Settlement Worker in School (Mat Leave Replacement)

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 8:00am
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Overview

Job Title: Settlement Worker in School (Mat Leave Replacement)
Language: Mandarin
Hours: 35 Hours/Week
Report to: Manager, Settlement Workers in School Program
Start Date: ASAP

About Newcomer Centre of Peel:

Newcomer Centre of Peel (NCP) is a nonprofit, charitable, multi-service agency that assists the entire newcomer family in achieving settlement and integration. With experience and expertise in English language training; employability and business start-up and comprehensive settlement services including programs for women, children, youth and seniors; NCP offers a dedication to service quality. Through innovation and a progressive attitude, we leverage the broad experience of our staff and community partners to overcome settlement barriers.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Outreach to newcomer families and youth to provide settlement services in schools
2. Conduct needs assessment to identify immediate, intermediate and long term settlement needs
3. Provide newcomer families and youth with settlement information and referrals to community services and educational resources based on their specific needs
4. Conduct information and orientation sessions for newcomer families to understand the school system, Canadian society, culture, laws and other aspects of life in Canada.
5. Maintains up to date client and service records and ensure the accuracy and confidentiality of client information
6. Provide information to school staff with cultural sensitivities and the needs of newcomer families
7. Promote NCP programs and other community services in schools
8. Submit statistical and service reports to SWIS Program Manager as required
9. Enhance professional growth through attendance at professional development sessions, workshops and conferences.
10. Keep updated with changes of policies and resources
11. Attend meetings as required
12. Carry out any other duties as determined by SWIS Program Manager

Qualifications & Requirements

1. Post-secondary education in social work, psychology, settlement or related field
2. Minimum of two years’ experience in assisting newcomers with settlement issues
3. Extensive knowledge of immigration system, school system and community resources
4. Current knowledge of legislation, policies and practices affecting newcomers
5. Good workshop facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills
6. Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills to work with newcomer youth, parents and school staff with intercultural sensitivity
7. Being Knowledgeable on issues related to immigrant and refugee communities
8. Good organizational and self-management skills
9. Ability to multi-task while maintaining high degree of accuracy in case management and data collection
10. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and in a team environment
11. Good computer skills and knowledge of social media
12. Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Other qualifications

1. Capable to conduct broad based search of community and government resources for client referrals
2. Strong interpersonal skills to work with newcomers with diverse background
3. Flexibility and adaptability in meeting the needs of clients
4. Passionate for high work standard and ethics to achieve organizational goals.
Application Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 (8:00 am)

In the spirit of the Human Rights Code, we ask that resumes not include personal data such as age, health, marital and family status, place of origin and gender. NCP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

How to apply: 

Please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@ncpeel.ca and quote “Settlement Worker in School (Mandarin) on the subject line.

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