Outreach Worker

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:45am
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary:

Using various modalities and techniques especially as it relates to person’s with Learning variances, the Outreach Worker shall provide outreach services in a supportive and culturally sensitive manner with the goal of connecting newcomer clients with settlement support to assist their integration into the community.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who can display a solid understanding and knowledge about topics important to the newcomer LD

Responsibilities:

  • Executes an effective outreach strategy in developing promoting & advancing a strong public profile for the program
  • Develops and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders
  • In co-ordination with the program team, plans and coordinates settlement related activities and programs for groups of newcomer clients, stakeholders and community linkages
  • Participates and promotes community events, job fairs, ethno-cultural events, program sessions and such activities to inform newcomer clients about settlement services
  • Establishes networks and community linkages that promote awareness with other settlement organizations and other community groups including faith organizations, businesses, community centres, schools, day cares, hubs, etc in the city
  • Maintains a progress report of outreach activities/strategy (progress and assessment reports as required)
  • Facilitate constructive and culturally sensitive communication between LDATD staff and newcomer clients
  • Informs LDATD administration and colleagues about emerging settlement related issues, including a profile of the community

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the issues affecting newcomers
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with (diverse group of stakeholders) a broad range of stakeholders and demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, settlement and integration issues pertaining to newcomers to Canada is essential
  • Understanding Learning Disabilities (LDs) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD(H)D), barriers individuals face in everyday life and integration, services that are available to assist integration and accommodation. Resourceful: familiar with community social services networks, not-for profit organizations and barriers immigrants face to integrate into Canadian environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including emotional intelligence & cross-cultural communication, cultural & linguistic sensitivity, and diversity supportiveness
  • Understanding of and ability to, effectively apply the principles of the sales process to market programs, generate a constant pipeline of outreach venues and opportunities
  • Experience working with community based, multi-service agencies or in the not-for-profit sector
  • A post-secondary University Degree or College Diploma with an interest in communications, outreach, marketing promotions, community development and/or business development
  • Experience with iCARE, MS Office Professional with Power Point, Word, Excel, and MS Outlook (including calendar & scheduling, mails, task etc.) Prezi, social media
  • Exceptional communication, linguistic skills (written and spoken)
  • Flexibility with hours and location of work (may work occasional weekends and evenings)
  • Use of a reliable vehicle for travel within GTA is an asset

This is a part-time renewable contract position, 20 hours per week.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume with cover letter, quoting “Outreach 2017” in the subject line by October 17, 2017 to:

Email: settlementinfo@ldatd.on.ca

The Agency conducts continuous interviews (telephone screening and personal interviews) and will hire the first suitable candidate.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be conducted. No phone calls, please.