Since 2002, the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre has specialized in employment services to newcomers through the Job Search Workshop program. In 2011, DRUHC became the lead of the Pickering Welcome Centre and began offering The Mentorship Partnership; an innovative and exemplary program initiated by the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC).
Recruit, screen and assess candidates who are recent skilled Internationally Trained Professionals (ITP’s) immigrants to determine suitability for TRIEC Mentoring Partnership and Canadian professionals working in related field for the purpose of establishing occupation specific mentoring to enhance ITPs employment opportunities in field of interest.
The Mentoring Partnership Coach will be dually compliant to policies and procedures of both the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre as the primary employer and The Welcome Centre for service management.
· Meets program expectations and targets, working in compliance with TRIEC established guidelines, policies, and procedures
· Facilitates mentorship opportunities between internationally trained professional newcomers and professionals with two or more years’ experience in a professional field who are willing to serve as mentors to newcomer professionals.
· Facilitates online registration, support orientation for both Mentees and Mentors
· Monitors the TRIEC Matching System to identify potential mentor matches and where possible, ensure matches are made
· Supports and coaches Mentees and Mentors throughout the mentoring process
· Maintains complete mentor-mentee case notes and service information in the TRIEC Matching System and agency tracking systems throughout the client relationship
· Coaches and provides clients with pre-employment and post-employment mentoring opportunities
· Develops and executes marketing strategies targeted at specific clients, employers, ITP serving organizations and professional groups/associations to promote the Mentoring Services
· Facilitates TRIEC Mentoring Partnership hosted information sessions in Durham and GTA, when required
· Monitors follows-up with clients to track outcomes at; 3: 6:12 month following mentorship activity
· Collects and compiles statistical reports on a monthly basis
· Meets set targets under the program
· Enters data into iCARE database, when required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Skills and Abilities
- Strong communication skills, oral and written, proficiency in English
- Working knowledge of additional languages would be an asset
- Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Internet
- Ability to take initiative, and work independently
- Excellent organizational and time-management ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Post-secondary education in Administration, Business, or two or more years of relevant work experience
· Experience in the non-profit sector/ employment resource centre/ community services would be a strong asset
· Experience working with people from various cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
Deadline to apply is Feb 13, 2020
Job Types: Full-time, Contract