Settlement Counsellor (Arabic-Speaking)

Job city: 
Ottawa
Job region: 
Eastern Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO) supports immigrants and refugees 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:

To facilitate and promote the settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees through provision of a wide range of vital services to immigrants-which incorporates cultural considerations and migration experience. Sensitize the community regarding immigrant needs through cooperative and constructive working relationships and facilitate immigrant access and participation in Canadian civic engagement.

Reports to: Manager - Settlement and Integration Program

Responsibilities:

  • Provide information, orientation and referrals to clients in order to facilitate their settlement and integration either on an individual basis or through group workshops
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and facilitate client access to services and resources for settlement and integration needs
  • Ensure high standards of cultural and linguistic service delivery within an anti-racism and antioppression policy network
  • Facilitate problem solving in situations where services are limited or unavailable due to linguistic and cultural barriers
  • Facilitate and promote the integration of immigrants through provision of a wide range of services which incorporates cultural considerations and migration experience
  • Sensitize the community regarding immigrant and refugees issues through cooperative and constructive working relationships
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and antiracism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community

Qualifications:

  • Provide information, orientation and referrals to clients in order to facilitate their settlement and integration either on an individual basis or through group workshops
  • Advocate on behalf of clients and facilitate client access to services and resources for settlement and integration needs
  • Ensure high standards of cultural and linguistic service delivery within an anti-racism and antioppression policy network
  • Facilitate problem solving in situations where services are limited or unavailable due to linguistic and cultural barriers
  • Facilitate and promote the integration of immigrants through provision of a wide range of services which incorporates cultural considerations and migration experience
  • Sensitize the community regarding immigrant and refugees issues through cooperative and constructive working relationships
  • Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and antiracism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community

This is a part-time contract position
Duration: From November 2016 to March 2017 (subject to renewal)
Hours: 17.5 hours per week.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume by 5:00 p.m. on November 11th , 2016 to:

Agnes Wedrychowicz
H.R. Coordinator
OCISO

E-mail: hr@ociso.org

Fax: 613-288-2674

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Coordinator at 613-725-5671, ext. 398.

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