Lawyer - Youth Protection Dept

July 23 2018
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Legal, Paralegal, Administrative - Public - Regulatory - Govt., Civil law, Family - Human rights - Wills - Trust - Estates, Corporate Secretary - Governance, Criminal - Penal, Municipal - Health - Education - Environment
Chisasibi, QC

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:

  • Under the authority of the Director of Youth Protection, provide and assume the mandates entrusted by the immediate Supervision;
  • The Person holding this position will primarily assume the representation of the Director of Youth Protection in court and advise the various legal directions of the CBHSSJB;
  • Ensure practitioners the legal support required for the application of the laws they need to practice;
  • Prepare and write procedures for adoption and protection and, consequently represent the Director of Youth Protection in court;
  • Assist practitioners before the courts concerning mainly the case of adoption, protection, young offenders and those concerning the application of the Act respecting health services and social services;
  • Doing research for the preparation of legal opinions required litigation;
  • Represent the need CBHSSJB in certain legal proceedings or claims;
  • Prepare and disseminate, as appropriate advice and legal opinions;

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and experience:

  • Must hold a university degree in law, be a member of the Barreau du Quebec and as a lawyer be responsible for the keeping of record, exercisable for a period of at least five years

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Exercising legal functions within a Youth Center is requested;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the various laws that govern professional practice in the field of Youth Protection Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Civil Code of Quebec in terms of adoption and the Act respecting Health Services and Social Services;
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in teamwork and both within the legal department as part of the fulfillment of mandates with other departments of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay;
  • Demonstrate availability and listening to professionals both in relation to management activities as professional activities;
  • Knowledge of Health and Social Services Network;

Language:

  • Fluent in English; 
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