This is an amazing opportunity for a seasoned social work expert with education and community experience to offer invaluable settlement and counselling services to new families across the Peel District School Board (PDSB).
Reporting to the Superintendent of Leadership Development and School Support Services, through the Co-ordinating Principal of International Education and Coordinator, We Welcome the World (WWTW) Centres, you’ll provide culturally and linguistically specific settlement, referral and counselling support services in their first language of Vietnamese or Chinese to students and parents in our schools and at WWTW Centres. A key responsibility of this position is to ensure newcomer families are aware of and able to access the full array of available community and school services.
Leveraging your knowledge of the education system and community resources, you’ll identify common trends and needs within the Board’s student visa community, and work closely with WWTW Centre staff, Peel Board staff and other professionals to better meet those needs. You’ll also conduct needs assessment to gather information on settlement needs of parents and students new to the Board, provide information, referrals and support related to settlement, and provide short-term counselling and crisis intervention in the family’s first language as needed.
Your role as School Settlement Response Worker will also include providing support at school-related events, inputting data pertaining to one-on-one sessions and a variety of other settlement-related services, school and community liaising, and assisting students and parents to connect with the school and surrounding community services.
With a post-secondary diploma or degree in Social Work or a related field, and at least two (2) years’ settlement work or community work experience, you welcome this opportunity to take on the rewarding role of School Settlement Response Worker. This solid foundation is complemented by the following knowledge, strengths and abilities:
- Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Effective English language communication skills, both oral and written
- Working knowledge of the education system and community resources in Peel Region
- Ability to work with a team
- Ability to work with school personnel in meeting the needs of newcomer students and their families
- A valid driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle
- Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.
- Experience in a school environment
- Fluency in other languages other than English
Note: Preference will be given to candidates that are fluent in Vietnamese or Chinese.
Salary Range: $61,522 - $76,904 per annum.
Duties are to commence as soon as possible.
How to apply:
To apply for the position of School Settlement Response Worker, please complete an online application through Apply To Education. Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., October 29, 2020.
Your completed application package on Apply to Education must include your cover letter, resume and supporting educational credentials. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., October 29, 2020.
The Peel District School Board, one of the largest school boards in Canada, is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000 students who have 162 different ethnic backgrounds, 87% of whom are racialized non-white. Our students have 121 different languages as a first language and are diverse in terms of their gender, gender expression, sexuality, ability, faith and cultural background.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. Preference will be given to qualified permanent members of the administrative staff group.
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal background check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal background check as soon as possible.
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We will provide reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.