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The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) is a non-profit community based legal clinic that provides clinic law services to low income people who identify as South Asian.  Our work includes individual case work, public legal education, law reform, and community development activities in the areas of housing, income maintenance, immigration, human rights, gender-based violence, and employment law.  

We are looking for an enthusiastic social worker or social service worker to join our team from July/August 2022 – March 31, 2025.  Annual salary is $54,600 ($30.00 per hour).    The position also includes extended health benefits, a 5.5% (of salary) RRSP contribution, and four weeks of vacation annually. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide holistic service that meets the legal and non-legal needs of people living in poverty, based upon social work principles, ethics, and professional knowledge base.
  • Collaborate with the legal team and consult on case files using social work principles, values, ethics and knowledge
  • In consultation with the legal team, support case work by providing direct assistance to clients to advance their goals, and work with clients to develop strategies for problem solving.
  • Focus areas will be related to assisting clients facing gender-based violence, lack of immigration status, homelessness, and barriers to access to income supports.
  • Work independently with confidence in problem solving, making decisions, and exercising judgement.
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with community supports/agencies to provide warm referrals and coordinate services
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Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree or social services diploma, or commensurate education and experience.
  • Experience working with vulnerable individuals from racialized communities
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and working for positive social change on issues that affect low income individuals and groups.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative work approach and the ability to work well in a team based environment.
  • The ability to speak a second South Asian language is a significant asset.

Application Process:  Each applicant should forward the following: Cover letter, Resume, Names and contact information for 1-2 references

Please apply via email by Friday, July 15, 2022: South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO): Hiring Committee:  vanathy.w@salco.clcj.ca 

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted in mid-July 2022.

SALCO is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from historically disadvantaged groups.