Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to older adults across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being or rights. In addition, we assist those concerned about the welfare of older adults.
Our organization consists of professionals and academics in various fields who work collaboratively to promote access to justice and to empower older adults through the provision of information, education, and advocacy. We are committed to making our work and workplace inclusive, equitable and accessible to all. We are looking for people who are deeply committed to the rights and needs of all seniors, elders, and older adults.
If you are seeking a challenging and meaningful career with opportunities for growth and personal development, please consider our available positions below.
Established in 1994, Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being. We provide free help to older adults through 5 programs: the Seniors Abuse and Information Line (SAIL), Elder Law Clinic, Legal Advocacy Program, Victim Services program and Education and Outreach program. We are seeking an energetic full time Legal Advocate located in the Lower Mainland to join our team.
The Legal Advocacy Program facilitates access to justice for older adults through the provision of legal information, summary advice and representation in areas including benefits and pensions, residential tenancy issues and debt. Our Legal Advocate also assists seniors to assert their rights and find their way through government institutions. Due to an increase in our workload, we are recruiting a second legal advocate who would work along with our experienced legal advocate, under the supervision of the Executive Director.
Full-time (35 hours/week).
Rate of Pay
Approximately $59,000-$64,000 per year, depending on skills and experience.
Competitive extended health benefits after probation.
The Legal Advocate will provide legal information, summary advice and representation to older adults who have limited financial resources. Client files are mainly issues about public sector pensions and benefits, residential tenancy issues and consumer debt. The Legal Advocate will also occasionally participate in community outreach and legal education activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be expected to work out of our downtown office, with the option to work remotely a few days per week.
Please reply by including a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Seniors First BC is a charitable, non-profit society that provides information, advocacy, and support to seniors across BC who are dealing with issues affecting their well-being.