Bilingual Law Clerk

Job Detail

Company: The Children\'s Aid Society of Ottawa
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Diploma
Job Posting Date: 11-Jul-2017
Apply by: 20-Jul-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa

World Skills Employment Centre is working with The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa to recruit for the position of Bilingual Law Clerk .
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00am, July 20th, 2017.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name NEEP_Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (NEEP_John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services. World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.
BILINGUAL LAW CLERK -DISCLOSURE Regular full time opportunity
The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to protecting the children and youth of our community from all forms of abuse and neglect. We work to keep them safe and secure, both within their families and the communities in which they live.
Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Disclosure Services, the Bilingual Law-Disclosure Clerk will assume the following responsibilities:
  • Liaises between the Children's Aid Society and outside counsel requesting access to, or information from, files generated during CAS involvement;
  • Receives and processes disclosure requests from various professional agencies such as other Societies, Office of the Children's lawyer, Law Enforcement group and Health Care professionals, where those requests fall within the parameters of the Legal Department;
  • Receives and processes disclosure requests from individuals involved with or receiving service through the Children's Aid Society both past and present where those requests fall within the parameters of the Legal Department;
  • Liaises between persons requesting information and various departments such as Records, Foster Care, Adoption and individual workers; and
  • Provides coverage for other Law Clerks and administrative/clerical staff, and support to Legal Services.

  • Law Clerk Diploma, or B.A. Degree in Law;
  • 2 years of experience working in a related field;
  • Thorough knowledge of CFSA, Family Court Rules and procedures;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of society’s policies and procedures as they relate to court practices;
  • Proven ability in using computer software (i.e. MS Office, Lotus Notes, and Westlaw);
  • Strong English communication skills (both verbally and in writing) with client, staff and community professionals;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with daily deadlines;
  • Driver’s license and possession of a vehicle;
  • Good judgment, excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently, with the possibility of doing some overtime.
  • Superior oral, comprehension and written skills in both French and English are required. Candidates will be required to undergo language testing.

We offer a salary range of $45,667 to $56,007, as well as a comprehensive benefits package (pension plan and health & insurance benefits) and generous leave provisions (such as 4 weeks of vacation after 1 year of service). Our modern workplace has excellent physical amenities including a fully equipped gym, free parking and a cafeteria.
We thank all applicants for their interests in the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa but we will only contact those selected for an interview.
The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live in and serve. The Society encourages applications from all qualified individuals. CASO is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.