Job Posting 100333

Community Navigator (Arabic/Farsi/Dari/Spanish)
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey, BC
closes in 13 days (Tue, 30 Apr)
part time  •  Starting from $21.53/hour

Position: Community Navigator - Part Time (Arabic/Farsi/Dari/Spanish)

Hours: 21 hours/week

Location: Surrey

Compensation: Starting at $21.53/hour

Effective date: April 1, 2024

Application submission deadline: Immediate or until the position is filled


About PIRS

Established in 1975, the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) is a pioneer and leader in the provision of programs that develop immigrant and refugee women's knowledge, skills, and confidence. Our mission is to deliver accessible, inclusive, low-barrier programs for immigrant and refugee women and their children that create a sense of belonging, meaningful participation, and leadership. For more information visit


Job Purpose

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Community Navigator to engage with refugee women and women seeking asylum, providing support for their settlement needs using a trauma-informed approach. This position supports women to access information, resources, and assistance in connecting individuals to PIRS and community programs, English classes, health, housing, employment, and settlement services.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of how the experiences of trauma affect newcomer women’s settlement. They will be knowledgeable about community resources (especially in Surrey) and enjoy working collaboratively across agencies.


Benefits of working with PIRS

PIRS is a supportive community committed to empowering women to rise out of isolation and integrate into Canadian life. This position will be eligible for health benefits, flexible working hours, mentorship, and continuous professional development opportunities.



  • Relevant post-secondary education or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience working with immigrant and refugee women and families of various backgrounds and ages (lived experience of the settlement process is preferred)
  • Knowledge of community, settlement, and mental health resources and services
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with fluency in English
  • Fluency in the language of the target populations (Farsi/Dari/Arabic/Spanish preferred)
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Slack, Zoom, etc.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Strong team building, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills, with a professional presence and an ability to interact with a diverse audience
  • Passion for inclusivity and diversity, and interest in being part of a multicultural team
  • Attitudes and values compatible with the goals and philosophy of PIRS

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting the ‘Community Navigator - Surrey’ position in the subject line to Valerie Lai, Program Manager at by March 26, 2024.

We thank everyone for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted. With respect, diversity, and collaboration at the core of PIRS, we are an organization that knows the value of talented people. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from First Nations peoples, women, LGBTQ+ -identified people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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