S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) for Maple Ridge School District (SD42) Contract in Coquitlam, BC


Branch Coquitlam BC CA

Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) for Maple Ridge School District (SD42)
Coquitlam, BC

Ability to design, promote, deliver & facilitate orientation & education workshops. This job is posted by an employment agency or third party on behalf of the…

This job is posted by an employment agency or third party on behalf of the employer.

Employer Name: S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Industry Title: Individual and Family Services (6241)

Ref#: 11211

Title: Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) for Maple Ridge School District (SD42)

Full Time (35 hrs/wk)

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Orients & supports students/families in the public school system
  • Liaises between schools & families
  • Performs formal review of newcomer needs across a broad spectrum of settlement areas (language, employment, housing, community connections, etc.)
  • Develops, as needed, a Settlement Plan & follow-up support for newcomers based on identified needs & government / professional / school /community services available
  • Refers clients to appropriate services as needed e.g. parent support groups
  • Provides newcomers with client-centered settlement & integration information & orientation services about education in Canada & the community they intend to settle in
  • Delivers one-on-one consultation in-person & by phone
  • Provides information & orientation through workshops of interest to families & youth
  • Liaises with government / professional / schools /community services as necessary to ensure the provision of accurate & detailed information to newcomers
  • Plans & implements large & small events or programs for families, children & youth
  • Occasionally, performs interpretation for workshop speakers
  • Occasionally, translates resources for newcomers
  • Outreach to newcomers through school visits & participating in community events
  • Supplies up-to-date information to Regional Manager or Settlement Coordinator in respective region regarding changes to community services, government departments & procedures
  • Works on improving program service outcomes & day-to-day services to newcomers by participating in professional development as assigned
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by Regional Manager or Settlement Coordinator in Respective Region

Education, Training & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Human Sciences
  • Experience working with immigrants &/or refugees
  • Knowledge of settlement information & resources with a willingness to learn
  • Knowledgeable of the geographic area served
  • Experience in conducting workshops & events
  • Experience in one-on-one settlement service delivery
  • Excellent time & resource management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal & intercultural communication techniques

Job Skills and Abilities

  • Fluent in spoken & written in English & second language
  • Strong communication (written / verbal) & group facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently & as a team
  • Strong computer skills (including internet proficiency)
  • Demonstrated active listening skills
  • Ability to work with individuals & communities facing cultural adjustment challenges
  • Ability to create & maintain client records & reports
  • Ability to design, promote, deliver & facilitate orientation & education workshops
  • Excellent narrative report writing skills in English

Other Requirements

  • Able to travel among regions in Greater Vancouver
  • Able to work at different service locations or schools within the district, when necessary
  • Able to work evenings & weekends
  • Criminal record check required
  • Access to own vehicle required
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the IRCC components

Duration: Starts from immediately to March 31, 2017 (Continuation of position subject to confirmed funding)

please send your resume online by 12 pm on Feb 8, 2017.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Coquitlam, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-07
Posted by: