Administrative Legal Assistant, Indigenous Services (B058-19)

Legal Services Society - Vancouver, BC (16 days ago)

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Who We Are

The Legal Services Society (LSS) provides legal aid to people with low incomes in BC. As a non-profit organization, our goal is 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.

The Opportunity

Located at LSS’ Vancouver Regional Centre, this position will provide legal administrative support to the Indigenous Services Division. This is a full-time term position until October 31, 2020. Some of the job duties include maintaining filing systems for managers, screening telephone calls, coordinating and scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, formatting data for managers, and ordering office supplies. For more information, please visit the LSS careers page.

The Ideal Candidate

You have a grade 12 education supplemented by business and/or legal secretarial and a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience as a legal assistant. You have strong knowledge of Indigenous issues, cultures as well as Indigenous community groups and agencies. You are familiar with the structure and history of Indigenous communities within BC and the current issues affecting Indigenous communities and child welfare issues.

We Offer

In return for your hard work and experience, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary based on your skills and experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Four weeks paid vacation to start that grows the longer you’re with LSS
  • An excellent employee benefits package, where premiums are 100% paid by LSS
  • A generous pension plan
  • Support for training and development
  • An Employee and Family Assistance program
  • $300 a year towards Employee Wellness programs
  • A healthy work/life balance
  • Social events where employees are given the opportunity to have fun, relax and network with each other
  • Generous leave provisions (sick time, special leaves)
  • 13 paid statutory holidays

If you are interested in joining us – visit our careers page for the full job posting at www.lss.bc.ca and apply now!

We would like to thank all external applicants for their interest but regret that only those shortlisted will be contacted. The Legal Services Society is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian Society. We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from indigenous people, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $42,241.00 to $48,218.00 /year