JOB POSTING:  Tenant Legal Advocate

Part-Time | Oct - Dec 31, 2019

 

Together Against Poverty Society is hiring for a part-time, temporary position (October 1st to December 31st, 2019). Located in Victoria, TAPS is the largest anti-poverty organization on Vancouver Island, specializing in face-to-face legal advocacy services. Through our work we seek to have a positive impact on people's lives in ways that honour and promote human rights, justice, and a healthy, sustainable community.

 

Job Description

The primary job responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  1. Provide legal information and summary legal advice to low-income tenants who are in a residential tenancy contract governed by the Residential Tenancy Act;

  2. Provide legal advocacy representation at the Residential Tenancy Branch for low-income tenants who are engaged in residential tenancy disputes;

  3. Provide assistance to our legal advocates and lawyers with legal writing, research, and the preparation of our public policy initiatives;

  4. Assist with public legal education presentations to community organizations and their clients concerning residential tenancy rights and responsibilities;

  5. Help prepare activity reports and statistics for potential funders and for the TAPS annual report.   

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate must:

  1. Be knowledgeable and have experience providing assistance with residential tenancy law and policy, or hold a degree in law or social work;

  2. Have a positive and non-judgmental attitude towards people in poverty;

  3. Be comfortable with administrative proceedings, and be capable of quickly processing legal information concerning residential tenancy;

  4. Be able to start in the position quickly.

 

Hours of Work

 

This position is part-time (14 hours/week) and pays $22.50/hour for three months (Oct to Dec, 2019). To apply please send a resume and cover letter (cover letter may take the form of an email) to:  

       

Douglas King, Executive Director: ed@tapsbc.ca                       |                      This posting has no set deadline for applications

 

TAPS encourages applications from a wide range of candidates including people of indigenous ancestry, people of color, LGBTQ2S+ people, and people with disabilities.

Hours:

Mon & Fri:

1pm - 4:30 pm
 

Tuesday - Thursday:

9:30 am - 4:30 pm; closed 12 - 1 pm

** Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis we not currently accepting walk-in clients at  our office **

Contact Us

828 View Street

Victoria, BC

V8W 1K2

Tel: 250-361-3521
 

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