Information Counsellor

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:30pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

The Newcomer Information Centres (NICs) are walk-in information and referral centres funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and operated by the Centre for Education & Training. NICs provide settlement information and referral for the smooth transition of newcomers to life in Canada.

The Information Counsellor will work in a fast-paced, team environment to provide information, referral and assistance to clients to address their individual settlement needs. Information Counsellor will ensure that clients have access to timely, accurate and useful information to help them make informed settlement decisions.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess client needs and provide information, orientation & referral to appropriate programs/services within the community
  • Research and compile settlement and employment related information for newcomers, foreign–trained professionals and other clients
  • Develop, maintain and update existing information related to a variety of programs and services in the community
  • Liaise with local government and community service providers and contribute to the development and maintaining partnerships in Peel and Halton
  • Create, develop and organize on-site and off-site workshops and orientation sessions to address the needs of newcomers to Canada
  • Initiate and participate in outreach activities, staff booths and events in the community to raise awareness about programs and services available
  • Assist in preparation and design of new flyers and other marketing materials for information sessions and events
  • Assist in the collection of statistics and preparation of material for reports
  • In accordance with TCET and government policies, manage sensitive and confidential information of clients and organization
  • Contribute to team cohesiveness and team building
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Relevant Post Secondary Education in related fields or a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in a customer service capacity in community social services sector
  • Current knowledge of legislation, policies and practices affecting newcomers
  • Knowledge of settlement and employment related services and agencies available in the community
  • Experience in coordinating guest speaker sessions and special events
  • Flexible, self-motivated, ability to multi-task and to meet the deadlines
  • Ability to work co-operatively as a member of a team
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Good presentation, problem solving, organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multicultural and disability issues
  • Knowledge of French or a language other than English is an asset
  • Certified Information & Referral Specialist (CIRS) certification is an asset
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, able to supply own vehicle and be insurable to drive in Ontario

How to apply:

Please submit your covering letter and resume to Human Resource Department via Career section of TCET’s website :

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The Centre for Education & Training (TCET) is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, TCET will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring supervisor upon scheduling your interview.

Thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.