%;
  • Daily travel allowance of $15/day to the Lac Simon facility;
  • Flexible schedule and 10 sick leaves and 5 wellness leaves per year;
  • Dynamic and creative team.

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