Social Worker Position




Position:  Social Worker to assist in Indigenous Communities throughout Nova Scotia, Job Description is attached hereto.

Start Date:  Immediately

Location:   Executive Office, 920-1701 Hollis Street

Nova Scotia Legal Aid is a firm of close to 100 lawyers located in 19 Regional Offices throughout Nova Scotia.  We are the largest Criminal Defence, Family Law and Social Justice Law firm in the Province.  We have been serving Nova Scotians since the 1970’s.  In addition to having community based offices, we also provide outreach services within the Communities themselves.

Connecting with Communities is a key strategic direction for Nova Scotia Legal Aid.  To help provide this service, we employ fully practicing Lawyers, Support Staff, Court Support Workers, Family Support Assistants and a Researcher.

As part of our outreach with Nova Scotia’s diverse population, we currently go into ten (10) Indigenous Communities and have plans for further expansion into more communities.  To assist our Lawyers and Court Support Workers and more importantly to help Indigenous clients and their families we have an opening for  a full time Social Worker, particularly to deal with clients involved with Child Protection and other family matters.


  • Have a degree in Social Work;
  • Be a member in good standing with the NSASW;
  • Have excellent communication skills;
  • Have the ability to work with other professionals and at times, work on your own;
  • Strong file/case management skills
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Be familiar with the Family Court system and legal procedures in Nova Scotia;
  • Have worked with Indigenous Communities recently;
  • Fluency in Mi’kmaq would be an asset

Closing Date:  Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12:00 Noon

Reply To:

Amy Dickson
Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission
920-1701 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS    B3J 3M8
902-420-3471 Fax

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  We have an Employment Equity Policy and welcome applications from historically disadvantaged groups, including: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of the equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify, on your application form, cover letter, or resume.

While we appreciate receiving all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applications will be held in strict confidence.