Opportunities

Legal Navigator – RISE Program

Contract Position

Community Legal Information (CLI) is a PEI charity that provides free legal information, public education, lawyer referrals, and support. Our goal is to provide PEI residents with useful and understandable information about our laws and the justice system.

CLI hosts the RISE Program, a legal support service for people who have experienced sexual violence workplace sexual harassment, or intimate partner violence. We are seeking an empathetic and resourceful person to be a Legal Navigator for RISE clients. The Legal Navigator is responsible for client intake, providing emotional support, legal information, referrals to lawyers and community supports, and information about their legal options. 

The Legal Navigator also assists with the coordination of trauma-informed lawyering and family violence training. They also do community outreach about the RISE program, including lawyer recruitment.  Occassional travel within PEI is required.

Legal Navigator Duties:

  • Case management: Answer inquiries about the program (phone, text, virtual, and in-person) and available resources, provide legal information and referrals to legal and non-legal resources, provide emotional support, assist with educating the client about legal options, and track statistics.
  • Program delivery: Assist with program delivery as needed, including planning, administration, outreach, delivery, evaluation, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Outreach: Foster community partnerships relevant to the program.
  • Public Education Materials: Assist with development and distribution of plain language legal resources.
  • Teamwork: Collaborate with colleagues to deliver effective public legal education programming.

Requirements:

  • University or college degree in a related field or an equal combination of skills and work experience.
  • 1+ years’ experience working with vulnerable populations. 
  • 2+ years’ experience working with the public.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity towards survivors of sexual violence, workplace sexual harassment and intimate partner violence.
  • Demonstrated experience working with people who are upset or in crisis.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and critical thinking skills. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong writing skills. Experience writing in plain language is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Canva, Adobe products, and other basic office software.
  • Ability to work effectively remotely when required.

Assets:

  • Experience working in a non-profit setting.
  • Training in crisis intervention, and trauma informed practices and family violence training.
  • An understanding of the law and legal processes, and the legal system on PEI.
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality.
  • Fluency in French and English.
  • Fluency in a non-official language.

Full time contract position at 37.5 hours per week. Annual salary is $47,000. Upon completion of probation period, you will have access to competitive vacation and employee benefits plan, Group RRSP, and a family friendly work environment.  Some overtime may be required occasionally. Start date to be determined and contract until March 31, 2024, with possibility of extension pending further funding and job performance.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Ellen Mullally, Executive Director at ellen@legalinfopei.ca.  

Deadline to apply is Tuesday June 7th at 5 pm.