Who We Are
Legal Aid BC (LABC) is a non-profit organization, created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979, to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens; those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk. Our vision is client-focused legal aid that ensures access to justice for all, with a mission to provide legal aid services that people need, and to promote better access to justice.
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 service, diversity, integrity, accountability, and leadership.
Legal Aid BC is committed to making equity, diversity, and inclusion part of everything we do. We need people from all backgrounds and experiences to help build the future of legal aid. We care deeply about the culture we are creating and are seeking staff that are not only strong in their own aptitudes but care deeply about supporting the people we serve and each other. If this sounds like you, please apply!
As the Administrative Legal Assistant/Intake Legal Assistant (ALA/ILA), Parents Legal Centre (PLC), you will be part of a team working to assist parents with child protection matters to reach early collaborative resolutions where appropriate. As part of the Indigenous Services Division of Legal Aid BC the PLCs have a focus on serving Indigenous people.
The Parents Legal Centre takes a holistic approach early in the child protection process to help families stay together where possible. The PLC supports parents to resolve not only their legal matter but also the underlying non-legal issues, such as housing or addictions, which often contribute to protection concerns in the first place. Better outcomes may be achieved when parents access legal advice and support at the early stages in their interaction with child protection authorities.
More About You
You have completed some Administration, preferably Legal Admin, courses or program, or courses in Law or Sociology (or related disciplines). Preference would be given to candidates that have administrative experience in a law environment, or similar work environment, and one year of intake, or similar, experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. You have a strong desire to assist disadvantaged clients, including those experiencing family violence or addiction issues, those with low income, or those with mental disabilities. You have an awareness of a community’s cultural diversity, particularly Indigenous cultures. You strive to exceed expectations and are a team player.
A 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, Permanent
Work Location: In person