Type: Regular Full-Time
Location: ISSofBC Metro Vancouver
Settlement Program – Metro Vancouver location
Regular full-time position at 35 hours per week starting as soon as possible
Is responsible for facilitating service interventions in first language to support the transition of vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations in their adaptation to Canadian society.
Manager – MAP
- Conducts a needs assessment on each client admitted into the case management stream. Assists clients to set goals/priorities and develop a realistic action plan(s) which may include: one-to-on and/or family personalized support, settlement information, individual and group workshops, practical assistance in and supported access to services. Provides ongoing monitoring of action plan(s).
- Provides individual/group orientations and workshops oriented to assist in the settlement process and community connections such as: Canadian culture/basis norms of conduct; public services; community resources including legal, school, medical care and social service systems; how to access services and the responsibilities of immigrants and refugees as beneficiaries of these services and systems. Arranges for the provision of interpretation services as required.
- Refer clients to appropriate community resources based on assessed needs. Assist clients to access services, make appointments and complete forms.
- As required, provides enhanced support and short-term adjustment counselling on specific settlement-related issues that may hinder the settlement process e.g. family and cultural adjustment, navigating specific immigration processes.
- Enters client information and service interventions into centralized database as client service occurs. Provides narrative into reports as required.
- Organize and facilitate workshops and courses, arranging for external speakers as appropriate.
- Performs service bridging by serving as a resource to clients and staff of external agencies regarding cultural interpretation on issues, client needs and related projects and services.
- Participate in approved sectoral and community networks. In first language, may develop resource materials and write news articles on settlement topics.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Diploma in Social Sciences, counselling or a related discipline acceptable to the employer supplemented by a minimum of one (1) to (2) years of experience in a client-oriented position, preferable in an immigrant settlement services related field OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer. Fluency in Farsi and Dari languages required.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral English at all levels of the organization.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and courteously with clientele, staff and the public who come from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds
- Proficiency in MS Word.
- Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources effectively. Current knowledge of legislation, services and information affecting immigrant and refugees including issues facing newcomers.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating groups.
- Ability to set and maintain boundaries with clients and manage self-care.
- Service-oriented with a demonstrated willingness to help the department and the organization achieve desired objectives and targets.
- Possession of and the ability to maintain a clear provincial criminal record check.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Applications must include “2021-Settlement-13A” in the subject line and can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: By 4 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Salary Rate: $23.32 – $24.75 per hour (based on training and qualifications); 100% paid group medical benefits and 3 weeks’ annual vacation for eligible regular staff
Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.