Are you committed to ensuring justice for adults with disabilities? Would you like to play a vital role in protecting the interests of incapable adults through your demonstrated knowledge and experience with real estate?
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
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and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint
pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code
. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.
In this role, under the guidance of Counsel, you will:
- review and evaluate applications and real estate documents, and offer recommendations on a multitude of legislation and legal procedures
- provide direction and guidance in the completion of applications
- interview witnesses, prepare statements and gather and assess evidence such as legal files and medical records
- act as liaison between the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT), stakeholders and various individuals on a variety of real estate issues
- demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, legal procedures, and legal terminology
- prepare legal documents (i.e. real estate documents, affidavits, pleadings, facta, notices of motion, compendia, consents and orders)
- ensure compliance with related legislation and regulations
- review applications and evaluate the suitability of applicants for their appointment as guardians of incapable adults
- review and attempt to mediate disputes between competing applicants for guardianship
- respond to inquiries from members of the legal profession and the public to accurately relay information on behalf of Counsel
- provide paralegal support in real estate, litigation, estates and trust, and legal matters
- analyze and select content portions which are useful to the questions asked
- complete information pertinent to case histories and determine the relevance to legal issues involved
- identify and investigate allegations of financial abuse
- conduct investigations on the compliance of private guardians and conditional certificates, and review complaints
- determine action on complaints with respect to private statutory guardians or court-appointed guardians
- analyze complex financial information while reviewing accounts of attorneys, guardians and trustees for court passing
- carry out financial analysis in accordance with legislative requirements
- liaise with all levels of staff, government, the public, legal profession and clients
- prepare documentation and correspondence
- You are proficient with word processing related software, database applications and specialized software (i.e. TimePro, Conveyancer, DivorceMate and Quicklaw)
- You can manipulate text to produce complex letters, memoranda and legal documents according to established procedures
- You are able to enter, track and update computerized systems, prepare reports/briefings and conduct searches