SSWIS Case Worker
Department: SSWIS
Close Date: 12/22/2022
Term
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - S4P 2K1
Description

Regina Open Door Society

Settlement Support Worker in Schools Worker Closing Date: December 8, 2022

Internal and External


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 larger community.


The Regina Open Door Society Inc. is seeking qualified individuals to staff the full time term position of Settlement Support Worker in Schools Case Worker. The term for this position is December 15, 2022 to March 31, 2022.


The Settlement Worker in Schools SWIS program is a shared partnership between the Regina Open Door Society RODS, the Regina Public School Board RPSB Regina Catholic Schools, 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

  • 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- counseling, 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

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.

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 needs of immigrant families and the barriers to successful integration and provide appropriate referral;
  • 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 own behalf, including for the educational needs of their children

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills
  • The ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural and team
  • 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 para professional counseling 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
  • Computer skills with knowledge of Windows, MS Office, email and
  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills in Bi-Lingual or Multi-Lingual.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM with 45 minutes lunch break. 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 40937.65 $23.32 per hour.


We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please be able to provide three work related references at the time of your interview. No phone calls please. Please respond in confidence via this link only: