Outreach Worker

TRU (Kamloops BC, Canada) 15 hours ago

The TRU Legal Clinic Society was incorporated in March 2017 with Thompson Rivers University as its sole Member. It is the legal entity whose purpose is to provide legal assistance through TRU CLC.



TRU CLC is mandated to provide legal services to low income clients, as well as opportunities for practical learning for students from the TRU Faculty of Law. This work includes case files, community outreach and public legal education.



The Outreach Worker is the primary point of contact between TRU CLC and the communities it serves in order to ensure that TRU CLC is serving those communities to the fullest extent possible and that students participating in TRU CLC have the opportunity to work on a broad range of client files.



The Outreach Worker is responsible for liaising with community groups and individual clients in Kamloops and the broader Thompson Nicola Cariboo region, so that:



  • those organizations and individuals are aware of the legal services TRU CLC can provide to low-income clients;

  • TRU CLC has a broader knowledge of the various social services that are available for its clients; and 

  • individual clients of TRU CLC who require non-legal social services may be connected with the appropriate organizations.



MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES



This position is responsible for conducting the community outreach operations of TRU CLC, including:



  • meeting with community groups in Kamloops and the surrounding area in order to promote the services of TRU CLC and to improve TRU CLC’s understanding of the services those organizations provide;

  • organizing public legal education events to be presented by TRU CLC students;

  • developing promotional and educational materials;

  • arranging referrals to social services organizations for those clients who attend TRU CLC and require services beyond the scope of TRU CLC’s legal services; and 

  • other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.



REPORTS TO

Executive Director, TRU CLC


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