Position: Enhanced Settlement Workers in Schools (ESWIS) Coordinator
Reports to: Sr. Manager, Families and Wellbeing
Program: Enhanced Settlement Workers in Schools
Department: Families and Wellbeing
Working at EMCN
We see a future where many citizens walk with newcomers to bridge their transition into the community. To achieve this vision, we will serve as a key catalyst and leading collaborator in positively shaping the attitudes, behaviours and practices of organizations and individuals to value the diversity that newcomers bring to the community.
EMCN has been supporting newcomers of all ages and families, including refugees, skilled immigrants, refugee claimants, and citizens since 1981. In a year, we serve newcomers from more than 100 countries of origin, and offer services in over 30 languages.
At EMCN, our goal is to create a society which is based on the dignity of every human being through projecting our values of Social Justice, Diversity, Compassion and Responsibility. EMCN strives to offer strengths-based, team-based and client-centered holistic practices as we collaborate with newcomers to achieve their goals and to enhance quality of life for newcomers and all Canadians.
Context of work:
The Families and Wellbeing team uses a diverse toolbox of supports to serve newcomers facing complex challenges. This includes therapeutic counselling, systems navigation, multicultural brokering, social work, complex settlement, individual, family and group-based programming. Within this umbrella, the ESWIS Coordinator will be a key support to the ESWIS team and a close collaborator with the Complex Case and Therapist teams.
The ESWIS program supports the 5% of newcomer children, youth and families who are considered vulnerable, at risk, or high risk due to extreme poverty, social isolation, poor mental health or family instability which severely puts their integration goals in jeopardy. Through individual or family consultations in settings convenient to the clients, ESWIS staff engage the newcomer and their team of support develop a plan that may include accessing practical supports, family counselling, immediate crisis support, group-based supports, in-school support for children and skill building. The ESWIS Coordinator oversees the ESWIS team and program, providing direct supervision to team members, and working closely with the Senior Manager, Families and Wellbeing, to ensure program activities achieve target deliverables and align with EMCN’s vision and values.
The ESWIS Coordinator has a University Degree or Diploma in Social Work (Masters would be an asset) and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working with complex cases. Degrees in Psychology or Family and Youth work with outstanding relevant experience may be considered. Experience supervising staff, working with newcomers, and program planning and evaluation are required.
Skills and Competencies:
EMCN is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to increasing diversity in our workforce and inclusion in our organizational practices. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We have a zero tolerance approach to discrimination on all protected grounds.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Long Term Disability, AD&D, RRSP match up to 3% after 3 months of employment
In your cover letter, describe your supervision philosophy, and how you demonstrate this with your team members.
Please submit your complete resume and cover letter as one document to:
Edmonton Mennonite Center for Newcomers (EMCN), Human Resources: . Please include ESWIS Coordinator in the subject line of the email.
Deadline for submission is Monday November 2nd
Interviews will be conducted November 5th and 6th
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A resume without a cover letter will be deemed as an incomplete application and will not be accepted.
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