Job Posting 84386

Settlement Complex Cases Social Worker
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers
Edmonton area
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time - temp / contract

Term: Fulltime, Temporary Contract (As soon as possible - March 2023) 

 

 

THE CHALLENGE  

 

Serve refugees and immigrants facing complex life situations that impede integration. Newcomers requiring complex case management are vulnerable due to extreme poverty, social isolation, poor mental health and/or domestic instability 

 

This position facilitates the successful settlement and integration of refugees and immigrants through comprehensive needs assessment, resource provision, and supportive referrals. Navigates the municipal, provincial and federal support systems with ease and can connects customers with the resources they qualify for.  

 

 welcoming and has excellent inter-cultural sensitivity to fully understand client’s needs and aspirations; the ability to speak multiple languages (beyond English and French) is a definite bonus!   

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

 

  • Direct intake interviews and comprehensive settlement needs assessments. 
  • Develop tailored settlement plans based on immediate priority and identified needs and barriers. Define goals and the necessary steps for success in collaboration with the family/individual.  
  • Determine intervention based on a human-centred design approach.  
  • Act as newcomer advocate with Capital Region Housing, Income Support, and Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Services and other agencies and providers. Engage with diverse communities, agencies, and organizations to connect families and individuals to resources and supports.  
  • Make referrals to support organizations, programs, or services, internally and externally meeting people where they are including cultural health brokers and interpreters.  
  • Maintain current and accurate data, records and reports Document and data entry and data and case notes into agency database. Ensure all necessary paperwork and documentation are placed on the client file.  
  • Collaborate with EMCN departments and community partners to connect with individuals and families that could benefit from this program.  

 

SUCCESS FACTORS 

 

  • A unique combination of relevant education and experience such as: 
  • Post-secondary education, and; 
  • Two (2) years experience as a Social Worker, or; 
  • Four (4) years experience working in Community Services or the Settlement field.  
  • Registered or eligible to register as a Social Worker with the ACSW. 
  • Current Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector.  
  • Excellent knowledge of Edmonton, Alberta, and Canadian social support systems. .  
  • Functional understanding of the complexities of immigrant settlement issues including housing, health, employment, and family dynamics.  
  • Case management experience. 
  • Fluency in multiple languages is a definite asset! 

 

THINGS THAT MATTER TO US 

 

  • A genuine commitment to EMCN’s vision and mission. 
  • Ability to see situations from various perspectives and a strong ethical framework.  
  • Fair-mindedness and transparency. A willingness to challenge the status quo to improve processes, systems for more equitable outcomes.  
  • Inter-cultural sensitivity to fully understand peoples’ needs and aspirations; the ability to speak multiple languages (beyond English and French) is a definite bonus!   
  • A team player committed to mastery, demonstrates integrity, self-awareness, and perseverance.  
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong computer application skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency using video conferencing tools such as Zoom or Teams.  
  • Intrinsically motivated, gains satisfaction and enjoyment from making a positive impact in the community.  

 

WE OFFER 

 

  • Temporary, full-time employment opportunity with an annual salary of $57,036.  
  • Comprehensive group life, health, and dental benefits with 100% of the premium paid for by EMCN  
  • RRSP match up to 3% after three months of employment, but you can begin contribution upon commencement 
  • An exceptional inclusive workplace with highly engaged teams that collaborate, support, recognize and celebrate one another. 
  • Lived values experience and unparalleled commitment to an anti-oppressive inclusive workplace. 
  • Great opportunity for growth, leadership, advancement and cross-departmental/practical experiences. 
  • Flexibility, trust, connection, and FUN! 

 

HOW TO APPLY 

 

EMCN is a progressive, open-minded, and accepting meritocracy. We look for intelligence, energy, curiosity, integrity, and good at what you do – come as you are! Applications are assessed on how strongly your identified qualifications meet the criteria in this job posting. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one document directly to the job ad located on the EMCN jobs page: https://emcn.ab.ca/jobs/. In your cover letter, please detail the following:  

  • Why you are interested in the Settlement Complex Cases Social Worker position. 
  • Your understanding of the role and its accountabilities, and your reflection on how you will successfully achieve them.  
  • One way you feel you can best help the team right now.  
  • Any additional and creative information about yourself you would like to share! 

 

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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