Newcomer Settlement Worker

Job city: 
St. Thomas
Job region: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract


Under the direction of the Manager, the Newcomer Settlement Worker will be responsible for assisting newcomers integrate into the St. Thomas-Elgin community. They will support settlement staff and volunteers to assist individuals and families as they move forward on their settlement plans by providing one-on-one supports on-site and in the community. The Newcomer Settlement Worker will also be responsible for organizing group information, orientation, and employment related sessions. They will connect newcomers with community partners and resources as they resettle and make a new life in Canada.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Development and Continual Learning


  • Post-secondary education in a related area
  • Fluency in English and a second language considered an asset
  • Must possess and demonstrate cultural awareness and some knowledge of current immigration issues
  • Strong office administration, communication, and organizational skills
  • Must possess knowledge of services and supports available in the St. Thomas and Elgin County community
  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research proficiency. Experience using database management software considered an asset
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Program activities:

  • Support the Settlement Team with the delivery of Need Assessments, Information and Orientation, and Referral Services based on clients’ needs
  • Referrals to Community – provide guidance to individuals and newcomer groups to navigate community resources and services including housing, health, education, culture, religion, banking, legal, and recreational. When needed, attend community supports with individuals or families
  • In collaboration with Settlement Staff, develop and facilitate group sessions for newcomers based on community needs. This could include working with community partners to arrange speakers on settlement related topics
  • Complete administration duties and reports as required
  • Be available for further training as offered.

Start date: As soon as possible
Wage/Hours of work: $21.00-$23.00 per hour; 26 hours or more per week.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume no later than 4pm on Friday, October 30th, 2020 to:


No telephone inquiries please.

The YWCA is a positive community-based organization serving our community for over 110 years. We value inclusiveness, collaboration, and growth in all we do.

The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusivity, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.