Project Facilitator – Pre-Arrival Mentoring

Job city: 
Ottawa
Job region: 
Eastern Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

About OCISO

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization - OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

Position Summary:

As a member of the dynamic and growing Community Economic Development team, the incumbent facilitates Mentorship matches for pre-arrival clients destined to the Ontario region via e-mentoring. Working closely with a partner organization the incumbent orientates the pre-arrival client, clarifying long and short-term career goals and matches the client with a professional Mentor within their chosen field, prior to their arrival in Canada.

Reports to: Manager, Community Economic Development

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates on-line employment/career related Information and/or Orientation to aid the client to better understand the larger context and processes
  • Provides on-line employment enhancing coaching and professional career counseling
  • Facilitates language assessment and referrals
  • Conducts follow-up and evaluation
  • Matches profession specific mentors with pre-arrival clients destined to Ontario
  • Facilitates on-line training and information sessions delivery for mentors and clients
  • Facilitates and attends Advisory Committee meetings for input and feedback
  • Makes appropriate referrals to community partners
  • Recruits/engages Volunteer Mentors across Ontario
  • Facilitates connections to Settlement, OCISO services and services and resources in the community for support post-arrival
  • Participate on internal committees and working groups as required
  • Ensure high standards of service delivery within an anti-racism and anti-oppression policy framework
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community

Qualifications:

  • University degree in related field and two years’ experience in employment and career counseling service delivery
  • Proven experience in supporting immigrants/refugees
  • Excellent knowledge of community services and employment resources
  • Excellent assessment and referral skills
  • Good knowledge of academic and professional licensing processes and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of social media, web site development etc.
  • Excellent communication, writing and facilitation skills
  • Effective interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with mainstream computer applications/database software and social media
  • Fluent in English and French desirable
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment

Term: Full-time – 35 hours per week (January 2019 – Indefinite)
Salary & Benefits: $47,400 annually. Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume by 5:00 p.m. January 11, 2019 to:

Halimah Shaw, H.R Administrator

Email: hr@ociso.org

OCISO encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.

supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

Position Summary:

As a member of the dynamic and growing Community Economic Development team, the incumbent facilitates Mentorship matches for pre-arrival clients destined to the Ontario region via e-mentoring. Working closely with a partner organization the incumbent orientates the pre-arrival client, clarifying long and short-term career goals and matches the client with a professional Mentor within their chosen field, prior to their arrival in Canada.

Reports to: Manager, Community Economic Development

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates on-line employment/career related Information and/or Orientation to aid the client to better understand the larger context and processes
  • Provides on-line employment enhancing coaching and professional career counseling
  • Facilitates language assessment and referrals
  • Conducts follow-up and evaluation
  • Matches profession specific mentors with pre-arrival clients destined to Ontario
  • Facilitates on-line training and information sessions delivery for mentors and clients
  • Facilitates and attends Advisory Committee meetings for input and feedback
  • Makes appropriate referrals to community partners
  • Recruits/engages Volunteer Mentors across Ontario
  • Facilitates connections to Settlement, OCISO services and services and resources in the community for support post-arrival
  • Participate on internal committees and working groups as required
  • Ensure high standards of service delivery within an anti-racism and anti-oppression policy framework
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community

Qualifications:

  • University degree in related field and two years’ experience in employment and career counseling service delivery
  • Proven experience in supporting immigrants/refugees
  • Excellent knowledge of community services and employment resources
  • Excellent assessment and referral skills
  • Good knowledge of academic and professional licensing processes and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of social media, web site development etc.
  • Excellent communication, writing and facilitation skills
  • Effective interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with mainstream computer applications/database software and social media
  • Fluent in English and French desirable
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment

Term: Full-time – 35 hours per week (January 2019 – Indefinite)
Salary & Benefits: $47,400 annually. Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume by 5:00 p.m. January 11, 2019 to:

Halimah Shaw, H.R Administrator

Email: hr@ociso.org

OCISO encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview.

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