North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic neighbourhood centre that has been working with residents of northwest Toronto for over 25 years. We are committed to building strong, vibrant communities, and supporting local residents, new Canadians, parents and children, youth and seniors, meet and achieve their goals. NYCH believes that all the community members we serve have the strength and ability to succeed – our role is to help them get there.
The School Settlement (SEPT) Worker (Hungarian speaking) will assist newcomer families and youth from Roma community by providing them with appropriate information and referral services and one-time workshops, and facilitating the process of settling in their new schools and communities.
Reports To: Manager, Mobile Settlement
Information and referral services
- Meets clients one-on-one to assess their settlement needs
- Provides needs based information
- Refers to appropriate community programs & resources and conducts follow-up with clients and agencies
- Identifies needs for group information sessions
- Identifies resource persons/speakers, manages outreach and logistics for the session
- Organizes info-sessions in consultation with school counterparts
Outreach and networking
- Collects newcomer information from school
- Contacts parents and youth in person or over phone
- Promotes services at school events and community spaces
- Meets with key school staff to address settlement needs
- Meets regularly with school stakeholders to strengthen partnership
- Conducts research and identifies community resources
- Develops working relationships and engages other community organizations/partners
- Participates in NYCH and program meetings, trainings and events
Documentation and reporting
- Updates and maintains the newcomers students, clients file and service information
- Produces statistical and narrative reports on monthly basis
- Maintaining OCMS database
- Presents periodical updated reports at staff meetings
- Attends monthly SEPT Program meetings
- Participates in NYCH events and initiatives
- Supervises volunteers and placement students
• The minimum level of education preferred is a degree/diploma in social sciences, community/settlement services or related fields.
Experience and Skills
- Proven knowledge of the education and library systems and structures
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English
- Strong oral communication skills in Hungarian is a must
- Good networking within Roma community is an asset
- Proven experience working with youth and good knowledge of youth issues and particularly newcomer youth issues an asset
- Excellent time management, attention to detail, and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks
- Typically works regular hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening/weekend work, and regular (weekly) travel required within the GTA.
- Responsible for carrying/caring for a laptop and cell phone.
Start and end date: May 2018 – August 2018
Hourly rate of pay: $23.24
Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week) 4 month contract
Location: Various schools and libraries
A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required when necessary for the position.
How to apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume by: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
School Settlement Worker – Hiring Committee
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226
North York, ON M6A 3B4
NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
No phone calls please - only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.