Job Posting 86288

Disability Settlement Consultant
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
Halton / Peel area
Mississauga
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 8 Aug)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $27.00/Hour

POSITION: Disability Settlement Consultant
PROGRAM: Settlement Program
WORK HOURS: 35 Hours/Week
RATE OF PAY: $27.00/Hour
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Contract up to 18 Months

DBNC is an accredited, non-profit organization providing support services to residents of Mississauga including newcomers to Canada, youth, seniors, and families. As a part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the communities we serve, in an environment of continuous learning with development opportunities.

JOB SUMMARY:
The disability settlement consultant provides access counseling, interpretation, settlement services, and integration support to the community with a focus on adjustment and integration issues experienced by community members with disabilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides information, support, referral, and access counseling to disabled and clients with special needs with regard to services such as health care, housing, employment, training and education, legal aid, finance, and social services.
  • Acts as an educator for the disability issues to individuals, families, and service providers.
  • Assists clients in understanding and integrating into Canadian society, practices, and procedures; advises on the way of life, institutions, laws, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between clients, government departments, and cultural/community groups.
  • Plans and facilitates educational workshops on settlement issues.
  • Documents the needs and gaps in services for newcomers.
  • Collects statistics; submits monthly reports and inputs client data into the iCARE database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education in social work, human services, sociology, or psychology.
  • 1-3 years of experience assisting newcomers with settlement issues.
  • Active working experience with WSIB, ODSP, Mental Health Act, and other related legislations.
  • Extensive knowledge of legislation, policies, practices affecting newcomers, disability issues, and services available to assist newcomers to Canada.
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
  • Comfortable communicating with representatives from all segments of the community, government, and human services.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to multitask while maintaining a high level of accuracy in data collection.
  • Self-motivated, creative, and energetic; an ability to work as part of an effective team with other program staff, committee members, community members, and other community professionals.
  • Fluency in English, knowledge of other languages, and the American Sign Language (ASL) asset.
  • Strong computer skills in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Email, and the Internet.
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Mandatory police check - completed within the last six months

Please submit a resume and cover letter with reference no: 022-058 in the subject line by August 8th,2022 to 
(Applications with the reference number will only be considered)

Human Resources Department
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre
3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 103, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9
Email:

DBNC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) will be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


DBNC is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and DBNC Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information provided through the DBNC recruitment, selection, and onboarding process is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with DBNC. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act).

 

 
 
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