Project Coordinator - Justice And Freedom For All (JAFFA)

Job city: 
Mississauga with local travel
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Job Position: Project Coordinator - Justice And Freedom For All (JAFFA)
Department: Family Services
Status: Full-Time – 35 hours per week
Location: Mississauga with local travel
Compensation: $23.50 - $25.00 per hour

Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women & seniors.

Vision: Leaders in building strong and supportive communities.

Mission: Supporting our growing communities to manage change through quality client-centered social & health services and responsive public education.

Position Summary:

Under the guidance of the Manager – Family Services, the incumbent will provide education/ prevention, outreach, and supportive services through a collaborative service model and increase awareness about the unique challenges and risks of human trafficking for foreign-born individuals with a precarious immigration status in Ontario. The collaborative service model will integrate trauma-informed interventions from a settlement lens with our anti-human trafficking partners and the incumbent will also support capacity building within the anti-human trafficking sector and the broader community.

Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)

* Conduct survivor-informed research into resources and needs of foreign-born individuals/human trafficking survivors and service agencies.
* Develop tool-kit for internal and external service providers to identify human trafficking risk factors and challenges for foreign-born individuals
* Develop a committee of multi-disciplinary professionals, newcomers/foreign born individuals and human trafficking survivors to assist in developing the tool kit.
* Conduct outreach and develop collaborative partnerships with anti-human trafficking and community service providers promoting settlement services (precarious status such as expiring, expired, facing deportation, commissioner of oath, language interpretation, immigration legal support) anti-human trafficking service providers.
* Provide ongoing service coordination and case management in collaboration with the Peel Human Trafficking Care Path, partners in health, transitional housing, justice, harm reduction, settlement and child protection, to ensure up-to-date services and holistic supports are readily available for foreign-born survivors.
* Deliver workshops to service providers on the unique challenges and risk factors faced by foreign-born individuals
* Provide a settlement lens to the Peel Human Trafficking Care Path committee.
* Provide a settlement lens on regional committees across the province.
* Coordinate and host events to disseminate project learnings, milestones and to further promote the tool kit to the broader community throughout Ontario.
* Support the development and implementation of an evaluation framework and data collection methods to document lessons learned from all phases of the project and to obtain accurate project performance data for main project activities including a survey for service providers to measure the effectiveness of the tool.
* Input information into appropriate databases, document accurate record of abuse and maintain up-to-date records of service delivery and case files.
* Complete all required statistical and narrative reports.
* Participate in staff and team meetings, and professional development opportunities as required.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

* Post-secondary education in Social Work, Social Service Work, Sociology, Human Services, with previous work experience in settlement services and crisis counselling or relevant work and lived experience.
* Demonstrated sensitivity and sincere interest in meeting the needs of foreign-born survivors/at risk of being trafficked
* Demonstrated experience in the client-centered case management service delivery approach.
* Demonstrated understanding of the needs of Human trafficking survivors
* Solid interpersonal, problem-solving, decision-making, analytical and research skills.
* Strong attention to detail and flexible to deal with changing demands of the job.
* Ability to maintain confidential records and documentation, in addition to writing objective and descriptive contact notes.
* Demonstrated verbal & written English communication skills.
* Computer proficiency in Windows Office Suite and the internet and experience using a database system.
* Ability to work flexible hours including evening and weekends and from a variety of identified locations.
* Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and a strong understanding of inclusive and equitable service delivery.
* Vulnerable Sector Check will be required of the successful candidate.
* Valid Driver’s License with own transportation is a must.
* We strongly encourage those with lived experience as a refugee/newcomer and a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, including a complete resume of qualifications and experience, electronically to hr@induscs.ca by 12:00pm, February 9th, 2021. Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of “Project Coordinator - JAFFA” - (insert your name)”

This job posting is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Indus Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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