Overview

Halton Multicultural Council Community and/or Youth Settlement Specialists Contract in Peel, ON

Halton Multicultural Council

Branch Peel ON CA

Position:
Community and/or Youth Settlement Specialists
Location:
Peel, ON

Post secondary education in the field of Social Services and two years related work experience. The following contracts are available:….

The following contracts are available:

  • Full time 35 hours/week up to 3 month supply/replacing a leave of absence after which hours will go to casual/on call. Must be fluent in Punjabi, Urdu and/or Hindi.
  • Full time 35 hours/week up to March 31, 2017 with a possibility of extension. Must be fluent in Arabic and/or Mandarin.

Posting closes: July 18, 2016 4 pm

Rate of pay: $25.34/hour.

Please upload your resume and cover letter, to [email protected] .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides referrals linking clients with specific settlement needs to available resources in the community.
  • Dispenses practical guidance and counselling to assist clients who are encountering difficulties in adjusting to life in Canada.
  • Provides interpretation to facilitate interaction between the newcomer and the community and assist the newcomer’s day to day survival prior to obtaining basic knowledge of one of the official languages.
  • Provides group information sessions for newcomer families and teachers to augment their integration process.
  • Works as part of the Settlement Team to ensure the smooth delivery and coordination of services to clients.
  • Conducts outreach and information sessions for schools and other community agencies.
  • Maintains client and volunteer files, monthly reports, expenditures and relevant program assignments.
  • Assumes other responsibilities that may be assigned which contribute to the team effort and achieve the Council’s mission.
  • Other duties as may reasonably be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Previous multi-stakeholder relations experience.
  • An understanding of the unique experiences of newcomer families and the process of integration.
  • Strong network of contacts with Halton community agencies, including various ethno-racial groups and community committees.
  • A vulnerable sector Police Clearance.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Region of Halton.
  • Bilingual with fluency in any of the following: Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu,
  • Post secondary education in the field of Social Services and two years related work experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Current knowledge of legislation, policies and practices affecting new immigrants, refugees, visitors, and other newcomers.
  • Excellent public relation skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, MS Access, MS publisher software programs.
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, organizing and planning skills.
  • Able to work independently and within a team context to ensure the Council’s mission, standards of practice and guiding principles are met.
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication.
  • Able to relate to children, youth and parents.
  • Self-motivated, creative, and energetic.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Peel, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-07-09
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