Job Posting 75959

Settlement Worker
Journey Home Community
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time - term / contract

For over 15 years Journey Home Community, a Christian, faith-based, non-profit organization has provided housing, settlement assistance and relational care for 900+ refugee claimants from over 50 different nations who have arrived in Metro Vancouver.

 

If you wish to join a parachurch ministry that is on the cutting edge of the refugee cause and is seeking to respond to the ever-increasing need of a hidden refugee population, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Journey Home Community.

 

Note: As a Christian organization, we partner with both the local secular community and Christian faith communities. We are seeking candidates who are excited to express their faith by practically loving and caring for refugees who are vulnerable and homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

 

What does this look like? Journey Home Community is more than a service provider. We are a community that cares holistically – physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The successful candidate will be equally adept at providing social services as well as supporting staff, volunteers and community members in prayer and through spiritual guidance rooted in the Christian tradition.

 

POSITION MANDATE:
The Settlement Worker provides case management and support for newly arrived refugee claimant
families and individuals as they arrive and are sheltered into JHC’s transitional housing, navigate
through the overwhelming process of settling in Canada, and prepare for moving and settling into
permanent housing options.


The Settlement Worker journeys directly with a caseload of families/individuals, always assessing and
reassessing their needs, offering support, information, guidance, training and empowerment. You
help families make plans for all areas of initial settlement, (legal support, health care, housing,
education, employment, community connection and more). The goal is to empower families to
independence.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Become familiar with Journey Home Community Settlement Program and procedures, programming
objectives and program participant service philosophy.

  1. Operate from a team-first lens and a relationally oriented mind frame while journeying with
    program participants through their Settlement Process (SEE JOB DESCRIPTION ON THE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE SETTLEMENT PROCESS).
  2. Keep informed of current resources, trends, needs, changes, and service gaps in the general
    community and in specific client communities.
  3. Where appropriate, continuing the fostering of partnerships with service providers to effectively
    link clients with appropriate community services (e.g. school districts, recreation centres, library,
    settlement agencies, lawyers).
  4. Work relationally, collaboratively and authentically with Program Participants and their extended
    family as well as with JHC volunteers.
  5. Prepare a weekly report to be shared at the weekly Settlement Team meeting to communicate
    progress of each family on your caseload (based on checklist and settlement plan), what you
    worked on last week and what your plan is for the coming week.
  6. Ensure Settlement Supervisor is aware of any significant concerns/client issues as quickly as
    possible.
  7. Represent the agency at community forums and consultations as assigned by the Settlement
    Supervisor.
  8. Support staff, volunteers and community members in prayer and through spiritual guidance
    rooted in the Christian tradition. This includes leading Bible Study devotionals and prayer and
    interfaith prayer meetings as well as providing Christian spiritual counselling and support.
    MISCELLANEOUS
  9. Carry out additional tasks/projects as assigned by the Settlement Supervisor.
  10. Attend, and take an active role in departmental and all-staff meetings. Be willing to occasionally
    lead team members in devotional meetings.
  11. Provide support for other administrative tasks related to the promotion and development of the
    organization as assigned. This includes capturing and reporting stories to be shared with the
    wider community and assisting with “all-staff” Journey Home Community events (i.e. a monthly
    community dinner or zoom gathering, annual Christmas or other seasonal events, annual summer
    picnic, AGM, etc.).
  12. Flexibility is required to participate in community activities including occasional weekend and
    evening events, as well as to support volunteers in your area, and respond to the occasional after-hours housing or family emergency.
  13. Participate in the annual Ride for Refugee, using both work and volunteer time as required.

See the full position description for more details. journeyhomecommunity.ca/employment

 

This is a contract position covering an 18-month parental leave. Apply quickly…The contract will commence as soon as a suitable candidate is located and in place until February 2023. 

 

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