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Job Number:  43373
Family Settlement Support Worker Worker (Early Learning and Preschool Orientation)
Job Posted: Friday, 6 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 20 April 2018
(2 days ago)
MOSAIC
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: 7009 Kingsway, Burnaby Salary: $ 21.2 /hour, commensurate with experience

POSITION:   

Family Settlement Support Worker (Early Learning and Preschool Orientation)

 

PROGRAM:

Family Centre

 

DEPARTMENT:

Family and Settlement Services

 

POSITION FUNCTION:

Under the supervision of the Family Centre Manager, the Family Settlement Support Worker is responsible for providing culturally appropriate ECD and family focused settlement services to refugee children and their parents/caregivers in the Early Learning Orientation Program and/or the Preschool Orientation Program. The Family Support Worker ensures that the program goals and objectives are met by providing learning activities, monitoring and support children’s developmental domains, and facilitating early learning Canadian parenting to caregivers. The Family Settlement Support Worker carries a client caseload while working in cooperation with program staff and community partners to make appropriate referrals to external programs. He/she demonstrates a strong understanding towards cultural sensitivity, early childhood development and parenting settlement challenges. The Family Settlement Support Worker ensures that the program is inclusive and sensitive to the social, cultural, linguistic and economic values of refugee families, who are in the process of integrating into the local community.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Knowledge of experience with issues facing refugees; broad knowledge of early child development issues and relevant community resources

·      Excellent facilitation skills in helping parent/caregivers and children acquire tools and skill by: creating comfortable learning and discussion environments; recognizing diversity, avoiding judgments and respecting and valuing caregiver comments and insights

·      At least three year of working experience in a client-oriented position, or related field, assisting immigrants and refugees

·      Early Childhood Education certificate and/or applied experience working with children 0-6 years and their families (ex. child development, group facilitation, family support)

·      Certificates in Child Safe or First Aid; Food Safe

·      Excellent program development, communication and training skills

·      Proficiency with computer skills Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet navigation)

·      Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks and to contribute effectively as a team player; highly organized and innovative

·      Strong interpersonal for dealing effectively with a diverse public which includes a multicultural clientele and staff of other community agencies

·      Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds

·      Fluency in English, Second Language is an asset, preferably Tigrinya

·      Good supervisory, organization and planning skills

·      Current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check

 

HOURS:

22 hours/week

 

  STARTING PAY (level 1):

$ 21.2 /hour, commensurate with experience

 

TERM:

Contract will end on March 31, 2019, with possible extension dependant on government funding

 

RESUMES TO:        

ATTN: Zelly Teferra, Manager, at

Please reference “Family Support Worker” in the subject line of your application (résumé and cover letter via email). No telephone calls please.

 

DEADLINE:

Friday, April 20, 2018 by 5:00pm

 

NOTE: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Posting Date:

 

April 6, 2018

 

MOSAIC is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities for all members of the community

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please reference “Family Settlement Support Worker at Family Centre” in the subject line of your application (résumé and cover letter via email). No telephone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
ATTN: Zelly Teferra, Manager, at
www:   www.mosaicbc.org/


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