New job Settlement Support Worker in Schools Worker-Dari/ Pashto fluent in Saskatchewan

Settlement Support Worker in Schools Worker-Dari/ Pashto fluent

Company : The Regina Open Door Society (RODS)
Salary : $40,333 a year
Location : Saskatchewan

Full Description

Employer: Regina Open Door Society

Location: REGINA

Number of positions: 1

Type of positions: Settlement Support Worker in Schools Worker

Wage/Salary: $40,332.66 ($22.98 per hour)

Regina Open Door Society

Settlement Support Worker in Schools Worker-Dari/ Pashto fluent

Internal and External Closing Date: 4:30pm September 30th, 2021

The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the broader community.

The Regina Open Door Society Inc. is seeking qualified individual to staff the full-time temporary position of Settlement Support Worker in Schools Worker. The start day for this position is October 15th, 2021 with the end date March 31st, 2022.

This position provides services to newcomer students and parents in schools in Regina and surrounding rural communities with a main focus on Dari/Pashto speaking newcomer clients.

The Settlement Support Worker in Schools (SSWIS) program is a shared partnership between the Regina Open Door Society (RODS), the Regina Public School Board (RPSB) Regina Catholic Schools, Prairie Valley School Division, Conseil des Ecoles Fransaskoises, and Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It is an outreach program to help newcomer students and their families settle in their school and community.

Desired qualifications/education

The successful candidate will be fluent in Dari and/or Pashto language.

2 to 3 year’s human services experience; A Post-Secondary education or related work experience are position requirements.

Additional requirements include excellent communication (oral and written), para-counselling, cross-cultural, leadership, motivational, and organizational skills

The successful candidate will possess the skills necessary to develop the program and work cooperatively and professionally as a representative of RODS in the school setting. The successful applicant will also require a criminal record check, clean child abuse registry record, reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license, and a clean driver abstract.

Other Requirements: The successful candidate will be required to travel to schools in Regina and surrounding rural communities to deliver services. The applicant must own /have regular access to a reliable vehicle.

Detailed job description

Duties include but not limited to, the following:

  • Providing services in a supportive and culturally-sensitive and linguistically-appropriate manner
  • Assessing the assets and needs of immigrant students and provide appropriate referral;
  • Providing group orientation and one-on-one information
  • Work with RODS program to connect newcomer families with services in the community
  • Supporting newcomer parents to establish links with their children schools and get involved in school and community activities;
  • In collaboration with schools creating opportunities and support for newcomer parents to participate in school activities, committees, councils and associations;
  • Participating in the school reception and orientation process for newcomer students and their families
  • Facilitating /delivering information sessions and workshops to school personnel with the aim of fostering understanding of the culture and the unique challenges of immigrant and refugee youth/children
  • Providing orientation sessions on programs and services available in the school and community
  • Helping children adjust to school culture and focus on learning while providing their parents with information and resources on settlement and immigration issues;
  • Informing and orientating families and students about settlement-related issues
  • Providing outreach services to new families
  • Facilitating referrals and access to available resources in the community, social services, professional services and government programs
  • Receive program-related referrals from schools and input the information into RODS database;
  • Enabling families to advocate on their behalf, including for the educational needs of their children

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  • Ability to successfully perform in a multi-cultural and team environment.
  • Work experience in a client-orientated position or related field targeting immigrant and refugee youth, children and families
  • Knowledge of settlement-related issues facing immigrants and refugee youth, children and families
  • Broad knowledge of local community resources that can assist newcomer youth, children and families with their settlement needs
  • Solid paraprofessional counselling and group facilitation skills. Familiar in casework process, including intake procedures, referrals, case management, documentation and follow-ups.
  • Understanding of Canada and Saskatchewan Privacy Policies and education system
  • Strong time-management and organizational skills are essential
  • Excellent computer skills (working knowledge of Windows, MS Office, email and internet).
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills in English. Bi-Lingual or Multi-Lingual.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM. All positions at RODS require a clean criminal record/child abuse registry check. There is a cost-shared benefits package available to the employee with successful completion of a six-month probationary period. The annual salary for this position is $ 40,332.66 ($22.98 per hour)

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we only contact those selected for interviews. Please be able to provide three work-related references at the time of your interview. No phone calls, please. Please respond in confidence by email to:

Wendy L Brooks Manager Human Resources

Regina Open Door Society

1855 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P2N5

Email: HR@rods.sk.ca


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