Cowichan Intercultural Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Duncan
closing tomorrow (Fri, 23 Oct) part time
• $19.00 - $21.00/hour
Settlement Assistant - External Posting
The Cowichan Intercultural Society is a Canadian registered charitable organization that has been operating in the Cowichan Valley Region since 1981.
The Cowichan Intercultural Society provides services and support to newcomers to Canada settling in the Cowichan Valley, and activities to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.
The Settlement Assistant will support the Settlement team to assist and support newcomers in their settlement and adaptation to life in Canada.
The ideal candidate will have:
Post-secondary education or a combination of education, training and experience
strong technology skills in email, word, excel and databases
fluency in at least one language other than English
excellent interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills
organizational, time management, and leadership skills
assessment and problem-solving skills
demonstrated success in relationship-building
ability to share our vision and mission and engage others in support of newcomers to the region.
This position is 20 hours per week. The hourly wage is $19.00 - $21.00 per hour and includes holiday pay and sick leave. The successful candidate must provide a criminal record check. This position will start as soon possible.
Covid prevention measures are in place to ensure a safe workplace. This role could have some remote components but is expected to be in-person.
We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.
October 23rd, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Interested candidates should provide resume and cover letter in PDF format to: Carolina Martino, Director the Operations at
Job Description – Settlement Assistant
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct Client Service – Estimated time 50%
Assist with information and orientation about the community and/or Canada to clients, and conduct the Needs and Assets Assessment and referral services (NAARS)
provide direct settlement support and guidance to clients, particularly for income assistance support
develop and expand the Settlement plan for newcomers, including vulnerable clients
assist clients with transportation needs, including tracking and distributing bus passes
assist clients with necessary forms
Assist in meeting contract criteria & supporting Settlement Team – Estimated time 40%
Work with the Settlement Coordinators, Community Connections Coordinators and the Finance Coordinator to meet or exceed targets
assist in developing communications materials and tools to effectively support the Settlement and Integration Program
assist in integration and cross promotions of Settlement and Integration Program
complete reports in a timely manner
conduct reception/support duties as needed
schedule Settlement meetings, including preparing agendas and taking minutes
be responsible for circulating the minutes in a timely manner, including highlighting action items for team members
assist in the overall evaluation and monitoring of the program success
coordinate volunteers supporting Settlement activities in collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator
prepare and maintain the settlement activity calendar up to date
Other Responsibilities – 10%
File & information management
participate in staff meetings and Settlement meetings
cover case load of other Settlement staff as needed (ex. holiday coverage)
represent Settlement team as a “Frontline worker” at community tables
How to Apply
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Contact Details Carolina Martino, Director of Operations
Cowichan Intercultural Society, 321 St. Julian Street, Duncan, BC 2507483112
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