Immigrant Services Settlement Worker
PART TIME CONTRACT (Until March 31, 2022 with interruption of employment from July-August 2021)
START DATE: April 1, 2021
LOCATION: Waterloo Region, ON
Are you a talented professional looking for a new opportunity? Do you have a passion for working in a multi-cultural environment supporting newcomers as they navigate their settlement, language learning and employment journeys in Canada? Do you enjoy working with diverse clients and staff? Are you passionate about giving back to community, motivated by work that is truly meaningful and contributes to building a strong, vibrant, healthy, and inclusive community in the Waterloo Region? Are you unafraid to roll up your sleeves and do the work that needs to be done?
YMCA of Three Rivers is one of the community’s largest non-profit organizations. We are dedicated to the enrichment of our communities through the development of people and families. Through our work, we foster belonging and wellbeing, and dedicate ourselves to building a healthy and vibrant community every day.
What you will do…
As a Settlement Worker you will provide (in person and/or remote) services to newcomer clients including information, orientation and appropriate referrals to community and government services. You will conduct a needs assessment to identify client’s needs and create a service plan, act as an advocate in helping newcomers access services including education, health care, legal systems and support with filling out forms. You will enter information into government/ department databases and prepare monthly statistical reports for the Program Lead. You will connect with ESL schools to provide information and orientation and organize and facilitate group settlement workshops as needed. Additionally you will connect with community partners and explore effective and efficient service sharing. As always, there might be other duties as assigned
What you will bring….
Ideally, you will have a completion of a community college degree/ diploma or equivalent. 1-2 years of relevant work experience in the field of community service and immigrant settlement. You will have excellent computer knowledge of Microsoft Office and Access, excellent oral and written communication skills, keep abreast with Immigration legislation/policies affecting refugees and immigrants, mediation and conflict resolution. You will work directly with client information so previous experience working with confidential data and client information is strongly preferred. We also require Police Vulnerable Sector Records check.
What you will gain….
You will join a dynamic team and an organization that has massive impact across our community. You will be joining a local organization but you will also be part of a global movement. Your work will have impact and the community we all call home will be a little better every day because of you. You will also be eligible for a free YMCA membership, Training & Development opportunities, employee referral bonus and the employee assistance program.
This position is made possible by government funding which gives our YMCA the ability to provide the successful candidate with part-time hours for ten (10) months of the year. Based on current funding we do not anticipate there will be any hours available during the months of July and August for each calendar year. The YMCA will provide you with a Record of Employment (ROE) upon request if the successful candidate would like to explore your eligibility for Employment Insurance (EI) during this period of time.
Please note we are currently following Public Health and Government guidelines related to COVID 19 both for our interview process and while working. Interviews will be done virtually and any entrance into a facility will be subject to health screening.
This posting will remain up and active until filled.
If you are an external candidate interested in joining our team, please click the apply button below to create an application. Internal candidates can apply through the internal career centre by clicking here.
The YMCAs of Three Rivers embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming applications from all qualified persons. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation need known to the YMCA. The YMCAs comply with the Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Legislation and privacy laws. In keeping with privacy laws, we are committed to protecting personal information by following responsible information handling practices. For more information on the YMCAs commitment to privacy, please visit our web site at www.ymcacambridgekw.ca. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.