Settlement Case Worker
Department: RAP & OSN
Close Date: 12/08/2022
Term
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - S4P 2K1
Description

Regina Open Door Society

Settlement Case Worker

Orientation Services for Newcomers

Closing date: December 8/2022

Internal/external Term


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 a qualified individual to staff the full-time permanent position of Settlement Case Worker. The term for this position is December 15,2022 to March 31 ,2023 The term for this position is December 15,2022 to March 31 ,2023 with possibility of extension Orientation Services for Newcomers OSN works in coordination with other IRCC-funded and other community programs. OSN provides newcomers with information, orientation, case planning, and referral and support services to foster their adaptation and integration Life skill is provided to newcomers with high and complex needs.


Accessing OSN services will help newcomers meet their everyday settlement needs and goals; assist them in better understanding life in Canada; learn how to access IRCC-funded programs and wider community services, and adapt and integrate into the community.


Desired qualifications/education


Post-Secondary education and 2 to 3 years of related work experience are position requirements. Additional requirements include a criminal record check, a clean Child Abuse Registry record, a valid class 5 driver's license, and a clean driver abstract.


Job Description


  • Assist newcomers to better understand the Canadian systems through orientation, informational meetings and workshops, and individual information and referral sessions;
  • Organize and deliver orientation and information sessions to newcomers.
  • Facilitate one-on-one initial case planning; assist clients in identifying and assessing their needs, and develop short and long-term goals.
  • Provide general information, guidance, and referrals to assist families during the settlement and integration process.
  • Research information and services /programs that are relevant for the settlement of newcomers;
  • Provide individuals and families with culturally sensitive Para-professional Solution Focused Counseling;
  • Facilitate clients' access to appropriate services and programs by providing referrals to services and/or resources within the agency;
  • Provide newcomers with useful and detailed information and guidance to help them navigate through processes in a variety of service areas
  • Encourage successful settlement and healthy positive lifestyle adaptations through the provision of orientation information including one-on-one hands-on orientation and regularly scheduled educational sessions;
  • Promote the role of the Orientation Services for Newcomers Program
  • Provide/facilitate Citizenship education to newcomers.
  • Promote culturally sensitive links between community agencies and newcomer families
  • Consult with community agencies on settlement and cultural issues affecting immigrant /refugee families;
  • Conduct satisfaction surveys with immigrants and refugees in order to determine their satisfaction with the services provided. This should be done throughout the year ;
  • Facilitate access to services and resources where there are barriers due to language, gender, age, culture, and race by providing support services such as interpretation/translation and transportation Clarifying information;
  • Maintain regular contact with clients by phone or through face-to-face meetings to provide them with relevant information or review their progress.
  • Assist other service providers to better serve immigrant and refugee families;
  • Make contact on behalf of families to obtain/process relevant information/referral;
  • Prepare monthly and other reports as required by funding agreements in accordance with RODS policies and procedures.
  • Input relevant program data into RODS databases
  • Participate in the distribution, collection, and analysis of participant surveys and other evaluation methods

Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and team environment.
  • Work experience in a client-orientated position or related field targeting immigrant and refugee 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
  • Broad knowledge of coordinating large-scale group events and sessions and coordinating with external agencies to deliver sessions.
  • Solid paraprofessional counseling and group facilitation skills. Familiar with casework process, including intake procedures, needs assessment, goal planning, 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 the internet.
  • Good verbal, written, and presentation skills in English. Bi-Lingual or Multi-Lingual.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM. All position at RODS requires a clean criminal record check. The annual salary for this position is $40,937.6524.42 per hour


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