Community Connection Worker

Employer: Regina Open Door Society

Location: Regina

Number of positions: 1

Type of positions: Community Connection Workeer

Wage/Salary: $22.64/hour ($39,743.81 annual entry level)


Regina Open Door Society

Community Connection Worker  

Closing date: May 22, 2020

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 a qualified individual to staff the full-time term position of Community Connection Worker. The term for this position is June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021  

Position Summary

This position works in close cooperation with Regina Open Door Society programs, the primary mandate of this position is to increase the awareness and engagement of Regina’s diverse organizations in the process of supporting newcomers’ settlement. 

The position reports to the Manager of Settlement Family and Community  Services Unit and Welcoming Community for Newcomers Team Leader.

Responsibilities

Establish linkages with community organizations and cultural communities to help the Regina Open Door Society build and maintain relationships with other organizations and connect with members of culturally diverse populations. 
Facilitate educational opportunities to community organizations and  members of cultural  communities
Provide cross-cultural education to newcomers
Organize events and facilitate a community dialogue to find ways to provide increase support to newcomers.
Organize /facilitate educational/   learning opportunities for mainstream organizations to help them gain increased awareness of the challenges, strengths, contributions and diverse needs of immigrant and refugee families.
 Engage key mainstream organizations to increase their ability to understand the settlement needs of newcomers to identify services and explore ways to build capacity to provide proper supports for immigrant and refugee families.
Provide support to crucial mainstream organizations to help them become engaged with RODS, cultural communities and participate in the development of culturally appropriate, inclusive services


Desired qualifications/Education

·       Post-secondary training in the area of Social Sciences or two to three years related work experience

·       knowledge of the Regina Community

·        Demonstrated maturity, strong sense of responsibility and commitment

·       Ability to work cross-cultural setting

·       positive attitude,

·       effective organizational, communication, time management  skills

·       Strong workshop facilitation and coaching skills

·       Ability to work with diverse populations

·       Strong office administration and time management skills

·       Computer literate

Other Requirements

·       Valid Class 5 Drivers License

·       Access to a vehicle

·       Clean drivers abstract

 Detailed job description/competencies

·       Work with community agencies and government departments to assist them in developing culturally appropriate and inclusive services.

·       Deliver  cultural awareness Workshops to community organizations, employers, educational institutions and government departments

·       Build collaborations and partnerships with community organizations to support newcomers’ settlement and integration

·       Introduce RODS services and programs to community organizations

·       Facilitate relevant community agencies and organizations’ programs and services to RODS units and clients

·       Provide volunteer involvement, opportunities for immigrants and refugees to help them establish links with the broader community.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. This position will be required some evening and weekends. Occasional out of Regina travel required.     

All positions at RODS require a clean criminal record/child abuse registry check. There is a cost-shared benefit package and a 3% employer contribution to the Saskatchewan Pension Plan available to the employee with successful completion of a six-month probationary period. The annual salary for this position is $39,743.81 ($22.64 per hour)  

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will 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

2314-11th Avenue  

Regina, SK, S4P 0K1


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