Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) Worker

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Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) requires a SWIS Worker to fill a fulltime position. CDCD is a diverse and inclusive multi-service agency that views the enhancement of social rights and freedoms as fundamental to a caring, inclusive community. They use a community development approach in identifying needs, and bring a cooperative, collaborative and coordinated approach to service and program planning and development. CDCD reflects the principles of equity and fairness in all of its work, and views full participation in the context of the broad spectrum of community life including education, employment, health and social supports, and ensures its programs and services are responsive, inclusive and accessible; and advocates for these principles with others.

**Employment Conditions: All positions with CDCD are government funded not-for-profit and as such may cease operations if withdrawal of funding occurs. Government funding withdrawal can occur with 90 days’ notice by the appropriate government funding entity.


• Incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity practice that is non-judgmental, compassionate, and reflective of the mission of Community Development Council Durham
• Provide information and referral services to newcomer students and their families
• Develop and deliver information sessions which will promote welcoming, inclusive schools across Durham Region in accordance with the Operational Guidelines of the SWIS program
• Work in collaboration with school staff to assist newcomer students and their families with successful inclusion in their school and community
• Collaborate with all partners through outreach and promotions to bridge any gaps in services required to meet the settlement needs of newcomer students and their families
• Be astute to the changing needs of immigrant communities and modify the services to reflect changes in priorities
• Work to remove barriers to the independence and wellbeing of students and their families
• Attend regular team meetings and share their knowledge and information about developments impacting newcomers in schools and the wider community

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

• Strong organizational skills
• Respect, consideration, and acceptance of the opinion of others
• Professionalism
• Respect for all religious beliefs and values
• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality
• Innovation
• Initiative to solve problems
• Strong time management and self-management skills
• Commitment to ongoing professional growth


• Degree/diploma in Social Work, Psychology, Adult Education or equivalent
• Suggested 3 years’ experience in settlement, education, or youth setting with a particular focus on the needs and issues of newcomer students and their families
• Experience in working with diverse communities
• Knowledge of mediation or alternative dispute resolution
• Computer proficient in Microsoft Office applications, e-mail, and internet
• Strong English communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Driver’s license, insurance and vehicle are required
• Successful candidate must provide an acceptable criminal records search including vulnerable sector screening prior to commencing employment
Language: Fluent in Spanish (oral and written)


Thank you for your application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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