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Job Posting:  French Speaking Settlement Practitioner (Part time)

JOB OVERVIEW

As a member of the settlement program team, the Settlement Practitioner is responsible for helping newcomers to Canada settle in the community of Prince George.  The Settlement Practitioner is responsible for providing quick information, orientation, referrals, counseling, assisted access to services, life skills and educational programs/courses, and community connections delivered within the program requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor Degree in the Arts and Human Services Field or relevant qualifications and work experience
  • Career Practitioner Certificate preferred or eligibility to obtain the certification
  • Training background in social services, psychology or combination of these fields with some relevant experience in newcomer assistance services
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, multilingual and multiracial setting
  • Professional maturity and judgement
  • Interview, assessment, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills
  • Commitment to anti-racism and ethno-cultural equity principles
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills
  • Oral and written proficiency in French & English

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interview clients to obtain case history and background information
  • Determine eligibility
  • Assess clients’ needs and strengths
  • Provide professional, accurate and timely information, and assist clients to sort out options and develop plans of action related to settlement while providing necessary support and assistance
  • Advice and support clients with respect to settlement issues
  • Assist clients in locating and utilizing community resources that IMSS does not provide, for example housing, employment, transportation, and other referral services
  • Interpret for clients and service providers in other organizations
  • Provide clients with information about Canada, Canadian values, citizenship, law system, rights and responsibilities, Charter of Right and multiculturalism
  • Provide client access to multiple life skills, training programs and workshops
  • Translate documents related to employment, educational and legal matters that are necessary for immediate settlement
  • Refer clients to other social services, connect clients with the community through various activities and events
  • Follow up with clients in order to ensure clients are becoming more independent and able to make informed decisions, enjoy their rights, act according to their responsibilities
  • Follow up with clients in order to ensure that they are informed of all their appointments and do invite them to participate in events and activities
  • Maintain accurate and complete client files
  • Submit seasonal narrative and statistical reports to the program coordinator
  • Assist the Settlement Coordinator in program planning and evaluation
  • Conduct outreach sessions as required
  • Attend professional development sessions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Please send your cover letter and resume to ac.ss1513038766mi@gp1513038766.ssmi1513038766, job position open until filled.

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Job Posting:

RESPONSIBLE ADULT CHILDCARE WORKER

Responsibilities:

  • Work with child minding staff to carry out appropriate activities that promote the well-being of each child and that respect and reflect the diverse needs of children
  • In collaboration with the Childminding Manager and other staff, ensure that all individual plans that recognize differences are reviewed and revised as needed
  • Follow behaviour guidance policies established by the centre and consistent with Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • Work with child minding team to ensure the child care environment it healthy and safe for all children
  • Ensure positive communication with the parents of children taking into consideration language differences
  • Contribute to the on-going operation of the childminding centre by being aware of and following Child Care Licensing Regulation
  • Participate in professional development and attend staff meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding information related to the children, families, and personnel

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Responsible Adult Course (at least 20 hours in duration or combination of coursed in child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition)
  • An Immigrant Childminding Orientation Certificate (a 12 hour course designed by Westcoast Resource Centre if have less than 1500 hours experience working with immigrant children within the last 3 years)
  • A criminal record check clearance letter from the Ministry of Public safety and Solicitor General’s office
  • Physician’s report confirming good physical health and emotional stability
  • A valid 8 hour emergency Child Care First Aid Certificate
  • A Food Safe Certificate
  • Evidence of compliance with the Province’s Immunization standards
  • Be of a least 19 years of age
  • Be of good character and have the personality, ability, and temperament necessary to work with children
  • Have relevant work experience and proven ability to work closely with other team members
  • An additional language would be an asset
  • Be culturally sensitive to newcomer immigrant children and their parents

Please send your cover letter and resume to ac.ss1513038766mi@gp1513038766.ssmi1513038766 by September 29, 2017