Options Community Services Society
We are a non-profit registered charity providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. We believe in collaborating with individuals, businesses, community groups and government to create focused, effective and responsive resources for the community.
We envision a healthy community as a safe and clean environment where we all have a sense of belonging. It is a place where each of us has the opportunity to work and learn, and to develop and realize goals that are meaningful and fulfilling.
As a team member of the Moving Ahead Program (MAP), the Newcomer Wellness Coach organizes and facilitates culturally appropriate one-on-one and group activities that address the physical and mental wellness needs of vulnerable newcomers.
Reporting to the Program Manager of Immigrant Services, the Newcomer Wellness Coach will provide short-term counselling to remove barrier to access services necessary for successful settlement and integration; group facilitation to promote physical and mental well-being; training/support that aims to increase staff capacity to identify client mental health issues and make appropriate community referrals as well as to acknowledge/respond to the emotional hardships newcomers experience as part of the migration, resettlement and settlement experience.
HIGHLIGHTS OF KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Education, Training, and Experience
The candidate must have:
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search preceding your start date.
Applicants with lived experience are strongly encouraged to apply.
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